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My waning confidence in our running backs.

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I meant that in terms if how he gets his yardage. Not saying he is anywhere near the level of Barry Sanders. Just meant he will have some 1,2, or negative yard plays, but then break off large chunks of yards on a handful of carries.

Well they lived or died by Barry....

We just need consistent yards to help move chains......basically our run game should just be helping Cam move up and down. All those negative plays are stalling our offense and those big runs come every 3-4 weeks

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I think it was talent....they didn't have the talent to execute anything consistantly.

If you have the talent to execute....you can have Jeff Davidson call your plays and win.

Tolbert isn't a lead blocking FB. Can't go back to Foxball and pretend he is Hoov and our OL can smash people.

What did you want to see different? Chud's biggest flaw was situational play calls.....not generating offense

 

I'm not sure where you're going with your reasoning.  No one was talented last year, so we called shitty plays? And then in November everyone became talented so we called better plays?

 

{{sigh}} Tolbert is our FB, that is what you asked.  And if Tolbert is out there and the RB runs the ball, he better be blocking or distracting defense somehow.

 

What did I want to see? Wins.

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I havent lost faith in Williams, he made some big plays down the stretch last year,

 

getting really hard to see Stewart sit out everything for the past 2-3 years it seems like. how long have we been waiting to see what a healthy stewart can do.... maybe we never will. its not his fault , and we all know he could be a stud back when healthy.... but hes NEVER healthy.

 

hopefully Barner can bring something this year but as of now im not blown away by the guy(its early)

 

call me crazy but I still think Williams is our best bet right now, hes healthy and he can play in any situation + he has improved as a blocker and receiving threat the past few years

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Well they lived or died by Barry....

We just need consistent yards to help move chains......basically our run game should just be helping Cam move up and down. All those negative plays are stalling our offense and those big runs come every 3-4 weeks

 

That doesn't sound like a problem with ability of our RBs.  Negative plays disappear fast with good blocking.

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D-Will is a scat back. He is not a 30 carry a game player. On the other hand we have a monster (Stew) that can demolish defenses and do 30 carries a game, but he can't stay healthy. Barner is a Darren Sproles type of guy. We need to make up our mind as far as how we are going to use our running backs

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If there were holes he wasn't hitting or the fact that the ravens were 3 yards in the backfield on every run play, then I would agree with the OP.  Being that's not the case, I will say that Deangelo is still the best all around back on the team.  Give him some holes and he runs better. 

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If there were holes he wasn't hitting or the fact that the ravens were 3 yards in the backfield on every run play, then I would agree with the OP.  Being that's not the case, I will say that Deangelo is still the best all around back on the team.  Give him some holes and he runs better. 

 

Gotta disagree. If he can stay healthy, I think Stew is the best RB on the team, because a bruiser like that will get you yards even with a bad O-line. He also has the explosion and the speed of D-Will.

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I'm not sure where you're going with your reasoning. No one was talented last year, so we called shitty plays? And then in November everyone became talented so we called better plays?

{{sigh}} Tolbert is our FB, that is what you asked. And if Tolbert is out there and the RB runs the ball, he better be blocking or distracting defense somehow.

What did I want to see? Wins.

Simply put....OL play last year prevented us ultimately from being able to be consistent. Other things factored in but that was the biggest.

Later in the year Cam and the D got better....and the easier schedule helped.

All this OL stuff was evident last year.

And there are many types of FBs just like there are TEs. Hoover and Tolbert are about as similar as Olsen and Brokel.

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Oline.

Williams can still run.

Love the blinders the OP is wearing.

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That doesn't sound like a problem with ability of our RBs. Negative plays disappear fast with good blocking.

We don't have good blocking....didn't last year. When we handed off last year it stalled drives and put is in 3rd and longs. A problem

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So D Will gets none of the blame?

offensive & defensive lines are at least 80% of the game imo. They are far more active in what's happening during playsets than most give credit for or even realize. Truly is a team game, where everyone should share the blame. Yet the qb, coach & sometimes rbs take the brunt of the blame. Watch the losing half of last year & then the winning half. Oline was the difference then. & will be the difference now. For all thbe fb haters...., go ask dwill if hoover was worth paying?

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offensive & defensive lines are at least 80% of the game imo. They are far more active in what's happening during playsets than most give credit for or even realize. Truly is a team game, where everyone should share the blame. Yet the qb, coach & sometimes rbs take the brunt of the blame. Watch the losing half of last year & then the winning half. Oline was the difference then. & will be the difference now. For all thbe fb haters...., go ask dwill if hoover was worth paying?

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No one was hating on Hoov....said he was arguably the best blocking FB in the game.

Teams just don't use them anymore....and even if you wanted one you can't find a Hoov.

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