Yep. This team doesn't run the ball. The token six running plays per game isn't going to cut it. What's the use anyway - this O-line doesn't run block. That could be due to the pathetically low number of running plays, it takes some time to get everything clicking on running plays. The offense has become very one-dimensional and predictable.
Did anyone think we'd beat the ALs with the short passing game all day? It's worked against lesser teams but the ALs shut it down from the start. There was no mystery. They knew exactly what to do - take away the short passes, pin your ears back and bull rush the QB. Not very complicated.
I thought this team would lean on the run a little bit once we saw what Cobb can do when given the chance. Instead they put so much pressure on Porter to do it himself with a vanilla passing game. The games when Porter has looked his best have been when he is supported by the running game.
I would like to see Caulley in there as well. I think he's a more powerful back than Cobb and may be able to break the defense down when they crowd the box, Cobb doesn't seem to do as well in those situations. So, what to do about the ratio? I would like to see Matt Kirk start on the d-line. He's as good as anyone playing there now. Cobb on kick returns is something I've been waiting to see all year.