OK lets start off with, this is not 06, the offense is way out of sync and will need some time to get it together, but, should be able too, over the next couple of weeks. In 06 the Offense bailed them out a lot.
Once they get some more offensive linemen healthy the offense should start to take shape. I would like to see Dom get 5 to 10 more carries, he is averaging 5 yards a rush. Hart has one carry for 7 yards, might give him three to five touches each game, just to see if he can make a big play. They need to get Dom and Hart about 30 to 40 percent of the rushes to keep Addai fresh for the playoffs.
They will make the changes on the O line as people get healthy. As far as changes in the number of carries the backs get, I think Addai will continue to get almost all the touches out of the back field, until he is mostly used up, just like they did with James.
The Defense will need to make some changes. I known my wife tells’ me that size doesn’t matter, but, on the interior of the defensive line you have to have some size. Having your starting DT’s weighing in at 250 lbs and 265 lbs, may be a problem when it comes to stopping the run, just maybe. One of the changes I am looking forward too, is getting Muir healthy and into the rotation on the running downs, which right now is all of them.
He was pretty productive at GB last year, and he can’t do much worse then the guys they have in there now. They also should move Brock back to the in side at UT, and have Mathis in the game as much as possible.
Now the Defense was pretty porous before E Johnson couldn’t say “no.” That says that there is a problem at LB. I know all the LB’s are making a lot of tackles, but, they must be making them after the RB gets 4 or 5 yards. My thought is, they are getting out muscled at the SAM. Haggler played well last year, his return should help, but it’s still three weeks away. They should try Wheeler there.
In 06 they didn’t pull Gilbert Gardner until the 12th week of the season. Oh, how painful was it watching GG trying to wrap up a tackel? They will stick with Session at SAM until Haggler returns.
I think we will see Muir worked in to the rotation after the bye week. I don’t know if they will ever move Brock back to the in side, maybe in passing situations, it they ever get any more.