Originally Posted by 76Texan
As far as system goes, yes, the HC and the offensive coordinator game plan around the weapons they have.
But they're only guessing at what the defense is going to do. They can't make decisions like that until they get to the Line. That's got to be Schaub's decision when he gets to the line. Then it's going to change again, once the ball is snapped.
The play comes in, it's a two man route designed to get the safety to bite on the crosser, opening the deep route. This becomse #1 on your progression.
But you come to the line & they're in Qtrs. So now you've got to be thinking the crossing route will be open. This becomes #1 on your progression.
You hike the ball & the safeties stay flat opening the deep route again. They take away your #1, you go on to #2.
I'm not an offensive coordinator, but the targets would be determined by routes, not positions. If I think my TE gets down the field & separation better than my #2 WR, then he'll be the one running that crossing route. I'll split him out wide more often than other teams do, because I know I'm talented limited at the WR position.
My TEs & my RBs are better receiving threats than my #2 WR.
I can't understand why you don't see that as a problem.