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View Poll Results: Who should start at RB against Philly?
Torain 90 69.77%
Hightower 39 30.23%
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:25 PM   1 links from elsewhere to this Post. Click to view. #1
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The Running Game

Well, with so much Beck v. Grossman, I'm kinda tired of the negativity after a win, even though yeah I don't like Grossman either. But that's neither here nor there.

Just wanted to say I was really impressed with the run game today and hopefully we can see more of that against the Eagles. I wish that Torain was the premiere back, but I don't mind Hightower starting and switching reps with Helu and ATV. I also wish we'd run the ball just a smidgen more than we seem to be the past couple of games.

But yeah, the RBs really made me proud.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
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Great thread -- it's unreal man. Every week, we are toasting another of our RBs. Great to see Torain come back strong from his injury and justify his position on the roster. Rams' run D isn't very good but that just means the Skins running game did what it was supposed to. Let's hope it continues like this all season.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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Re: The Running Game

Like I said on your "who leads the offense"...its gotta be the running game. Always runs the Shanny offense. We clearly see when we throw the ball, we cant get it done period.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:30 PM   #4
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Yeah our running game was effective today. The more effective it is and the less we put the game on Grossman's shoulders the better this season.

Hightower hasn't looked all that effective yet though. Not sure whether it's the blocking or him, but it looked like two different offenses when it was him v. Torain out there. And Helu remains a nice change of pace back. If we see more of Torain, I think it'll mean less of Hightower. Helu looks to be constant as the change of pace back though.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:31 PM   #5
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Re: The Running Game

Great problem to have.
Who's our next starting RB?
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:32 PM   #6
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It's fine if Hightower takes some time to get going -- love the change of pace with Helu and HT should get it sorted out by midseason and we'll have three starting RBs.
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Re: The Running Game

I think if we had had the same success running the ball last week, we would have won the game. Given the talent we have at RB, our focus should be to run the game first and then pass. If this doesn't happen, then we have the same problem as before....a coaching staff that refuses to adjust to the teams' talent (or lack of in the case of the QBs).
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One thing's for sure if we can't run the ball our offense is in trouble. We need the run game to consistently succeed on offense.
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Good Thread. Torain ran hard, and these were the same exact holes the O-line opened up for Hightower the last 3 games, and he was mostly ineffective. You have to wonder if Hightower was the problem running the ball, instead of the O-Line not run blocking well. IMO, Hightower's the 3rd best Runner, but the he's the better all around RB. He doesn't break many tackles, and doesn't have great vision, but he can pass protect, which is why he hasn't been officially benched.

Hope to see Torain start against the Eagles, with Helu being the change of pace back. Hightower's PT will diminish because he's becoming more of a liability running the ball.

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Just checked out the stats - net 196 yards on the ground at 4.9 a carry. That is one hell of an impressive run game, should be milking that and building on it for the rest of the season.
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A lot of these plays are going over Trent's side too. He's played really well the last couple of weeks. And no sacks today on Rexy if I recall.
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A lot of these plays are going over Trent's side too. He's played really well the last couple of weeks. And no sacks today on Rexy if I recall.
Great point -- after the questionable game against the Giants, Silverback has been playing really well meaning he took some of that criticism to heart and got better which is awesome
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Hightower's not healthy. What exactly is up I don't know. But I know something is up
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Love our run game folks, it's nice to be able to rotate like we do. Young guys that gutless hard!!! 3-1 good run game is the key
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:56 PM   #15
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Great seeing Torain out there though, running with a purpose.

Considering how well running backs play under Mike Shanahan it must suck to be cut by him. It's like if you can't make it as a running back playing for MS...you probably can't make it at all.
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