The Jazz have crossed the line from curious to frustrated in imagining what their injury-riddled team might do if it could finally get healthy. They are sick of hearing how they are on the Authentic Billy Smith Jersey precipice — how they are one of just four teams that rank in the top 10 in both points scored and allowed per possession, how all the numbers underlying their ho-hum record hint at the great team lurking beneath.
“I’m not curious anymore,” Rudy Gobert told ESPN.com last Elite Womens Mikkel Boedker Jersey week. “I’m sure we can be a top team. Top four in the NBA. I feel like we could beat everybody. Why not?”
The coaches obsess with the next game, but even they can’t help wondering. “It’s all ‘when’ and ‘if’ right now,” Quin Snyder, the team’s head coach, told ESPN.com. “‘When’ this, and ‘if’ that.”
The all-22 tells how. The Ravens look like they’re in a Cover-4 or Cover-2 combo type of scheme here with two high safeties and cornerbacks on the outside dropping down the sideline. Sanu (who starts in the slot left, just above Eifert) has the key route here. Sanu occupies the deep safety on Eifert’s side. On the outside, the receiver route up the sideline occupies the corner. That allows Eifert to sneak in between.
The big story for the Steelers-Bengals game this weekend is that Andy Dalton will not play. The irony, of course, is that while many have said over the years that the Bengals can’t win a playoff game with Dalton at quarterback, those same people may now be saying they can’t win one without him. Whether any of that’s true, we don’t know, but we’ll find out soon if Cincy can end their postseason drought with a backup quarterback at the helm.
Tyler Eifert is going to be an absolutely key and crucial target for McCarron on Saturday. With Pittsburgh keying in on A.J. Green on the outside plus trying to stop the Bengals’ run game, the opportunities are going to be there for Eifert to step up create some big plays. If McCarron can deliver him the football using some of the concepts outlined above, the Steelers could be in trouble.