Written by Matthew Cannata
One of the biggest things that offensive coordinator Bill Lazor is stressing is the fact that the offense needs to play at a high speed and with a sense of urgency. Lazor spoke for the first time this season after practice on Tuesday and left many impressed with his words.
“I think the No. 1 thing we want to do is play with great tempo,” Lazor said. “There are a lot of different definitions of that and I think you have a chance to see enough of it on the practice field. At the snap of the ball, we want to be fast. That’s including our offensive linemen coming off the ball in the run game. And part of it is knowing what to do and be decisive. In this league, you’ve got to play fast, you’ve got to be physical.”
Lazor is happy with the way the offense is progressing, but that doesn’t mean he won’t keep pushing. The goal is to always go faster.
“Every day, every day,” he said. “I don’t know much you can hear me, but my voice is like this because I’m yelling, ‘Tempo.’ I’m trying to get them out of the huddle faster. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable for the line to make the calls that quickly. The quarterback might want them to settle in and make the calls. We don’t want it. We want to go. We want to go. Every single day, it’s a push. They know it. They understand it. They also understand it’s hard and they’re trying. I’ll keep pushing.”
Lazor sounds and looks like an excellent coach but in the end, it's the players on the field who need to execute the plays that are called. We'll find out soon whether or not they can be successful in this new offense.
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