Originally Posted by Dreamers
I think run blocking with WRs are well over rated on this site. When your playing a speed back like Willie Parker or Westbrook was they help because it thins that 2nd level. Which is nice but I don't think we really have that type of RB on this team. We are and have been for year a up the middle grinding run game. We haven't see a lot of wide sweeps or half back tosses. LT and Washington where strictly pass catching backs. Thomas and Greene where both grinders. Maybe McKnight but I think his skills are still to be seen. I am seriously trying to remember more then one good sweep we did in a game and I just can't.
Our issues on the run last year where all health, OL, and play calling. BE was not missed at all IMO mainly because we rarely made it past the 1st level. Our longest run was only 31 yards which was last in the NFL. Fact is we just didn't have enough break away runs off the line for WR blocking to even enter the picture. I don't think that was Greenes fault as every time he ran he had 3 and 4 guys right on him almost every play do to the typicality calls we did. We just had no flash at all in play calling and it showed.
It also helps the wr screen pass and bubble screen as well as dump offs