Totally get what you're sayin', Preach.
I'd love to have some offensive eyebrow raising moments during a game. Something that makes me go "whoa, nice play call" or "sweet call, where'd that come from?" There might be a few plays that make you say that, but it's nowhere near as many as it should be. And, at this point in the game (speaking from a 50K foot view here), there's no excuse for that. Ben isn't a rook, "game manager," he's a seasoned vet now. The system has been in place for awhile now and there hasn't been a lot of turnover in terms of coaching and/or player personnel.
So, what's the deal? They should be getting better, not worse. IMO, the only area that I've seen improvement in the last month and change is on the offensive line. That group seems to be playing better, collectively.
I keep going back to what I said awhile back about the offense. Almost everything about it seems very forced. There's no rhythm and everything seems very improvised; like it's drawn up in the dirt on the sidelines. And again, IMO, they're very predictable. Rarely do we see plays where the defense is fooled or they're looking for one thing and get something totally different.
Maybe they need to change up their signals?
Maybe the defense is intercepting that stuff and knows what's coming?
Maybe they need to do a better job of disguising the play?
Maybe they're doing something that's tipping off the defense?
Maybe they need to do a better job of reading defenses and adjusting the calls?
Maybe Arians needs to get a better vantage point on what's going on and move up to the booth instead of standing on the sidelines?
What I do know is that something needs to change. I am sick and MF'ing tired of watching other teams, even shitty teams, be able to look competent on offense, while this group goes from top 3rd in '06, to middle 3rd in '07, to now bottom 3rd in '08. Statistically worse than the Bills? The Bears? The Dolphins? The Niners
IMHGDMFO, that's inexcuseable