Why An Effective Rushing Attack Is Still Important In The NFL Today

July 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the most part, the NFL has diverted away from the traditional smash-mouth offenses, and instead transitioned into a quarterback-driven league. 
A quarterback is the leader of the entire team and is responsible for making crucial decisions for the offense. Without a franchise quarterback, it's tough to be a competitive unit.
Taking a look at the top 10 passing offenses, eight of those teams were in the playoffs. Nonetheless, the defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints were not only fourth in the league in passing, but sixth  in rushing as well. 
Having a balanced offense is an integral key to success. In general, it keeps the opposition honest.
A potent ground game can truly compliment your aerial attack, as it draws extra defenders into the box, ultimately opening up opportunities down field. Moreover, when your opponent doesn't know what to expect, it makes stopping you much tougher.
In addition, it takes immense pressure of your qu...

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