Moving the Pocket and Use your Legs
When teams have a mobile quarterback they tend to build the offense around the strengths of that quarterback, in this case installing more bootlegs in order to threaten defenses with his ability to run. We didn’t see much of that, RPOs, or designed quarterback runs for that matter, and when you have a mobile quarterback that’s just unacceptable. Now I know Prescott hasn’t been the same since that horrible leg injury but last season he showed he can still move the chains.
Schottenheimer will look to mix in some RPOs and force the defense to think about who has the football and give Prescott more chances to take off and run or hit a receiver downfield who has a step on his defender thanks to the misdirection at the beginning of the play. This can also be very effective in the red zone again you have a mobile quarterback and he has only two rushing touchdowns this past season. It worked out well for him during his time with the Seahawks and I can see him adding more of this into the game plan.
He also liked to move the pocket for Wilson in order to give him space when facing more aggressive defensive lines and pass rushers. It’s more effective than leaving your quarterback in the pocket and allowing pressure to force bad throws and turnovers or take unnecessary hits. This also buys your receivers more time to get open which is very helpful when you have receivers on the roster that just can’t create separation fast enough. It will really help this offense overall and help lower the interceptions from Prescott.
Overall these two with their combined experience, McCarthy with his play-calling, and Schottenheimer and the way he designs game plans I believe will be a breath of fresh air for an offense that just never evolved under Kellen Moore.