Re: Will BJGE stats equal Ridley's tonight?
posted at 9/15/2012 4:06 PM EDT
In response to wozzy's comment:
Nobody says rushing is the end all be all, but if you think you don't need it, it will be the end of your playoff hopes. TRUTH.
Oh, C'mon woz,
You've made a point all year to elevate the rushing game above all other aspects. As if rushing 5% more would have magically won every game, every year. Hogwash.
Of course balance is important, but if I had to choose, I'd place rushing about 4th as importance goes, behind passing/D/ST.
Call it what you will, but it's only one aspect of the Offensive game that helps bolster it.
You can win without it, especially when you have a team like the Pats that use some pass plays as runs. It's not ideal but it works if you have a strong passer.
You can win with a strong QB and sub par D, Rushing attack, ST
You can win with a strong D and sub par O and ST.
The only thing you are winning with a strong run game and a sub par QB/ST/D is a #1 draft pick.
That being said, the newfound diversity in all aspects of the game is great, allbeit a small example. We shall see what happens when and if the Pats get behind (maybe week 3), if it holds up. That will be the true test.