I hope that Garrett watched the game and understands that you pass the ball first
Establish the pass so that you can run the ball
Do not run to establish the pass
This is what both Tampa and Dallas did last night
It is too difficult to have long drawn out drives
Too many bad things occur the more plays you make, and as teams get closer to the goal line defenses become much more difficult to move. Scoring in the Red Zone has become logarithmically more difficult and turnovers occur
Tampa did not run against Dallas despite Dallas having having an awful run defense.
And Dallas did not run despite having Elliott
Both teams eschewed the run in favor of passing
Short passes and long passes were implemented that stretched the field both horizontally and vertically
Tampa had 11 penalties for 110 yards with most of these by the defense on passing plays.
Dallas trusts their receivers to win and catch the ball or to draw a penalty
It is apart of their game plan and their philosophy
| The most compelling game stat that confirms the diminishing importance of rushing the ball is that there were (7) tds in the game, none of these scores were run in, all were the result of passes
I hope that Garrett understands that establishing the run is a remnant of the past
This is a passing league
If the OL is having a tough day that does not mean you run the ball, use short passes, screens, RPO, max protection etc.
Help Daniel out with play calling and once you can pass then you run.