Originally Posted by Tailgate
After that first 15 yard gain. The next Foster 8 runs went for 11 total yards.
On the first two runs you keep bringing up, they only had 1 LB at the second level for the most part. On the play I am referencing, they had 2 LBs loaded up on our left side, where we were handing off the ball, and they came up just before the snap to fill exaclty where we were running to. Basically what you guys are saying is that it is OK for the LB to be able to get into the backfield immediately and take out Casey right in front of the hand off? Thats the 1 on 1 battle situations we want to be in??
At the very minimum the play should have been redirected to the right.
TG, up to that point, the fact that the LB(s) crouching the LOS had no real effect on our running game.
On the first play where we gained 12, they had 6 on the line, and the LB jumping before the snap. They had 7, we still gained 12.
On the 3-yd loss, they had 5 on the line, one ILB jumping just before the snap, with the other one followed shortly.
On the 1-yd gain, they had 5 on the line; neither ILBs jumped.
There's nothing to support your assertion, I'm afraid.