Peyton’s Colts don’t need to run the football
Truth be told, I cannot allow this point of topic to slide without addressing the issue, matter at hand.
In response to an excellent well-written article by Lions Gab columnist Anthony Kuehn earlier in the week:
Despite how outstanding the piece was executed by Anthony, I cannot agree with his motives, conclusion based behind the production.
It’s one thing to say that balanced football wins Super Bowls, but it’s another thing to say that running the football wins over passing the football.
Bob Schnebly says:
October 29, 2010 at 3:25 am
Great article!!! As a fan of “running the football” I can tell you that I’m glad to see the stats about W & L records and Championships won by teams that “run the ball” even in today’s NFL.
So this goes out, not only to Anthony, but to Mr. Bob Schnebly:
And I ask: But who played in the Super Bowl last season and the year before, and who went 18-0 the year before that, and who won it the year prior to that?
Let me further emphasize my view:
Last year’s Super Bowl participants, Saints-Colts: deemed passing teams, correct? Drew Brees-Peyton Manning lead passing offenses, right?
The Super Bowl teams the year before, Steelers-Cardinals: both went the direction of via the passing route, truthfully said? Warner and Roethlisberger traded blows, countering each other with big passing play after big passing play, does my memory serve me precise? Both clubs needed to utilize the air and rely on deep ball theatrics more often than not throughout the ’08 season, true of me to say?
2007 record breaking New England Patriots: Tom Brady to Randy Moss, records shattered, dominance conquered, can we agree?
Peyton again in 2006 against the Chicago Bears.
Brady’s Patriots back-to-back champs in 2003 and 2004.
Passing, and more importantly, big plays, still rule over the run in the NFL. Nowadays, opportunistic offenses win games, and yes, even, Super Bowls. Give me a passing team over a running team any day of the week, and especially on Sundays, when it matters the most.
Name me the last team who was run heavy and reached the big dance and won the show? Even the Super Bowl XLII winning Giants had to feature Eli all throughout the Playoffs and ride Plaxico Burress and go deep to beat New England.
Pass > Run