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  1. brdmaverick

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    I was just thinking about this, and it occured to me that all of the following players.....

    Sammy Morris
    Tom Brady
    Heath Evans
    Kyle Eckle
    Matt Cassel

    .....have more rushing TDs this year than Laurence Maroney and Kevin Faulk
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    That is becuase:
    1. Maroney has missed good chuncks of this season.
    2. Morris/Faulk are used in Goal line situations more often, they are used as the South-North power runners more than Maroney.

    With time Maroney will get more rushing TD. We haven't really needed him in those situations yet this season.
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    Faulk is used in goal line? How would you explain his zero TD's then.

    anyways, regardless this is STILL an interesting stat at the halfway point of the season

    Maroney has played in enough games to have scored a touchdown. After all, it's not like many of the guys on the list have had lots of opportunities to score, especially Cassel.
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    Is it just me, or is the Pats running game inside the 5 yard line just completely pathetic? I can't remember how many rushes for no gain we've had from 2-3 yards out, and we end up doing a play-action for the TD.

    That's part of why Brady's TD numbers are so gross. We have to pass it in from in close. I guess defenses are overloading to stop the run but seriously...
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    He's not. That's a mistake. Morris was the guy when healthy.
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    We may see Faulk on the goal line on 3rd downs. For a direct snap of course :)
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    Yeah, there haven't been as many "pound it in" TDs as I remember from previous years. Morris looked good a couple times in those situations earlier this year, though - too bad he's out.

    Heath Evans...ugh.
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