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Old 01-24-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default All you wanting us to run more...

Look at which 2 teams are in the big game. This is how the league has evolved. I'd be all in favor of smashmouth had we not had the franchise QB, but we got one !!

Another thing to note is how Peyton and the Colts finished off the Jets. i KNOW in my heart of hearts that Ben could do that. Put Ben in that system and we are talking dynasty IMO.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:40 PM   #2
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There's no reason to not want or need a better running game.

Some of you people act like Ben will never get a chance to throw the ball again.
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Yes, there are 2 passing teams in the Super Bowl, but you still need to be able to have a good running game. Unless you have Peyton Manning as your QB, then it doesn't matter.

Again, it's not necessarily running MORE, but doing it effectively in the right situations and showing some kind of commitment to the run, even if you only do it 45% of the time.
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I'd like to see it be 50/50 on the pass/run ratio, but that's IMO.
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Look at which 2 teams are in the big game. This is how the league has evolved. I'd be all in favor of smashmouth had we not had the franchise QB, but we got one !!

Another thing to note is how Peyton and the Colts finished off the Jets. i KNOW in my heart of hearts that Ben could do that. Put Ben in that system and we are talking dynasty IMO.
u are not making a valid point at all.

1) The Jets had a rookie QB. Sanchez is only the 2nd rookie QB to win 2 playoff games. He was lucky to even be in the AFCCG

2) The Vikings turned the ball over, i believe, 5 times to the Saint's 1?
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Look at which 2 teams are in the big game. :


saints are 6th in the league in rushing.

the colts are dead last....

what is your point?

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I'd like to see it be 50/50 on the pass/run ratio, but that's IMO.
Yeah but there aren't a whole lot of teams that achieve that kind of perfect balance. They're either more run-oriented or pass-oriented, depending on their personnel. Right now, the Steelers have the personnel to be more pass-oriented, while still having a legitimate rushing threat in Mendenhall. Like I said in another thread, if you give Mendenhall 20-25 carries per game, based on his YPC average (4.6), he'd easily gain around 1,600 yards.
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Yeah but there aren't a whole lot of teams that achieve that kind of perfect balance. They're either more run-oriented or pass-oriented, depending on their personnel. Right now, the Steelers have the personnel to be more pass-oriented, while still having a legitimate rushing threat in Mendenhall. Like I said in another thread, if you give Mendenhall 20-25 carries per game, based on his YPC average (4.6), he'd easily gain around 1,600 yards.
Everything you said is true, I'm pretty sure it's hard to have a 50/50 ratio going on with any team in this league. I hope though that Arians can at least make some better call playing, but we're not going to start another Arians thread. But yes, I agree with you terminator.
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saints are 6th in the league in rushing.

the colts are dead last....

what is your point?

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The Colts actually mixed in the run pretty well today. 23 runs from rb's for 101 yards. Doesn't sound like it wasn't a factor to me?
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Again, it's not necessarily running MORE, but doing it effectively in the right situations and showing some kind of commitment to the run, even if you only do it 45% of the time.
I think this sums up the situation best. More is not always the answer.

Any fan, of any team, who is seeking improvement ( and at the end of the season that is 31 teams) just wants to see that their team can do things more effectively in the right situation each and every time.

The VIkes and Jets both have great running games. I didnt get to see any of the games today but I am guessing a couple of key plays, executed with greater efficiency may have swung the balance of the game. That point can also be made for every other team unit and their excellence of execution.

The league will never evolve away from the principle that the most efficient team in all facets of the game usually wins 95% of contests.
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