Originally Posted by GP
This isn't about intentional actions.
This isn't about me having overly huge ambitions for the offense.
This is about those guys scoring a TD on an opening drive, getting the ball back and scoring another TD, and doing that one more time out of the next possession or two.
They're good enough to do that, especially against weak-ass teams like the Bills. Do you not agree?
No. I don't.
The Bills came out inspired. Case in point: Up to this point Mario had, what, 3-1/2 sacks. He nearly he got two in this game...
Sometimes it takes a quarter - or more - to figure out what defense the other guys are running and where they are concentrating their resources.
For example, since, statistically the Bills sucked against the run and we have Arian Foster. So logic says we should run it down their throats, right? First two, maybe three, series, we try that approach and they stuff our running game. Time for "plan B".
However, it took two/three series to get that data. So your theory of "going right down the field and scoring" the first three times we have the ball is straight down the toliet ain't it?
Then there's the case where what we try the first series works like a charm. Five, six, seven plays and bam 7 pts on the board. Well their D-coordinator get's paid not to let that happen again so the switch their resources to stop what worked. It'll take us another series to see how they adjusted and for us to compensate and counter.
Like TPN said, at times you have to let the game unfold to find out where and how to best attack.