RE: Why Rushing Yards Equating To Victories Is A Myth
(02-13-2013 06:22 PM)Beef Wrote: This is very much the case and applies to us in so many ways.
This is also why it's evident Turner has lost it. We "tried" to go to the run game many times in the 4th, or even 3rd, quarters to do exactly what that guy said, hold the lead and run off as much time on the clock as we could. But over and over and over we let teams get back in it because we couldn't get a first down running exclusively.
If we had a guy who averaged 4 yards per carry every time he touched the ball, no matter if they knew it was coming or not, we'd have won the SB, no question.
We finally have the firepower passing game to get way ahead early or come from behind in a pinch if something fluky happens. What we're missing, however, is the running it down their throat even when they know it's coming aspect. That's why I think a RB is one of our top priorities this draft (in addition to a pass rusher). A good RB will not only hopefully give us that aspect back, but also supplement the deficiency of losing Tony. Which as discussed in other threads, losing Tony might not be as bad a thing as people realize. Getting rid of the security blanket and adding dynamic running will make us even less predictable which in turn opens up the field even more.
We just gotta hit on a really good RB this time. We need a Doug Martin type situation to happen to us this year. On top of an Aldon Smith.
Beef, You nailed it!
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