Originally Posted by Double Barrel
It blows my mind that this offense seems to lack some of the basic functions of many other NFL offenses. Most noticeable is the lack of a true hurry up and the very limited pre-snap audible abilities at the line of scrimmage.
Kubiak has a bit of that old school "this is what we do and we do it well" attitude to him. He seems to believe that as long as we can do one-dimension really well, then that's all we need to do. But other teams are figuring out how to dismantle that one-dimension, and we are seeing an inability to adapt to that on-going evolutionary process.
And Wade seems to be from the same mold with his defensive schemes.
Patriots lose a player (they lost both Woodhead and Gronk in the first quarter) and then they alter what they do based on the talent of the guy replacing them. The guys replacing those guys didn't run identical stuff...they did what they were good at. We on the other hand (just one example of many), swing Old man ILB Ruud outside to man cover players obviously faster than he is.