From: Altadena, CA
ORIGINAL: Phil Riewer
ORIGINAL: Viking Rich
Here's what I don't get; you have a good defense. You spent a great deal of resources building that defense. You have a coach that has been really good developing and coaching his defense. Wouldn't that be exactly the right time to let the offense fly? God forbid, maybe take some risks?
It would be so great to unleash the offense, knowing our defense is good enough to mitigate offensive mistakes. Imagine a high flying offense, with a good defense.
Maybe it's just me, but having a good defense should allow you to be extra aggressive on O.
You want to play that conservative game, and keep it close? Almost every team in the NFL can move the ball down the field in the last 3 minutes of a close game. Hell, even some bad offenses can do it. It would be nice to have more than a 3 or 8 point lead.
Take advantage of your good defense by being aggressive on offense. Put 'em away early. Make it no contest.
Zimmer thinks losing 0-3 is a tie. I'm guessing he would also not like winning 42-35. It's 2019, sometimes you have to get 42 to win.
If my defense was great, my offense would be wide open, aggressive, scary.
Now that they've signed Doctson, I would love if they tried to sign Aldrick Robinson. Jettison Beebe and J.Johnson/Abdullah/Ham.
They would then have a WR lineup of Thielen, Diggs, Doctson, Robinson and Bisi.
I'd be comfortable with that tandem.
I don't think "tandem" means what you think it means.
It is really weird but I think Beebe is more of the quick, possession guy and Johnson/Doctson are the deep threats (bigger, and pretty fast). We don't need Aldrick....develop the rest.
Hope to be proven wrong, and in spite of reports that he's "uncoverable" in practice, but I've seen next to nothing from Beebe overall, and absolutely nothing but negatives in preseason. I'd take Aldrick over him for today; the only question is if Beebe can be developed.