Offensive strategy: the offense must find more time for Maas to go deep. The running game needs to allow for a play-action game to develop. If the O-line is not providing that, Maas will have go on more designed rollouts to buy time. We need a deep threat to stretch the D and allow the running game with Ranek more space to operate. Flick, Ralph, Yeast and Quinnie should be bomb threats throughout the night. A few 2-and-outs* are fine if the net effect is to get the DBs of Montreal on their heels all night.
Defensive strategy: blitzing must be more varied -- less of a "we're sending the house" 7-9 on the line of scrimmage approach. Zone blitzes, delayed DB and safety blitzing, and more STUNTING along the d-line has to part of the mix. No 9-back vanilla zones please, or AC will burn us again...we need combination zones with some consistent complexity that forces AC to change what he does best.
Special teams: Yeast or whoever is returning must be decisive in getting the ball secured and running downfield. Boreham has to perform like a professional kicker...there is one in there if you rub him long enough, but we haven't got time any more to wait.
*- Editor's note: I wrote 3-and-out earlier in error. My Madden Tiger-Cat team is a juggernaut, and sometimes I forget that the 2-and-out version I watch on TV is the real thing I can't block out of my mind... joking...sometimes more than less LOL
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