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TMQ: All Facts, All The Time

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Knighthawk, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

    From today's TMQ column at the Worldwide Leader:

    "The Lions reached the 1991 NFC Championship Game as a run 'n' shoot team, and entered the contest with no tight end on the roster. Run 'n' shoot teams actively disdained the run, saying the future of football was all passing."

    Barry Sanders only had 1,548 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns for the 1991 Lions.
  2. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Imagine how many yards he'd have gone for if they weren't so busy actively disdaining the run.
  3. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    If it were the case that the Lions were going to throw the ball all the time, wouldn't it be more aptly named the shoot offense?

    Or was the running thought to be happening after the catch?
  4. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Then wouldn't it be Shoot n Run?
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Shoot... I don't know.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    And yet the Lions still ranked 11th in rushing attempts and 10th in rushing yards that season.
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I'm sure it's no relation to the Fun 'n' Gun.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    By the way, the "Father of the Run-and-Shoot", Darrel "Mouse" Davis, was the Detroit Lions' offensive coordinator from 1988-90. He coached w/June Jones and, VOILA, now has helped create Colt Brennan.

    He's now at Portland State, and just celebrated his 75th birthday. Here's an article about him, including some comments from Barry Sanders, who indeed played in the run-and-shoot with the Lions (though Davis was gone by 1991 -- not sure how many elements of the offense remained in play at that time): http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=118883751535811300
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    This article says the Lions, Falcons, and Oilers made the playoffs in the 1991 season using the Run-and-Shoot offense:

  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    This article talks about the Washington Redskins 1991 preseason preparations as they readied for their opening game of the season against the Lions, "who were practictioners of the Run-and-Shoot offense".


  11. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Whether or not they were Run-N-Shoot teams is irrelevant. The column says "Run 'n' shoot teams actively disdained the run."

    Which, clearly, the Lions did not.
  12. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Imagine how many yards he'd have gone for if they gave him a good qb/o-line.
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