Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium
Yeah thats when I realized I may need a reality check!!
No seriously, I am not saying that Maroney was a great RB, and as much as I appreciate the time you put in on that multi paragraph clusterbomb about how Maroney didn't do good on certain carries of a game or whatever.....My point is that BJGE, Morris,Taylor, Maroney, Corey Dillions last 2 years and whoever else has been running the football in run formations( as in not Faulk or Wood running out of 4 wide spread and averaging 5 yds a clip) is not performing well. Perhaps it isn't JUST Maroney when every traditional RB we have has underperformed in our pass heavy offense of the last 5 1/2 seasons( coincidentally since we won our last SB)
IF we knew this is as an organization and coaching staff WHY did we do nothing about it. The pass sets up the run and the run sets up the pass. They compliment each other. If one cannot work usually the other may suffer. There are a few extraordinary examples of teams that have no running game who win SB's but how many in the last 20 years?
We decided to abandon the run game from an organizational stand point and I think it will hurt us, I think it has hurt us, and it may become worse in the playoffs unless we commit to it for the rest of this season and commit to it in this upcoming off season.
Anyway I'm just trying to match your page length here but...
My final point is why get rid of a RB who at the least had 4 ypc and 9 tds last year when you didn't have much behind him?
And if it is because we believed in BJGE then give that man a shot at running the ball more then 1 play in a row. Give him 20 carries and lets see if we can get the run game back alive in Foxborough. We need it!