Kill! Kill! Kill!
OK, I understand the concept Garrett has here on calling two plays and giving Romo a choice based on how he sees the defense line up. My problem is that I think the defenses have figured out that they can dictate to the offense with a false presnap read. This is what I see happening (or at least I think it is what is happening).
Garrett calls a pass play on second and short and the O formation shows a high probability of a pass. Maybe he wants Romo to take a peek down the field, taking advantage of the natural defensive tendancies in this situation where the D has to play pass and run. The D shows a fake blitz, causing Romo to switch to a run play. This allows the D to play run only and smother the back for little or no gain. The run play is also from a pass formation which makes it less likely to be successful. I saw this multiple times in the last several games.
There are also other bad things that occur when the play changes. The O line has to hold their stances longer, making a false start more likely. If the play was late coming in (which is natural because you are calling two plays instead of one) it can end in a delay call.
I think this tendancy was masked somewhat when Murray was in the line up. His skills could overcome the problems brought on by running from a pass formation while Felix and Dunbar just don't have that skill set.
I see similar issues when Romo changes from a run to a pass. Recievers may not be on the same page, causing Ints and Incs. Is it time to dump the double play call and change to some other form of option?
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