Kurt Warner from the NFL Network was on Mike and Mike's radio show this morning discussing the issues with the Philadelphia Eagles. He made an interesting comment about the limitations of the West Coast Offense that I thought were relevant to us in the MIchigan blogsphere.
I'm paraphrasing here obviously, but this is pretty close to what he said:
The West Coast Offense is a very successful offense, but it has limited opportunities to make adjustments at the line. Sometimes when the defense blitzes you find yourself without a good play called to counter what they're doing and there may not be someone to throw to.
Essentially he was saying that when the Saints blitzed there were times when the routes being run by the WR were not giving Vick an obvious option to throw to before he was overwhelmed. He implied that there aren't a lot of play changes available to a West Coast QB. I presume what is supposed to happen is that a WR changes their route when they see blitz and the QB is supposed to know that - which seems like a lot of pressure on both positions.
I assume the interview will be posted here later: