I bolded this part because this is the issue people don't realize. It's more than just tossing deep passes every play. The Air Coryell system was created because of Kellen Winslow. It has also been used with guys like Marshall Faulk because they are those type of players who are dynamic enough to play two roles. Ray Rice is that player for us but we also have two solid TEs.
It also utilizes a significant amount of formations to go along with shifts and motions that puts the defense at a disadvantage because of the amount of looks the offense can pose. Remember when the Chargers used motion last year to figure out whether our defense was in zone or man? That's another component used in the system.
The shifts and motions in particular caused problems for defenses because it enables the offense to create matchups that favored them. Receivers should be motioned in order to avoid press coverage.
The quarterback should utilize three and five step drops to deliver the ball on times routes and eventually dropping back and throwing down field to take the top off of the defense.
These bolded statements are what Cam left out. The formations were basic and Pitta and Boldin were the only receivers who seemed to be motioned. The short passing game was left out and sending two guys deep didn't open up anything because the middle of the field was never used anyways.
The system works well with out guys as Torrey and Jacoby Jones are both speedsters who cause corners to stay deep. If they try to press them Flacco simply needs to motion them away to avoid it. Just because Cam ran the system poorly doesn't mean the system is bad or that it doesn't fit these guys.
Edited by dhstandard, 12 December 2012 - 09:37 PM.