Welcome to PatsFans.com

Our Running Game Was A Our Forte For SB Success

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by DaBronxPats14, Feb 9, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. DaBronxPats14

    DaBronxPats14 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,410
    Likes Received:
    18
    Ratings:
    +47 / 0 / -0

    Not sure if i'm in'da minority or majority I feel like when we were winning superbowls I know Brady's passing was a key to their success with that said, when we had A Smith & C Dillion I think that balance kept Opposing D honest.
    Yes we need to Lock Up Welker and add a speedy and/or Physical receiver. Names thrown out there such as Colston, Lloyd, Jackson 2, Bowe etc but I think adding Matt Forte would Be HUGE for us. In our system & O Line he'd be perfect. Look what he did with a team & O Line last year not to mention screens with 2TEs blocking. He probably was like 60-70% offense alone.
    In a perfect world, Forte/Welker/Colston/Lloyd/TEs and enough cap space other needed areas.
    Thoughts on adding Forte?
     
  2. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Messages:
    13,141
    Likes Received:
    60
    Ratings:
    +152 / 9 / -3

    I loved A smith but the last thing I believe is that he was responsible for the offensive success.

    Look at the 2003 Super Bowl. That was won with Tom Brady's passing more than anything else, more than the defense, won that game.
     
  3. ATippett56

    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    10,500
    Likes Received:
    110
    Ratings:
    +528 / 9 / -18

  4. letekro

    letekro In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    4,254
    Likes Received:
    20
    Ratings:
    +98 / 17 / -12

    Ah, 2004 Corey Dillon.....sigh.
     
  5. LetsGoPats36

    LetsGoPats36 On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Forte would be incredible in this offense. I think my favorite thing would be getting back to the running back screens that helped make us so successful when we were winning SBs. I'm not a fan of dishing out huge contracts to RBs, but he'd be worth it on a 4-5 year deal. Doesn't sound like there is any chance of him leaving Chicago, though.
     
  6. Pessimistic Pete

    Pessimistic Pete Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,331
    Likes Received:
    34
    Ratings:
    +100 / 8 / -19

    We're two catches away (a non-helmet catch and a Welker catch) away from winning 2 SBs with little production at RB.

    We're 3 missed FGs from possibly being 0/3 during the dynasty.

    Only difference now is the Patriots haven't had luck on their side, which isn't a tangible thing we can go out and sign.
     
  7. Satchboogie3

    Satchboogie3 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Messages:
    2,288
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +12 / 0 / -0

    I do feel like the running game was missing in both SB42 and 46. LawFirm was running really well but it seems like they completely abandoned it come 4th quarter. I was screaming at them to run and stop go pass pass pass punt.
     
  8. Mosi Moose

    Mosi Moose On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I think all of our 2012 RB's are already on this roster.
     
  9. NEP4Life

    NEP4Life Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Well, the Pats can't, but the Colts can.

    [​IMG]


    :singing:
     
  10. sevengables_2207

    sevengables_2207 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2010
    Messages:
    998
    Likes Received:
    15
    Ratings:
    +38 / 0 / -0

    Living in the Chicago area, I have caught a lot of Bears games since Forte was a rookie. I think he would be a great fit for the Patriots offense, but I think they have enough invested in the running back position going forward.

    Besides a wide receiver, I would love for them to take a look at Williams if possible. I think he would be a great fit for the defense.
     
  11. condon84

    condon84 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Messages:
    4,646
    Likes Received:
    86
    Ratings:
    +327 / 8 / -7

    Well said.
     
  12. PATSYLICIOUS

    PATSYLICIOUS Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Messages:
    11,199
    Likes Received:
    49
    Ratings:
    +152 / 1 / -3

    #12 Jersey

    Just like Antowain Smith, we don't necessarily need a stud runner, we need someone to take what the run blocking provides. It's just unfortunate that our best run blocker tends to choke in the biggest moments. Even though Welker's drop was a killer, I believe that 1st down where BJGE got stuffed right before that play was pretty key as well. That's a situation where your OL has to enforce it's will, the Giants were reeling at that point and their backs were against the wall. They were tired and hurt, there's no excuse for us not being able to shove it down their throats. When they made that stop you just had a feeling we didn't have what it took to put them away.

    Even if he only gets 3-4 yards on that 1st down run and then Welker has his drop, it's still a much more manageable 3rd down and perhaps an opportunity for 4 down territory. No excuse for negative yards when you're on the offensive and trying to run the clock out, but it's on the OL not the RB. I would love a stud RB but right now this team has too many needs to use resources and cap space there. If we're going to spend big $$ this offseason, get a FS or DE/OLB
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>