Establish the run.
Stop the run.
these are the "game keys" set up by idiot TV color guys every sunday for seemingly every game. It's commentary that breaks as much new ground as saying "earlier today, the sun came up".
Here's another one that's starting to bug me:
"this team believes its receivers can beat anybody in man coverage".
Last night I heard it from Cris Collinsworth in regard to the Bears' superstar trio of Devin Hester, Johnny Knox and Earl Bennett. OK, not superstars. OK, not even probowlers. Yes, they're fast, but they're receivers in the NFL, so, yes they're fast.
My point is, if it's true that group can go man with anyone, what trio of NFL receivers CAN'T? Aren't pro-quality receivers expected to get separation from, and win one-on-one battles with, the best CBs?
A query for the board:
Pick your three favorite Michigan WRs hooked up with a pro-style, league-quality thrower, against Woodson, Marlin Jackson and Leon Hall, man-to-man. (Work with me here; one of the CBs is a nickel.)
Which group gets the best of it -- the great WRs or the great lockdown CBs?