Originally Posted by silvrhand
We are a scheme team, we don't need a #1 running back to make this work, this has been proven time and time again with the zone blocking scheme. Some RB's can run this, some can't, find another one that can and give him 1200 yards and call it a day.
Originally Posted by NastyNate
Exactly. To add to your point, only twice has the team with the league's top running attack won the Super Bowl, the 72 Dolphins and the 85 Bears. And even more so, only 2 players have won the super bowl in years that they led the league in rushing, Emmitt Smith in 92/93/95 and Terrell Davis in 98.
While we are scheme team, it's pretty naive to think Foster is interchangeable How many years have we been utilizing the zone block scheme? Now, how many Arian Fosters have we produced?
I'm not going back to the days of Steve Slaton.
Foster is special. The man became the first player ever to rush for over 100 yards in his first three playoff games. The playoffs, where teams buckle down and gameplan to stop you from ending their seasons.
We're going to have to gunsling our way to a win somewhere on the road to a Superbowl, but make no mistake about it, our odds at winning it all are SIGNIFICANTLY better with Arian, and not just any plug-n-play zone block RB.