Originally Posted by Jughead10
They weren't really successful when they did run the ball in the first half. 2 yards a carry. It wasn't a terrible game plan. We have been more vulnerble to screens and the short pass than we have been to a rushing attack. We are an agressive attacking defense, short passes and screens can combat that. Not enough guys made plays for you guys. The one time someone did it became a 90 yard TD. No one else missed a tackle all day. Some of those screens should have worked. When you have your RB and in the flat with three O-linemen pulled, one linebacker should not be able to break up the play.
We lived on the short passes all year, but we go away from that in the NFC championship? We rarely ran screens, yet we continued to run them after they obviously weren't working? I don't care if you aren't successful running the ball, when it is a tie game or a one possession game you have to keep trying, if only to keep the defense honest. Who knows, maybe Grant breaks a big gain. You will never win in the playoffs with 13 rushing attempts(the stats say 14, but one of those was by favre for -1, it was a called pass that he brought down.)