It seems the NFL went thru a short lived fad over the last few years.
I'm starting to notice the trend reversing:
If you want to throw the ball 40-50 plus times a game you are either going to lose or maybe squeeze out a last minute win (if your lucky).
Drew Brees last night is a perfect example. Even at the start of the game you could see Manning take control by mixing up the play calling while Brees would pass, pass, pass.
When they would try to run, they would do the RB by Commitee and get nowhere. They don't look like a team that even wants to establish a Running Game. They just want to pass like it's arena league.
Tom Brady is also a great example ... He runs a no huddle but when he sees an opportunity to RUN, he takes it.
Who remembers the 1st half of the Packers/Seahawks Monday Night game (everyone remembers the last play)??
Rodgers threw the ball 25 times and they ran 4 times. Rodgers was sacked 6 times.
In the 2nd half they came out running and came back and took control of the game.
I'm starting to think the PHASE of Arena NFL is a thing of the past...thoughts???