Originally posted by superkev49:Originally posted by oldman9er:Originally posted by NCommand:Originally posted by BigMar:
.... or any of our WR's or TE's going deep down the field on the very first offensive play!
Hope in the Vikings game , but don't care any game.
Enough already with the "very first offensive play" of almost every offensive series being a run.
Let the opposing defense know you can and will try deep, mix it up a bit more. Put the defense on their heals do something the defense thinks you won't or can't do.
It is not every game, Frank Gore going to pop a 80 yard run on the first offensive snap with 8 men in the box.
Obviously I agree! Raye opened up the offense more the second game. Perhaps now he'll open it up even more this week. How about a shot gun formation? A post route? An audible out of a run to a pass when they stack 9 men in the box. Raye's offensive calls are ALL predetermined. If the defense adjusts, we're screwed! And that's why we got owned against the Cards and why we've given up 8 sacks in two games and something like 20 other pressures.
We were in shotgun 18 times against AZ and 14 times vs Seattle... just FYI.
I think the point I don't like is that he always runs in running situations and always passes in passing situations. Going shotgun isn't evidence of opening up a playbook. If, when I'm sat watching the game, I can correctly guess run or pass 85% of the time before the snap then the proper opposition coaches can guess it 85%+ and that's NOT GOOD! Would be great to see us pass deep on 1st down or at least mix it up a bit. Don't rate Jimmy Raye one bit.
I do think Raye has to mix it up a bit more. Not good if the defense can guess 95% of the time a 1st down run and be prepared for it. That is advantage defense..... unless, like Singletary , no matter what "We Will Impose Our Will On You".
Now can they impose their will on those 2 MASSIVE Viking defensive tackes?