Will Bresnahan be back as defensive coordinator?
Help stamp out, eliminate, and do away with redundancy.
We basically ran all the way down there to the goal line, and then ran on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd down. Each time we were shut down easily. All we had to do was run a PA in there somewhere and we've got 6 more points.
- When the Bengals line up in the I formation, four times out of five, they hand off to the deep back and run up the gut.
- When the Bengals line up in any other formation, including the offset I, four times out of five, they pass.
- When the Bengals audible at the line of scrimmage, four times out of five, it's to a run.
- Every game will feature exactly two end-arounds (which Dick Enberg will refer to as "reverses").
- Despite the fact that the I formation is our base running formation, when passing out of it, play action is to be used only once per half.
- First down is a good time to run. If that play leads to second-and-long, that's an even better time to run.
- When Carson misses, he misses high. If you can pressure him within a Cover 3 scheme, you'll get some chances to intercept misses and tips.
- We have a 1,400-yard running back, but never run sweeps. It's always between the tackles. Yesterday we ran two sweeps total. One was a slow-developing play out of the I that was doomed from the start. (If you usually run up the gut out of the I, why would you show that look and then run something that takes longer to develop?) The other sweep turned into a 22-yard gainer for Rudi. Use this weapon more.
Given the Bengals' iron-clad tendencies above, I have no idea how Rudi is able to do what he does, or why the rest of the offense performs as well as it does. It should be easy to figure out when to put nine guys in the box, when to blitz, and when to play straight-up. But somehow they're able to get it done.
Makes all the routine posts.
This was in the Times-Pic today.