Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
thl from 2 pages back, you noted changing from alex to CK midstream was ballsy or NOT conservative. Agreed. Conservative is having
BOLDIN VANCE VERNON BALDWIN on the team and not using them...hell, hardly using a glue fingered huge guy (#89) at all. And that, is CONSERVATIVE.
Like Command said, "Where the hell is the rest of the team?" And I put it to you, yeah, where the hell are they. Basically they are used as blockers, decoys, or duds, and just flat azz not used. That is going to be a colossal error when we visit the Crescent City's Superdome. Payton will 10 and 11 man us to death on LOS, and if rock head roman continues to run into that, well, we lose. Pure and simple. JH has to have a check off for kap at LOS against a box 10 or 11, or 8. Running frank into that will net us 70 yds in 25 carries, but no win. That is what I mean by conservative...and to go all the way...we are going to have to see that fundamental change be made.
Whether Vance and Baldwin get targets or not has no correlation to how 'conservative' an offense is, in my definition of the word. Vance and Baldwin will get their limited targets for now. Once Kap can regularly get to a 3rd and 4th read, then they'll get more targets. They sure aren't the first or second read at the moment. For a team (QB) that doesn't pass much, they (he) want to maximize the potential of success on the few pass plays they call. VD and Boldin have formations and plays where they get featured. I see nothing wrong with scheming to get your top playmakers the ball, at the risk of not getting others involved.
They take their shots downfield. They regularly go for it when it's 3rd and long. There was a WR end around called in two recent games. Had something went wrong, we'd be questioning why give it to Moore/Kyle on that type of play. My opposite of conservative would be risky.
I think there's such a thing as a risky run game. When the opponent stacks the box, and you still try to run it. Because if it works, it mindf**ks the opponent. The second layer can be thin so if you can get past it, big gains are there. Remember the 30 yard TD run Gore had in the Rams game on 4th and 1? It was a 9 man box and they still ran it. That's risky. It's not to say they don't have conservative moments. When they sat on a 24-0 lead to close the half vs HOU, calling a draw play on 3rd and pass it, but I see an offense that leans toward the risky side than the conservative.