Originally Posted by Double Barrel
I gotcha'. I have never understood Kubiak's avoidance of a no huddle offense. The other night Manning ran it, but it was not a quick snap. He had to run the clock down, so right after the ball was down his offense got in formation. Then he just sat there until there was 5 seconds on the clock to snap it.
This takes a lot of discipline by the offense, but it is effective because it prevents the defense from substituting players and they have to wait much longer than usual for the snap.
Denver can do this because the no-huddle is a staple, so the strategy was a variation of something they already have in their arsenal.
I'm glad you mentioned that because I was wondering the same thing during the game. But without the benefit of seeing the whole field, I did not have the big picture to know for certain that those routes were not there.
WTF? It makes no sense...unless you start to speculate on other things.
The traditional WCO has always been strong on beating blitzes. It is the nature of the scheme, and many QBs have used it effectively against the blitz for decades.
Heck, Buddy Ryan's blitz happy 46 defense had one Achilles heel: the WCO. They always had a hard time against the 49ers, and we even saw it with the Oilers and Joe Montana in a Chiefs uniform tearing up Buddy's defense.
So why are the short routes not there for Case? Million dollar question.
I think what dale suggests about him not being able to see over and around the LOS on those 3 step drops has some validity.....there's no denying he's had some issues hitting the short underneath stuff....but then you could still run slants and stuff like that out of the shotgun too so...
Keenum's the type that wont throw the ball unless he's got a safe place to miss the throw as well....That's a good thing most times, but it can be detrimental when trying to throw inside b/c tight windows are the norm and there's usually not a safe place to miss..especially across the middle.