Originally Posted by Rey
I'd bet that Schaub doesn't make real "pre snap reads". He's looking for keys. He's pre programmed each week during practice and film. He's going strictly off of what he's told to do from week to week. He's not making adjustments on the fly. If you see this, do that and only that. If this guy is lined up here, this is what we're going to do...every other factor be damned.
If Matt did some real critical thinking and problem solving out there we'd see a variance in his cadence. We'd run the "sugar huddle" more often. We'd let him completely audible out of formations or plays. We don't see that. He comes up to the line, makes his robotic pre programmed read, and hikes the ball.
I don't think Matt is incapable of recognizing things before the snap. He's just not given that freedom/responsibility for some reason.
Our offense is slow to setup. If the blocking isn't perfect, Schaub gets himself killed. The way I see it, Schaub's skill set simply does not suit this offense. If Kubiak can't see that, then he deserves to get his ass canned.
A QB in this offense either needs to be able to run to escape the blitz when our line misses an assignment, gets blown up, etc. or a QB with a strong arm and quick release. The ideal QB for this offense would have both of those qualities. Schaub has neither. That is the problem.
Schaub doesn't have the wheels to allow the offense the time it needs to get set. When our O-Line was dominant, it worked because everyone did their jobs. But now that the right side is inexperienced, Schaub is getting killed! Schaub also doesn't have a strong enough arm to whip the ball down the field and fit the pass into tight spots. He simply can't do it.
So what is the solution? IMO, we need to run more no huddle, have more short and intermediate passes, and start destroying our opponents with an uptempo passing offense. But that simply isn't on Kubiak's Denny's menu so it won't ever happen.