Never too early to start talking about the upcoming season!
So, with a new OC in Marcus Brady and the strong possibility of McPherson receiving more quality playing time, what can we expect from our offense in 2012?
Personally, I'd like to see Adrian get a set of plays every game. Maybe he comes in after Anthony has just moved the chains for a first down and we run a series of option run plays with a double RB set in the backfield. Or maybe he stays on the field after converting a second or third and short. Or maybe he comes in for a second and short and has the green light to go deep off play-action if he sees the defense cheating too close to the LOS.
Generally speaking, I'd like to see the offense return to short-passing ball control offense. I like the deep ins to Richardson and Green but only occasionally. Do that too much and the defense just takes away the intermediate routes while Anthony gets face-planted. It also puts a lot of physical strain on Jamel and S.J. when they repeatedly get drilled by the deep safety coming over the middle of the field. I want to see more short passes of less than 10 yards, particularly short outside curls (Whitaker and Bratton), shallow crosses / quick hitches (Richardson, Green, and Watkins if he's still around), and quick slants (Richardson and London). I'd also like to see London used more frequently as a deep threat.