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has Shanahan ever run a no-huddle offense reminiscent to that the Bills ran during their superbowl years? it seems to me that this offense might benefit from playing all game with the no-huddle. it would limit the defensive adjustments somewhat, but also keep the defense on their heels and could be a way of giving Cutler more time in the pocket (tired pass rushers don't penetrate as quickly). with 3 games left, that could be enough of an edge to finish 3-0. i know when opponents run it against the Denver D, Denver has a hell of a time with it at the end of halves, and when we've run it with The Mistake this year, he actually looked somewhat like a respectable average NFL QB.
12-11-2006, 03:13 AM
rookie qb, coming into his third start, yeah, i bet he knows the offense well enough to go no huddle an entire game
who really knows at this point how dumbed down this offense is. i know it's nowhere near what it was a few years ago. there was a time that Shanny's play calling was very creative and the defenses we faced were constantly surprised by the variety of different plays that would turn up from game to game. i saw some of that from the Chargers today. i've seen none of that from the Broncos since this first half of the 2005 season. so, is a rookie QB up to speed on the whole playbook? no. is he up to speed on that tiny percentage of the playbook that's actually called now? maybe.
but if he isn't, you can still use the no-huddle in spots. you don't have to wait for the ends of the halves. if i'm down 28-3, then it's not too hard to predict that i'm going to be throwing the ball a bit more than usual. in a circumstance like that, the defense is pinning its ears back and coming all out at the QB. with a no huddle, you could (in theory) tire them out a bit more quickly. if you could get the WR and TE involved in short slants and screens and get a couple of 1st downs, you'll quickly increase the amount of time Cutler has in the pocket. that's all i'm wondering about. could Shanny ever bring himself to try it?
12-11-2006, 03:59 AM
Until the team can become more efficient with their huddle offense I'm afraid the only thing a no huddle offense would do as add to the opponent time of possession. It would just get to three and out faster. Speaking of which, when was the last time the Broncos ran an effective 2 minute offense? Been too long.