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We talk Indianapolis Colts football.
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John Horrible, head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, has announced that there's a good chance that he's looking into using to running back formations this season.
With his already very impressive running game now rushing attacks in the NFL.
There are a lot of good ones out there.
Obviously, Baltimore being the top dog already, they had nearly ah 100 more rushing attempts than the next closest team in the NFL, the San Francisco 40 Niners, and they had nearly 1000 more yards.
Then the next closest team after that, which is again the San Francisco 40 Niners and their average per run was half a yard better than the next closest with with the Tennessee Titans at five point. Oh, Yard carry.
What does having two running backs do for you behind Lamar Jackson? Now, come on, you think about this.
Lamar Jackson had 1200 yards rushing as a quarterback, and they still had 1000 yard rusher in Mark Ingram.
And they ran that r P O.
Consistently imagine running happened to running.
Ah, defense happen to run against a team that runs the R P O with two running backs sitting behind Lamar Jackson when the ball is snapped? Then you have to decide you've got the first handoff, which may or may not be a fake.
Then you got the next handoff or pitch, which may or may not be a fake.
And then you have Lamar Jackson you have to deal with.
It's going to be very difficult for teams to have to defend against that reason why.
Why would why would hardball be doing that when they've already got the number one rushing attack in the NFL? Well as myself hand my co host Ray route, who's by the way but on vacation this past week have said multiple times when you leave your offense vanilla when I say vanilla, I mean, when other teams know what you're expecting to do right when they know you're going to run the football when they know you're going to run an r p.
All the time, it's going to get easier and easier for them.
Hardball, doing something very smart here.
And he is mixing up his game, even though it's still on r P o a rushing attack.
It is still something that defense is will have to adjust to.
And it's gonna make things difficult and keep their yards per carry up, because now not only will they have to defend against marking Room and Lamar Jackson, there's a good chance that that one guy, J.
Dobbins, ends up being in that list as well.
Obviously, they still have Gus Edwards, Justice Hill, along with J.
Dobbins and Mark Ingram.
But come on, let's face it, guys, I really think that J K and Mark will probably be your 12 punch at that running back position behind Lamar Jackson.
It's a scary thought, but if you do see something like that, you see, And let's be Frank.
They've got good tight end.
They got Nick Boyle.
They got Mark Andrews sitting there, obviously, Mark Andrews.
So if they're running a to running back formation, you're going to see Mark Andrews out there quite a bit, and you're probably going to end up seeing Boykin or Brown or Sneed out there as well.
It's going to be a running formation most of the time, which means they're going to be facing eight man boxes most of the time.
It's gonna be a little bit more defense going to be a little bit crowded right there. The line of scrimmage.
It could be a benefit.
It could be a hindrance.
Yes, this team has taken a regular college type, UH, offense, which is the R P O offense and made it very good and explosive in the NFL.
Few teams have done that, but this is the NFL and there are a lot of good head coaches that know how to scheme against it, or Pio.
There are a lot of good uh players that are pulled onto their teams that are specifically built to defend an R P o, your traditional linebackers and defensive ends that are a bit bigger are not as good against it.
RP Oh, because they can't change direction nearly as well as some of your lighter, quicker guys of when you are going up against guys who can change direction very, very quickly, especially at the linebacker position.
The R P O becomes less and less of an option, but we're still gonna have to wait and see whether or not having two running backs behind Lamar Jackson will be even more potent than just having one.
I do understand why they're doing that. However.
Uh, they're obviously going up to get some good run.
Defense is in the NFL.
You got the Browns, you got the the Eagles.
You got the Steelers, you got the colt.
She got the Titans.
You got the Patriots not as good against the run as they are against the past, But still you've got the Cowboys.
I mean, my goodness, but water teams that that's absolutely going to be very explosive against.
Well, remember that New England team they gotta play a gift.
They're better against the past that they are against the run and they lost on people in the front seven this offseason.
So I expect to running back formations to really hit hard there.
The Chiefs Week one or Go Week three, I think, will be a big, huge back in the mouth to them.
They play Washington Week four.
They've got the Bengals.
I mean, they got the Jaguars.
They got obviously the Bengals twice, which are not very great.
And, of course, they face the New York Giants.
But there's a few teams out there that are actually really good against the run, right that you would not expect them to be that good against the one.
The Colts were tied for eighth in the NFL at Russia.
Yards per attempt allowed.
Yeah, the Giants were fourth in the NFL, giving up only 3.
9 yards per carry.
The Jets group? You look at the Jets, do you think here, crappy team.
They were tied with the best yards per carry allowed in the NFL at only 3.
3 yards per carry.
Wow, just wow, you've got good teams out there.
The Cowboys only gave up 4.
1 yards per carry.
You got teams out there that are good against the run they're gonna have to play against.
But when you go about now, like I said earlier, the New England Patriots, they were tied for 13th of the NFL yards gets the yards per attempt against the run, but they're much better against the past now, having two running backs.
Will that keep them on top? Well, obviously, when you run the ball as often as Baltimore does when you run it nearly 600 times in a season, you have an advantage.
5 yards per attempt.
That's what you gotta look at.
That's what you look at.
Go. Oh, my goodness.
If they could keep that, there's without a question they're going to end up still being the best running attack in the NFL.
Is there a team out there that could possibly possibly keep up? Well, last year, the number two running team in the NFL was the San Francisco 40 Niners.
However, they don't longer have Matt Brita.
They went out, and instead they're gonna have to deal with having their running back situation being split between Rahim Mozart and Kevin Coleman.
Uh, and even though, if I remember correctly, Mozart was asking for, Ah, a raise in order to play, Uh, so they may actually take a hit here.
That's not a good situation.
You have the Tennessee Titans with a big old Derrick Henry.
