Dumb coaches fell for GB heavy passing offense. I give it 2-3 more years the most and the old traditional pound the ball offense will be back.
Williams didn't fall in the draft due to his inability to run the ball between the tackles. Everyone knew he could do that. He fell because of his inability to do anything else. 20 years ago, Williams would've almost certainly been a 1st round pick, hell maybe even a top 10 pick, but NFL offenses are rapidly evolving and simply running the ball between the tackles is but a sliver of what an NFL RB is being asked to do today. The RB position overall has been devalued, while at the same time, the required skillset is expanding. A RB today has to be a jack of all trades. He has to be able to run the ball, pass protect, run routes out of the backfield and catch passes. Hell, a lot of RBs end up spending a decent amount of time split out as a WR. Right now, Andre Williams can run the ball and that's about it.
Look at probably the three best teams of last year: Sea, SF, and CAR. All three pound the ball and play tough defense. All three are 1-0 this season too.
Look at GB, NYG, NE, INDY, etc. this past weekend.
There's the answer.
Edited by carolina-chuck, 09 September 2014 - 01:34 PM.