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Old 09-10-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default Running in Game 1

I, like a lot of us, was hoping we would run the ball a bit more often and a lot more efficient. We definitely did run it more, but it wasn't very efficient. The majority of the runs that gained more then 1 or 2 yards was due to the RB making a play. The O line never looked good run blocking with the exception of a few good individual efforts here and there. Dwyer looks like he should be our starter, he ran hard. Redman played well last year and likely struggled last night from his injury IMO. Either way, the O line needs to block better if we're going to run the ball consistently. Overall, the thing I liked least out of the run game was how much we ran out of the shotgun. I don't know the exact number of runs out of the shotgun we had, but it was FAR more then we should have. A draw out of the shotgun can be successful as a change up play when the passing game is going well, but it's not a running formation. That's what I thought of it, just wanted to see if overall everybody was happy with it or thought it was too much and not that successful?
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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No, they need to use more no-huddle, featuring Ben Roethlisberger, his 3 WRs, and Heath Miller. Running more doesn't mean winning more. If it did, then you're 2011 Super Bowl Champions would be the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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Dwyer could not start for any team in the NFL, besides us. Very average back.
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Default Re: Running in Game 1

Tell the 49ers you don't need to run the ball to be successful. If done properly (ala 2010 AFC champ game) it works, and works well. Not saying 60/40 run it and a cloud of dust - I'm just saying - it makes life on offense easier if well executed
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Tell the 49ers you don't need to run the ball to be successful. If done properly (ala 2010 AFC champ game) it works, and works well. Not saying 60/40 run it and a cloud of dust - I'm just saying - it makes life on offense easier if well executed
The 49ers are actually good at it though. When it doesn't work, but you stubbornly keep trying anyways, you're just putting your QB in 3rd & long situations, increasing his chances of being sacked/hurt. I thought the run game was supposed to protect Ben - on sunday night, it looked like it was putting him at more risk.
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Default Re: Running in Game 1

running?? We ran?? lol

i agree with the above..Dwyer wouldn't be starting for any other team...we need a healthy Redman.
That said....our OL put on a pitiful performance. They looked confused and kept bunching up together, blocking holes instead of opening them. It was hard to watch.
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No, they need to use more no-huddle, featuring Ben Roethlisberger, his 3 WRs, and Heath Miller. Running more doesn't mean winning more. If it did, then you're 2011 Super Bowl Champions would be the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Yeah, we seem to be going back to the 70's to appease Rooney, while the league may be passing us by, pun intended.
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Dwyer could not start for any team in the NFL, besides us. Very average back.
He looked much better than Redman, IMO.
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Yeah, we seem to be going back to the 70's to appease Rooney, while the league may be passing us by, pun intended.

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He looked much better than Redman, IMO.

Agree. I've been trying to figure out why Redman gets so much love, when he hasn't shown anything to make him starting material, either.


Game 1:
Redman - 11 attempts, 20 yards, 1.8 avg
Dwyer - 9 attempts, 43 yards, 4.8 avg


Why is Dwyer(who was not the starter) the one getting bashed now for not being starter material? I'm not saying Dwyer is a top 5 back...but Redman surely isn't, either.
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