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Tonight exposed again we need a no1 back

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If defenses are at the point now where they respect Josh not to play us man...and are going to run basically a cover 2 shell and force us to nickel and dime the way down the field...we need a running game more then ever...love Motor but he’s ideally a no2 hopefully Moss or Yeldon get more touches 

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Our run blocking is atrocious. I’d say we should try and fix that first. Our lines look soft as hell out there.

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We need to stop running out of the same formation and we need to run block a lot better. Changing up the formation we run out of should help run blocking because the defenders won’t be selling out to stop the run

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We have one.  His name is Devin Singletary.  We don't run him enough, and when we do, there is no hole for him to run through.  Thurman Thomas in his prime couldn't get yards behind this OL.

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5 minutes ago, TC in St. Louis said:

We need blocking and tackling.  How about picking up Leveon Bell?  He's available.  Can he still run?

Leveon needs elite run blocking for his running style. He wouldn’t do much better than what we have

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Running back is the least of our problems and leveon bell is just an “oh I know that name, sign him” player. Everybody needs to stop bringing him up like it would actually fix anything.

 

Singletary and Moss are a great 1-2 punch. We just can’t block. It will get better when Feliciano comes back.

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35 minutes ago, Bangarang said:

Our run blocking is atrocious. I’d say we should try and fix that first. Our lines look soft as hell out there.

They spent the 2019 offseason revamping the O-line, it's as good as its going to get I think...

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The O-line does quite well when it comes to pass protection, but as soon as we try to run the ball it feels like trying to run through a wall.

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18 minutes ago, TC in St. Louis said:

We need blocking and tackling.  How about picking up Leveon Bell?  He's available.  Can he still run?

I'd give him a look just for his pass catching abilities. I'm beginning to doubt any back can run in this offense. But Bell could be an upgrade over Motor and Moss in the passing game.

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Use Gilliam more as a fullback.

Mix up under center runs with the shotgun runs. 

By the time Motor gets the ball he has to dodge defenders in the backfield.

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18 minutes ago, Bangarang said:

Our run blocking is atrocious. I’d say we should try and fix that first. Our lines look soft as hell out there.

True. I've can't recall ever seeing a line so one dimensional. They're just not physical enough to open running lanes. They are all finesse and pass block very well because they move well backwards and laterally. They don't have the chops to put D linemen on their backs.

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They should sign Bell. They have nothing to lose. Really need an LB too though

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Who else is thinking the problem is with the O?

 

More worried about the other side

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Sometimes our RB’s got stopped in the backfield but I saw plenty of holes and running room on some plays.  Singletary isn’t hitting the hole hard enough right now.  

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Just now, jlgarsh said:

They should sign Bell. They have nothing to lose. Really need an LB too though


Singletary isn’t the issue though. He proved himself last year. Our run blocking has taken 4 steps backwards this year. 

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I think our stable of RBs is fine.  Our run blocking needs to improve.  That said, it pales in comparison to some other problems.  Our defense hasn't been good for 5 games.  This game, we made too many costly errors.  I believe we only punted twice (both excellent kicks, the 1st was flawed coverage which was another error) which normally should lead to winning.

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24 minutes ago, Gene1973 said:

They spent the 2019 offseason revamping the O-line, it's as good as it's going to get I think...


Getting Feliciano back should give us some much needed toughness. 

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