Originally Posted by njx9
montee ball is knowshon moreno's ability to hit the hole as a rookie, combined with trent richardson's career inability to read and find holes. sure the run blocking hasn't been great, but he is just bad. i still think hillman is worse, but maybe just the speed helped.
we really need one of them to step up. i'd love for them to give juwan the nod next week, and just see what he can do.
Yeah, the diff seems to be that the OL/play-calling are opening miniscule holes in the running game and Hillmans speed was allowing him to get their before it closed. Guess maybe Ball is over-thinking/not reading things like Moreno before last season and just not hitting the hole hard enough.
I think Hillman has always looked reasonably dangerous in the run game, just had other issues.....guess we are about to find out.
I thought the def was good. The TD they gave up to Thomas was pretty freaky/unlucky, and several earlier big completions by Stanton were under a lot of pressure. One of the other TDs was also directly due to a **** turnover by Peyton.
Seems the season is hinging (besides general team health) on whether the run game can be improved to something better than downright embarrassing.