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Rushing Attack: BenJarvus Green-Ellis is not solely to blame


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It's Game Day, I'm bored. The worst thing about being an early riser is Sunday mornings during football season. The seconds seem like minutes, the minutes hours. I'd normally find something to do in the yard to pass the time, but the snow has ruined that. Winter is coming. I am left with two choices, pace the floor turning the hours into days while driving my wife crazy, or spend entirely too much time online.

Anyhow, it's been 10 games. Let's take a deeper look into BenJarvus Green-Ellis, the offensive line, and the play-calling.

Direction:

Middle: 48 carries, 198 yards, 4.1 ypc.

Left: 25 carries, 101 yards, 4.0 ypc

Wide left: 43 carries, 106 yards, 2.5 ypc

Right: 21 carries, 92 yards, 4.4 ypc

Wide right: 45 carries, 141 yards, 3.1 ypc

These numbers just confirm what we already know. BJGE is a good straight-line runner who lacks the speed to get outside before the defense can close. I imagine we can also put some of the blame on Andrew Whitworth and our tight ends, but it hasn't been all peaches on Andre Smith's side either.

I understand we have to run wide or the opposing defense will just key in on everything inside the tackles, but I still have a couple of questions.

Why do we insist on running wide at a 2:1 ratio compared to running behind Zeitler/Smith or Boling/Whitworth?

If we are going to insist on doing it, why doesn't Cedric Peerman get half of the carries? At least he has the speed.

Off I go, back to countdown. Three hours, (or days), to go.

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

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