ORIGINAL: kurt bilben
ORIGINAL: Bruce Johnson
Expect the Falcons to load the box. Play action might help against that.
Play action is going to help us against everything we go up against unless we simply never generate a rushing game.
I do love this blocking scheme for Dalvin though. Stick his foot in the ground after he finds a hole moving laterally and explode. Also works great in play action to give Cousins more time. We are not going to be a downhill, road grating offense.
With the size of our OLine (or lack thereof) this is our best shot at having success.
IF defenses go with a lot of run blitzes we have to make them pay with play action/roll outs/quick hitters/misdirection to back them out of it. This often equates to what seems like a check down offense. The need to consistently make plays to move the ball down field requires mistake free football, defenses are looking for the one screw up by the offense that puts the offense in a bad way, 2nd and 15, 3 and 10 etc that allows the defense to dictate. This is essentially the defense that limited the Vikes offense in early 1999 after the record breaking 1998 season.