On top of the division and looking to make a run at the championship. My favorite part is the sheer amount of 2nd round picks my team has. I have never been able to accumulate so many picks in an early round like this.
On the negative side, the team has some injuries that hurt. Namely the backup running back I drafted. I wanted to run a lot this year. I had a line that can run and event he backup lineman could get in and run block. I envisioned a battering ram attack. 8-9 linemen pushing forward with 2-3 backs as the tip of the spear. Running for 5+ ypc. Instead I took an offer for Randy Thomas for a 2nd rounder and got realistic. I can still commit to the run and not run an offense from the 1940s.
I normally have not been able to run plays with pulling linemen ever in NFL Head Coach 09. I wondered if I could pull it off. So I created a few pulling plays based off of some successful plays I was already running. The new plays worked in practice so I tried them without even training them up.
Most of them opened up gashing runs. Huge holes with yards of space. The pulling plays (both in general and in this instance) get your linemen into different areas to block. In theory you could set up a running play where a TE, FB, OT, and OG would all be blocking LBs and DBs primarily. Its been effective in 2 games.
Another oddity, Jason Campbell is turning into a pick machince. He was red hot to start the year and now, in the last 2-3 games hes got more picks than TDs. I don't see a pattern in it. Its not on one look or coverage or type of play. I think it might be throwing deep against cover 2, but I have to reflect on that.