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.
First off, he has 20 MORE carries with less yardage, thats a big problem.
Secondly, 2 runs of 20 or more yards in no world equals 81 yards, he could have had 2 21 yard runs, adding to his total carries and still not equal to the yards, thus keeping his YPC DOWN which is the problem posters are having. He still has stats and good amount of carries, but he is not taking full advantage of his opportunities.