Originally Posted by 76Texan
Don't look at just one number.
If you like numbers, one important number is fumble.
You can gain 40 yards on a play and it would not do you any good when you fumble the ball.
But let's not digress.
Originally Posted by amazing80
Just playing devils advocate with ya. I think we need to keep the zbs but find bigger guys, like Brooks...hopefully Gary is realizing this
Just want to clarify my points a little bit.
They converted 3 third and short with the run
They scored on the goal line with the run.
Rice made something out of nothing on a couple of plays as not to leave the offense in too bad of a situation.
They chewed out the clock with 9 running plays and 2 kneel downs by Flacco.
All of those intances bring down the average (or at least, supposedly, most of the time.)
Obviously, we like to find big guys that are athletic.
Brown was one (the Texans had him trimmed down when he reported to camp a little overweight, however.)
Same thing with Brooks.
On the other hand, they bulked Newton up a little bit since he has the height/frame.