2. Get Back To Offensive Rhythm
Against Green Bay and Tampa Bay, the offense was able to still be the productive, dangerous offense that it has been this season. Against Philadelphia, the offense hit a wall but credit is given to the Eagles because of their tough defense.
The common denominator in each of those games were the absence of Coleman at the running back position, tagging along with starter Devonta Freeman. Granted, not having Coleman has not hurt the offense to an extreme but there is no doubt that the offense can be more lethal with the speedy Coleman in the lineup.
What’s interesting about this matchup with the Cardinals is the amount of athleticism on the defense. Deploying Coleman in the slot/passing game is going to be met with having one of the best free safeties in the game in Tyrann Mathieu defending him as well as strong safety Deone Bucannon.
The point with all of this is that the offense needs to find a rhythm and get back to having defenses guessing. Incorporating no-huddle at times with Ryan, having Coleman and Freeman involved in the passing game, spreading the ball around to Jones, receiver Taylor Gabriel and Mohamed Sanu as well as rookie tight end Austin Hooper. When the offense is clicking on all systems and having defenses confused, they are displaying why they are first in the league in scoring per game at 32 points a contest.