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Subject: The Resurgence of The Running Game, Just For Sprint

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Date Posted: 13:27:44 12/10/21 Fri
In reply to: Sprint66 's message, "Building my team with a good Fullback" on 11:53:14 12/09/21 Thu

Sprint, there was just some discussion on The Colin Cowherd Show which you would probably have enjoyed. The topic was how modern football defenses are constructed, to rush the quarterback and cover fast receivers all over the field. That means speed over size. Linebackers have to be fast enough to keep up with running backs on wheel routes and slot receivers on quick patterns. Safeties must be quick enough to pick up wide receivers who come into their coverage responsibility, keeping up with them all over the field.

Because of all this emphasis by defensive teams on speed, the new opportunity for offenses is running.

This is part of the natural ebb and flow between offenses and defenses. The change in the rules swung the former toward more passing and the spread game. Defenses had to react and have done so. That creates new inefficiencies and opportunities.

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[> Subject: Not good enough

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Date Posted: 17:08:02 12/10/21 Fri

Fullbacks started to get phased out 25 years ago. By the mid 90's they were no longer used as a runner. That's when the Full back spot got turned in to a extra Guard between the QB and RB. By the millennium decade (starting with Colts & Cowboys) Fullback was no longer in the roster. Back then Colts used a DT as a lead blocker. Fullback should be a part time position that used as a short yardage runner and a play action receiver.

I don't see why it's worth mentioning New England used a Full back vs Bills because if he's used as a lead blocker only then it will tip the defense off what play will be.

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