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Oc playcalling 7 33.33%
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:48 PM   #1
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What's causing running game woes

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Old 11-20-2017, 12:57 PM   #2
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I can't pick both O-Line and RBs suck?
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:59 PM   #3
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I went with rbs suck. I say keep Riddick on and find a replacement for Abdullah.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:03 PM   #4
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I can't pick both O-Line and RBs suck?
Yeah should've had a combination of 2. I would've picked oc and rbs suck though.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:08 PM   #5
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Yeah should've had a combination of 2. I would've picked oc and rbs suck though.
I picked the RBs suck.
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:04 PM   #6
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I’m not sure the Lions have properly mastered the RBBC that’s become more popular in recent years. They don’t have a versatile RB good enough to be a reliable and productive workhorse (though not as common today), nor do they have complementary skill sets at the position to make RBBC work (as evidenced by the horrid short-yardage struggles). I think Riddick is a good piece to the puzzle, but Abdullah just isn’t unique enough (I don’t know how else to put it). That’s not to say that Abdullah is necessarily bad, but I’m just not sure what his role here is exactly.

Rather than saying the RBs are bad, I prefer to call it a personnel issue. Sure the o-line and play calling could be better, but I just don’t see a coherent plan at RB and I think that’s a big factor in their struggle to effectively run the ball. Would love to see a power back here, doesn’t do anything flashy but fights for yards when they need em.
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:35 PM   #7
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Its all cooter. He runs the dumbest run scheme I've ever seen giving the offense 0% chance of being successful at consistently running the ball.

The nfl is fast... and we do 1 of 2 things when attempting to run:

1) run long developing stretch plays

2) run long developing draws from the pistol

80% of our run plays are doomed before they start. Abdullah could absolutely be successful in a straight ahead run scheme between the tackles. Believe it or not that's where quick/explosive backs get their big plays. Cooter is an idiot. Stafford is awful at checking into good running situations.

This is also why I'm not a big believer in early round rbs. Fucking Walter Payton would average 2 ypc running pistol draws and sweeps the entire game.

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Old 11-20-2017, 10:07 PM   #8
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Injured Oline. They will gel and have a good game on Thursday. Abdullah 100 yards incoming
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:57 PM   #9
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Injured Oline. They will gel and have a good game on Thursday. Abdullah 100 yards incoming
I will bet you a 3 month self imposed ban that Abdullah will not hit 100 yards Thursday. Put your money where your mouth is little boy.

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Old 11-21-2017, 12:51 AM   #10
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I will bet you a 3 month self imposed ban that Abdullah will not hit 100 yards Thursday. Put your money where your mouth is little boy.

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