- Jul 13, 2014
His workload may not increase as much as you think. We ran 835 plays last year, good for 98th in the country. So I'll agree with you that, logically speaking, if you have a more efficient offense (and we all pray to Christ we will), we'll run more plays. But Enos is not a tempo coach. We're not going to all of a sudden run 1000 plays. So even if you say we have a 10% increase, let's go with 920 plays.btw dallas averaged 8 carries per game last season, the most he had in any game was 17 vs toledo when he put up 110 and a touchdown. his carries dropped off at the end of the year but there was a stretch in the middle of the season where he was averaging about 12 per game. his workload will increase this year -- we should be a better offense running more plays, for one -- but how much is it really going to increase? 16-18 carries per game instead of 12? this discussion is dumb.
Last year we had a combined 381 touches from our backs. Again, say that increases by 10%. So we're at about 420 touches.
Homer got 183 (48%)
Deejay got 119 (31%)
Harris got 31 (8%)
Choc got 28 (7%)
Lingard & Burns combined for 20 (5%)
We lost Choc & Homer...so that's a loss of 211 touches. Certainly a void to fill, but you've now really got 3 backs vying for those rather than just essentially 2. So if you assume Deejay gets Homer's workload, then you're going to give half the touches to Lingard and Cam combined? I'm not sure that's the best strategy. I actually think it may be more of a 40/30/30 split. Those 2 young kids are too talented to give 15% of the touches to. They need to work. So if Deejay gets 40% of the touches, and we assume we run 10% more plays, you can probably project him for 170ish touches. 13 or so a game. It'll be very interesting to see how the workload shakes out. But I don't think there's a chance in hell that Deejay gets 48% of the touches like Homer did last year.