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I'll admit it: I love watching a team run the football.
Sure, the passing game that the NFL has transitioned to the last few years is exciting, but I like to see a team pound the ball.
So when the Kurt Warner retired, I thought it might be time to see Pittsburgh East, i.e. to see the Cardinals pound the ball.
I mean why not? They have a solid O-Line, Russ Grimm as an offensive coordinator, questions at QB, a great go-to guy in Wells, etc.
But the stats after the game say that this isn't the case yet: 21 runs. 41 passes.
It's a bit surprising, considering the Rams defense. But you have to give the coaching staff of the Rams props, as they kept constant pressure on the Cardinals, sending constant blitzes.
And as a result, other than the touchdown drive which covered 76 yards in the second quarter (all runs), the Cardinals couldn't establish the run.
This has to be concerning for the Cards, since, again, it's the Rams we're talking about.
It's a definite concern, but before you go panicking, realize that Wells wasn't there, the Rams constantly blitzed, and several holding calls limited success for the Cardinals in the run game.
Let's see what they do next week against the Falcons.