Spor_tees Posted September 12, 2011 Report Share Posted September 12, 2011 Let me say first I am not complaining about the Bengals winning today. It wasn't perfect but they played through diversity and didn't fold when teams in the past would have.The offense I saw on the field today was NOT the West Coast offense. I don't know if any of you guys were asking yourselves the same question, but I know I sure noticed it. Let's look at a few things that they would have done, had it been the West Coast offense:Lots of three step drops and quick slants/outs- I saw Dalton or Gradkowski take very few 3 step drops, most were 5 step drops and set in the pocket. (I think this is why Dalton started to get hit more because he was thinking too much.) Quick slants and quick outs will give Dalton confidence, take the 'thinking' out of the play, and get the ball in the hands of the playmakers.Screen passes- I think they threw one screen pass the whole game to Leonard. There was no WR screens to Green or any TE screens to Grisham. They need to get the ball in the hands of these guys and let them make something happen with their athleticism. TE lining up in the backfield to get one on one coverage with a LB- Unlike last year, I didn't see the TE line up in the backfield one play. They need to let Grisham get matched up on a LB to make big plays.Play action pass or Quick Draw play- I think they did maybe one play action pass the whole game and didn't see a quick draw play the whole game. These plays are essential to keeping the defense honest and not just pinning their ears back and pass rushing.Pretty much of what we saw today was the offense from 2009. Lots of 32 Dives, lots of safe intermediate pass patterns, and no trick plays.You guys might agree with me, you may not, but I think they do need to show more of the West Coast offense in order to help Dalton get acclimated to the NFL. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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