Football is the ultimate team sport, so saying a running back doesn’t need blocking to succeed appears to be an illogical statement.
But nice try for New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa. Darkwa’s comments on Friday, intentionally or unintentionally, threw more gasoline of the fire that is currently the team’s offense.
Let’s try to recap. This week, some media questioned head coach Ben McAdoo’s play-calling. Conversely, McAdoo gave his offensive line a pass, but criticized his quarterback. Previously the head coach was critical of the starting running back. And by use of linear reasoning, the back-up running back threw the starting running back under the bus on Friday.
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The star wide receiver could care less about your fantasy football team. So if he could care less, why doesn’t he? So maybe he couldn’t care less?
But we digress.
Running game stuck in mud
After handing Paul Perkins the starting running back position in May, McAdoo seems to have a severe case of buyer’s remorse. Before the head coach got buyer’s remorse, he should have played Perkins more in the preseason.
Let’s face it, veteran Rashad Jennings was the scapegoat for last season’s ill-fated rushing attack. Since the New York Giants released Jennings, has the running game improved?
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