04-21-2013, 01:03 PM #31
I would much rather have height in our next WR. Someone who can go deep & go up for the ball. At this point, I don't see the need to add another slot receiver.
It sounds like Austin would have been a good candidate to add had we not signed Jennings, but we still would need to add that taller deep threat WR also.
Last edited by singersp; 04-21-2013 at 01:08 PM.
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04-22-2013, 01:08 PM #32
One would wonder why in god's name would we have our only weapon stay in to block instead of running a slide?
Secondly- If you are not up to speed on how running backs help the passing game by staying back and taking on the blitz or picking up a rusher that got past the OL then you may want to go back to pop Warner 101.
At worst, the lb covers him and you have a bit more to work with in the middle. At best, he pulls extra coverage and other people open up... or... no one picks him up and he gets the ball in his hand with only DBs left to tackle.
04-22-2013, 07:55 PM #35
What DB would that be? Safety?
My point is AD is not the problem. It's like saying Jamaal Charles is a problem for the KC passing game? Instead of keeping a homerun threat in to block... you A) use him as the hot read (in case of a NB blitz or Safety) B) Run a two back set. I would say a QB that cannot recognize a DB blitz is what is retarding the passing game. Hello... you play to win the game!
Basically, we have limted amount of true weapons. We should have that guy running routes because no DC will leave him un covered. There are multiple ways to accomplish this. As mentioned 2 back sets where the FB stays in and blocks. We could even do delayed releases... where he chips and then hits the flats. However, what is killing the MN passing game is the lack of a real QB. He has had Ponder (below average), Brooks Bollinger, T. Jack, Gus Ferotte and Brett as QBs. Why didn't he retard the passing game when we were 2nd in total offense with Brett? I believe we had a WR with 1300 yards and a TE with 11 tds. Peterson was still our starter then huh.
We pass to lose the game!
04-22-2013, 08:20 PM #36
04-22-2013, 08:22 PM #37Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.
04-22-2013, 09:09 PM #38Asst. Coach
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I would love to see another tall receiver with good hands like Moss ... now that would be a good move ...
04-22-2013, 10:18 PM #39