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The last time I remember feeling like we were seriously interested in purposefully passing to a RB was that very brief minute in time (I think it was a single month in 2015) when we had Lance Dunbar who we were suddenly weirdly interested in passing the ball to. The team went on a tear where they threw to him like crazy. He was on pace for 80 catches and 800 yards before he got hurt. It was WR-level production from a very narrowly part-time backup RB.We don't scheme at all for passes to our backs do we?
Not a third read dump, I mean an actual designed play.
Then, when Dunbar got hurt, it's like the team said: "Oh. But now we lost the receiving specialist. It was fun scheming ways to play with a toy like Dunbar. Our our RBs don't feel like toys. They are generic. Standard. Boring. What are we supposed to do with these boring guys? Scheming for regular RBs sounds harder and less fun. No thanks. From now on, all passes to the RBs will just be last-resort dump-offs. Maybe if we're feeling saucy, we'll throw a screen pass or two every month."
And we have been wildly uninterested in purposefully passing to our RBs since then, it feels like.