Predictions for 2013 under Trestman
Ok, sticking my neck out here and laying it on the chopping block, considering I'm real new here, but here goes:
Since the NFL is looking more like the CFL with every passing year (pun intended) this is what I see getting added to the Bears offence in 2013. If some of this is already old news, chalk it up to my level of ignorance about things NFL.
Read - Option: Already discussed.
More Shotgun: If they ain't biting on the play action, then why not. Gives Jay a chance to see the field and a few feet before the pass rush gets him.
Shovel Pass: Looks like a regular passing play, but the QB underhands it to the RB on the way up the middle. Works real well when the MLB drops off into coverage and the blockers turn the rush to the outside. Doesn't if the RB gets happy feet and tips the D. If the RB drops it, incomplete pass. Beats fumbling the handoff.
RB Running out of the Shotgun: Hate this play and I wish the CFL OCs would call me on this one. (They have cell phones don't they?) Works well when it catches the D off guard otherwise it's stuffed. Will probably work for half a season until the DCs around the league catch on.
Short Yardage QB: Already discussed. Under Trestman, the backup QB Adrian McPherson scored 9 rushing TDs last year in the regular season and one in the post season. Keeps the D guessing.
Roll Out: Jay has wheels, use them.
Empty Backfield: It's a passing down, everyone knows it, so make the most of it.
Slotbacks: Look for these to get snuck in there once in a while.
No TEs: See empty backfield. Receivers all over the place.
And in continuation . . . .
Forte as a receiver: More of the same.