Lets run the ball this year

money3189

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Didn't Dino use some two RB sets at Bowling Green?
Two running backs in the backfield? Not sure if Ive seen that in college football in general. Just the service academies and Paul Johnson at GTech.
 

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Two running backs in the backfield? Not sure if Ive seen that in college football in general. Just the service academies and Paul Johnson at GTech.
I thought I saw somebody post video of it a couple years ago. It wasn't traditional lead back or anything. It was still shotgun spread but with two backs flanking the qb, if I remember correctly.
 

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I thought I saw somebody post video of it a couple years ago. It wasn't traditional lead back or anything. It was still shotgun spread but with two backs flanking the qb, if I remember correctly.
Yes. It’s possible they could have ran that set. I just don’t know how much you can run out of that. One running back would have to block for the other. It would help if the QB was a run threat as well.
 

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Yes. It’s possible they could have ran that set. I just don’t know how much you can run out of that. One running back would have to block for the other. It would help if the QB was a run threat as well.
Oh sure. I wasn't thinking they would only run out of that. It would only work if at least one of those guys could be a receiver out of the backfield. I was thinking if putting a second RB in got more talent on the field than an inside WR or TE and/or if it allowed you to keep the defense guessing, they could do it. It would also depend what you have at WR. Do we have two inside receivers we like?
 

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My two cents is we have a strong RB group. We have an Oline coach who has been able to run the ball. I think we need to become a much tougher and physical team on O. Im not saying we discard Dinos O as obviously that isn't going to happen. But if you want to create confidence in an Oline that has been a complete joke the last 2 seasons. Shake it up a little. Let them play downhill.
 

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Oh sure. I wasn't thinking they would only run out of that. It would only work if at least one of those guys could be a receiver out of the backfield. I was thinking if putting a second RB in got more talent on the field than an inside WR or TE and/or if it allowed you to keep the defense guessing, they could do it. It would also depend what you have at WR. Do we have two inside receivers we like?
It’s not just about the performance of players. Formations and personnel dictates defensive alignments. It allows you to run certain things in your scheme. For example, a TE gives you the ability to run a variety of run plays. You can run to or away from the TE based on how the defense aligns. You can run counter, power, inside/outside zone to or away from the TE. You can run counter with the TE as the second puller . You can’t run those plays with a another running back. Having two running backs in a spread scheme limits the type of run plays you can run. I guess doing it some times won’t hurt but I don’t see how it benefits a team long term. More spread teams would be running 2 RB sets if it was something worth doing. Bottom line, you need to run a different system if you want multiple runners in the backfield.
 

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