RB's or blocking

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    Is it our run blocking or the talent in our running game that has left us lacking in the ground game? To me it seems like a combination. None of our running backs gain more than a few yards, they don't seem to hit the holes very hard, and the holes made by our line aren't very significant. Someone more well-versed in our running schemes might provide a better analysis, but if our running game doesn't become a legitimate threat for us, I feel eventually it might have a detrimental impact on our budding passing offense.
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    I'm waiting for our 225 lb starting RB to break a tackle.
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    The line is average. BUT, the RB's miss holes all the time. The holes are there far more than they run through them. They run to the pile when a semi truck size hole is right there. It is like watching a kid run to the shadow of mommy (the pile) when the terrifying grass appears.
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    Well, when teams stack the box and dare your qb to throw, it's hard to find holes. But even still, you'd think our backs would break a few here and there. Not complaining, just an observation.
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    It's both, the line can be blown up even when they have 6 on 4, and our RB's seem to run right towards the other team.
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    Based on what I've seen s far, its an avg OL, and avg TBs, losing Chaz Green hurt and do not think Halapio will be 100% this year......we will put up 200+ yards v overmatched teams but struggle to get over 100 v good teams...

    Matt Jones needs big holes to have success, Mack Brown runs hard and has good instincts but doesn't have the speed to tun a 5 yard gain into anything more...
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    Our OL has been average, but it does feel like Jones has terrible vision and always runs into people. Think of how many times we hit Collins in the backfield tonight and how many YAC he got. He goes down much tougher than Jones does for us.
    Brown might not have the speed, but he at least seems to find small holes that Jones doesn't.
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    It's the RBs. They are really average.
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    Agreed! Looks like Matt puts his head down when going to the hole so he can't see when to cut back or bounce to the outside.
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    Yea I am worried. Weak Special Teams and running game are a terrible fit for the conservative style that we want to have.
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    We don't know that their all average. I think it's the ones the coaches want to play that's average. Taylor was given one drive this year and had 5 carries for 43 yards. Why don't he get touches cause he don't block well and he supposedly fumbles a lot. But I can fix the blocking problem quickly. If you give him 10 plays and only throw 2/3 times when he's in make them quick throws to flats or slants that way there is really no need for him to block. But that gives him 7-8 rushing attempts for that game. The coaches keep saying he's deserves carries but never give him the chance to prove it in the game. I'm just tired of the coaches saying he's going to get touches but he sees the field once a game if he's lucky. Hell let him return punts to get him work.
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    Arky played 6 in the box most of the night. They didn't really run blitz or go 8 in the box that many times if memory is correct.
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    Just got done looking up every rb in the sec with at least the same amount of carries as Jones. What I found out was crazy. There was 18 players that had rau the ball as much as Jones and 14 of the 18 had a better average per carry than him. Mack Brown was last on the list. Top honors went to Ole Miss Jeff Scott who is at 8.3 on 49 carries.
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    I'm seeing a lot of defenders making contact at or behind the line.

    Jones and Brown may not be all world but they are both tough and not fumbling. I think we are fine with them but our line play means we should do more to the outside. The line is athletic enough to get out there.

    I see Pease being able to get bit more creative each game.
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    I say, TM is a blessing, imagine the O without him??
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    Mainly play callng. Many of our runs are designed to just get a couple yards and just chew clock.
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    I would like to see Showers get more carries, yet I like the toughness and physical mentality of the running backs to gain positive yards, and get to the first down marker. I guess the coaches constantly see things in practice that warrants Brown and Jones getting the bulk of the carries. I believe that Showers has play maker ability like Murphy. I don't know if Kelvin has eliminated his fumbling problems in practice, and completely grasped the blocking scheme and playbook.
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    I want to know why, when faced with this defense forcing us to throw, Pease doesn't call for a swing pass? Or, the dreaded bubble screen???

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    Because the goal is not yards. It's to keep the clock moving for a few plays
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    Calling this o-line 'average' is very generous in my opinion.

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