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A lot of talk recently has been around what could be done differently (obviously following a loss this is 90% of discussion) so I'd like to get into specifics. What are some of the biggest changes you would like to see made (talking X's and O's here, don't say FIRE DAN FIRE BRUCE FIRE JAY) and what should we be looking for in the Panthers game to see if changes have indeed been made. I'll start:
If someone with more football knowledge than me can let me know, what are the fundamental differences between the KC offense last year and Jay's offense this year? Aside from having better playmakers, I'm wondering why our similar playmakers (J Reed, Crowder, CT) haven't been more involved, or even the focal point of the offense this year. That being said, changes I would like to see going forward:
-fewer 3 WR sets (especially on critical downs) this doesn't seem to take advantage of our existing personnel
-more passes over the middle - is it by design that most passes seem to target the sideline? or does Alex have an aversion to passing between the hashes?
-get rid of the jet sweep - I have yet to see them actually hand it off to the receiver in motion, but whenever I see it I find myself shouting at the tv "why?! WHY?!" it feels like a waste
-more timely screens - opponent defenses, even the statistically worse ones, have been able to sniff out our screen passes with ease, why is that?
-extra pass protection - for whatever reason (and tell me if I'm missing it) I haven't seen Jay keep someone in pass protection all that often, even on obvious passing downs, what is the reasoning behind this? a rb, or a TE to chip? something?
-extra rushers - keeping with the theme of bringing extra personnel, I know it's a risk and opens holes, but can we/should we see an increase in the amount of rushers brought on particular plays? obvious passing downs and run blitzes? sending four every time hasn't been working out all that well
-less free lancing - this has been covered a lot in the press that the blown coverages has been due to DB's free lancing trying to make a play, it's an obvious fix, but something to look out for, so we can see if they are actually being coached up
-Nick sundberg false starts - what is wrong with ol' Nick? seems like he has had a false start in almost every game so far
-return yards - what can be done to improve this? I think we may actually be last in the league in this statistical category
That's all I have. Like I said, this thread is a place to point out the changes you would like to see being made, and what to look for in the game to see if they actually have been made. I think it will lead to interesting X's and O's discussion.