Originally posted by kray28:
Hurry up offenses work for the simple reason that they can tire a defense out and also deprive it of the ability to substitute. But they also hurt the team doing the scoring because they put the scoring team's defense that much sooner back on the field and also limit TOP.
You can use it at the end of the half....or spring it on the defense when they aren't expecting once or twice. But it's not a sustainable style of offense.
I agree it's probably not a good idea to run it the whole game.
I'm not that worried about the Seattle offense. The hurry-up will give more offensive opportunities to both teams and I think we'll gain the advantage there. Seattle is more of a power-run team with Lynch so I think Seattle wants more of a conservative ball control slug fest than we do. Who do they have at WR? Baldwin? Tate? Zach Miller? I can't believe Wilson gets that much production from the limited talent he has at WR/TE. I mean even if we open the game up, Wilson is dangerous, but I would prefer a slightly more open game than a ball-control slug fest. I would focus all the attention on containing Wilson & Lynch and not worry much about the rest of the Seattle offense. Remember Carson Palmer threw 4 interceptions (2 in the endzone) and Arizona still beat Seattle at home. The Arizona defense played a great game, but we have the talent to do the same thing.
We also want to neutralize the Seattle pash rush because when Avril/Bennett can time the last second snap with the crowd noise they can put a lot of pressure. The hurry-up makes it more difficult... Anyways I agree that it's not good to run a hurry-up all game, but you can take the crowd out the game early on and if you can get up 7/10 pts and quiet the crowd a bit you can start slowing things down and command the tempo. Whenever you need to take the crowd noise out you can run the hurry-up.