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Bucs will run more -- or will they?
Posted Jul. 18 at 01:20 PM
There's an article today at Tampa Bay Online, explaining how the Bucs are going to run the ball more often now that Jon Gruden is gone and Jeff Jagodzinski is taking over at offensive coordinator.
"In Jon Gruden's seven-year tenure as head coach, the Bucs never ran the ball on more than 46 percent of their snaps in a season," writes Ira Kaufman.
But wait a minute. By my count, the Bucs over the last four years have been an above-average team in terms of calling running plays.
They were a middle-of-the-pack team last year, ranking 18th (out of 32 teams) in terms of percentage of rushing plays. In 2007, they ran the ball on 46 percent of their plays, the 9th-highest total in the league. They ranked 13th and 24th in the previous two seasons.
I do not, therefore, see this talk by Jagodzinski as any huge philosophy change.
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