Originally posted by tohara3: I really think we would have had a better chance to pickup yards if we come out in I-formation & wide recievers split out wide. By doing goal line offense they just stack the box & pound our offense.
If we did use a regular pro set as you describe, we would either have man converage on 1 WR or the defense would keep the safeties back to help and leave only 7 defenders in the box. Most of today we dealt with 8 men in the box, minimum.
You make a good point, stacking 9 men in the box was probably, to some degree, a reaction to our formations. If we show 2 TEs and a motion a WR inside, I don't see how you could do anything but stack the LOS with at least 9 guys.
Maybe Sing and Raye think they should still be able to win those 11 on 11 battles
I just watched us GIVE A GAME AWAY. The run three times up the gut of the Vikes was STUPID... Why the hell go conservative when you can win the game with a 1st down... We were one 1st down from being 3-0 and a top team in the NFC. The O is far to predictable.
And, what made us successful in the 80s? Using the pass to set up the run! If we pass a little more, we'll move the chains. Consistantly running the ball against 8/9 man fronts for little gain (or negative yards) makes absolutely zero fkn sense. Make them respect the pass, and it'll open the run, yes?
Originally posted by Native49erFan: And, what made us successful in the 80s? Using the pass to set up the run! If we pass a little more, we'll move the chains. Consistantly running the ball against 8/9 man fronts for little gain (or negative yards) makes absolutely zero fkn sense. Make them respect the pass, and it'll open the run, yes?
I hope this loss makes them rethink wtf they're doing. But losing Gore will definitely change things. I do not think we can run 60% of the time with Coffee yet. We will pass more next week and it should work, and when it does work hopefully we don't stubbornly stick to the run in the future if it's being stopped.
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