That could be an option.
They averaged five yards a carry last season.
Very, very impressive.
The question is, Ken Derrick Henry duplicate that, and obviously they don't have.
They don't have much of a secondary running back to go with him now.
I'm not saying that Ryan, Tannehill, Islam or Jackson, but Tannehill is criminally underrated when it comes to being able to scramble for extra yards at the quarterback position.
Got Seattle? Seattle was in there.
That's right, the Seattle Seahawks.
They ran the ball 481 times last year, but I just I don't think they have the offense to do that this year.
I think they're going to rely more on the passing game than they are. The running game.
Dallas one about the Dallas Cowboys.
They got Zeke Elliot.
Are they one of the better teams that could possibly challenge Baltimore? I doubt it.
I don't think Zeke is going to get as many Kerry's as what he has in the past few years.
Not when they have the type of receivers they have right now, especially after going and getting CD Lamb in the draft.
I think they're going to throw the ball quite a bit more.
Dak Prescott is going to throw the ball a lot in an attempt to boost his numbers in order to just slam home the idea that he is a top three quarterback.
Oh, excuse me in the NFL, and he wants the contract to go with it.
The Minnesota Vikings.
They had 476 attempts at 2133 yards last year.
But Cook, he's not expected to even start the season because he's holding out because he wants a bigger contract.
A monster contract nearly.
I mean, he wants what Christian McCaffrey got, Uh, unless he changes his ideas.
I don't think he's gonna end up getting that kind of a contract.
Then let's get to the Indianapolis Cools.
Here's an interesting team.
One of the best offensive lines in football didn't lose anyone on the offensive line.
Unlike many of the play, many of the teams that we just named off like San Francisco like Baltimore, like Tennessee, they still have their total offense.
That played last year.
But added Michael Pittman, added Jonathan Taylor, and they went out and got Philip Rivers.
And they're wide receivers are healthy.
Which makes you wonder, Well, doesn't that mean they're gonna throw more? Well, you think about this.
The Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts had one of the worst passing attacks in the NFL.
Why? Because their top three receivers were out for at least half of the season, Orm or all three of them.
They were relying on their fourth string wide receiver to make their primary plays.
T Y Hilton on Lee played something like seven games.
Paris Campbell played like seven games.
Devin Funchess, who's supposed to been there? Number two, played, I think.
Three snaps and that's it.
And then, of course, they lost Andrew Luck at the beginning of the year, and then in Week eight, he gets her and get her.
It is not the same the rest of the season, so the passing attack was not as scary.
No one defended the past.
They were defending the run against the Indianapolis Colts the entire second half of the season.
They still ended up having a 4.
5 yards per carry average.
And I mean, my goodness, They were still one of the best teams in the NFL to run the football last year.
I think they were seventh.
I believe in your in total yards, and yet everybody and their mother knew they were going to run the football.
Now you add Jonathan Taylor, who has been lifted, and compared to guys like Sick Juan Barkley, Adrian Peterson coming out of the draft alongside Marlon Mack.
And this offensive line with a guy who everybody knows is not afraid to throw the football downfield in Philip Rivers and a healthy wide receiver corps of T Y Hilton, Paris Campbell, Michael Pittman Jr and Zach Paschal, who, by the way like I said, was the fourth stringer last year and has gotten better still will be the fourth string wide receiver.
But people are not going to sleep on him.
Teams will not sleep on him.
They're not going to crowd that line of scrimmage against the Indianapolis Colts this year, however, I don't see the Colts running the ball 600 times, like Baltimore did last season.
I don't see them running the football 471 times like they did last season because they have a passing attack this season because their team is healthy.
I see them, or of around 4 20 Rush is rather than 4 70 but I still believe their yards per tip will go higher than 4.5.
It should push around five because you will most likely see seven man boxes rather than eight men.
You will most likely see six man boxes rather than eight men on a consistent basis.
And the Colts also are expected to run to running back formations.
They went out and got themselves Pro Bowl fullback Roosevelt Knicks from the Pittsburgh Steelers this past offseason because they're expecting to run to running back formations more often.
That's how sold they are.
They haven't ran a full back in years.
The Indianapolis Colts have not had a pull back on their roster in years.
They went out and got one.
They're expecting this team to be dangerous when you are in offense and you have, let's say Jonathan Taylor and Marlon Mack sitting behind Philip Rivers, the ball is snapped there in a I formation.
Jonathan Taylor, who was known as a bruising running bat with 43 speed, less than 44 speed coming up the gut with the ball, who could run people over.
By the way, do you crowd that line or try to stop him? Order.
You adjust because Marlon Mack is over here rushing out wide because this is an option play and Rivers could pitch that ball out.
The Moreland Matt, who is amazing out in space with good speed and lateral agility.
I think I don't think the Colts will have 3000 yards rushing as a team, but I absolutely see them breaking well over 2000 yards.
Just be just in this team.
Obviously, Philip Rivers is not going to run the football.
He's not Lamar Jackson.
Is it even any kind of scrambling quarterback, right? I mean, we all know this.
I'd say he's better than Joe Flacco when it comes to running the football, but I wouldn't when it comes to mobility, but at his age, obviously, he doesn't want to run the football.
I could see the Colts being a top three running team in the NFL this year just because teams aren't going to be ableto focus on the run.
Even though that is, in my opinion, the court strong suit on offense.
Is there running attack? I don't believe that teams will be able to focus on that just because of the passing game they will have this year.
So Baltimore will stay King, especially if they run the two running back formations.
Because an R p o with Dobyns on the scary thought of being pitched out and Mark Ingram and then obviously Lamar Jackson, Maybe deciding to hold onto the football is a scary, scary thought process for a lot of teams.
It will be tough to defend.
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