This offense has a huge problem with its passing game.
Problem #1 can't be fixed right away and that's the coaching. I want to see both Bratkowski and the receivers coach Mike Sheppard gone. All of our WRs have underachieved this year except for Chad. Out of Caldwell, Coles, Purify, Simpson and Cosby this team can't find a decent #2 to Chad. They can't all suck. Maybe there's a coaching component.
Problem #2 is the O-line. This is not a pass blocking O-line. Lines rarely can do both and this one is a run blocking line and that's the way it'll stay until we get a more athletic LT.
However Palmer's sacks are not only due to the line. They're due to his WRs not getting open and the defenses he's facing stacking the line.
So for the immediate future I propose de-activating Lavernes Coles. What can it hurt? Then activate Jerome Simpson and let's see him on the field. We need help at WR and it's time he contribute.
Then I want to see some plays designed with Purify and Simpson as the primary receivers. It's there for the taking. Defenses are keying on Chad.
Bratkowski is to blame for the predictable playcalling and the lack of discipline (penalties) of this offense. You saw what happened when he threw a new play out there yesterday on our only TD. Why can't we see more of that? A couple years ago we beat the Ravens on a flea flicker. Why haven't we seen the play again?