Will The Communication Be Where It Needs To Be On The O Line For The Cards This Year
Run game: Beanie rushed for 1047 yards averaging 4.3 yards per carry and 10 touchdowns....Check
Upgrade the O Line: With the addition to Adam Snyder and new RT Bobbie Massie, along with drafting Senio Kelemete and Nate Potter to add to guys like Jeremy Bridges and Daryn College seems to me like we have a bit more depth and size....Check
QB situation: Kevin Kolb or John Skelton? Big John Skelts or Kevin Kizzle? K. Kolb or J. Skelts? Rich Bartel..Ryan Lindley...Just joking, but seriously Kevin Kolb or John Skelton. One is paid very well, the other has played like he should be paid very well. One actually has a winning record, the other, just wants to go on the record as a winner. As we know we have a decision to make on a QB, either way that situation deserves a....Check..Maybe
Either way the O Line and the QB need to step up in 2012 if the Red Birds are going to be a relevant team come playoff time. So you say BiggRedBird, that's me, what are you getting at? Well let me tell you. It's OT and the team is tired. Most of our game plan has been shown and we are running low on energy, and this has been one of the longest Sundays you can remember, then all of a sudden this happens.
Now although there was no one in country more happy than me when this happened, it still showed how the screen game is less than a work in progress in the AZ. It is more like has not been worked on. The screen pass to me is like a body shot in boxing. When landed it can take all of the wind out of your adversary and in some cases dropping them to a knee so the 12 count may begin.
If we can add this play to our game and run it the way football players are taught (in pop warner) we will be in great shape. It adds another dimension to the offense and allows for a little more creativity. Arizona has struggled with the screen game over the years but non more prevalent than this past year where we'd all seen a screen called and it fail horribly due to lack of execution. Being an ex football player one of the first plays I learned on a football field was the screen.
Now it is up to Russ Grimm to get this line ready in all fashions of the offense. It only makes sense, since you have a 1000 yard rusher and one of the most prolific wide outs in the last 10 years on the team, you would think that it would equal screens all over the place, that Ken Whiz and the rest of the coaching staff has "screen game" as a number one priority. Usually screens fail due to lack of communication along the line of scrimmage. Lets get it done Whiz we need a screen game in Cardinal land.