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    Question...why do we take McGahee out on 3rd down?



    We all know he can catch and make things happen in the open field.

    I mean I like Musa, but he doesn't really do much in the open field.

    I thought that was the main purpose of a 3rd down guy...catch and make plays in open field.

    Is it a case of giving McGahee breaks without taking him out on frst and second downs?

    Is Willis' conditioning still an issue?

    Or is Brian simply out thinking himself?




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    Re: Question...why do we take McGahee out on 3rd down?

    No...the ideal thrid down back stays in and blocks.

    Musa can occassionally catch a pass but its usually on 3rd downs after he releases out of the shot gun set. He normally stays in and blocks for at least one second or so before releasing to the flat, where sure as the sky is blue McNair will throw to on thrid down.




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    Re: Question...why do we take McGahee out on 3rd down?

    See, having a back in on 3rd down who is excellent at catching passes and is tough to bring down in space is a revolutionary concept that the Billick offense hasn't been able to grasp just yet


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    Re: Question...why do we take McGahee out on 3rd down?

    McGahee can block...we brings more then Smith. Hell...why not have them both back there.
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    Re: Question...why do we take McGahee out on 3rd down?

    I have been asking the same question since the season began
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    Re: Question...why do we take McGahee out on 3rd down?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven Nurse View Post
    Simple...When it is 3rd and short we dont run it. Might as well have our best runner out
    But he is our best pass recieving Back also...
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    Re: Question...why do we take McGahee out on 3rd down?

    there is no good answer to the question. no excuse. But this is one of many puzzling questions about Billick's offense.




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    Re: Question...why do we take McGahee out on 3rd down?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bez513 View Post
    McGahee can block...we brings more then Smith. Hell...why not have them both back there.
    Wait what?? A 2 back shotgun formation? Why, whatever makes you think Billick knows how to run a play from that?




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    Re: Question...why do we take McGahee out on 3rd down?

    Quote Originally Posted by jburns
    there is no good answer to the question.
    I think the above just about says it all. I don't get it either. I'm fine with Musa seeing some action, but why in those situations?




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    Re: Question...why do we take McGahee out on 3rd down?

    Quote Originally Posted by StingerNLG View Post
    Wait what?? A 2 back shotgun formation? Why, whatever makes you think Billick knows how to run a play from that?
    Come on now,next you'll be telling me they invented the wheel.

    Ya think we should get BB watching a bit of college football.
    And buy him some blank DVD's to put the new plays onto.
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    Re: Question...why do we take McGahee out on 3rd down?

    I think they feel more comfortable with Musa knowing the protections, and they don't want to leave the QB out to dry with someone looking the wrong direction to block.




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    Re: Question...why do we take McGahee out on 3rd down?

    Who knows? If we would have run more this year, we would have had 2 or 3 more wins.




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