Running the ball simply is not working.
You know what is? Throwing the ball.. and we have one of the best QB's to do that with.
The reason we made the playoffs last season is because Eli made magic with the football, not our RB's.
..Yet we continue to put Eli and our offense in these impossible situations every single drive... Bradshaw stuffed for no gain, Bradshaw gets bottled up in the backfield loses yardage... now it's 3rd and long... 3rd and 10, 3rd and 7, 3rd and 6...
Now the defense knows we're going to pass and we have to make an incredible play, whereas if we passed to begin with I'm sure we would pick up many more 1st downs and be in a lot less 3rd and long situations.
Maybe instead of running hit Hynoski or whoever for a quick pass and work the run game with short passes.
Pass, pass, pass so they empty the box and we can break off a nice run. Keep the defense honest. Obviously running the football to set up the pass isn't working so why not pass the football to set up the run?
Very very frustrating.
The Packers, Lions, patriots and other teams don't have strong running games so they pass the football and they are very effective.
I'm not saying to abandon the run completely but running into a brick wall is seriously hampering our rhythm and production.