Regarding McMillan, his offenses were one of the better ones in the league. The pace wasn't super fast, and I don't think that's a big deal, but they were effective. I'd rather a team have a slower pace and actually put the ball in the basket than have breakneck pace, but not be able to score. So regardless of what the pace was, his offenses were able to score, and that's what we need.
Regarding Ellis, I think the Pacers put out a recent news article where he stated he felt like he was a big disappointment last year and he's been working really hard to improve his game. I love his attitude. I guess we'll see if he has a better season this year than he did last.
If it were me, I'd just run our offense. If we complete a run of the mill 2nd and 19 pass for 20 yards a number of times during the game, why not do the same on 2nd and 40? I it's complete, you do the same thing as if it was 3rd and 10... even if you fall short, running for a 3 yard gain gets less field position and you can fumble on any play, any time. My point is don't try and throw 40 yard bombs but don't surrender either.
I'm not sure if they like good more at guard than tackle, reitz earned the starting spot last year when he played well this year hasn't been good too him. I liked good at tackle last year and I think it's a better position for him personally