Originally Posted by lloydwoodson
FWP would likely have led the league in rushing if he hadn't broken his leg in 2007. FWP was a helluva RB in his own right.
Agreed, he earned every damn yard he got that year, because there were zero point shit (0.
) holes for him to run through in '07, and pretty much every year following. Whisenhunt knew a guy like FWP needed a well designed run play to spring him, and concentrated a lot of effort in that area. You could tell immediately that Arians was not able to design effective run plays, and as a result Willie got pounded until he broke his leg.
So......what happens when you insert someone similar to Willie into that offense?
Originally Posted by FanSince72
How many times did Mendenhall get stuffed at the line of scrimmage versus how many times he ran for miles when he got outside?
Same result, except Mendy didn't seem to have the instincts or speed that FWP had. I honestly think that any OC with half a brain can come up with the offense that Arians did, and Haley could actually bring back some stellar running to this team, as soon as our O-linemen stop dropping like flies.