Big Dave wrote:
The Jets put 8 guys in the box which pretty much shut Ricky & Ronnie down. They dared the Dolphins to beat them with Chad Henne ... and the Dolphins nearly pulled it off.
We need to rid ourselves of this misnomer. They started with all kinds of guys in the box. Once we started to light them up (our 3rd offensive series), they weren't doing that anymore. By the second half, they were essentially playing cover 2.
We could have run if we tried later in the game, but we didn't try because we were throwing the ball up and down the field on them. That and our defense couldn't make a stop so we were always playing catchup.
I would like to see us run the ball a bunch every game. As the quoted article shows, it's how we're built. When we run well, we win most of the time, and we can't run the ball well if we don't run the ball.