Originally Posted by Sodak
My understanding is that the West Coast Offense, or the version that Denver runs especially, depends on timing and the receivers running accurate routes where the QB can deliver the ball in anticipation of the receiver arriving at the very spot the ball is thrown to simultaneously. It seems that the whole O would need to be in synch, and rythm to work efficiently. Starting with the O line and everybody else. This makes sense really, especially considering the speed of today's DB, and LB's.
I doubt if NE or Pitt have the receiver go to an open spot to wait. That sounds more like a team improvising on a broken play rather than something planned. That's just my opinon, I could be wrong...
The Denver passing O seems like it must be the WCO where it's timing and accuracy. Trouble is Jake isn't suited to that - seems to me. So I'm wondering why the genius Shanahan keeps trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
You say NE and Pitt don't have the receiver go to an open spot and wait. I've seen them do that many a time. Seems to me Pitt did that quite a bit right here in Mile High last year, and Roth just waited til they turned their heads and let the ball go. I'm not saying that's exclusively their passing O, I'm saying Denver should try that.