Originally Posted by elsid13
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.
Denver needs to do that with more than just Rod if they want Plummer to be more efffective, IMO. There's many times Rod is on a short route and double-covered, and the whole middle of the field is wide open, but I'll see a deeper receiver keeping a DB on his hip while he could run straight back to Jake for a nice first down. And I think Jake is waiting for it too. So why isn't this happening?