Aye Capt… Clingons on the starboard Bow, sure seems like a sinking ship its extremely frustrating to know the Riders have the Nucleus, yet refuse to put out the best players… Since I love to play armchair coach heres what I would do
Start Crandell - The disease is the QB position, unless your defense is scoring touchdowns you aint gonna win many games scoring consistently in the teens.
Back to basics QB behind the center Keith and Szarka in the eye…now you just opened up the possiblities…Pitch out…fake pitchout counter to Holmes… short side pitch off tackle…screen to szarka… flair both backs… Dump pass…Run offtackle…HELL anything but up the Gut with Keith. you got a Bull moose back there doing nothing in Szarka
Get Rid of the Old Guys - has much as I like Moore & Benefield ther time has come…its time to put the talent and speed back into the package…hence start Holmes at slot and Fred Perry at rush end.
Thurman & RIchardson outside…these guys are hugh targets Richardson has proven he can play but only needs the chance…Thurman was wide open in the BC game but overthrown by 10yards. Bailey is consistent but These young guys have more potential.
Explain to Scott Gordon that theres more to playing safety than just trying to take someones head off rather than breaking up a play or being in position to make a play.
I was impressed with Riders Blitz packages in the BC game,with the young talent they had avaiable… Perry, Stancil and Jones looked Really good.
I think near the end of the game BC finally figured it out.
Riders are loaded with LB talent change up the 4-3 and go 3-4 sometimes…send 2 linebackers…send the safety and a linebacker…hell send the waterboy just dont get too predictable.
Dump sending only 3 lineman on second and long , only the Riders get consistently burnt on second & long because of this… bring the house !!..chances of making a longer pass with 2-3 defenders in your face are less than the QB standing back there all day with no pressure waiting for recievers to get open.
Ok ill put my headset down for now…