There are certainly things that Shula could do to 1) focus on blitz protection in practice, 2) game plan to actually take advantage of an over aggressive D, and 3) make in game adjustments to adapt to whatever the defense is doing.
Looking ahead to the Minnesota game, one thing we know is that they like to get pressure with their front four in a 4-3 package. This should bode well for our o-line. They do have an all pro pass rusher in Jared Allen, so i expect that there will be some pressure generated from the Vikes D-line. Will it be enough to frustrate Cam? Again, if he can break contain and float out of the pocket, then get up field a few times early on, it will help to soften up that front 7. Against AZ he really didn't get anything going and became one dimensional. Shula didn't call a good game in the second half and it seemed like we were going downfield on every pass play. Very few screens and underneath routes.
THat Cards D is very good, no doubt. Minnesota isn't bad either. They have given up a lot of points, but they also have a defense that forces turnovers and scores points.
Hopefully from Cam's perspective, the Cards loss will be a learning experience and he will approach the next game with a greater awareness and some strategies for overcoming the blitz. Vikings coming off a bye could be lackluster or could raise up on us. Hopefully, RR and Shula will think about their jobs a lot this week and bring some intensity to this squad. If we get to 1-5 I'd say we have to cut RR loose. We could have done better than Shula...in fact that might be a big reason we have lost 3 out of 4 games.
Cam hasn't been stellar and now the stats are starting to bear that out. He was due for a 3 INT game. That doesn't mean that he won't turn around and have another 3 TD game next week. Leadership is being tested right now and arriving home in week 7 at 2-3 would do wonders for this team.