Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Oct 2013

No Running Room for MoJo

Lance Zierlein busts out the early-season numbers from STATS ICE on offensive line play. Things aren't pretty in Jacksonville.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 10 Oct 2013

3 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2013, 5:41pm by Bobman

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by sam :: Thu, 10/10/2013 - 3:40pm

Jaguars tweeted that 68 of 70 of MJD's net yards came after contact.

Lord have mercy.

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by DEW (not verified) :: Thu, 10/10/2013 - 4:07pm

I note that Zierlein made the same observation as I had as a casual TV watcher about the Falcons' running game, namely to boggle at how their play calls don't fit their personnel in the slightest.

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by Bobman :: Thu, 10/10/2013 - 5:41pm

The Colts a dominant rushing team... at 4-1 and highly ranked. I guess you ARE supposed to run to win! (Take THAT, Peyton Manning!) And with their two top RBs from preseason on IR! I guess that just proves that Donald Brown won't stop until he holds every Indianapolis rushing record. Might take him 27 years, but what the heck. Trent Richardson, step aside, destiny is calling and Dammit Donald doesn't want to miss that call.

Joking aside, it is interesting to see this evolve, particularly because if they end up needing to air it out some day (big deficit, stalled run game, whatever), Luck and his receivers are more than capable of stepping up to the plate. Weird, though....