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Usually the most important aspect is saved for number one, but I can't get this offensive scheme out fast enough.
Buffalo went into this 2010 season "boasting" one of the best running back trios in all of football. (maybe not production wise, but on talent alone)
After an above-average (Bills average) preseason, I thought the offense was ready to escape from the quick-sand that's sunk them to the bottom of nearly every offensive statistical category in the NFL.
I envisioned quick screen passes, plenty of runs, and the occasional deep ball to Lee Evans to stretch the field. None of that happened with any sort of effectiveness against Miami.
The biggest facet of last Sunday's game-plan that really puzzled me was Chan Gailey's dedication to throwing the football. Sure, there's a chance he wanted to see if Trent Edwards was up for the challenge—he certainly was not.
The Bills were in the shotgun 41 of 52 offensive snaps against the Dolphins and finished the game with a grand total of 14 rushes.
That cannot happen if the Bills want to win any games this season. I try to stick up for the much-hated and pocket-shaky Edwards, but Fred Jackson, C.J. Spiller and Marshawn Lynch are gifted enough to make the Bills' brutal-at-times offensive line look decent, thus relieving pressure from the quarterback.
I don't know much about offensive line blocking, but I've heard run blocking is more natural and easy than pass blocking—just throwing that out there.
The Packers gave up 150 rushing yards last week to the Eagles (mostly from the legs of Mike Vick) and are much better at getting after the quarterback than they are containing the run.
So, with that, Mr. Gailey, I'm telling you to pound the rock, over and over on Sunday, if you want to stay in the game whatsoever.