Still Lit wrote:
I wonder what happens to offensive efficiency over the course of a season if some of those 40 yard bombs on 3rd & 1 and less are replaced with the QB sneak. First down % goes up and some of those extended drives might at the least lead to some Todd Haley TDs.
Haley doesn't call them
Ben doesn't audible to them
Captain Cliche evidently isn't responsible for such things so I suppose he gets a pass here.
The way I see it, if Ben has an issue with how the offense is run then he should be doing more to address it. Maybe he has or is. However, if that was the case I think the news of such would trickle out.
Funny how it seems the OC seemingly has more control & input over this team than the QB, HC, and GM. At least that's the narrative of some.
I tend to think this is more of a group cluster fuck with all of them having a hand in the inefficiency.
I'm under the impression that Ben is the one responsible for most of the 3 and 1 bombs. He's on record to that effect, I believe. Something about if the shot is there I'm taking it.
The problem is not 3rd and one 40 yard bombs. The problem is shitty play calling and execution inside the 20.
I agree Ben has his hand in this issue. Thus why I said all have a hand in the inefficiency. Also, I'm not opposed to taking shots. Problem is how predictable we've become taking shots. Oh look, it's 3rd & 1 here comes the deep ball. Like clockwork.
Why does it need to be either/or? One thing being a problem doesn't mean something else isn't also an issue. Red zone play calling AND seemingly ignoring higher probability options on 3rd & short can both be part of the problem.
We do a good portion of an opposing DC's work for them with our maddening predictability. And that happens outside the 20s as well.
Speaking of RZ playcalling, remember when we had a yard to go for a TD in the AFCCG and didn't try the QB sneak? In that situation it wasn't the 40 yard bomb that did us in but the slow developing running play. Both examples of going with lower probability options and both impact offensive productivity.
Larry, Curly, and Moe doing what they do...