Re: What's the problem? Talent, play calling, or coaching?
posted at 12/7/2009 6:25 AM EST
In Response to Re: What's the problem? Talent, play calling, or coaching?
[QUOTE]Personally, I think the main problem is a lack of talent, most notably: Lack of an acceptable third wide receiver Unproductive tight ends Poor offensive tackles, especially Kaczur Mediocre DEs Very unproductive OLBs Inexperienced ILBs An unreliable and undisciplined safety (Merriweather) Atrocious corners (other than Bodden, who is an okay second corner) The offensive play calling is poor (too little commitment to the run, too many deep throws to a double-covered Moss, too little involvement of the TEs), but that may be a function of the talent.
Posted by prolate0spheroid[/QUOTE]
At least someone is trying to be reasonable and make sense of things instead of crying, "Woe is us," repeatedly.
I think it's ridiculous. Coaching, talent, and playcalling. F*ck*ng duh - does anyone have anything more intelligent than that to say? You do, and thank god.
I like your list, except for the bit about the defensive ends. I think Jarvis Green has been good and Ty Warren has been quietly very good (does his job, holds the line of scrimmage, and makes the occasional tackle for a loss).
Here's what I specifically don't like about the playcalling:
-They pass out of shotgun with the occasional draw and the rare screen
-They run out of two-tight end sets
-They have few formations out of which they do everything (like singleback or I-formation)
On defense, I don't think the problem is playcalling - I think the problem is either execution or utilization of talent. They have some guys who are big/fast/strong, but find ways to not get it done. They need to find new ways to capitalize on the personnel they have. They have Adalius Thomas, a rush linebacker, playing the run on the first two downs and then coming off of the field so Burgess can get his a*s*s kicked