We are supposed to be a run first team.
Obviously this is not who we are when Cam is injured and cannot run.
Is it time for us to focus on the passing game? Instead of running the ball up the middle for 1-2 yards, why not try a quick pass or screen as substitute?
I hate to say it because I do enjoy those physical games where the running backs take over, but we don't have those players at running back or O-line. So I say we move to an offence that works through the air. Roll Cam away from pressure (because our O-line sucks too much to expect a traditional pocket), and let Cam work the field. He has shown that he can move the ball through the air. We are just getting killed by drive-stopping runs for zero to little gain.
I no longer expect our running backs to break one for a touchdown on any play; I haven't felt that way since 2011. At this point, I have more hope that Benjamin, Cotchery, Avant, Bersin, Philly, or Olsen will make a nice reception with some YAC.
We do not have a physical offence. Our second TE gets almost no significant time. We cannot run the ball with authority (anything more than a three yard rush is a welcome surprise for us now). Why not switch to a more finesse offence? Let Williams and Stewart work against a D that respects the pass, thus opening up lanes for them instead of forcing them to make things happen. Williams has always been a threat in the screen game, and Stew is great with the read option (which NEEDS to come back as something to at least get Cam involved in the running game).
Basically, why not run a spread offence which Cam seems to be better suited for?