Originally Posted by silvrhand
Speed absolutely matters when stretching the zone defense, otherwise they just sit on top of the first 20 yards and you have no open receivers.
I agree with this, but we've never been a vertical, seven step drop offense. Jacoby took the top off defenses for a while here & he's never been as fast as Andre, or DeAndre, or Posey, or Martin. Kubiak can get these guys wide open & they'll get major YAC, safeties will have to play deeper to stay in front of them.
But Schaub does have to throw the ball.
I also don't think Schaub is going to get benched if he throws another interception. Most of what's not going right, is not Schaub. Sure he's not making things happen like a Kaepernick (2-2 with two poor offensive performances) but he's "playing well" within the system.