This new offense is not being brought in to "fit" Eli. It's being installed to change what is widely recognized as a stale, predictable scheme. Whether Eli can benefit from it, will be entirely on him. If he doesn't, another QB will. If Eli "thrives" in it, all the better. As some have pointed out. All of our QB's will be drilling on it, and that levels the playing field with regards to who it fits, as each will have a shot at demonstrating how well they perform in it. If Eli rises to the top, then he's THE guy, if he fails, then he won't be.
When I study football plays, the OC had to be like a gm. His plays needed certain players who can do certain things and if those players aren't able to meet the reqyirements, then don't see the field that much.
I just listened to that clip. Is this some sort of bad joke?
First few comments:
1) He knows when to add zip and when not to
2) He will take what the defense gives him without forcing plays
3) He's great at improvising, won't force plays will tuck the ball and run
This could be a list of things he did the worst in 2013 or didn't do at all.
The OBJ takeover is in full effect, and I told you it was going down way before it happened!
Last edited by Razur; 01-18-2014 at 11:48 AM.
I'm not going to presume anyone is going to flourish at anything after the way this past season played out. No style/scheme is going to work until we fix the line.
I think Eli will play better in a faster paced offense, as long as the playcalling is designed to utilize his strengths and isn't trying to turn him into somebody he's not. Eli's not a mobile QB like Rodgers or Romo, so I don't see him running with the ball more. But a lot of his success or failure going forward will depend on how Eli responds to being pushed out of his comfort zone.
One of these teams is not like the others