This week I tried an old friend as far as offensive gameplanning... the Play Action offense, I like to call it. Basically, you run the **** out of the ball, then play action and throw it long.
I found 2 issues with this... The first is that there are not enough long passes that are play action. Play action brings the safeties and linebackers forward, to try to stop the run. If you are running excessively, this should be more effective. Anyway, after looking through the plays, there seem to be more short play action passes than medium or long, which is contradictory, in my opinion, to the whole idea of play action. JDB, I'd like to see more medium and long play action passes, so I can revisit this strategy. The other issue is that long passes are really iffy. We were 3 for 19 or something like that. It's too hard to throw the ball deep successfully for this to work. I may try, later, with mostly medium passing... I don't mind it being difficult to throw long... it should be. But I would like to see more play action for medium and long passing.
GG nero. How we made the Super Bowl last year, I'll never know. We suck. I wish I had looked over the team before taking them, but Zoot talked me into it by telling me they were in the Super Bowl last season.. damn you Zoot!