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Barner over Williams

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Jmac    2,782

It doesnt matter who you give the ball to with this offensive line.You can have an average back with an outstanding line and have a good running game. On the other hand,you could have Walter Payton running behind this group and he would struggle. When you have the defense constantly five yards behind the line of scrimmage with your Oline fat asses running around in circles or doing belly flops,there ain't no running game gonna b going on.

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chknwing    14,188

How many teams did RBs run the ball well against last year?

How well have they ran in practice this preseason against anyone?

we ran well on what, 3 teams last year? Ravens D ain't the issue

 

lol sucks ur a mod now, I have to keep my responses nice. :)

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CRA    12,166

lol sucks ur a mod now, I have to keep my responses nice. :)

you don't have to change how you respond. Different opinions is why the board is here.....

I'm sure you can articulate a drastically different opinion "nicely".

Did you not think the OL was an issue last year? Williams was basically a 3 yard per carry RB.....last game is the year gave him almost a full yard bump

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Zod    14,969

You guys are crazy.

Well, there is definitive proof I am on the right track right there. :)

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scratchy1    22

The OL is not great, but they are poorly suited for Shula's playbook, which depends greatly on timing, quick thin-slicing of the defense, and agility, abilities that are in short supply on this roster.  It would be too simplistic to say "square peg in round hole," but it's really the best analogy.

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jopie87    375

I think the difference may be a 2 ypc average versus a 1.5 ypc average. Barner has a better chance but no one is succeeding behind that line. With no changes, Cam is the leading rusher on broken plays alone.

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jopie87    375

The OL is not great, but they are poorly suited for Shula's playbook, which depends greatly on timing, quick thin-slicing of the defense, and agility, abilities that are in short supply on this roster. It would be too simplistic to say "square peg in round hole," but it's really the best analogy.

Shula has to adapt then. Cannot replace all of them, but he can play to their strengths, if they have any.

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CRA    12,166

I think the difference may be a 2 ypc average versus a 1.5 ypc average. Barner has a better chance but no one is succeeding behind that line. With no changes, Cam is the leading rusher on broken plays alone.

Or more read option....2 Oregon RBs in case one goes down will help

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VIP    166

given these 2 options based on what we've seen so far we might as well just pass every play. 

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SCP    30,419

Precisely why I started a thread stating Barner will end the season as our feature back.

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