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Re: Serious Question
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:22 pm
  • original poster wrote:Short of looking at each individual team and removing QB rushes I'm struggling to confirm this but certainly sounds like it's the case.


    At first I was going to go through multiple teams, however decided that the 26 non-qb attempts was probably low enough. Don't have the number right now but even the Panthers minus Cam's numbers had a lot more rushes.
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Re: Serious Question
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:45 pm
  • poly1274 wrote:Why not abandon the Run? for all games and just focus on passing. Even when teams are down 14+ Points they don't run the ball.


    All eight division winners were in the top 10 in rushing in the NFL this year. All 12 playoff teams were in the top 16. Seems important.
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Re: Serious Question
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:10 pm
  • We did abandon the run under Bevell (20th in rushing attempts the last two seasons in a league that doesn't run the ball very much anymore). How did that work out?
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Re: Serious Question
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:20 pm
  • hawknation2018 wrote:We did abandon the run under Bevell (20th in rushing attempts the last two seasons in a league that doesn't run the ball very much anymore). How did that work out?


    There's a categorical difference between abandoning the run because it sucks and abandoning it as a predetermined strategic imperative. In the latter, you don't even waste practice time on it and would hopefully develop a passing attack that fully understands running is not an option.
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Re: Serious Question
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:38 am
  • I have a daft question to derail this thread (sorry OP): what would it take for us to trade up for the number one pick and Saquon Barkley? :P :lol:
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Re: Serious Question
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:18 am
  • Beren wrote:I have a daft question to derail this thread (sorry OP): what would it take for us to trade up for the number one pick and Saquon Barkley? :P :lol:


    Oh, not much. Probably just something like Russell Wilson and our 1st.
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Re: Serious Question
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:51 am
  • Jerhawk wrote:Having an effective run game is vital to success in the NFL.
    It helps you control the clock, establish a good TOP, keeps their defense off balance with the threat of play action, and keeps your defense fresh.
    The Seahawks have only been successful in franchise history with an elite running back. Warner, Alexander and Lynch have all been key to a winning season. We need to establish a solid, successful running attack.

    Agree with all of these, great point. Running plays always eat up clock. 30-40% of passing plays are going to result in incompletions, which stop the clock. You're not going to win the TOP if you abandon the run.
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Re: Serious Question
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:12 am
  • JimmyG wrote:
    Jerhawk wrote:Having an effective run game is vital to success in the NFL.
    It helps you control the clock, establish a good TOP, keeps their defense off balance with the threat of play action, and keeps your defense fresh.
    The Seahawks have only been successful in franchise history with an elite running back. Warner, Alexander and Lynch have all been key to a winning season. We need to establish a solid, successful running attack.

    Agree with all of these, great point. Running plays always eat up clock. 30-40% of passing plays are going to result in incompletions, which stop the clock. You're not going to win the TOP if you abandon the run.


    You'd need to not only throw 70 times per game, you'd need about an 80% completion rate to keep the clock rolling - 12 incomplete passes out of 70. That's a tall task.
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Re: Serious Question
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:15 pm
  • mrt144 wrote:
    JimmyG wrote:
    Jerhawk wrote:Having an effective run game is vital to success in the NFL.
    It helps you control the clock, establish a good TOP, keeps their defense off balance with the threat of play action, and keeps your defense fresh.
    The Seahawks have only been successful in franchise history with an elite running back. Warner, Alexander and Lynch have all been key to a winning season. We need to establish a solid, successful running attack.

    Agree with all of these, great point. Running plays always eat up clock. 30-40% of passing plays are going to result in incompletions, which stop the clock. You're not going to win the TOP if you abandon the run.


    You'd need to not only throw 70 times per game, you'd need about an 80% completion rate to keep the clock rolling - 12 incomplete passes out of 70. That's a tall task.

    That is another key factor in this pass only dream-TOP
    The Colts with Peyton in his prime struggled,got beat by teams that could run
    and play defense.
    Why?The clock ran down so much that it forced the Colts to pass more than planned
    and be predictable because they were not running wnen trying to catch up.
    You keep a passing team off the field long enough..You will win
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