Do We Go Shopping Tuesday.? Oct 30, 2018 6:27:45 GMT -5
Post by stickyheels on Oct 30, 2018 6:27:45 GMT -5
As I said before this is hardly going from driving a car to flying an airplane. Its not WCO to Air Coryell or Erhadt-Perkins.
Smith himself said its very similar to what he ran in KC - not many differences, and some KC concepts have been incorporated. Sure terminology is different but thats like calling Blue instead of Black for a particular play. The main group of receivers except Richardson have been here multiple years so know the system (Crowder, Harris, Reed, Davis, Doctson).
But that's a Bud Lite superficial take on what is ailing this offense under Smith, PC.
Smith is not trusting his Receivers - though he has done so before elsewhere.
Smith is not trusting his OL - though he has done so elsewhere.
Smith is not seeing some of these route concepts develop in live fire - though he has run a similar offense elsewhere, to your point.
Its just not coming together.
There is more to the sum of this effort than its parts, PC. A lot more - whether we fully comprehend the scope of this challenge or not. Smith is a hyper cautious QB by nature and how he puts on the glove of Jay Gruden's Offense is endemic to him alone. There are no comparisons. I can only hope his methodology is going to pay dividends down the road when he is getting the ball out fast (which he has always done before); hitting his targets accurately (which he has always done before); and meshing with his Receivers (which he has always done before.
Right now NONE of that is happening and he is not the kind of QB that is going to succumb to 'pressing' and making costly errors. (I guess that's actually the good thing here.)
Like I said elsewhere, this is like "Waiting for Godot" to show up to take charge of this passing attack. All we can do is sit under the tree and wait for Alex to 'appear'. The QB in him is buried in this process somewhere and sooner or later the light bulb will turn on...
I can only hope.
And yet we sit on top of the division at 5-2.
Alex and the receivers just aren't clicking yet. Crowder's been injured, Reed hasn't been himself, nobody really expected Adrian to play as well has he has and we're relying on the defense more. This isn't the same pass-happy offense that Kirk ran last year. It's not the same team. Yet, we're finding ways to win and that's all I care about.