I agree with all of you. For a "WCO" where are all the slants and screens?
When we have used it, it has been pretty effective. Why on earth would Harb/Roman not use screens more?
My dad and I have had the conversation about "saving plays" until the playoffs, especially after the loss to Arizona. I don't know if I'm buying that. Then again, I'd LOVE to see Greg Williams face when he gets gashed for a 40 yard TD on a 3rd and 8.
Screens, counters and draws are basically constraint plays
that must be sprinkled in, or timed to keep defenses honest. If the defense adjust to what your are doing (base plays) a countermeasure is necessary.
I have always been interested in the theory behind "calling plays." Bill Walsh used to liken it to boxing. I was reading an interview with an NFL OC asking about play calling theory and he said (I can't remember who) it was "more art then science."
I always thought when Norv Turner was an OC he had a good feel for it, even though he comes from the Coryell School of O. It seemed like he'd run strong side power down your throat, and just when the D adjusted he'd hit the counter and deep PA game.
[ Edited by GoldandGarnet on Dec 30, 2011 at 5:36 PM ]