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Run the Darn Ball!

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I’ve seen it all season long. We’ll have the lead, come out passing on 1st and 2nd second down trying to get cute, go into 3rd and long and punt it away. It’s getting pretty old at this point. We’ve got one of the better run blocking lines in the league. Why wouldn’t you at least get the clock running and give the defense a rest?! Especially when we’re struggling to stop the opposition!!!

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2 minutes ago, bWild said:

I’ve seen it all season long. We’ll have the lead, come out passing on 1st and 2nd second down trying to get cute, go into 3rd and long and punt it away. It’s getting pretty old at this point. We’ve got one of the better run blocking lines in the league. Why wouldn’t you at least get the clock running and give the defense a rest?! Especially when we’re struggling to stop the opposition!!!

 I thought they’d run it twice at 3rd and 2 but maybe they saw something they could exploit but didn’t execute.

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When Pagano would run on 1st and 2nd down everyone complained.  These are NFL coaches making decisions on the fly with way more information than we have.  I trust their judgment to make the right call.  The real reason it isn’t working is bc we aren’t very good

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2 minutes ago, AwesomeAustin said:

When Pagano would run on 1st and 2nd down everyone complained.  These are NFL coaches making decisions on the fly with way more information than we have.  I trust their judgment to make the right call.  The real reason it isn’t working is bc we aren’t very good

 

They scout each team weeks before they play them. If your scouts and the film does not indicate the strength and weakness of each team then Frank should not be a coach

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8 minutes ago, bWild said:

I’ve seen it all season long. We’ll have the lead, come out passing on 1st and 2nd second down trying to get cute, go into 3rd and long and punt it away. It’s getting pretty old at this point. We’ve got one of the better run blocking lines in the league. Why wouldn’t you at least get the clock running and give the defense a rest?! Especially when we’re struggling to stop the opposition!!!

You realize Tampa is the number 2 run defense? We averaged 3 yards a carry. They are last in passing defense and you want to exploit the weakness.

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6 minutes ago, Archangel said:

 

They scout each team weeks before they play them. If your scouts and the film does not indicate the strength and weakness of each team then Frank should not be a coach

I’m sure they scouted and saw the #2 run defense in the NFL.  Like I said, they have more information than the people around here.  

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1 minute ago, AwesomeAustin said:

I’m sure they scouted and saw the #2 run defense in the NFL.  Like I said, they have more information than the people around here.  

 

I was basically saying if your coach cannot find a weakness of each team and exploit it and changing things when it is not working and quit being stubborn. and yes you do not r

keep running up the middle on the 2nd ranked defense in the running dept

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I can understand the early game script passing, but not after the first few series. Should have had a better mix... 

BUT... anyone who expected us to run a lot vs the second best rush D (who also has the 2nd worst pass D) isn't really being logical. We should have torched them in the passing game. We didn't. We lost.

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1 hour ago, bWild said:

I’ve seen it all season long. We’ll have the lead, come out passing on 1st and 2nd second down trying to get cute, go into 3rd and long and punt it away. It’s getting pretty old at this point. We’ve got one of the better run blocking lines in the league. Why wouldn’t you at least get the clock running and give the defense a rest?! Especially when we’re struggling to stop the opposition!!!

Two touchdown lead and didnt eat the clock up. Mind boggling.

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2 hours ago, coltsfeva said:

 I thought they’d run it twice at 3rd and 2 but maybe they saw something they could exploit but didn’t execute.

 

^This, yeah I didn’t think they would take Mack out of the game and run a no back formation....  

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Mudd should’ve never came back here. I questioned his philosophy when running the damn ball. 

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