Okay, I know last year we were a running team with Bilal pounding it, but I think we need to change it up this year.
We're at around 50/50 passing to run if you pull out sacks from the run game:
Passing: 129 attempts
Running: 131 (147 - 16 sacks on TB and Sunny)
When we pass, we're averaging 7.41 yards per attempt against 3.3 yards per run, and if you take out Chris Philpott's 2 runs for a total of 48 yards... we're averaging 3 yards per run. So if we run 15 times at our average, we're making it 45 yards. If we throw fifteen times and miss 5 of them we're going to hit 74 yards.
I know that there's only three things that can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad. And that we've had 8 interceptions this season to 4 fumbles.
I also know that you run the ball to open up the passing game. Well, the passing game is wide open right now, we need to pass to open up the running game, and that's not going to happen if they know that when Dominique comes into the game he's going to run or that we're almost always going to run on first down.
The Other Thing:
We should also start rolling with the Hurry Up when TB is in the game. Stein is good in the slow mo huddle style, but TB seems to do better when they've got him rolling right along. He's steadier at a fast pace, and I think we've all noticed that about him. I don't know why it is, but if the shoe fits, wear it. Get some of those cool flip boards Oregon uses that have pictures on them to represent the plays and start flinging that ol' pigskin right along...
One other thing:
Can we please nickname Teddy Bridgewater "Tuberculosis"? He's going to make you cough up blood! It's ominous, but not too scary for the kids.