As to the OP, it's a valid point as well. I have noticed that when we are in the RZ and esp. 1st and goal from <10 yards in, we almost always run, run again and then take a desperation throw in predictable passes down making it even less likely we connect. The play calling is extremely vanilla and conservative even with all the short-to-medium weapons we have. Roman is very successful on 1st down production so I don't know why we don't employ similar play designs to get the ball in the EZ. The RZ was a big problem for us last year and it remains one this year. We have NO issues moving the ball between the 20's but this barrier seems to show Roman's conservative nature and lack of creativity to put up (design) 6's. It's almost like we'll run two straight plays to run more time off the clock off and (aside from the Alex/Crabtree designed play = TD), we'll take a FG every time. Routes often times seem very short of the EZ as well. Receivers need to be quicker and stronger off the LOS and Alex needs to brush off Roman and hit that 2nd or 3rd option when a route does make it to the EZ and the play is there. Valid concern...again.
[ Edited by NCommand on Nov 3, 2012 at 8:41 AM ]