Originally Posted by Cito Pelon
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.
Denver does run a version of the WCO, which based upon short route and ball control. Shanahan twist to yet is the power running game that he use. Plus there are several formation that are used/not used in the SF traditional WCO. Denver doesn't run a split back field, but use the power I and Shotgun that aren't used by Walsh. In theory it should suit Plummer because he doesn't need to hold on to the ball allowing the WR to go deep.
And what you are seeing in Pitt and NE are WR sitting in zone. Denver players do it to. Smith first catch last week was him in dead spot in zone.