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    FATAL FLAWS OF NFL PLAYOFF TEAMS

    Excerpt: "No. 4 New York Giants

    Flaw:
    Nowhere to run




    It seems like only a couple of years ago that the lasting image of the Giants
    was the downhill running game led by behemoth back Brandon Jacobs. Now, the only
    thing loud about the Giants’ running game is literally Jacobs’ mouth (gotta love
    him, but he doesn’t exactly hit the hole anymore). The Giants have the league’s
    worst running game, ranking dead last in yards per game (89.2) and per carry (a
    paltry 3.5 at a time when 25 of the league’s 32 teams are above 4.0 and three
    are above 5.0). Some of that is attributable to injuries (Ahmad
    Bradshaw
    missed four
    games and was limited to 171 carries), but a lot is because the offensive line
    just isn’t the same. As a result, the Giants have had to depend on the passing
    of quarterback Eli Mannin

    No. 5 Atlanta Falcons

    Flaw:
    Learning to attack


    Atlanta made a huge splash in the offseason when it traded up in the draft to
    get big-play wide receiver Julio Jones. With the
    exception of a nagging hamstring injury, Jones has been everything the Falcons
    expected, catching 54 passes for 959 yards and eight touchdowns. However, the
    Falcons are still largely stuck in their high-percentage, low-risk offensive
    philosophy and they know it. Offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey keeps too tight
    a grip on the play-calling, resulting in an offense that often looks to grind
    away in a league built on big plays. The Falcons were held to 23 points or fewer
    in their five games against playoff teams (1-4). They’ll likely need to get that
    offense clicking at a much more productive level in order for coach
    Mike&Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan to get their
    first playoff win."
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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    Re: FATAL FLAWS OF NFL PLAYOFF TEAMS

    I expect a big running game soon, not sure why but I think it's time AB and BJ finally show their true colors this weekend.

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    • #3
      Re: FATAL FLAWS OF NFL PLAYOFF TEAMS

      [quote user="MikeIsaGiant"]I expect a big running game soon, not sure why but I think it's time AB and BJ finally show their true colors this weekend.[/quote]

      I think there has been enough improvement to think we can get some decent running yards on Sunday. Hopefully enough for a balanced offensive attack.
      “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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        Re: FATAL FLAWS OF NFL PLAYOFF TEAMS

        [quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="MikeIsaGiant"]I expect a big running game soon, not sure why but I think it's time AB and BJ finally show their true colors this weekend.[/quote]

        I think there has been enough improvement to think we can get some decent running yards on Sunday.* Hopefully enough for a balanced offensive attack.
        [/quote]

        Yes, very true. Hopefully Can't expect (you never know with this staff) this staff to go crazy on passing game the whole playoffs. At some point you need to balance the offense. I think this weekend is a perfect opportunity.

        Go with the run in the beginning of the game, if it works, keep going with it.

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          [quote user="MikeIsaGiant"]I expect a big running game soon, not sure why but I think it's time AB and BJ finally show their true colors this weekend.[/quote]




          Why, is Boothe moving back to C and Petrus starting at RG? Baas belongs on the bench.

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