- Oct 8, 2011
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A big part of why our offense was great in 2019 was that when teams stacked the box we threw and when they dropped back in coverage we ran. You obviously have to have skill in both areas to be successful but the two do go hand in hand. If you can force the safeties to need to come up and stop the run it is going to make it much easier to find open space as a receiver.I'm a full fledged member of the "the run does not setup the pass" club. I just don't think that's a thing.
Time and again you see teams who run well, but still can't get a good passing game going. I just don't think they're that tightly connected / that defenses sell out 'enough' to have the run setup the pass.
You either have the tools to pass and you can do so... or you just don't no matter how well you run.
I do think that a great passing game can help the run... but possibly only because teams will give the running game much more room to avoid big passing plays, and because IMO it's easier to run generally speaking.