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So, the running game. . . . .

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by HE WITH HORNS, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. HE WITH HORNS Well-Known Member

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    Or lack thereof. I would say this has to be the biggest concern so far this preseason. We have guys in the backfield almost every time we try to run the ball. I'm sure getting Long and Saffold back will help, but I'm still concerned about it.
    Also, how long does Stacy hold onto the #1 RB position when he's getting outperformed by Cunningham every single game? And this goes back to last year as well.
     
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  2. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    I'm going to reserve judgement on this until after the first regular season game against Minnesota.
     
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  3. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    I'm with X. But... I would be lying if i expected our backups to get owned like this.

    Let's hope the lack of scheming is an impact.
     
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  4. Memphis Ram Well-Known Member

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    I would hate to think that scheming is that THAT important when it comes to running the football in preseason. IMO, a run-first play action teams needs to be able to muster a solid running game even with backups vanilla scheme or no.
     
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  5. bwdenverram Well-Known Member

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    IMO, it's really hard to judge when you don't have the full starting 5. I really think having Long at LT makes Robinson that much more effective at guard. Then Wells, Saffold and Barksdale. As much as I was watching going "WTF" is going on, I had to be fair since it wasn't really "1's". At least not all of them.

    Same really goes for the poor run D. It's been really bad but again, no Brockers, JT, etc. When we see ALL of the starters at one time and we see this then we can be concerned.
    And as Fisher said, everything has been pretty vanilla.

    What I was excited about was Sam looked pretty darn good except for the missed bomb to Britt (who seemed open the entire route.).
    And Brian Quick, man maybe he finally is getting it. He looked good too.
     
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  6. bskrilla Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't Barksdale the ONLY lineman in position for the 1's today? I think that may have a fair bit to do with it.
     
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  7. PrometheusFaulk Well-Known Member

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    Well, I think that Long and Saffold were our best run blockers last year. So I'm not particularly surprised they haven't looked too good without them. Hopefully they'll be able to get them right before September.

    Truth be told, I'm more concerned about the run defense.

    We might be able to get by against the Vikings with a minimal run game. We'll have a 0% chance playing run defense the way we have been against Peterson.
     
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  8. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    I don't think it does either. Just throwing out some hope.
     
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