GeekHawk wrote:He's better than bevel, which isn't really a high bar to clear. I wish he had more short pass option plays in the playbook (or if they are there, then they would be part of the game plan) when facing defenses using 2-deep safeties and/or having defenders like Aaron Donald. I wish he could make immediate in-game adjustments when, seeing the 2-deep safety D when that D is also like 4th ranked against the run and we only have backup RBs, he had only game-planned runs and bombs. At least his long pass play designs don't have 3 deep receivers converging on one spot where they are all easily covered by 2 DBs (unlike bevel's play designs).
Amen on the short passing game. I'd love to see some more WR screens and whatever those short toss passes are to DK. He needs more touches and opportunities to run over people.
General agreement. It seems like Schotty and Russell took 3 weeks to adjust to the blitzing schemes that the Cards unleashed on us in the first game we lost in OT. Then Buffalo did similar to us, as did the Rams. We finally started beating those blitzes vs the Cards in the 2nd game, with shorter routes, TE use, and RB and WR screens, plus a better run game. Other times, Schotty and Russell seem to adjust fairly quickly in games. I know I'm overlooking the RB pass pro issue; maybe that was what really took 3 weeks, breaking in Dallas and being limited in our RB personnel and running threat part of our offense.
Overall, I agree, Schotty overall has upped Russell's game, made him a better QB. We have far fewer "Fire Schotty!" threads here than we had for his predecessor. And I've never heard him throw a player under the bus like his disgraced predecessor did to Ricardo Lockette. So yeah, Schotty's a keeper. For at least another week, anyway.