Clausen has a decent longball for a college quarterback. I'm not convinced it's where it needs to be at the pro level, at least not yet.
His general profile is better suited to a west coast type attack, but we don't run that. Nor do we have the right type of receivers to make it work consistently.
That's not saying we have no chance, mind you. But the gameplan will definitely need to be a good one.
I disagree with this. I actually think our receivers are actually ideally suited to the WCO. As you have said, it's predicated upon YAC, and as we all know, Smitty is one of the best in the league at that. And with Gettis's size/speed/quickness combo, I think he is perfect for that offense. And while LaFell may not be super fast, he does have very good size and is much quicker than he gets credit for. So, again, I think he would fit nicely in a WCO.
Then you've got the RB's, all of them would thrive in a WCO, particularly Goodson. Rosario and Barnidge would also likely do well in a WCO. And when Edwards eventually completes the transition, we could have a very dangerous offense.