FanPost

How about some football talk on this site?

I've seen many comments the past few months about how little football talk there is on this site so in the DIY tradition I thought I'd make an offering to the pro-football-talk effort. That's the "in favor of football-talk" effort.

The Colts running game last year wasn't that good. The numbers were even inflated by Donald Brown breaking lots of tackles for long runs (can't exactly count on that) and Luck scrambling. If the running game improves and becomes more consistent (able to get 2 yards when you need them or consistently able to get 4-5 yards on first down, for example) it will have important effects on the pass protection, and passing game in general which, as we all know, in the NFL is where the money's at.

Without laying out an exhaustive explanation of the "power run" scheme, I thought I'd just link this article, which lays it out excellently and lucidly:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2064621-nfl-101-introducing-the-power-running-game

So, based on the principles in this article, given the Colts "power running team" stuff and offensive line situation here's a few questions:

1)The Colts scheme isn't exactly like the one laid out in the article, could someone who knows more about it than me lay out the differences and similarities?

2) How will Mewhort and maybe Holmes (possibly even Harrison) do in the power running game?
3) What affect will the return of Thomas and D Allen have on the run game? Which one will be more important and why do you think so?
4) Are we again going to see lots of two tight end sets and a fullback or will Fleener be flexed out more this year due to the fact that his line blocking assignments will not be as important as last year? Perhaps he'll be used more in unbalanced line sets?

There should be plenty to talk about there.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker