Re: State of balance.
posted at 11/27/2012 10:02 AM EST
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
wait a min... I was told that an extra 1-2 carries a quarter wouldn't make any difference and that .3ypc extra isn't a huge help that we need 1-2ypc more... and that the O would suffer if you took the ball out of Brady's hands instead of commiting to a running game esp if it didn't produce immediate results
Are you telling me that balance is actually improving the team? BTW, you wouldn't happen to think that the extra .3ypc could be coming from commiting to the run and mixing up the play calling instead of being so predictable that last year even my mother knew when they were running do you?
You weren't told any of that. So you are lying, as usual.
You weren't told we needed 6 ypc.
You weren't told there was any problem with running 1-2 times more a quarter.
Ridley as lead back getting 4.6 ypc compared to Benny as lead back getting 3.7 ypc explains the modest increase in running frequency quite clearly.
You are right. And part of the reason we are getting higher averages is because Ridley and Woodhead and now Vereen can turn a 3 yard run into a 10 to 20 yard run ... or more! Whereas the consistent and dependable Green-Ellis could turn a 3 yard run into a 6 yard run.
Being able to put some threat behind running the ball helps the passing game even if we do not run the ball more. But taking advantage of a D whose personnel packages are stacked to stop the pass is clearly the smart thing to do. And when you have healthy TEs and use 2 at a time so much the better!
I will add that being able to throws safety valve, swing, screens etc to the RBs also helps the rest of the passing game ... as well as the running game as keeping a D honest takes away any edge they are wanting to leverage.
I guess this pedestrian O (as per Billick) - outside of Brady - gets more yards per walk than those joggers and runners on most teams.