Other than a run play, I wish we would've ran the Texas route to Olsen out the backfield, which has worked many times already.
If not the Texas, then the counter route to the Texas that we ran on the very last TD in the Bears game were Olsen comes out the backfield faking the Texas route, and cutting it out at the last minute.
I hate to second guess, because I already know what the defense is doing post-snap.
But, trying hard not to let knowledge of the Saints post snap defense:
I would want shorter, higher percentage routes.
Certainly get enough yardage to make the 1st down but don't increase the degree of difficulty with downfield routes.
Keeping that same formation and keeping Smith's 1-on-1 iso as the 1st progression/primary read I would want a higher percentage route like a slant, hitch, 3-5 yard square in or short fade stop.
I wouldn't mind seeing some quick run action not a full play-action but a quick fake then a quick up and down throw to Smitty.
On the backside of the play I would have Nanee + LaFell run sometime type of man to man beater.
Nanee could run a quick double move route like an out-(to rub Lafell's defender) then an inside drag.
LaFell could run an inside slant that converts to a crossing route.
But, ideally I would like to see Cam in shotgun empty.
It makes for easier more defined reads on the defense.
I would go with a similar play/route concept as the Olsen TD pass.
The receivers would run hitches/slant, quick out/in.
They would treat the 1st down line like the goaline.
Then if nothing was open Cam could tuck and run and juke/truck someone.
Edited by edromeo, 12 October 2011 - 05:49 PM.