Re: Norv Turner SCHOOLS Mcdaniels
posted at 12/9/2013 3:18 PM EST
In response to agcsbill's comment:
In response to coolade2's comment:
So an offense that cannot put 4 or 5 good plays together in the first half of games for 4 straingt games has nothing to do with the playcalling and ...?
"Oh well... some plays work and some don't" ?
I'm not saying we run all trick plays... just that the absence of ANY misdirection / deception plays indicates a big fat vanilla offense that defenses line up and snuff out.
IN the first half Jason campbell executed plays better than brady.It's the playcalling AND the execution but "this just in: ....
better plays are A LOT EASIER TO EXECUTE....
Come on man! You call a play and expect the team to execute. Even the BEST call can fail for lack of execution. For example:
The first quarter pass on which Brady overthrew Gronk. This appeared to be a good play call as Gronk was wide open, but, Brady overthrew Gronk. Good call, bad execution.
Third quarter, the 80 yard TD pass from Campbell to Gordon. Gordon was open and Campbell threw the pass on the money for Gordon to make the play. Good call, good execution.
Seems the common thread here is any call can be a good call with good execution. But, a good call can also be thwarted by a better play on the part of the defense.
Lastly, I would like to know what a "better" play is that makes it "easier" to execute? If all plays are executed properly, aren't they all easy for the most part?
YOur argument is technically correct but missing the essential point of playcalling and that it is more of an art than a science. Scientifically each play there is an x and an O and the x blocks the O and so forth. As in execution.
Except the wild card in every play is trying to outsmart your opponent and anticipate what they are going to do. Right...? Agree that no one gets it 100% or even close but a well called game you win those maneuvers more than you lose. In this case in this game Turner out called McD and should have won the game except for a fortunate on-sides kick, etc.
So a good play anticipates the defense to do something and plays off of that. thereby gaining an advantage. the misdirection of a reverse is an example (made perfectly by Turner) where the defense moved in the direction that he anticipated... leaving open field for Gordon to run into.
Somebody posted that the play was made by gordon....lol. ANY receiver would have gained 30 yards there although he did tack on an extra 10 with some footwork and moves along the sideline.