good point. I will tell you this NO ONE will have the true inside scoop on whatever changes they decide to make. Simplification can mean a lot of things. It can mean:One of the things that people seem to gloss over is that the OFFENSIVE Playbook is one that BB created initially. It was over 4 inches thick. Yes, Weis, McDaniels and BO'B added to it, but it has always been BB's.
Now, how that may have changed for this year, who knows. I know there have been several players stating the book is simplified, but we have no idea what that actually means.
They have worked to change the semantics (Language) to be able to describe the play they want to run in fewer words, That is ALWAYS a work in progress for all coaches.
It can mean that they are cutting out plays that do ALMOST the same thing as another play, But we've seen in the past use adding plays in a Sunday walk through or even DURING the game.
I THINK the goal THIS year is to make sure everyone is executing correctly and on the same page on the offense and they are willing to sacrifice a little offensive flexibility for better execution and fewer mental mistakes, And remember this can all change if this team shows it can quickly absorb the offense can is prepared to do more. But at THIS point, I believe, it is all about getting it right physically and mentally. That means lining up in the right spots, make the right adjustments (motions, etc )and correctly execute their assignments That's the mental side and it needs constant coaching and REPETITIONS.
Again, It looks like they are going to be willing to trade some offensive flexibility to gain some better execution for the plays they have AND fewer mental mistakes. That is ALWAYS a battle for coaches trying to balance that issue, Give a coach a piece of paper with X's and O's on it and a pencil and they will ALWAYS be able to figure out a better way. And the farther up the ladder you go and the better players you have it becomes easier and easer to think you can solve any problem with a scheme.