The thing about football players…they are PEOPLE. People like to have fun. When you let them blitz, it shows confidence in them. Same with going for it not 4th down. We believe 1. you can make the play, and 2. if you don’t the D can stop them.
Apply that philosophy to gambling with a blitz and giving up a play. We believe you can get there, and if you don’t, we have faith that our DBs can give us another chance by not giving up too big a play.
This sort of stuff impacts team morale, instead of just boring them to death all game long and being incredibly predictable. Playing in Caldwell’s offense would have been grueling. Intentionally trying to bore the other team to death all game long, then attack them in the last 5 minutes of the game. Bevell was a great upgrade. Here’s to hoping the new DC is an equally big upgrade.