Saturday, March 21, 2015

Rex ready to 'run it 50 times' with revamped offense

It's no secret that Rex Ryan loves to run the football. Given the opportunity, he's prepared to do it A LOT in Buffalo.

The new coach's intentions quickly became clear once the trades/free-agent signings  -- LeSean McCoy, Jerome Felton, Charles Clay -- started this offseason: rebuild the ground attack. After leading the league in rushing attempts in 2013, Buffalo dropped to 20th last season following multiple injuries to the backfield and inefficiencies in the blocking game.

Ryan feels the moves the team has made so far has them poised to get back to a run-first game plan, while also creating mismatches and opportunities in the passing game.

"We prefer to ground and pound it, we're going to run it 50 times if we can on you," he said via the Democrat and Chronicle. "We're not naive enough to think we're going to be able to get away with that. We can spread you out and create some nightmares in coverage. 

"If you want to stop our run by keeping all the big guys in there, then so be it, we'll be able to hurt you in a lot of different ways outside."


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