Originally posted by paperplanemedia:
For me it's a big NO! The WCO I'm use to was nothing like this. Especially with the wildkap gimmicks. I'm not sure if it's that we don't have the personnel to run it or we simply aren't running it at all. From what I've seen our WRs can't catch a slant, they either drop it or can't get in front of the DB to shield them from making a play on the ball. HBs being used in the passing game was also a signature of the WCO and we don't use them enough in the flats and screens. We need to go to the signature stuff early and the big plays will come. It not only get's your qb in a rhythm but it gets everyone else in one as well.
I agree with you!
Slants are an easy toss and catch and were huge for us in the past but then we had the greatest wr of all time catching those balls and turning them into game changers in some cases.
We simply don't have a wr on the roster who can take a screen and make that kind of impact. Maybe Jenkins but for some reason, hes on the bench??
Right now, db's can line up directly across the line of scrimage in front of our wr because they don't fear them! In the past, a db would always give Jerry a huge cushion cause they didn't want to get burnt deep, so this let him get open immediately on the slant. Now, our wr's are always blanketed on slants or most other pass plays for that matter.