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Should we run the ball more this year?


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#31 jarhead

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:52 PM

To me it gives us a better chance to mask our defensive deficiencies if we can burn time off the clock running as much as the defense will allow

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:32 PM

To me it gives us a better chance to mask our defensive deficiencies if we can burn time off the clock running as much as the defense will allow

Meh. In this this league if you have a bad D....you need to score, score, and score some more.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:42 PM

Done with the we have a bad d talk. We dont know yet. I think were lookin at 5 new staters from last year. Edwards, beason, kuechly, norman and tbd safety.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:48 PM

We can't run the ball much more....We were third in the league last season. The screen game is tricky business, a very effective tool but Cam struggles with the screen pass.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:06 PM

We can't run the ball much more....We were third in the league last season. The screen game is tricky business, a very effective tool but Cam struggles with the screen pass.


Deangelo didn't start off hot, Cam was throwing often early in the season, and a decent amount of Cam's rushing yards came from scrambles.. I think more ground and pound isn't out of the question, and at 5+ yards a carry, I'm not so sure we are sacrificing much..

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:28 PM

Deangelo didn't start off hot, Cam was throwing often early in the season, and a decent amount of Cam's rushing yards came from scrambles.. I think more ground and pound isn't out of the question, and at 5+ yards a carry, I'm not so sure we are sacrificing much..

If we switch to ground and pound....we won't be as efficient. We were a great rushing team in 2011. Not a ground and pound offense.

I still don't get why people want to fix what isn't broken. Cam will get better as well.


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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:30 PM

Yup, we should focus on the run game to setup our play action passes and win TOP.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:38 PM

If we switch to ground and pound....we won't be as efficient. We were a great rushing team in 2011. Not a ground and pound offense.

I still don't get why people want to fix what isn't broken. Cam will get better as well.


perhaps ground and pound is too ancient of a term to use here... As Hurney said it sets the tone, you don't have to implement a traditional Power-O philosophy as much as if the D is putting 7 in the box I fully expect to see more running than passing in those situations..

Not because Cam can't throw, instead it wears down a defense which could have closed out a few games last year... By the 4th quarter we can lean on that running game and burn off the clock..

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:48 PM

Yes...

My reasoning behind this is all the money we are spending on running backs and fullbacks. A lot of $$ being thrown at them not to run the ball.

This will also open up the passing game the more successful we are running the ball

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:56 PM

perhaps ground and pound is too ancient of a term to use here... As Hurney said it sets the tone, you don't have to implement a traditional Power-O philosophy as much as if the D is putting 7 in the box, I fully expect to see more running than passing in those situations..

Not because Cam can't throw, but because it wears down a defense which could have closed out a few games last year... By the 4th quarter we can lean on that running game and burn off the clock..


I have no issue running and especially running from spread options looks....

Ground and pound implies traditional power run formations....and getting away from that + Cam gave us one of the best attacks we have seen in a single season. So yeah, that wording may make me think one thing and you be meaning another.



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