Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
Seems like the Cards were ready for our jumbo packages with Sopoaga and extra offensive lineman ..maybe the rest of the league is taking notice and preparing for it and we cant surprise anyone with it anymore
I'd like to see us throw a 5 WR formation on the field for a 1st and goal play ....what do you guys think ? ...should we keep pounding away with the big formation or use it sparringly from now on?
Like all things teams will come around to it when they seen enough of it and have tape of what is sucessful. doesn't mean they should abondon it. If say they are in the jumbo formation and it is say like 2nd and short it is still effective because they have to defend it less we get the first down, if they play it you can always go Sop or Staley as tackle eligible or quick slant or similar to VD-all those came off the jumbo package. It is a matter of Alex making the right readof whether to let it roll or check down depending on what if the call is pass or run originally and how the D reacts. Sometimes you still want to run it on like 1st and ten as the other aspect even if it doesn't gain yards is that you wear down the front seven which affects their pass rush later in the game and even their rushing D later in the game.
5 WR formations are more predictable, you don't have to worry about running, it does spread the D, but as history tells it is good when you can employ without changing personell, like putting Walker as full back with say hunter then both motioning or shifting to the WR position, this way they are in their base defense and will create a lot of 1 on 1.
Also, history tells us the spread or whatever variation you want to call it, is very effective in between he 20s, but once you get near the red zone, it is less effective cause there is less area to defend. When things break down everyone knows the receivers are to head to the four corners of the endzones and the post hoping in the confusion a defender slips up and the QB makes the quick read.