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#1 vmax

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 11:29 AM

At the moment, with very little evidence because of how early everything is, the running game concerns me the most.

The back ups runners Thursday night didn't show anything.

Dixon can't be counted on.

That leaves Collins and Allen. Both were solid last year.

 

The backups on the O line Thursday night were not fundamentally sound and completely out of sync. They lost most match ups.

 

So the hope is that the return of Lewis and Yanda brings back the stability and cohesiveness of the line. Maybe Brown helps with the road grading. Williams and Boyle will help too.

Also, if the passing game improves, then that will set up the run by stopping teams from putting 8 in the box.

 

They have 4 pre season games to come together as a unit.

I would like to see a 50/50 run pass ratio this pre season because both elements need work and experience.


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“My philosophy is winning comes first,” Roman said. “I’m not chasing stats. Job justification stats, water cooler talk – I’m not really into that. I’m into whatever helps the team to win. Along with that, though, a physical style. Meaning we’re in control. It starts up front, but it extends everywhere. It’s a mindset. [I’m] very big on approaching the game from that perspective.”


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 12:59 PM

I mostly agree. I do think the running game will be fine but the pass protection of the backups was piss poor. Our QBs were under tremendous pressure all night. That's my biggest area of concern right now.

 

Really glad to see injuries are down. Sure hope it stays that way.


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Roman knows, in order to stay ahead of the curve, he’ll have to reinvent his attack – at least to some degree. It’s always a cat and mouse game in the NFL. One team debuts something new and innovative (Jackson’s speed), opponents adjust, and then teams adjust to the adjustments.


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 01:41 PM

A couple of those sacks later in the game were the fault of the RB.  He chose the wrong person to block.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:53 AM

BTW Zues Jr needs to work hard on his pass pro.  He is going to be a holding machine if he doesn't.  His run blocking is spectacular though.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 04:51 AM

Looks like there are 2 more concerns that carry over from last year.

The linebackers struggle in coverage and my confidence in Weddle and Jefferson in their coverage skills is low.

 

The good news is that it's beginning to look like the front 7 are getting consistent pressure of the QB which hides a lot of sins.

 

We'll have a better evaluation tomorrow night. The Rams are fast with a lot of offensive weapons.


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“My philosophy is winning comes first,” Roman said. “I’m not chasing stats. Job justification stats, water cooler talk – I’m not really into that. I’m into whatever helps the team to win. Along with that, though, a physical style. Meaning we’re in control. It starts up front, but it extends everywhere. It’s a mindset. [I’m] very big on approaching the game from that perspective.”


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 11:18 AM

I agree. Along with offensive line depth those are my concerns as well.

 

But it takes more than one season to make a team a real contender and they've made a lot of progress in other areas.


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Roman knows, in order to stay ahead of the curve, he’ll have to reinvent his attack – at least to some degree. It’s always a cat and mouse game in the NFL. One team debuts something new and innovative (Jackson’s speed), opponents adjust, and then teams adjust to the adjustments.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 11:23 AM

This should be Jefferson's last yr.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:47 PM

Max- I believe that our running game is one of our biggest strength's this year. They will be OK in this area of the offense. Keeping Joe upright is scaring me the most. Our D will be solid top10.


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