In 2010, our offense was our strength, but let's face it, it was a bit wobbly and inconsistent. Everyone knows about the turnovers, but I also felt we had increasing trouble running the ball and getting yards on 3rd down. Oh, and that "failing to score after driving" thing.
A lot of people have speculated (rationally) that we'll see a drop-off in productivity (in terms of yards) as we transition from spread-and-shred to "west coast spreadish" or whatever, and Brian has demonstrated the concerns many of us have about, regardless of rhetoric, Borges bringing more "square pegs into round holes" solutions.
On the other hand, maybe there are things we can do a lot better once we incorporate some more formations, short passing routes and so on. I, for one, think a hybrid offense is both plausible and, in some ways, desirable.
I'd like to see:
*More time-killing drives, so we can keep our young defense rested and tire out some of the big, lumbering front 7s we'll face
*More dump-off pass options when receivers are covered downfield, thus cutting down on interceptions
*More screens without the word "bubble" in them, to take advantage of when our opponents blitz us
*More crossing routes to our stable of fast slot receivers, complete with downfield blocking for more YAC
Now, I'm not saying we move all the way to West Coast in year 1. This would be a huge mistake. But if Borges is smart, he'll expand our offense's repertoire rather than try to transform it overnight. Personally, I think these additions--alongside the spread-and-shred stuff that worked for us this year--would help cut down on turnovers and give us more options for controlling a given game.
What changes do you think would be both advantageous and reasonable to expect?