Kilroy1872 wrote:The problem is, when it is it not a passing situation with Martz?
Marshall Faulk's skills have been steadily declining the past few years, and before last year he was STILL scoring double digit TDs every single year. They simply couldn't run the ball more because Marshall wasn't as good as he used to be (he's still above average short yardage runner, zero top end speed though). I think the Ram's with a fully healthy, fresh, YOUNG running game is going to surprise a lot of people this year both in their pass/run ratio and overall effectiveness.
Keep in mind that Bulger was on pace to throw for well over 4,500 yards last season and the Ram's were just middle of the pack in scoring. That is a huge discrepency. The run game only scored something like SEVEN TDS..
This offense is about to explode and Holt/Bruce/Bulger/Wilkins AND S.Jackson are all underrated going into the season IMO. I've been steadily upgrading the passing game this entire off-season to the point where I have Bulger neck and neck with McNabb.. and lately I've been realizing the true catalyst of the offense is going to be Steven Jackson. I think this guy is a value pick in the 2nd round of the draft and have him right in the range of guys like Tiki Barber and Clinton Portis at RB12.