Originally Posted by woodeye2000
TEN/ATL provide the working model.
Invest heavily in Oline until fixed.
Even DAL. They make sure they have someone behind Zeke.
Woody is plus 31 YO and injury prone. Cold decision.
Others are jags.
This draft has several midround RBs of all types who are great value picks.
MG III is his own 3rd down back. three fourths of the snaps.
A high quality backup. One quarter of the snaps. Returner.
Find someone later in the draft, and if we want a 3rd down back type player go out and take someone like Justin Davis in the 5th round or so who can also run the ball.
At the end of the day we need o-line so we are running effectively, and not running just to keep the defense somewhat honest.
This team can't close out games because we can't run the ball effectively. Yes Gordon should have had over 1,000 yards, but I wouldn't say the o-line allowed us effectively, because if they did I would assume the run game would have been a bigger factor to close out games which it wasn't.
Invest in the o-line, and you can afford not having a stable of backs because our RB's won't get piled on at the LOS 15 of the 25 rushing plays.
Also whoever our next HC is, we got to make sure the shotgun draw is not in his or his OC's playbook .