Okay, boys and girls, I'm not trying to be negative, but we're four weeks into the season and the offense is still having a hard time converting in the red zone. What can we do to improve our RZ production?
I, for one, don't want to see running plays up the gut from five yards out. For every time it works against a mediocre D, it fails against a good defense. Case in point being tonight. I don't understand why we don't challenge defenses with a few fade routes. Or maybe even try what Hamilton tried and almost pulled off: the ol' TE leak out of the backfield.
Calling a run up the gut from six yards out against a defense that had been doing nothing but stuffing the run all night is both arrogant and ill-advised. I'd rather put the ball in Calvillo's hands and let him find an open receiver. Granted, A.C. did throw that pick for which he has no one but himself to blame, but in general, let's be both more aggressive and more creative when we're in the red zone and we need a major.