The president is from Chicago.
The president is from Chicago.
Everything is VANILLA!!! We want Chocolate!!!!
The Cardinals game is extremely important, based on the first 4 games of the schedule, so I understand a certain amount of covertness to our plays this year. However, there is a point where being prepared to execute plays come game 1 is even more important. Our offense has sucked for 7 straight years and I seriously doubt we have some sleeping giant of an offense that we are going to "flip the switch on" come game 1.
My guess is we do not yet have an extensive number of plays set up for this new offense, so we can not show them. This may get us by for game 1 or 2, but ultimately you have to show up and execute plays based on outplaying the guy on the other side of you.
I think this young team needs to practice these plays in real time, and the extent that Fisher is trying to hide our plays could very well cost us. I really don't want to find myself upset in the first game when the offense looks out of sink. I hope I am wrong.
After last years improvement, and his consistency, I know we all have begun to appreciate a coach like Fisher relative to the previous bunch of losers, but he hasn't exactly won 3 superbowls (or any), so I'll reserve putting all my faith in every move he makes as if he knows exactly how to get there.
And then there's fact that the pass offense, based on a small sample so far admittedly, is light years better than last year. 289.5 yds per game versus 178.2 yds last year. 8.1 yds per attempt vs 6.5 yds. Already 11 plays of 20+ yds vs 10 in 4 pre-games last year. And all that with multiple auditions going on at RB and an OL rotation that is less than ideal.
No idea if we are looking at a sleeping giant here but it's not the wobbly toddler of last season so far, maybe more a gawky teenager who had a growth spurt over the summer & is trying to learn how to use his new-found athleticism without hurting his confidence and protecting his health.
QB Sam Bradford
(On the play of the first offensive unit tonight)
“I thought we did some good things tonight. We had a great series in just our normal no huddle offense. It was nice to move the ball. We’d like to convert and get a touchdown, but points are always good. Other than that, we tried to get some reps of our two-minute offense in, but I think that’s just going to take some time. It’s going to take some work, but overall some pretty positive stuff tonight.”
The first two games Rams played horrible defense couldn't tackle. Everyone said oh it's the Vanilla offense and defense. last night it was still a Vanilla O and D, but there was much better play from both sides.
Listen Fisher is not showing anything right now, that D, was so basic yet they held Payton Manning. I wouldn't be too concerned about it. If you thought about Cel phones having video. Wouldn't you think a coach would have thought about it. They know people cheat in this league, they're not gonna show anything at practice besides the basics.
As an aside I think it was interesting to see Denver take the no-huddle to the extreme. There's no way they're going to keep that 1st half pace up for a whole half in the regular season. So in a way, they're hiding their real offensive pace while at the same time getting extreme practice on the up-tempo offense. Different coach, different stroke. In Fisher I trust.