Running Game Failures

Well, the Buffalo Bills have reached the bye week and, in Bills fashion, this season has had its ups and downs. But going into their football-less Sunday 3-2 probably wasn’t expected. I’ll say it: as of right now, they have overachieved, thanks to a stingy defense that leads the league in scoring, only allowing 14.8 points/game. The @buffalobills enter the team's bye week ranked as the @NFL's top scoring defense. pic.twitter.com/UiVR8muQLs— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) October 11, 2017   The commitment to tackling, discipline, and simplicity has paid off on that side of the ball. But that approach on the offensive side of the ball has led to a massive dip in production, specifically on the ground.   The Bills’ elite rushing game has gone missing. The new outside zone running scheme has failed, and failed miserably. Over the prior two seasons, the Bills have led the league in rushing. They used a very complex and powerful run game to snatch the will out of opposing defenses. But what most fans don’t realize is that the reason the Bills were so dominant was because of the massive amount of time they spent practicing it.   Each concept and scheme has … Continue reading Running Game Failures