Hmmmm I see, that sounds so original! I thought the plan was Run Run Check down pass and then punt, what you are suggesting is Run Run Run Run Run Run Run Score Hmmmmm I like that it seems a little better!
Originally posted by GolittaCamper: Hmmmm I see, that sounds so original! I thought the plan was Run Run Check down pass and then punt, what you are suggesting is Run Run Run Run Run Run Run Score Hmmmmm I like that it seems a little better!
I am going to be soooo irritated if we go back to the overly conservative approach that lost us soooo many games last year, such as Green Bay (the first half), Atlanta, Minnesota, Houston first half, among others. I really hope Raye begins to open things up as he sometimes did later in the season. I am not convinced Sing's "formula", if there is such a thing, will allow him to do so...
I'm curious why everybody seems to think that Singletary wants to have a run-heavy smashmouth offense. The term 'balance' has been the cause de jour for both him and Raye since last season.
Balance wasn't an option last season because the O-Line was pushed 2 yds behind scrimmage by the time Gore got his hands on the ball. The only option left if we wanted to win games was going pass heavy.
If the first down produces decent yardage, that opens up the playbook for second down. (Play action, deep out, sideline fly, etc) When 3rd & short situations are regularly converted, it keeps the defense off the field and allows them to be more aggressive in attacking the QB.
On balance, I think that a base set with Gore/Coffee behind the line, Crabtree/Morgan split out, Davis in Tight and D. Walker or T. Ginn holding the last spot gives the team a plethora of options. (Ginn down the sideline, Davis in the middle, and Crabs on a comeback forces the Defense to leave somebody in single coverage . . . and when the SS backs out of the box, it's time for the Frank Gore show to begin)
Playcalling is situation dependent. Unfortunately, there aren't many plays for 2nd & long and 3rd & long. When the O-Line starts holding its ground, it will open up the playbook dramatically.
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