"Our guards and center are 300 +", you say? You do know that that's small for NFL guards and centers these days, right? Our two best players, Wood and Levitre are small but very athletic.
We do have a good young line, but it's fair to say they aren't built for power running, particularly until we actually start successfully converting third and short with power runs consistently.
Last edited by pete; 11-24-2012 at 04:11 AM.
Jerry is so emotional and has a very short memory. I love he suggests a draw play on third and 5, that's the type of conservative play calling he railed on for years during the Williams and jauron era. He rips chan for "blinking" and throwing the ball against the texans when they were stacking the box and daring us to throw, but if he had tried to run it 30 times and we lost chan would have been stubborn for not taking what the d gave him. I can't stand the way he always plays both sides of the argument based on his mood.
We dont need to run the ball on 3rd and short.........we have a killer wildcat.
Can you dig it?
Watching this team gives me the power runs
I know its hard for you guys to see the difference, but it is there none the less.
wouldn't CJ/freddy in the flat be a good option to pick up 2yds if you insist on passing?
maybe a RB could pick up a blitz once in a while and give fitz more time to throw/let deeper patterns develop?
wouldn't playaction help freeze the LB's and thus open up some easy short routes?
perhaps if you have a RB in the backfield you could even audible to a run play??????
man do I hate the empy backfield in short yardage/goaline situations...
starting to billieve both fitz and chancey have too much brains and not enuff ballzzzz!
Fred Jackson is a cutback runner. He hits a hole and moves through it. He doesnt make his own holes. Fred is elusive and has great balance which makes him very hard to bring down. Can he move a pile? Sure, but not the way he used to. Fred is at his best when he is in space, and can make guys miss. He is perfect in the redzone. On short yardage, not so much. I think thats why they drafted Johnny White, but he busted out. It happens.
Regardless of your definition or mine of what a power run game is, it still doesnt change the fact that the Bills dont have one, and probably wont as long as Gailey is the coach. Im fine with that. Id like to see them pick up first downs on 2nd down, and not have to face the 3rd and short... But you need a much more dynamic passing game for that.
Then again most of Jerry's articles are very well written
I've often said on this board regardless of anyone's recognition is that the Bills will have 'arrived' at such time as they can successfully
A - Run the ball 3rd and 1, 3rd and 2
B - Stop the run 3rd and 1, 3rd and two
And no high faulting placebo franchise QB will give em that
But two dominating lines will
That's why I've always argued about the need for the latter
A Killer O-line, and a killer front 7
Yup, even in a so called 'passing' league
With of course I do not mind getting a great QB as well but it won't help if the lines cannot stop the run, rush the passer, pass protect, and run the ball in short yardage
please somebody would help me translating this: outsmart himself means being an idiot??
or that people really consider you a smart person and that you also believe that are smarter than everybody else.
because i dont believe any coach in the NFL thinks gailey is smart coach
Jerry Sullivan about the Bills:
"You could say they deserved better, but losing teams develop losing habits."
Gregg Easterbrook:"What is it about the Bills' organization since the Super Bowl run? Doing nothing has become its Zen. "
I like Jerry because he doesn't forget the details.
He has been there, knows this team from the Super Bowl years on.
And he references specific decisions in the organization that have helped/hurt the direction of the team.
We don't run enough. Every fan knows it. Chan, per usual, is late to the party with getting Spiller the ball more than 6 times a game.
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