Yes the dust hasn't settled from the Banjo Bowl yet but with Durant being sidelined for the game against the ticats Cortez is going to have to come up with a game plan to make Tino successful.
In my opinion if there was any time to be going to a steady diet of a two back set this is it. Everyone knows the Riders will lean even heavier on the run so fine when in Rome... my point being if the run is to continue to be effective then some creativity in how we run needs to be used. The two backs set is a great option to do hitch screens, center screens, reverses, plus it will give the added protection of Tino and more time to find the receiver when passing is done. And there is no doubt the passing game has to be a least a threat to be a deterrent to defenses. In the game yesterday it really wasn't an effective tool for Sunseri. The fact that we still ran the ball with some success is a testament to how good our O line really is.
Still though Sunseri must pass and get completions. I would like to see some quick slants, and as I mentioned some screens just to give him the confidence to throw. The biggest thing for Sunseri is not to force into coverage like he did yesterday and got away lucky. Make the read, possibly dump off to one of the back if neither are available then either tuck and run or throw into the stands. He can't take sacks for big losses and put our defense in the hole.
The defense will no doubt be leaned on heavy to keep the game close and I have no doubt in their ability to do just that.
Chick and Company needs to bring the hammer down on Collaros . Austin likes to throw the ball and their run game is not much of a threat so Chick ,Foley, George, Tbrack need to get after Collaros and put him on the ground all game.
This isn't going to be a gimmie two points but I expect a Rider's win all the same.