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    One thing this year proved nonetheless

    You need a running game to be good. You can't rely on a passing game. And to have a good running game you need a good offensive line, not just a good back. Hopefully Marc Farley and co. will be able to construct a line before next year starts.



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    Re: One thing this year proved nonetheless

    Quote Originally Posted by rahtotheames View Post
    You need a running game to be good. You can't rely on a passing game. And to have a good running game you need a good offensive line, not just a good back. Hopefully Marc Farley and co. will be able to construct a line before next year starts.
    that and defense wins championships.

    oh, wait, last year didn't necessarily prove that true


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    Re: One thing this year proved nonetheless

    I think you need blocking, any blocking, before you can worry about running or passing.



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    Re: One thing this year proved nonetheless

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    that and defense wins championships.

    oh, wait, last year didn't necessarily prove that true
    And penalty free with few turnovers may not help much.


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    Re: One thing this year proved nonetheless

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderdave View Post
    I think you need blocking, any blocking, before you can worry about running or passing.
    Very true. And the topic of the post is very true too. Mac's best teams could pound the ball and do that even at the end of the game when they needed to run off some clock. As far as running backs, I really liked Stevie but he just didn't have that breakaway ability. It's nice to be able to run over a guy or two, but you have to have a back who can take one the distance, or at least 50 yards. Troy Davis had a lot of 2 yard runs, and he would have 12 carries for 30 yards, and then he'd break a couple and it would be 15 for 80 yards. That really makes the defense look. Right now, teams don't even flinch on a play action pass.



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    Re: One thing this year proved nonetheless

    Blocking? *using high pitched shrill* BLOCKING?



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    Re: One thing this year proved nonetheless

    Give me a Dwayne Crutchfield and Troy Davis in the same backfield and we could probably pick up a few yards...even without a good O-line.



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