Originally Posted by JoeyBoy718
I agree with you that he "could have" easily gotten the dirty 2-3 yards, but I think the reason he kept trying to make a play by bouncing outside was because of his frustrations with the line. Murray is a playmaker and he wants to break free for a big run or two every game. I think he just felt that with the play of the line that breakout run wouldn't be happening so his frustrations led him to trying to create something out of nothing. I think the same could possibly be said for Romo and some of his boneheaded throws this season. Romo and Murray are a lot similar to me, despite playing different positions, and I can see them letting their frustrations get the better of them. Unfortunately, this O-line isn't giving them anything to be happy about.
I can buy the frustration and shell shock explainations if it's latter in the game and the accumulative effects of 2-3 quarters of ineffectiveness have taken their toll, but not in the first few series of the game. The runs I'm refering to happend in the 2nd series. I think Murray is just given a lot of lattitude to freelance and attempt the big play. Until the OL starts to build better cohesion and unity I think his focus should be more oriented towards getting 2-3 yards on every carry to keep down and distances manageable, and breaking the 50 yard run is gravy.