I have never got the whole "we need to be a time control / conservative / establish the run" offense.
That is only good for inferior teams HOPING to keep the game close.
We should WANT to be an explosive high scoring offense. Plain and fugging simple.
No reason why we cant march down the field quickly and score a TD. Then kick off and get a 3 n out and go score again. Rinse and repeat. Fug this notion it will tire our D or any other excuse to why we should be conservative on offense.
The offense ALWAYS have the upper hand, so when we face QBs like Manning, Brees, Brady, Rodgers they will shred our D. Their is always an answer for what ever the D is doing. Getting pressure ok quick 3 step routes. Playing man ok comebacks, drags/crosses, slants etc. Playing zone ok we will flood and/or find the holes. Light box ok we will run. Load the box ok we will pass. Play inside technique ok out routes. Play outside technique ok inside slants. Bring the safeties down ok over the top. I could go on and on. No matter how good your D is you will not be able to stop elite QBs and OCs every night. You must be able to match them score for score. IE We need to be AVERAGING 28+ ppg.
We have faced 2 elite QBs this year and both of them SHREDDED our D. Brady marched right down the field on literally every possession. Only reason we won was because their D sucked and we were able to match the score for score. Not to mention getting help from the refs late.
In todays NFL Cam should be averaging 300+ pass yards per game. With the RBs getting about 100+ yards a game.
If your QB is averaging 200 pass yards a game you better be averaging 200-300 yards rushing a game.