Originally Posted by Scooter
funny. yall make it sound as if i said to go home at halftime. does cushing play harder when he blitzes than when he's in coverage? does schaub start throwing underhanded because we're not using more creative route combinations? no, the players are still out there for 60 minutes, there's nothing for the coach to ramp up. instead of using a stunt with cushing and barwin when we dont need it, save it. same with route and blocking combos when the basics are getting the job done. we're in the same packages, there's no intensity change from the playcalling, only aggression and risk/reward.
the point was that kubiak likes to use one game to set up another. same as a run will set up play action later. we used screen and play fakes early to back the jags up and then proceeded to rush for 200+ yards and throw short passes to continue drives. since we struggled running against the dolphins, rushing was obviously an area kubiak wanted to set up early and work on whenever possible. now, if you're denver, do you not cheat up and send run blitzes early based on the routes and playcalling you've been studying all week? what about the offensive linemen, how do they prepare for blitz packages and disguises we didnt use?
I just think you are over thinking it.
DRP wrapped it up in one sentence. Take what the defense is giving you.
Plain and simple.