I was thinking about the defense but more in terms of "tempo only works if you get first downs."
Honestly I am not a big fan of the home run ball as a major component. It's a low percentage play. I'd rather hit big plays through shorter throws that hit the playmakers on the move and allow them to use their speed and skill to create explosive plays. Along with that the O needs better spacing. Last year we lacked that as the pass routes sent folks into zones where they just stopped and waited for a throw and the routes also led to a lot of congestion that made the receivers much easier to cover.