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Numbers Don't Lie: Run Game's in Trouble?

Hi, new member here.  I love the site and appreciate the respectful, insightful dialogue.

Everyone's saying we shouldn't be worried about CJ, LenDale and the run game, but I compared the first two '09 performances with last year's first two preseason games and it ain't pretty.  Check it out:

WARNING:  These numbers are not pretty.  Am I overreacting here or is the excuse "We're just not run scheming yet" not holding water?

Preseason

2008

Game 1 vs. St. Louis Rams

RushingATTYDSTDLG
Q. Ganther 8 115 2 45
C. Johnson 6 77 1 66
C. Henry 9 38 0 13
V. Young 1 35 0 35
O. Cuff 9 33 0 7
L. White 6 33 0 14
I. Martin 4 9 0 12

Game 2 vs. Oakland Raiders

RushingATTYDSTDLG
C. Johnson 8 46 0 15
L. White 8 39 0 22
C. Henry 5 28 0 20
Q. Ganther 3 16 0 12
I. Martin 1 7 0 7
V. Young 1 4 0 4

NOW to 2009:

Game 1 vs. Buffalo Bills

RushingATTYDSTDLG
C. Henry 6 23 0 16
C. Johnson 6 17 0 16
J. Ringer 4 14 0 9
L. White 6 12 1 5
A. Trapasso 2 6 1 40
Q. Ganther 3 2 0 3
V. Young 1 1 0 1
R. Little 3 -2 0 2

Game 2 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

RushingATTYDSTDLG
J. Ringer 7 51 1 36
C. Henry 6 16 0 8
V. Young 2 9 0 9
C. Johnson 7 7 0 5
L. White 3 6 0 3
Q. Ganther 1 4 0 4
R. Ferguson 1 0 0 0
P. Ramsey 4 -1 0 2

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