If we had stopped them and Smith had lead us to a win in the spread I would have been thrilled. It would be even more evidence that this team needs to play to it's player's strengths. It would have shown Raye that his way got 5 passing yards and the spread got us a win. I would have credited Sing for making the switch at half-time but I would still need to see what they did at the beginning of next week's game before giving him too much credit.
This is an average team but they have some good players. They need to let them do what they do best. If the line sucks, put Alex in the shotgun to give him that extra time to throw. If the defense doesn't have a pass-rusher than you need to confuse the QB with coverages and confuse the O-line with stunts and different blitz packages. If your QB is best out of the shotgun (his only INT came on his only pass out of the base offense in the second half) then move to a shotgun-based offense.
Singletary has been very good at making a change when something isn't working. The base offense with the full-back and the TE hasn't been working but he has continued to let Jimmy Raye call it. I will be interested to see what happens next game because this team does have playoff potential but right now it's just that, potential.
[ Edited by jaghetersofie on Nov 23, 2009 at 9:35 AM ]