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I suspect it's a combination, but execution has been particularly bad

I've never seen as many miscommunications between a QB and receivers (i.e., balls thrown 15-20 yards away from where the receiver cuts/stops). It's happening over and over. Given the inexperience, particularly at QB, the play calling has had to be very basic, and when we can't execute on even basic plays, we stall very quickly (or worse, turn the ball over trying to force something into double coverage).

Most of our issues I attribute directly to inexperience at QB. It all stems from that. Not trying to be critical of anyone individually, as some of this is to be expected with as little game experience as we have at the helm. But until we have a QB who's at least a minimal dual threat, and who has some poise in the pocket, we're going to struggle bigtime on offense.

The toss-and-pray offense might be a good high school strategy, but it doesn't work against halfway decent teams. It feels like our only deep game is the jump ball thrown to the sideline. If that's a called play 8-10 times per game, then that's on Peterson.

I also believe some of our receivers are not running particularly good routes. On several plays, there are 3 receivers in the same place when the ball is thrown. There's a chance this is the actual play call, and we're trying to increase the likelihood of a chance catch by throwing into an area with a lot of purple shirts. But it's pretty easy to defend against receivers who are all bunched together. When I see that, I have to believe that's not the play as designed.

(In response to this post by Kyle1)

Posted: 10/11/2018 at 12:23PM


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