Originally Posted by ABQCOWBOY
I don't have a problem with 20 yard routes on a 3rd and short down and distance. I don't think we need all the routes to be 20 yards deep but it does make sense to run a deeper route in order to draw safety coverage and make LBs drop. If the Defense doesn't do that, then everybody is at the LOS and it's harder to make the first. It comes down to spacing basically. The real problem is that we have a QB and Coach who like to go down field and will look to do that all too often in situations where a shorter route or a run might be better served. Of course, it's hard to call anybody out when we can't get 3 yards in short yardage situations with any regularity at all. That needs to be fixed.
On the other hand, how many 3 yard passes to Witten are going to get this team to the playoffs?