It's no secret that Brandon Jacobs' 11 carries for 27 yards was a horror show last Thursday. But the issue of the ground game has been going on most of the season. The team hasn't rushed for a cumulative 100 yards in two games now, and things appear to be spiraling downward. Even the offensive linemen, once a physical, downhill-blocking group, appear frustrated.
Gilbride maintained it's just not that easy to keep handing the ball off to Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw, or whoever else might be back there. But at the same time, he knows he'd better find a way, lest this current pass-first team lets the season slip away because it can't control the clock and move the ball effectively against a Dallas defense that has held opponents to 102.7 rushing yards per game, ninth-best in the league.