Re: Let's get back to running up the score
posted at 10/19/2012 7:58 AM EDT
I agree we become too predictable with our formations, and that's part of the problem.
If you think back to the 49ers era, they were very creative on offense. Having a dual threat RB like Roger Craig helped give them that advantage.
RIdley is the closest we have for that role. Atlthough I was hoping Vereen would be our dual threat RB.
In response to palookaski's comment:
In response to pats-fan-2007's comment:
Late in games, we seem to abandon what works for prevent defense and prevent offense.
I say keep the foot on the gas for all 60 minutes. Running the ball works for me. [/QUOTE]
I'm afraid that this may be the case for going pass first to get ahead quickly - for now until they get the house in order, I'm not advocating it - but it's not the overall solution. Confusing the opposing D as much as possible is the key. It's better done with Tommie under center for obvious reasons and allows more options, I think anyway, for runs, pass, PA, screens etc. Keeping him in the shotgun? No need to explain, NO! I've seen where the Pats play a tight TE formation and appears a run and usually is, but Tommie UC, with his intelligence takes his pick and will pass. Got to have the appearance of a run at all times.
Confusion tactics also work for the D especially when the talent is thin a sours. Do blitz or don't has it's positives and negatives but with the talent the Pats have we need to get after the QB becuase if they don't we have already seen what happens, a big gainer and first down. So I think it's better to Confuse and Gamble more and I think the chips will fall in our favor more than not. That's what i would do from a fans perspective. Just remember though it was the Brain fahrts from Management that cost a game or two, not all miscues on the field.
Seems management is a bit Confused lately.
Have a good night ...