This is something our QB has bristled against. He seems to prefer everything to be very static. His preference seems to be to go to the line, spend the entire play clock looking over the defense and trying to identify the weak point to attack, then calling the audible (often just with a subtle hand gesture or something) to attack that weakness, and then snap the ball. He feels that time spent in pre-snap motion is just time wasted.
Both are valid approaches. But the coach seems to have deferred to the QB on this issue - it doesn't appear to me that they're running the kinds of pre-snap motions or other things, at least not to the extent MLF might prefer.
So the 'illusion of complexity' that MLF talked about doesn't seem to be happening the way he first envisioned, because he is choosing instead to take advantage of the QB's ability to break down defenses at the line, find the weak point, and exploit it. And up until this year, by and large, it was the right choice.
This year, you have to wonder if more of that pre-snap motion might be helpful in keeping the defenses off balance. OTOH, with a bunch of rookie WR's who seem to have difficulty even running the right routes and ending up where they're supposed to end up, you have to wonder if that additional motion might also have the effect of keeping our own offense off balance. Which would be another reason not to do it. How much are they 'dumbing things down' due to the youth in the receiver room (both WR and TE)?
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