I know that "basic elementary offensive competence" is the most likely and apt response, but aside from this generality, what are some specific things or players that you hope to see stand out in the Indiana game that would bode well on Saturday and for the rest of the season? I have a couple.
1. Breakthrough reciever - Grant Perry is very good at doing what he does, but what he does doesn't strike fear in the minds of opposing defenses. I think the loss of Tarik Black may have been more significant than any of us really knew at the time, and DPJ or Crawford really needs to step up to stretch defenses. I don't think anybody really respects us a deep threat, and that kind of trickles down to the rest of the offense. Teams sending pressure, really crowding the box. I would really like to see one of these recievers emerge as a real threat, and I think that DPJ in particular should get a lot more targets.
2. Generating turnovers - This is not something we have done much of since Florida. It could be that "not turning the ball over" is the more important thing, and I know that certain turnovers are kind of luck, but as good as our defense has been we really haven't taken the ball away much and our turnover margin in our last 10 games is atrocious. I would like to see the D get all over the ball and try to come away with a couple of TOs.
3. Animated Gif Harbaugh - I know that officials are cracking down on coach meltdowns, but with the exception of The Game last year, it seems like our teams under Harbaugh have kind of fed off of his outstanding sideline antics and played with a lot of intensity when he is fired up. I don't think he needs to launch his headset but I don't think I would mind seeing an official getting a piece of his mind this weekend.
What are some others you hope to see.