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Old 12-12-2005, 10:40 PM   #16
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Re: Why so much singleback formation?

it seems like lately we have run alot more pitch and stretch plays.this is definitly a good thing.portis runs well with room to cut back
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Old 12-12-2005, 10:43 PM   #17
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Re: Why so much singleback formation?

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We need Brandon Lloyd.
I concur. He is the big target that is missing. Gibbs always had one big receiver.
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Old 12-12-2005, 10:50 PM   #18
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Gibbs has always used the used single back formation. I think he may have revolutionized it.

As far as Sellers goes, I too am wondering why we haven't used a little more. I think Royal has bounced back and has proven to be a reliable receiver.

What we need is a true no 2 receiver. Hopefully Thrash comes back this week. He should be able to help out. Jacobs hasn't done shit, and it doesn't look like he's gonna be anything in this league.
That's not exactly true. Riggins was most successful wtih FB Otis Wonsley as the lead block from the "I" formation. Riggins even spoke about it on a film about his career. The combo of Sellers and Portis against the Cardinals must become a standard. Portis literally held on for his very life as Sellers drug him into the endzone. Can you imagime trying to get pass a 6-3, 278 pound FB on a running play? Gibbs has found the right set. It will get Portis pass the first inital contact.
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Old 12-12-2005, 11:26 PM   #19
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Not necessarily. We've been running a lot of that pitch to Portis to the weak side and it seems like he has averaged over 10 yards on those plays.
You might be right about that. But I was talking more about when we line up in single receiver sets. Thats when it seems like we get very predictable as far as motions and run plays.
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:09 AM   #20
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Re: Why so much singleback formation?

If I remember right, Gibbs liked using the single back formation so he could have an extra TE to help neutralize players like Lawrence Taylor. In fact wasn't it specifically to give Jacoby help with Taylor?
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If I remember right, Gibbs liked using the single back formation so he could have an extra TE to help neutralize players like Lawrence Taylor. In fact wasn't it specifically to give Jacoby help with Taylor?
yeah keeping two TE's is obviously part of 'max protect', i just don't know how much better Royal is at pass protection than Sellers would be from the backfield. i know it would be good to work on, that way we wouldn't be telegraphing RUN the times Sellers IS on the field..
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