Originally Posted by Mr teX
How on earth can you just absolve the right side of the o-line? Especially when everyone and their freaking dog knew that the right side of the line was potentially going to be one of the problem areas they were going to have coming into the season? They went from 1 of the best o-lines in the league to average at best.
Of course there isn't an o-line out there that doesn't give up sacks & TFL's but the fact remains that we can't run the ball like we've been able to in YEARS past & the sacks they're giving up don't even give the qb a chance to complete a 5 step drop.... our offense as a whole has been pretty much shut down.
Maybe we are watching different games. Arian has not played well this year. He has had some ok moments, but there have been big plays available that Arian hit in past seasons whereas he tripped on a marshmallow this year. Tate has been a non factor this year and that change of pace helped this team out a lot.
Explain how schaub's ****ty play is the cause of why we can't convert a 3rd and 2 power run play with 1 of the best backs in the league? Explain why we can't convert a TD an inch out from the goalline with another 1000 yd back from last year? Schaub has next to nothing to do with those instances man.
I'll put it to you like this: when you are playing a team with a good QB that mixes up it's playcalling you don't sell out against the run because you are scared that QB is going to burn you if you do.
Also, we have only had 1 o r 2 good years of RZ and short yardage offense. This is not new.
You're rewritting history now. Do you not remember all the talk about how this scheme wasn't good for short yardage and red zone? We had one good Red Zone year with Arian and Leach.
But man, you shouldn't need them. Teams don't fear the QB, so they load up on the run. They aren't fooled by the play calling, so they load up on the run.