Patriots Local News:

SOURCE:Boston Globe


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:wkzo.com


SOURCE:wtsp.com


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:theday.com


SOURCE:ESPN Boston


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:MASSLive


SOURCE:USA TODAY


SOURCE:ABC News


SOURCE:nj.com


SOURCE:Pats Pulpit


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:CBS Boston


SOURCE:Boston Herald


SOURCE:nypost.com


SOURCE:MASSLive


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:MASSLive

Patsfans.com

Upcoming Opponent:
Next Up: Dolphins
Sun
Sep 13th

Current Patriots Twitter Feed:

Running game concerns

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Biffins, Sep 10, 2019.

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

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    31,867
    Likes Received:
    2,700
    Ratings:
    +11,437
    This is our biggest "issue". There are 2 new starters, and a new set of backups. The OL is already fine in the passing game. If necessary, the running game will be there if we need it after the bye. But this a passing team, with the best QB and wide receivers ever [with other targets own our RB's and FB].

    I'm not worried at all. Dante will get the OL to gel in the ruin game, as he always has done.

     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. TomPatriot

    TomPatriot PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    7,183
    Likes Received:
    1,439
    Ratings:
    +7,304
    It’s painstaking work and it takes time, but yes, they will gel eventually.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. TheRainMaker

    TheRainMaker In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2018
    Messages:
    4,754
    Likes Received:
    847
    Ratings:
    +5,851
    Yes that’s a valid concern, but it’s only the first game of the season. The real true loses are Andrews, Gronk and Allen. They’ll have to make due if Cannon misses time. Karras looks pretty physical, but I’m more concerned with his floating shotgun snaps. Wynn looks damn good so far.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Useful Useful x 1
  4. farn

    farn Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Messages:
    8,838
    Likes Received:
    2,113
    Ratings:
    +11,565
    Wynn, now that he is a full participant, has been everything I was hoping for. Yes, it’s very early, but this guy looks the part.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. PatsBoy12

    PatsBoy12 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    15,363
    Likes Received:
    2,679
    Ratings:
    +9,596
    I'm not concerned at all about the running game. I'm still just wondering when we're going to see Michel in the passing game.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  6. Elijah

    Elijah The Tom Brady Of Not Having A Gf PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Messages:
    9,610
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    Ratings:
    +13,604
    Our OL is ****ed right now, it's that simple. Even the fumble was hard to blame on Michel because he was totally outnumbered. It's easier to force a fumble when you know you have backup to make the tackle.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. RIpats88

    RIpats88 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Messages:
    3,345
    Likes Received:
    669
    Ratings:
    +3,131
    They need to get Michel involved in the passing game to open up his run game. Right now when he is in the game they seem to key in on the run.

    Which is why burkhead has had more success lately...because he can catch the ball
     
  8. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter Weekly Picks Winner

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    53,047
    Likes Received:
    5,468
    Ratings:
    +25,513
    126 yards on 35 carries ... 3.6 avg.

    2018 .... 4.3 avg.
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  9. patsrj

    patsrj Practice Squad Player

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2019
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    50
    Ratings:
    +340
    This will make Michel runs much better.. Every team expects a run when he is in the field.
    It has become predictable to a certain extend
     
  10. captain stone

    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    18,785
    Likes Received:
    2,399
    Ratings:
    +10,123
    Now that Wynn is out...again...our running game is going to become worse before it becomes better...if it does.
     
  11. Angelpats

    Angelpats 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    May 12, 2015
    Messages:
    1,652
    Likes Received:
    500
    Ratings:
    +2,474
    You would think with our wrs we should be better running the ball. Maybe as AB gets acclimated more defensive resources will be spent trying to stop pass, but watching the games, though we may not get a lot of yards, we get first downs.
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  12. TomPatriot

    TomPatriot PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    7,183
    Likes Received:
    1,439
    Ratings:
    +7,304
    First two games in 2018 - 55 carries for 204 yards rushing, 3.7 YPC.

    Three OL replacements, new TEs, more passing, still two blowouts.
     
    • Useful Useful x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  13. Pats1013

    Pats1013 Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2017
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +17
    So the guys that open the holes have nothing to do with it? If's not a perfect team. The good teams now are not scoring 30+ points running the leather. Or do we have to up that now to 40+ games. Like Arena football.
     
  14. SBLIII

    SBLIII In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Messages:
    4,337
    Likes Received:
    1,227
    Ratings:
    +6,472
    combine that with Michel's yards after contact being very poor so far and this looks like an average run game, maybe.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. SBLIII

    SBLIII In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Messages:
    4,337
    Likes Received:
    1,227
    Ratings:
    +6,472


    interesting stats that are surprising. Shows that Michel is going down far too easily right now with only 1.6 yards after contact.
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  16. Brandon_Cox

    Brandon_Cox On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    483
    Likes Received:
    352
    Ratings:
    +1,367
    What's the plan if Develin can't go this weekend?
     
    • Sad Sad x 1
  17. Biffins

    Biffins In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Messages:
    2,448
    Likes Received:
    708
    Ratings:
    +3,887
    4 wide and chuck it?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. Clonamery

    Clonamery PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    10,249
    Likes Received:
    2,459
    Ratings:
    +16,784
    4 wide and run it.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  19. Mack Herron

    Mack Herron Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Messages:
    11,916
    Likes Received:
    4,194
    Ratings:
    +17,152
    Develin and Cannon both limited and possibly questionable for Sunday would not help.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  20. Patstastic

    Patstastic 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2019
    Messages:
    1,831
    Likes Received:
    308
    Ratings:
    +2,402
    It makes no sense to play either in what's virtually a scrimmage game.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

FORUM SEARCH: CLOSE
For searches w/multiple
players add commas
(Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")