I am not sure what show I watched it on but they broke it down on several plays were they even had 10 and 11 men up in the box.
and we can expect more of the same from Denver this week. Until we can have some surprises in the game plan and have them EXECUTED by the offense nothing will change.
Teams will keep playing us this way until we can beat it. Why not?? The Vikings have shown very little willingness to change direction/tactics and even when we have some success we don't come back to it enough or as often as we should.
T.Jack simply has to make some plays...the coaches need to do everything possible to help him build some early confidence and get into some rythm.
Running??? Great...all well and good and we should....the key will be if it's in predictable situations defensively or not. What's wrong with the idea of trying to keep a defense guessing more??
I'd love to see us open up the play book early and often...get imaginative and aggressive on offense for this game. If T.Jack makes the big mistakes....or we turn the ball over with fumbles after the catches etc....I can at least say we TRIED SOMETHING NEW...and be satisfied that the coaches are paying attention and trying to make adjustments to the 8-9 man stacked box. I want to see Screens, Swing passes, Outside Pitches to the corners possibly with pass options, backs lined up as slot recievers, play action short passes, and slants, all mixed in with the running attack, especially early on because I know we get the same old stacked box against the run on our first offensive play.
The old saying is if ani't broke don't fix it....Even though we won a few games (Against teams with poor offensive threat) as of late I think it's fair to say that the Offense has looked broken....so let's try some changes...Please!
As always good stuff my friend and I couldn't agree more but I do have two comments.
If you look at the play calls they were pretty basic and designed to get him, the OL and our RB into the flow of the game.
This should have been an easy read for him and yet he throws it to the wrong guy.
(13:15) 7-T.Jackson pass deep left intended for 89-R.Ferguson INTERCEPTED by 27-F.Smoot [57-R.Godfrey] at WAS 45. 27-F.Smoot to MIN 8 for 47 yards (40-J.Kleinsasser).
Should have been an easy decision.
Might have been a bit late with the throw I think
Again, designed to for a simple pitch/catch.
(8:03) (Shotgun) 7-T.Jackson pass intended for 19-B.Wade INTERCEPTED by 24-S.Springs [96-C.Griffin] at MIN 34. 24-S.Springs to MIN 32 for 2 yards (19-B.Wade).
I know, I know, the OL didn't really pass protect that well, however, at that point he should have made a better decision with the ball instead of trying to make the play.
As to the second bolded area.
I agree, I would like to see that stuff as well but I want to win as well.
If we let him start trying to do complicated passes based on complicated reads what do you think the end result will be
Again, sound in design on your part but I worry about the guy who would have to execute them.
To many wildcards for me to say, go ahead TJ, make us 8-8.