Re: offensive coordinator
posted at 9/21/2009 7:11 PM EDT
In Response to offensive coordinator
[QUOTE]We need a new one. The plays were so predictable and all he does is throw little 5 yard passes.
Posted by xxcodyfxx[/QUOTE]
Thank you for pointing out the real problem with the PAT's. I've said this before and I'm saying it again, THE SINGLE BIGGEST LOSS THE PAT'S HAVE SUFFERED IN BILL'S TENURE WAS THE LOSS OF CHARLIE WEISS.
It's something we've never quite recovered from. We were in the red zone multiple times against the Jets and instead of powering it in, we tried to finesse it. Charlie would have run some counter and off tackle and pounded it in, only when we couldnt squeeze it in with the first couple of downs would he run a short play action to a tight end.
The formations were the same in the 2nd half that they were in the first, two split out to the left and Moss in motion on the right. I dont see any halftime adjustments?
We averaged 4.2 yards rushing as a team but Maroney and Taylor, our horses, averaged nearly 6 yards per carry. We were running effectively. But it seems as if the top brass didnt learn a lesson from 2007 that a passing team isnt nearly as effective in a tight match as a team that can run the ball. 2007 was a fantasy stat geek's dream, but it's not how you win in the post season or against divisional opponents who look at every game against us as a super bowl.
I miss the days of smash mouth football
, power running and an attacking defense that was constantly fresh because they didnt spend the entire game out on the field. Charlie Weiss had a simple philosophy, get first downs not touch downs, be good in third down situations and always get 6 when you get in the red zone. I think Bill needs a real offensive play caller; he is the defensive guru and he needs a polar opposite on the other side of the ball.
Let's hope Notre Dame crashes and burns...