Re: Why running matters...
posted at 9/10/2012 12:32 AM EDT
In response to csylvia79's comment:
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
In response to wozzy's comment:
Also just in case nobody was paying attention Stevan Ridely was on this team all last year as well, the Pat's didn't use him besides one game early in the year against the Raiders as a back up to Law Firm.
They didn't run, they didn't line up I Formation and pound the rock. Anyone pretending there isn't a palpable difference between how Josh calls a game VS. Obie is seeing what they want to see to keep their previous flawed ideas afloat.
When Woodhead came in this game they continued to pound the rock, he was on the team last year as well... 33 carries for the runningbacks is balance, something we've desperately needed and play action doesn't work without the run game. Josh McDaniel's is the answer...
Absolutely correct. Talent was never and excuse when we won 3 SB's, why now? If BJGE wasn't the answer or if he was hurt, then run Ridley, if Ridley couldn't do it, use the FB...oh wait we didn't have one on OB's offense...which was of course part of the problem.
No 3rd TE, no FB, and only 1 healthy( unproven) power back on the roster behind our undrafted FA starter for the entire season? Makes you wonder how important the run game was to this offense doesn't it? 2 undrafted FA's as your starters(BJGE,Woody)???
This has been my only gripe with our offense for the last few years. After the 2007 went down, we started placing less value on the run game, and relying too much on Brady's ability to win us games. I think BB is the best GM/coach in football, and Brady is one of the best QB's to ever play, but I think to our detriment we have placed lesser value on the run game, and it has hurt our ability to perform in the clutch.
Just my opinion.
I agree that it hasn't been a good idea to move away from the run, but I'm not going to say that its all Brady's fault. I think it was in the coaching lap on how the team playcalled and used thier personnel.
I don't think it is Brady's fault at all. I think even as smart as he is, he is still a player. He needs guys that he respects on the sidelines assessing his decisions and telling him what he is doing right, and wrong. He now has that guy again in McD. Who learned from another man Brady respected greatly....Charlie Weiss.
Anybody see Pats - Redskins last year? Did Obrien, look like a guy that had Brady's respect? He had to be told to "
" in a not nice way by BB and restrained from Brady? This guy rode Tommys coat tails imo. Balance is back in N.E. The defense looks like they're on a F-Ing bounty program....just killin guys! Great opener today. Keep it up Pats!