Originally Posted by 76Texan
It's really simple.
I had listed several reasons at different times, I won't bother listing them again.
Instead, I will give some very basic numbers.
So far, Foster had played in 13 games (as many as he did the entire last year.)
He has 20 more caries, but he has 80 few yards.
A couple of simple queries using Play Finder at ProFootball Reference .com
Shows that he has 2 fewer plays of more than 20 yards (5 as opposed to 7).
The additional yardage gain on those 2 extra plays is 81 yards.
That's right there is the simplest answer.
Then I used Game Rewind to go back and watch those plays to verify them.
A question for you guys is how often did you hear an announcer call out a name of a blocker on our run plays?
Not very often, right?
Well, on those long plays, at least one or two guys were called out because of their blocking near the POA.
It's as simple as that, really.
I don't even need to recount the other factors and reasons.
Then I guess everything equals out because Schaub hasn't been destroyed as much and we don;t have near the false start/holding penalties as we did with Winston. I still don't miss that guy. Road grader of a run blocker and turnstile on pass pro.
Maybe Winston faking out a DE, making him think it was a pass play is the difference in Foster's yardage?