Re: Run ratios for half a decade.
posted at 1/10/2014 2:19 AM EST
In response to joepatsfan111111's comment:
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
Oh, Joe. Tell me what you think about this...
A. Smith career in N.E, 45 games 45 starts 2,781 yards on 721 carries, 3.8 ypc, 21 tds 5 fumbles lost
BJGE in 2 years as a starter in N.E 32 games 1,675 yards on 410 carries, 4.1 ypc, 24 tds 0 fumbles lost
in 2008 we used a platoon, big time names like sammy morris, Lamont Jordan and Faulk together they had
in 16 games 1,599 yards on 319 carries 5.0 ypc, 14 tds on the year and 1 fumble lost
S. Ridley career in N.E 46 games 26 starts 2,477 yards on 555 carries, 4.5 ypc, 20 tds 5 fumbles lost
We have always been able to run the ball, even with Maroney and Morris in 07 we had in
16 games, 1,219 yards on 270 carries, 4.5 ypc, 9 tds and 0 fumbles
So as you can see Joe, we have always been good at running the football, we have the best o line coach in NFL history.
welp those stats dont lie. too bad we get away from the run in the playoffs since 2007 if it was successful in the reg. season.
New England doesn't get away from the run in the playoffs ... except for Superbowl 42 when they were averageing 2.5 ypc and it wasn't as successful.
In decisive (SB win or playoff ending loss) games under Weiss they ran the ball 23 times to 30 pass attempts. Since Weiss, it's been 22 times to 30 pass attempts.
Don't let the snake oil of adding in the last few drives of playoff losses (like the 21 passes New England threw in the final 6 minutes of last season's loss to Baltimore) fool you. And don't let the snake oil of adding in the final drives against the Eagles (where they ran it 8 times to bring the the number of runs much higher) fool you.
Running more is a product of finishing a game with a lead ... not a necessary precursor of it.
New England runs more than enough ... injuries to key players (Gronkowski!!) and a subpar defense that doesn't create turnovers in the playoffs are much bigger factors deciding their exit than a run here or there.