I’d be putting in even more screens than usual for all position groups this week.
Yes, Skylar Thompson sort of messed up a well-developed screen last week and decided to go deep with it and was nearly picked off. That doesn’t mean we need to shelf the screen to the running back, which is lowkey one of my favorite plays in football. To me, it’s just so elegant when it’s blocked properly.
Anyway, keep running those to Mostert, Edmonds if he even gets into the game, or whoever is back there. If you want to finally get a pass off to Alec Ingold, throw a screen to him.
And there’s no reason to stop throwing WR screens to Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. It doesn’t matter if it’s a slow, bubble, or rocket screen. Creating easy passes that get the ball into the team’s best player’s hands is always smart.
Last week, before McDaniel opted for the decision to go for the FG which I hated then and still do, they ran the screen to Waddle and he was ever so close to breaking it for a big gain. For guys like him and Hill, all it takes is one missed tackle for it to be a huge play.
Also, those layup-type passes will only get Skylar’s confidence up. Like a basketball player who needs to see the ball simply go through the hoop to let them know that they’re still good. Skylar needs to see the ball get completed to his players. We need the most confident version of Skylar Thompson at all times to pull out this win.