- Nashville, TN
Let me say I am glad my question is generating the kind of responses I'm seeing. I have never thought or wished that CPJ would turn the offense into a pass first or pass happy attack. In my mind I like the idea of forcing a defense to respect and fear the pass out of this offense. Running against a 7 man front just opens up so many more holes for the run game and with a truly viable passing game teams cannot have 8 in the box and cheat the 9th toward containing the run. The offense is always going to force the D to play a man scheme so with a viable passing attack the D has to play more honest. We've seen team play 8 within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage and have their corners 3 yards off the wideouts. In essence the D has 10 players no more than 5 yards off the line of scrimmage and this makes running the ball more difficult. When the D is having to play honest both corners are 7-10 yards off and the safeties are 10-15 yards off thus allowing the backs an easier path to the 2nd and 3rd levels. Let's keep the discussion going, I'm enjoying this!