In response to TrueChamp's comment:
Stevan Ridley leads Patriots running game's renaissance
Here you go Babe, Z-bo and Pro.
"When you take a look at the splits between the first eight games of the 2011 season and the first half of this season, the difference is astounding: through the first eight games last year, New England had 199 rushes on 893 rushing yards for an average of 4.5 yards per carry and six touchdowns. This year, in that same stretch, the Patriots have 276 rushes on 1,197 rushing yards for 4.3 yards per carry and 12 touchdowns."
UH OH. The YPC this year are below last years output but the rushing attempts have gone up almost 10 per game. Sounds like somebody is committing to a running game.
Ahh heck you guys are right. Running more means nothing. The 1 dimesnional down field passing attack was fine and did great on the biggest stages(jets playoff loss,Ravens afc squeaker,and Gints Sb loss) and giving your defense rest by running the ball 77 more times in 8 games means nothing becuase we allow the same ppg as we did last year, despite being 3rd in the league in defensive turnovers,and allowing a league low 3.5 ypc on the ground.....GOOD ONE.
What are you trying to say? They are running more? And.......?
Bottom line is most D's are geared to stop TB, not SR.
It's great they now have that option, as they did not in the past but TOM BRADY is not passing less and most teams D's are geared more to that.
When the increased rushing attempts lead to more points and more wins against the better D's, we'll be estatic. So far, that is not the case.