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Offensive Strategy

I'd like to hear some ideas about what strategies we should pursue on O this week. I really liked the way we came out against GB and while I'd like to see the run a little more, we should continue a somewhat similar play calling strategy. Except that for this game, I'm thinking, we should see more WR involvement with Burleson getting back. I also think Best should be given plenty of opportunities to catch the ball (perhaps have a day like he did last time we were at Ford Field).

Of course our TEs are very important for us, and I love that, but I could see Burleson having a real impact by allowing us to use our 3 WR set (Shotgun) often. My thinking is that if we use this strategy on the right kind of downs, we can catch St Louis  when they bring 6 defenders (including one of the DBs) and take advantage of the one-on one matchups. With a CB on an island against Burelson, he might be able to make them pay on out-routes and intermediate curls (though I'd really love to have Stafford's arm for those throws!). If the WRs can get more of the attention on intermediate routs, it might end up in a bigger game for Best as the LBs back off futher in coverage or when they blitz (que the quick screens and sweep passes). 

I'd also like to see Best get some quick tosses to the outside and take advantage of Best's speed. Forsett was able to take advantage of the Rams doing that on a couple plays last week. As much as I think we need to run our counter/misdirection and cut-back plays between the tackles for Best; I also think we need to find a way to take advantage of his speed to the outside. He showed in the preseason that if he's got decent blocking on the outside he can turn a 3 yarder into 10+. What are your thoughts?



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