Re: Shane Veeren
posted at 11/13/2011 11:13 AM EST
Something is wrong here, and things started getting worse in 07, when BB
changed his philosophy of toughness and being very physical to finesse and
get beaten up once the league figured that offense out enough to make it
pretty bad once the playoffs started.
I called it at the 1st Bill game in Foxboro that year, and how this offense and caught so much grief saying it wouldn't translate
into the playoffs, which it didn't and most started to see last year. The 3 losses in a row in the playoffs the Brady and CO have scored an avg. of 16 points where in 06 AFC title loss to the Colts, the Reche Caldwell led offense scored 35 in the loss.
Look at Carson Palmer, and how after a week or two to get rid of the rust and
practice a little, he started throwing bombs Monday nite and hitting these young
kids on the numbers or the hands all night long.
Here, with all the complexity, these perfect routs, there have been some great talent here, and they were to "dumb?" to grasp this "system", lose their confidence, get cut and can't cut it anywhere. Why not just let them play football. Chad Jackson was a physical stud, and they saw he wasn't bright enough to grasp the system so why not give him some basic plays, and maybe he could have caught 5 balls a game and change up the offense on the D for a few plays a game.
Why does it take Brady so long to find his rthyms with his receivers? Scheme or
no schemes, this complexity on both sides of the ball is not working. Players
are just not grasping them, and if ALL of them don't grasp them, it won't work.
Maybe they should go back to basic football, or maybe they should add some
basic football to the scheme, and play basic stuff while the team is learning these
Brady should be able to throw a basic down and out to anyone who has the skills to run it. Or the bomb the same way. Why does there have to be all this read the D on every play? Why not force the issue at times, and maybe the Jets D would get confused. ONE play the WR reads the DB and goes to where he the DB back isn't and the next go right at him and he may see that first step toward him as a fake.
In the end all I am saying is why not simplify the system on both sides of the ball and learn to play basic team ball together first, then as time goes on you add more and more complexity.
Let Vereen out there and get his feet wet. At least find out if he can run the ball or catch passes and simplify by first finding out if he actually has the skills like power, open field running ability, the ability to read the blocks and pick his holes and is he quick getting thru to fast or is he patient, does he dance, run well after the catch etc.
If BB should find out if he can or can't do them first, then decide if he should try to teach him to block or cut him because why teach him to block if he doesn't know how to run the ball FIRST !!!!!