When an offense goes from top five to bottom five and the only change was the offensive coordinator, it’s not difficult to know where to look for answers. He moved the offensive line away from their strength as a power blocking unit first and foremost. And the former 6th ranked run offense is now among the worst in the league. Then there’s the almost complete lack of play action passing. And up until the Chiefs game in week seven, the offense wasn’t stretching the field with the deep ball either. It’s the reason Downing was a Buster four times and Top Buster once.
There were indications the offense had returned to its 2016 form in the big win over the Chiefs in week 7. But the following week, they once again couldn’t get out of their own way.