Wasn't the plan (A) for the new look offence to become more mobile, establish the running game early and keep the opposition guessing by mixing it up with running and passing plays ? The only reason the Als got into the playoffs last year was the heroic effort of Edwards in the Toronto games last year...when after 8 losses ( i.e. banging their heads against the wall with the over used passing game ), they finally decided they would have to earn their way into the playoffs by grinding it out on the ground...and this worked.
Now we are seeing AC falling back into his familiar pattern behind a weakened O line. Answer : use some creative running plays & draws to keep the opposition off balance. Establish the ground game and if it fails to gel early...then keep doing it until you get it right and don't be afraid to send in plays from the bench. This is the path to the promised land. Let's see some more Edwards , Vilimek and Imoh ( please don't let him recieve kicks anymore , he seems to lose more yards than he gains!)
Last thought for Popp: If AC can't score in the first half...REPLACE HIM ! Let's stop pretending he's a saint or untouchable ! He's a good passer but if he can't score a touchdown passing in over 2 games... then he needs some benchtime. Give Brady a chance.