"Illegal Shift on the Offense"

Actually a shift wouldn't be bad on the offensive side of the ball. While injuries have played a major role in the up and down success of the offense, avg to poor play is responsible as well. It's still early but I believe some minor changes or "shifts" could benefit the team.

***Motion in MURRAY shift out Choice

I'm not saying get rid of TC at this point being that when his # has been called on a temporary feature back role he's come through. But as a change of pace back he's changing the pace but not in a good way. I'm not seeing the vision, finishing the runs, or smart play. Running out of bounds was just idiotic.

When Murray has been called on the few attempts he's had you can see the vision, the toughness and willingness to finish the runs hard. He also is a better receiving threat out the back field. Murray has the build and strength to be a physical goal line, tough yard back. With true FB Fiametta gradually grasping the playbook leading for Felix and Murray keeps defenses on their heels. As Murray unlike Choice can take it to the house from anywhere.

***Motion out Bennett shift in Phillips

It's a fore gone conclusion Bennett will just not succeed as a receiving threat as I thought. The fight and concentration just doesn't seem to be there. While Phillips has had minimal opportunities he has capitalized on all of them. I can't remember Phillips dropping a ball and I do remember him trucking over a Jets defender. While he may not be the blocking guru like Bennett he gives Romo another TE option he can trust.

***Motion out Olgetree shift in Robinson

I expected Robinson not to know all the plays and look lost. But Tree? There's no excuse for not knowing the plays, dropping the ball and giving up on routes. Robinson showed flashes in only 1 week of practice in which Romo only participated in 1 of those. He showed aggressiveness going for the ball and YAC ability. The most important play to me wasn't even a catch. It was the heart he showed fighting for the ball on a deep throw knowing he would be receive a big hit. And he did, Landry delivered a big blow and Robinson got right up and went on to make key plays. When Miles comes back and with a in depth knowledge of the playbook, putting Robinson in the slot may benefit the offense.

While these shifts may seem small, they could pay big dividends to this team offensively. I wouldn't be shocked to see them happen. What do you think?

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