The last 2 games we have been a throw first, run second team. Running the ball successfully has won us 2 championships in the last 3 years. Why abandon the run now? I just dont understand why we've become a pass first team.
Our team is NOT built to get into shoot outs with other teams. We are built to be a ground and pound, time of possession and low turnover type team.
Last edited by BAMAccounting10; November 10th, 2012 at 07:42 PM.
I'm glad I wasn't the only one yelling at the TV, "Run the Ball!" Expletives removed, of course.
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I have to completely agree. Score in one of the last 4 plays and we have a good chance of holding them off. There was no need to even consider passing. That erases everything up to that point that went wrong if you score.
Maybe the coaches were shying away from running. Lacy got his bell rung and may not have been totally able. Yeldon had already fumbled on a crucial drive. We have a heisman trophy caliber qb, a great group of receivers, and a great o-line that had protected good all day so maybe thats why they were choosing to pass.
I do agree about wanting to run the ball down their throat though, but coaches may have not felt to confident at the time is all I'm saying.
It is like we tried to be the big 12 team today....even some of the called runs were finesse runs. Scratching my head on this.
In Alabama, you better be for football or you might as well leave. PWB
This consistent "pass on 1st down" business started with the BCS NC game last year. It worked extremely well that night. But AJ has been off in his passing ever since the injury that was called a back bruise. If Alabama had just run the ball about 10 more times in the second half of tonight's game, we would have won.