9. "The running attack takes a back seat in the Saints offense" In response to In response to 8 Mon Apr-20-20 10:29 PM by allStah
they are a pass heavy team.
Alvin avg 12 carries a game last season and the season before that. Now if you look at his receiving yards and receptions, even though the yards were down, his receptions per game went up. He clearly is not getting the ball enough as a runner, but his touches as a receiver are increasing.
That is what I mean by being wasted in the Saint's offense. He should at least see 15 to 20 carries as a running back. If you look at his peers:
Dalvin Cook avg 18 carries a game Christian avg 18 carries a game Elliot avg 20 carries a game Even Gurley ,who was being load managed, avg more carries than Alvin.
When Bush was with the Saints, he avg around 7-8 carries a game, and had only 2 seasons where he avg double digits in carries. Goes to Miami and Detroit and gets 15 carries a game.
Again, in the Saint's offense, the running attack is not a focal point, and receivers are going to take touches away. So to me running backs are not used to their full potential.
But I will say that maybe the game has changed, and I'm just used to RBs getting at least 17-20 touches a game...