Obviously we've had one of the worst if not the worst rushing attacks in the league this year, but one thing I've noticed all year long is the lack of play action pass attempts. Even as our running game has picked it up the past few games, we're still avoiding play action. Im looking to find stats on how much play action we've run to backup that statement but am having trouble finding them. If you know where to find them please share.
It seems that if we're not in the no huddle/2 minute drill, we just run 5-7 step drops. Anyone else notice this? What's even crazier is the amount of big plays we've had despite the lack of play action. Our WRs are forced to beat their man and Eli must throw it perfectly to convert them (with some obvious exceptions). One poster mentioned that he felt that we never have any wide open receivers. I feel the same way and think the lack of the pa is a big reason why - were not even attempting to have safeties bite. I also think it's one of the reasons why we've struggled to score in the red zone (besides the fact that KG get's super conservative and has one redzone pass play - the FADE).
Do you think KG doesn't think the o line can hold their blocks that long? Do we not trust our backs to catch the ball out of the backfield? Bad run game = no play action? Cant really explain why this is. We used to run pa all the time and now all of a sudden we stop? Look at NO and GB. They run pa all the time and GB doesnt even have that great of a run game but they stick with it because it helps setup their passing offense. It be nice to have it complement ours, despite it being so late in the season.