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Old 12-22-2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default How to fix the offense?

Does anyone have any realistic ways they can fix this offense?

I'm trying to see pull something positive from their performances over the past month and other than Ben's working a couple of great driives in the last 5 minutes, there isn't much.

How could they have gotten this bad at running the ball? Is there a way to fix it...I noticed the 3 TE set at the goal line but then even that got blown up.

I don't mean for this to turn into a Willie sux / Ben sux thread, I want some reason to believe that this offense can be better against a quality defense.

The way I see right now, I pray they play the Broncos in the divisional round...
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: How to fix the offense?

I'm not sure if it would work or not, but I would like to see us run more screen passes to get Willie in the open field. Also, I think we need to look down field more in our passing game. The only pattern we run deep seems to be a fly route down the sideline (like the TD pass to Holmes). Our OLine may not allow us to, but itd be nice to see us run some posts or out and ups or something of that nature in the 15-25 yrd downfield range. IMO
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:01 AM   #3
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Default Re: How to fix the offense?

start by getting decent OLine men to play.. ours suck!!! i dont know if they thought it would be ok the way it was or what, but it definately isnt working and they are going to get ben killed, i dont want to see our star qb taken out on a stretcher
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:43 AM   #4
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start by getting decent OLine men to play.. ours suck!!! i dont know if they thought it would be ok the way it was or what, but it definately isnt working and they are going to get ben killed, i dont want to see our star qb taken out on a stretcher
while I agree whole heartedly that this Oline is abyssmal, unfortunately it can't be replaced in 3 weeks...

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We can start by reminding Ben to take care of the ball...He's killing us! We will only go as far as he takes us.
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I'd say this:

Let's commit to running the ball 30 times next week. Let's run the Pony offense with Parker and Russell in the same backfield. Let's run Parker to the edge and Russell up the middle. Let's use Moore as a 3rd down back exclusively. If we cannot run the ball effectively in that scenario, then we know we will be a pass first team in the playoffs and lets plan accordingly.
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Let's commit to running the ball 30 times next week. Let's run the Pony offense with Parker and Russell in the same backfield. Let's run Parker to the edge and Russell up the middle. Let's use Moore as a 3rd down back exclusively. If we cannot run the ball effectively in that scenario, then we know we will be a pass first team in the playoffs and lets plan accordingly.
If we commit to doing that, I think Moore needs at least half of those carries. He's runnin the ball better right now.
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You are ignoring what I'm saying. Parker is faster, and Russell is stronger, while Moore is the better blocking/catching back. The above scenario plays to each RB's individual strength. When things break down, the best way to correct it is to simplify, return for first principles.
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You are ignoring what I'm saying. Parker is faster, and Russell is stronger, while Moore is the better blocking/catching back. The above scenario plays to each RB's individual strength. When things break down, the best way to correct it is to simplify, return for first principles.
I saw what you typed but why go back to first principles when it's obvious Willie isn't Willie right now? The Fact is that Moore is running the ball better and he gives us the best chance to win.
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If we start giving a situational back 25 carries a game he's going to get hurt, and then he'll be of no use to us at all. "Willie is not Willie" because we are running up the middle, and we just aren't blocking well enough to do that. At least Russell may be able to shed some tacklers.
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