Originally posted by D_Niner:Originally posted by NCommand:Originally posted by Legbreaker:Originally posted by RedRazor:
Here is where Shaun Hill ranks (among all NFL quarterbacks) in passer rating by quarter:
1st quarter - 5th
2nd quarter - 6th
3rd quarter - 32nd
4th quarter - 4th
His 3rd quarter ranking has got me completely confused. I can understand him falling into the mid teens, maybe early 20's, but very last in the league...I don't get it?
I would take a look at the plays called in that quarter.
Based on Matrz' play calling, I am willing to wager that his performance fell off because of what he was asked to do.
We all know that Martz loved to call seven step drops and stretch the field. I would bet that if you took look at the play, you'd find that as the seven step drops and long passing plays were called with increasing frequency, Hill' effectiveness decreased.
Hill and Martz were totally incompatible. Matrz was simply unable or unwilling to scheme a defense that played to Hill's strengths.
I'm guessing it's a combination of poor halftime adjustments, good adjustments by the opposition defensively and Shaun having difficulty adjusting to both instead of "just playing his game."
But one question I do have is this:
What were the scores going into halftime when Shaun was the QB? B/c if we were down or significantly down, I can see our OC calling a more aggressive (and desperate) game plan to start the 3rd quarter.
Eventually, it appears, Hill settles down and plays within himself and does a nice job of rallying the guys together and makes them believe they can win.
It was split 4 games up and 4 down... By average I believe we went in with a 1.1 point lead or something close to that...
Thank you! That's very interesting!
So a combination of halftime adjustments and Hill's inability to adapt quickly.