Nah, my head won't explode if they use the pass strategically against the Jets. That's a game where a pass/run ratio might be closer to 60/40. But the Jets are doing something right. They steamrolled the Dolphins, granted without Tua T.The Jets thus far have a middling Pass Rush. I know you don’t want to hear this and I certainly don’t want heads exploding. Lol. But this might be a game to pass with a more normal mix.
I still think getting our RB and TE’s groups combined more involved in the passing game is key. That’s where our experience lies.
You know I know people laugh at Lewis but he’s an afterthought to Defenses and they just leave him wide open when he rolls out. I’d try to exploit that more especially as a surprise in the second half.
Obviously I’d use Lewis closer to the Paint where he can use his size as an advantage. He’s not going to get pushed around by a DB I’ve never seen that. They look up to him.. literally! I just loved the TD pass he caught, he’s got very big hands like baseball gloves and he’s like a forgotten weapon, even by us.
He used to be very formidable but he’s slowed a little but can still be a Redzone target.
We need to figure out what to do with Royce. He’s getting steamrolled on occasion and he doesn’t anchor well against an opponent who uses a bullrush. We watched him get steamrolled in London and Rodgers just tucked it and took a sack.
And Lewis is an afterthought to most secondaries. It's funny to watch him catch a pass now and then and run through 2 or 3 guys for another 5 or 6 yards. And I loved that TD.
I haven't really been following Newman. Doesn't sound like he's adjusting to the NFL very well. That's unusual. Gluten has drafted well on the OL and they are coached well.