Ezekiel Elliott, how many yards do we really need from him

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Whirlwin, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Whirlwin

    Whirlwin Well-Known Member

    12,894 Messages
    7,809 Likes Received
    Let’s talk about production. OK so you’re the league leading rusher. What did those yards do. You start on your own 20 yard line. By the time you get to the red zone. You’re not as fresh. No I’d rather see more balance going down the field. And then use every bit of energy to pound the ball into the end zone. No, this is as much on coaching as it is on anything else. Special teams should be much better the season so we don’t have to start every drive on are side of the field. I guess there’s a reason why there’s only one rushing title leader with the ring . Some fans don’t think an extra game is a big deal. Ask the players at the end of the season how big of a deal it is. Go cowboys
     
  2. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

    29,300 Messages
    76,660 Likes Received
  3. MountaineerCowboy

    MountaineerCowboy Well-Known Member

    2,573 Messages
    3,971 Likes Received
    Well, We've not made the playoffs since he entered the league unless he rushed for 1,400 yards. So, I'm going with at least 1,400 yards.
     
  4. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    6,112 Messages
    8,087 Likes Received
    2000 rushing 1000 receiving 25 TDS.
     
  5. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

    14,135 Messages
    24,028 Likes Received
    As many as he can get.
     
  6. DoctorChicken

    DoctorChicken Well-Known Member

    5,141 Messages
    10,588 Likes Received
    He’ll go for at least 1,200

    How many do we need? Who knows. With these three WRs, we don’t need to pound the rock like we used to. We just need him to pick up the dirty yards and pass protect, and despite the hate some have for him, he is quite good at those.
     
    jazzcat22, 817Gill, Roland and 3 others like this.
  7. Whirlwin

    Whirlwin Well-Known Member

    12,894 Messages
    7,809 Likes Received
    That’s what I’m looking for touchdowns
     
    ESisback likes this.
  8. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

    3,166 Messages
    6,381 Likes Received
    Dang it! That's what I was going to say...
     
    NotForLong, Hagman, Techsass and 2 others like this.
  9. ESisback

    ESisback Well-Known Member

    6,786 Messages
    7,163 Likes Received
    If we can get 4-5k from the passing game, and 600-800 rushing yards from other contributors, anything over 1300 from Zeke will make this O fairly potent. IMHO.
     
  10. ESisback

    ESisback Well-Known Member

    6,786 Messages
    7,163 Likes Received
    What he said! yes! TDs!
     
    Techsass and Whirlwin like this.
  11. Whirlwin

    Whirlwin Well-Known Member

    12,894 Messages
    7,809 Likes Received
    17 games, 1700 yards would be ideal for Elliot. I’d like to see an average of 80 a game. The means he is running well and we have balance
     
    jazzcat22 likes this.
  12. Blast From The Past

    Blast From The Past Well-Known Member

    1,804 Messages
    710 Likes Received
    We need Zeke to do the heavy lifting in getting the tough yards. He could get about 1400 yards this season and get about 12 tds and I'd be pleased.
     
    TequilaCowboy and Whirlwin like this.
  13. Whirlwin

    Whirlwin Well-Known Member

    12,894 Messages
    7,809 Likes Received
    I would love to see at least an average of one touchdown a game from him. That’s 17 touchdowns. I don’t care about the yardage . I’m thinking 80 a game would be good balance
     
  14. Bobhaze

    Bobhaze Moderator

    8,788 Messages
    27,793 Likes Received
    I think a better question is “How many yards do we need from the running game this year?” Because I believe the days of Zeke being a “bell cow” with 25 carries a game are in the rear view mirror.

    We need a successful running game overall, and I think that will include Tony Pollard. We need about 110-120 yards per game on avg.
     
    Hagman, catiii, 817Gill and 2 others like this.
  15. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

    18,186 Messages
    15,733 Likes Received
    I like. Very good point about the extra game, too.

    Zeke is a power runner. There are only so many quality pounding carries a back can take in a drive, game, or season. Focus the juice for when the power matters - short yardage, red zone, and playoffs.

    Between the 20s, power is less valuable, speed is more valuable, and passing is easier. The offense should be a run/pass mix between the 20s. Th *threat* of Zeke helps the pass game when we aren't forced by down and distance to pass. It helps us on runs with other players too.

    Zeke tapping himself out when we reach the opposing 30 has got to go.
     
  16. Whirlwin

    Whirlwin Well-Known Member

    12,894 Messages
    7,809 Likes Received
    I could not agree more. I thought he should at least stay in as a decoy. . He’s just not being used right in my opinion. I want OK to know if he complains that he doesn’t get the ball more than he should I wonder if he even cares about leagues leading rusher. He doesn’t seem selfish. Yes use him when it matters most . And hope he’s comfortable with it . So it doesn’t present new challenges
     
    buybuydandavis likes this.
  17. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

    18,186 Messages
    15,733 Likes Received
    Multi-run threat offense. Zeke, Pollard, Dak, Lamb. We shouldn't just spread the carries around, it should be unclear who is getting the ball on any given snap.

    The days of "we're running this guy and you can't stop us" are done. Especially for Zeke. Mixing it up to increase uncertainty in the defense is the name of the game. That's how you get the most total production, and more efficient production per player.
     
  18. J817

    J817 Well-Known Member

    4,401 Messages
    3,624 Likes Received
    He needs 11,971 yards to tie the all-time rushing record. If he can get that next year, only then will he redeem himself to me. Anything less than we should have drafted Ramsey.
     
    817Gill likes this.
  19. Whirlwin

    Whirlwin Well-Known Member

    12,894 Messages
    7,809 Likes Received
    I thought about that my cowboy brother. I just don’t know how much he likes sharing the ball. But you’re spot on if we average 120 rushing yards a game. We’re doing a damn good
     
    Bobhaze likes this.
  20. Bobhaze

    Bobhaze Moderator

    8,788 Messages
    27,793 Likes Received
    Agree 100%.
     
    Roland and buybuydandavis like this.

Share This Page