Can't we shift to a Texas A&M style offense with the pieces we have?
I said it first in a different thread, but why can't we just make pistol our offense and run the same zone stretch base with a pulling guard, but emphasize screen passes and wheel routes over run? It would look exactly like zone stretch run, it wouldn't be going away from the blocking techniques the team has practiced, but we pick up 3-5+ YAC on 1st down instead of -2.
Airraid, but simple airraid.
If there's no play, the strength of the o-line gives Devin room to scramble, and maybe he picks up a few yards himself. Hell, throw in a FB or TE motion to "lead block" for Fitz/Green to sell run even when you're intent is stick, wheel or screen. When you do run, clearly the extra help will be necessary from what we've seen.
The idea being, when we don't hand off to Fitz or Green, he just goes next level to help the pulling guard or make another block, and it sets up a nice little screen caravan for, say, Dileo or Norfleet? Or Fitz/Green can detach and run a wheel for potential big gains? Or Gallon/Funchess sits there for a 3-5 yard stick (if Funch, he can sell stick to get behind coverage to use height for a big play)? Isn't that the system we have the guys to run (at least somewhat effectively)?
I'm not an expert, obviously. But I'm curious what those of you who are experts think we can do with the pieces we have, considering what they've spent the most time getting coached up on. My sense is the fundamentals learned can be tweaked to the strengths of the players by using sensible allignments, and basically create a structure that allows these guys to play backyard football and use their athleticism.
Possibly to great improvement.