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NFL teams are passing over the running back
NFL teams are passing over the running back

Quarterbacks are putting up gargantuan numbers. Yardage totals are rolling up like pennies on a gas pump. Defenses are scrambling to patch holes. And power running backs are all but forgotten. What used to be a cornerstone to building a strong offensive attack, the ability to grind out a few hard yards, is almost an afterthought in today's NFL. "We have gone almost totally away from the power running attack," said longtime NFL personnel man Bill Polian, now an ESPN analyst. "That old play where you'd take the big fullback and lead up on the linebacker, double-team the nose tackle and blast away, that's not quite as prevalent anymore." Through the...

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