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Old 10-28-2008, 06:45 PM   #31
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I would like to see a little more of the standard 3 wide sets. Less of the bunch stuff, for a change of pace, and more screens, I kind of miss the days of us being the best Screen team in the NFL.
I've stated in plenty of posts how much I can't stand the bunch formations. The bunch formations make it difficult for the O-line to determine who to block. They basically align all the defenders in the box. These formations cannot be the staple of our offense.

I'm with you on more 3WR sets. This along with some quick passes, WR screens, gets the defenders out of the box. These formations spread the defense out and enables us to use the whole field. There is no doubt the O-line blocks much better in those situations. These formations are a big reason the no-huddle works so well for us.

How about setting the defense up for the long play. Running the ball and throwing short passes out of similar formations to set up the long ball. Use more motion to show what the defense is doing. How about putting Miller in motion more often or lining him up in the slot, utilizing him more like Dallas Clark. Miller could also move from the slot back to the line of scrimmage. These are all various ways of disguising the play and setting the defense up later in the game.

There's no denying that this offense has too many weapons to continually stall, even against top notch competition. There are certain plays that should be practiced and run to near perfection out of different formations. Those plays are the ones being discussed in this thread; the screens to the RB and WRs, the draw plays and quick slants. These are the plays that will get our offense out of trouble against the blitz happy teams.

Great stats Dino, great thread.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:40 PM   #32
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What about one or two running plays that are pretty much can't miss. Doesn't anyone practice certain plays like Lombardi used to? You know, to the point you can't get it wrong, no matter what the D throws at you.
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What about one or two running plays that are pretty much can't miss. Doesn't anyone practice certain plays like Lombardi used to? You know, to the point you can't get it wrong, no matter what the D throws at you.
Arians needs to go watch the footage of the 65 Toss Power Trap ala Hank Stram.

Heck yeah, 65 Toss Power Trap...works every time!

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Heck yeah, 65 Toss Power Trap...works every time!



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