Originally posted by jreff22:
While I agree, the TE is VD...he is a 2nd WR in our system. Leaving Vance in to block and one of the RB/FB to help block and letting the other work underneath is not a bad thing.
its a horrible thing because then you only have 2wr out there which is a base set, and then you have a fb or rb out in the flat. they're not running routes that stretch the field.
you can cover 2 you can't cover 3 if 1 is stretching 1 is intermediate and 1 is underneath. you don't have to respect miller in the passing game and teams havent.
when you use macdonald in the passing game, you see how wide open he can get when you HAVE to focus on vd and boldin.
look for it to get sweeter if they keep the expansive offense like tonight AND send manningham out there for the 3rd wr spot. and macdonald as the 2nd te spot.
crab comes back you automatically have to respect him
boldin automatically have to respect him.
that means davis isn't and can't get a top db on him again, also means if it's a safety then the 3rd or 4th best db is going to be on manningham
also means that some linebacker (and i do mean some linebacker because it won't be their best because they have to guard against gore) is going to be on macdonald... and that's where we consistently win matchups.
trot 2wr (crab and boldin) 2te (davis macdonald)
3 of those 4 options you absolutely CANNOT afford to let free.
the 4th will have so much room to operate, and especially over the middle with attention commanded outside? ridiculous.
run crab and boldin to either out route pattern.
send davis on a seam up the field in the middle
macdonald will have 10-15 of clear open space in the middle of the field in man or zone because of the stretching our options demand.
[ Edited by jonesadrian on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM ]