Heard Troy Aikman while he was calling another game last week refer to that team's offense as "a big play offense with no big plays".
Couldn't help but think "Man, that's pretty much us too"
The Panthers do indeed run a 'big play' offense; specifically, a Coryell offense. For those who have heard that term thrown around here but aren't sure what it means, here's a basic primer:
The Coryell Offense (sometimes called Air Coryell) is based on vertical, downfield passing supplemented by a strong running game. The idea is to have a multidimensional attack so that the opposing defense can't concentrate on simply stopping one thing or covering one area of the field. It's considered a 'big play' offense, meaning that you might see three or four modest plays suddenly followed by a huge chuck down the field for a bunch of yards and maybe a score.
So what sorts of things do you need to make that kind of attack work?
- Deep threat receivers with great hands (helps a lot of they can block too)
- Solid pass catching tight ends and slot receivers to attack the middle
- A combination of power runningbacks and speed/pass catching backs
- An offensive line that's strong in both run and pass blocking
- A quarterback that can air it out and makes good decisions
So looking at that little grocery list, tell me what we have and what we lack.
Which of these aspects are we most set at, and which just aren't there at all?
We have: TEs, 1 Deep treat, RB combo,semi- OL, and a GOAT QB.