Maelstrom787 wrote:John63 wrote:we will know pretty quick, first possession if they snap it with 5 or less, are predictable than PC has neutered him. If we don't and it looks different he has not. All that aside keep in mind just like this year things might go great for a few games than one hiccup, injury or a defense struggling and PC might take control again, and we are back to same old.
If it were that simple, everyone would be a successful coach in the NFL. It isn't anywhere close to the black-and-white "he's neutered or not neutered" description posted here.
John, I used to think the same way you did, and I started watching other teams. Many of them do the exact same thing. Why? To keep the opposing D on the field longer? Rest their own D? I think it's mostly to force the Defense to show themselves. But in reality, I have no idea.
Even so, I would like to see them change it up, let Russell decide when he's going to snap the ball based on what he's seeing.
I like the hire, and I doubt Pete is going to be in this guy's ear as much as people say he will. I believe that Pete will give him guidelines, then turn him loose. I believe that Russell is going to demand that.
One of the problems with the 2020 offense, was there were times when RW wasn't allowed to change the play. Per Jake Heaps, the Giants game was one where Russell had to go with the plays he was given. I think that's going to change.
I like the fact that Sean McVay had Waldron calling the plays during the 2019 Preseason. So why didn't McVay promote him to OC during the year? Because their QB was Goff. McVay was having a lot of success calling plays, and no way was he handing that part of the game off.
I also like the fact that Waldron has been on 3 NFL teams, picking up ideas from some good coaches. The other important point is his experience as TE Coach, and OLine coach. I like the idea of a youngster drawing up plays when he is familiar with the entire offense. I think this is going to be a good thing, especially for Russell.
Listening to Jake Heaps, apparently there were other people trying to hire Kevin O'Connell, so they had to offer him a title. IIRC, it was still McVay calling all of the plays.