The running game sucked last year too, and it was just average the year before. Go back to 2010 and eliminate Brad Smith's wildcat runs. We were at 4.2 yards per carry with long runs of 31 and 23 yards if you just look at the running backs. That's the kind of grinding running game that's best suited to complement a good passing attack, not to carry an offense.
We haven't had a great running game since 2009.
The fundamental problem with our offense:
The passing game is designed to complement a strong running game. The running game is best suited to complement a strong passing attack.
Guys relax. The rush offense looks pretty good. It will only get better. We've faced some tough defenses and they get paid too. Most importantly we are running enough to keep defenses honest. I dig Sparano, I love the way he baits the defense and takes shots downfield. We had opportunities in Pitt. The running game wasnt the problem