Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

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    Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    Seems lots of folks are joining Law Firms board room due to his recent success in the running game.

    I've liked BJGE for a while, but thought he was a pretty average runner - and healthy.

    So, is his recent success due to his "talent" or because he's getting nice blocks up front?

     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    Both... you need blocking if you're going to run.  He waits for a hole and hits it.  He is not a homerun hitter, but he gets postive yards and runs hard.  Something Maroney didn't understand. 

    Remember Shanny would make 1000 rushers with his zone blocking scheme, but these guys had some talent of course...
     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    Or both. Being an Auburn fan, I got to see him a lot in college. He is very talented, no doubt. Good blocking certainly helps him though, and BJGE has even said as much in his interviews. Most importantly, he's a very humble guy, which is really what we need more than anything right now.
     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    Both, in that they both do their jobs, but the line has more talent than BJGE.  They've opened holes for everyone over the years.  Even Laura Maroney was able to occasionally run for positive yardage behind this line. 
     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    He never went to dance class.
     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    Great post, I said it in a few other threads. BJGE looks good but with the 2TE Set restored in N.E and Alge Crumpler we can run the ball with anybody who won't fumble. I think Maroney would have had a career year but whatever. I just hope Fred Taylor can stay healthy because I worry if BJGE can hold up with 15-20 a game?

    Here comes Play Action. The more I look at the numbers the more excited I get about what this offense can do this year. Gronk and Hernandez might go down as 2 of the greatest draft picks in Patriot history! Believe it.
     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    I tell you what, the kid runs damn hard. My god! He's going to either hurt himself or someone else. I haven't seen that in a while around here, I hope he can hold onto the ball running like that. He's got some nice vision and runs at a very nice pad level, love what he's doing thus far. It'll be interesting to see what he can do over a full season getting most of the carries. Looks like he'll be a nice playoff and cold weather back.
     
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    I'm not saying he does it every time, but it seems he always protects the ball as he runs.  I think Bill said run hard and protect the ball, and that's exactly what he's doing.  Gotta tip your hat to Law Firm.
     
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    He never went to dance class.
    Posted by harleyroadking


    That's cuz Laura booked the entire class for himself....
     
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    Great post, I said it in a few other threads. BJGE looks good but with the 2TE Set restored in N.E and Alge Crumpler we can run the ball with anybody who won't fumble. I think Maroney would have had a career year but whatever. I just hope Fred Taylor can stay healthy because I worry if BJGE can hold up with 15-20 a game? Here comes Play Action. The more I look at the numbers the more excited I get about what this offense can do this year. Gronk and Hernandez might go down as 2 of the greatest draft picks in Patriot history! Believe it.
    Posted by TrueChamp


    Yep, I'm still pretty excited even w/ the departure of Moss. Mebbe we can find a person to help out on defense for the empty roster spot.
     
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    Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking? Seems lots of folks are joining Law Firms board room due to his recent success in the running game. I've liked BJGE for a while, but thought he was a pretty average runner - and healthy. So, is his recent success due to his "talent" or because he's getting nice blocks up front?
    Posted by BubbaInHawaii


    The blocking has been very good, but he's shown patience, and quick action to the hole that opens. He's really matured at a back. I thought he was pretty average also but he's shown some vision for finding the hole in the last couple of games so I have to say it's more than just blocking. 
     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    Logan...who?   Mankins...what?   take your hold out and stick it. 
    Go Law Firm GO
     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

     ALL successful running backs are a combination of both. You can't run through a hole that isn't there and if its there you have to be able to hit it even if it's not where you expected it to be.
     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    I'll be interested to see how he handles the increased workload.

     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    The OLine is one of the best in the NFL, run blocking and pass blocking. BJGE just does a great job of taking what is given to him.
     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    Both. There are definitely holes there, but he sees them and gets there. He makes the correct decision almost everytime, and makes good cuts. Initiates contact and gets his pads at the proper level. Basically, he does everything the right way for a running back. Put his brain, instincts and eyes in Maroney's body and you've got a 1600 yard back.
     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    He is talented enough for the NFL, has heart and humility, the O line has blocked well most of the time, but the main reason was a philosophical change in play calling midway through the Bills game where we went from not moving the ball at all through the air to pounding it down their throats with the run which in turn opened the passing game back up for us.
     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

    BJGE main flaw is that he lacks that second burst, he has great speed to the hole. Just don't expected long long runs
     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

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    BJGE main flaw is that he lacks that second burst, he has great speed to the hole. Just don't expected long long runs
    Posted by thejoshuatree28


    The good news is that WoodHead has plenty of burst as a change of pace back ala Kevin Faulk, I just hope we commit to running fulltime.
     
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    Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking?

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    In Response to Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking? : The good news is that WoodHead has plenty of burst as a change of pace back ala Kevin Faulk, I just hope we commit to running fulltime.
    Posted by wozzy

    Agreed, that is the whole purpose of a change of pace, the defense doesn't react as fast because the BJGE and suddenly WoodHead is halfway down the field
     
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    In Response to Re: Law Firm's Running Success a Product of Talent or Blocking? : Totally agree. That last to years I'm sick of seeing the high percentage of empty set not even showing run or even pretending it's a threat.
    Posted by tompenny


    And why we won meaningless games but got stuffed in the playoffs...
     
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