Calling The Shots: Justin Forsett’s Real Value

February 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

First things first: I do not want to put down Justin Forsett or his accomplishments.
In fact, I think he could be a very solid and effective back in a zone blocking or similar system.
J-Force is a solid piece to the offensive puzzle. He runs the screens and off tackle stretch plays like a natural, and he takes care of the ball. He can, and is willing to lower his shoulder to gain that extra yard. He's a scrappy player that does more with less.
He is an absolute perfect fit for Alex Gibbs' zone blocking system.
Backs in this system must put paramount importance in vision, instincts, patience and one cut running ability. The back must have trust in his system, realizing that constant 4-5 yard gains are better than one 76 yard run and a bunch of plays for no gain.
Justin Forsett gets knocked for his average-below average speed. True, he has almost no third gear, but he really doesn't need to.
The Zone Blocking system is all about medians, not averages. In o...

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