If someone can “sure sling it around” and you have the weapons, why should it always be about smash mouth run game? That makes no sense to me. Especially when size is so obviously going to be an issue this year. I’d guess this team will likely be the smallest Jackson has had in years, if not ever. I would think the first priority would be getting the ball in the end zone with the best available tools. Western Brown would have been a win had the mentality not been “we must run the ball” . We waited too long to use the tools available.Poo Bear wrote: ↑Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:31 amThis isn’t a fast backfield overall. Spires can take it to the house but is more of a punishing type back. Graham is also a hard runner who is best between the tackles. Parks and Johnson are similar , smaller than the other two but strong fast and hard nosed. Both need to do a good job of taking care of the ball as they fight for yardage. Icenhower is very good at ball fakes and is a formidable runner also. Get these backs going downhill and let them punish tacklers . Spires and Graham need carries to get going. Keep running them and they’ll break one in the 3rd and 4th quarters . Parks and Johnson are great change of pace runners . When you have a thoroughbreds you turn em loose and let em run. This will help the line get in a rhythm and fire out and engage someone. The zone blocking in space is harder than getting a hat on a hat.
Jackson will be fine but needs to find its indentity early and not later.
Ice can sure sling it around and will have several nice weapons to throw too. But Jackson football shoulda always be about a smash mouth run game . My 2 cents
Just my opinion