Upgrading the Buffalo Bills’ Offense: Running backs DO matter

Will Josh Allen be nerfed in the name of traditionalist tactics? Or is McDermott onto something? After all, the Bills’ running game was one of the team’s biggest weaknesses in 2021. Let’s push past the analytics pearl-clutching, take a deep dive into the data, and determine what McDermott, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, and the Bills can do […]

Ravens film study: The missing ingredient in the running game?

After the greatest rushing season in NFL history, the Ravens wanted more. In December, Gus Edwards said the plan was to break the single-year rushing record they’d just set. In May, Mark Ingram II said the ground game could be even better in 2020. There was more talent, more experience, more speed. But heavy is […]

There’s absolutely no reason the Vikings should give Dalvin Cook the contract he wants

Another top running back is coming up on the end of his rookie deal and he is reportedly asking for a lot of money, so I guess we’re doing this again. This time around, we have Dalvin Cook taking center stage in the latest episode of NFL Twitter’s favorite show: Does This Running Back Matter? Admittedly, […]

Coachspeak: White on Boston College’s Dillon

GREEN BAY, Wis. – A few numbers about A.J. Dillon stick out like the sore thumb (and sore abdominals and sore shoulders and, well, sore everything) he inflicted on opponents during three hard-charging seasons at Boston College. From 2017 through 2019, he topped 1,100-plus rushing yards in each season. In 2019, he recorded career highs […]

Mark Ingram views decision to draft J.K Dobbins as a sign of Ravens going all-in on Super Bowl aspirations

When the Baltimore Ravens used an early pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to select a running back despite having previously signed Mark Ingram to a multi-year contract last offseason, some analysts were confused by what seemed like a luxury pick. Ingram was not one of them. Ingram believes Baltimore’s decision to draft Ohio State running back […]

Where has the Patriots running game gone wrong?

The running game was supposed to be one of New England’s strengths. The Patriots were supposed to pick up where they left off. Sony Michel, assuming he could get healthy — which he eventually did after a slow start to the summer — was supposed to continue developing and help Tom Brady carry the load […]

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