Also, Blount is a beast. He's the most impressive 3.2 YPC you'll ever see. A lot of 1-2 yard lurches with the occasional 8-12 yard burst with three guys draped all over him.I thought the running game was awful. Except for a couple of big gains, it was mostly running into a brick wall on some of the most predictable handoffs ever.
Seemed to me that the Pats knew their offensive line was suspect. Especially on the run and that they really only called the run stuff to keep the D honest to an extent and to really try & set up the play action. Basically, I think anything they got out of the running game last night was a bonus. I have to imagine they had pretty tempered expectations about how the running game would perform against that Arizona front.
On the bright side, it seems like once our line is healthy, the addition of Bennett will help a lot on run plays. I knew he was a good receiver from his time in Chicago, but seeing him blocking is really encouraging, too. Between him, Gronk, and Blount, our goal line rushes should look a lot better this year
Gotta get that OLine healthy, though, which is a lot easier said than done