Originally posted by BETTERDAYZ9ERS:
TBC Titan listen up. Let me give you some facts. Vince Young went 15-18 for like 120 yards on the day. Most of those throws were to the tight end and check downs to the running back. He only targeted WR's maybe 4-5 times. It's obvious your OC doesn't want to overload Vince too much and is playing it safe. Vince's best weapon is his own legs. He ran for a few first downs by running. Other than that element he has no "mojo" to speak of. We have gone up against Schaub and Manning in the last 2 weeks.
Mojo: look how the team played once he got back under center. It's those intangibles that you didn't think about. He kept drives alive that Collins probably would have not.
As for the bold statement, you act like that's no big deal. A 'few' first downs can very well mean the outcome of a game.
Whether or not he can pass that much better, you best account for him taking off at any given moment or he will torch you; that pretty much everyone can agree on.
Lastly, why would he need to do anymore than he did when our RB rushed for 220+ yards? "Coach, Chris Johnson is getting way too many yards for us. We should take him out of the game and let the QB make risky passes for the rest of the game." "Okay."
Apart from Vince if Johnson did not rack 200 yards of offense then there would be no offense to speak of. We're 2nd in rush defense. Remember that.
Vince is a big reason for CJ having so many yards. The LBs and DEs HAVE to account for VY's running ability and have to stay home. They cannot commit to the RB on the running play unless they want to be torched by Vince. I'm surprised I find myself having to explain how that works.
Also your defense is horrible in tackling. You gave up 177 yards to Jones Drew and most of his runs he bounced out of missed tackles. Miss those tackles on Frank the Tank Gore and you'll see the same thing. Also where do you rank if pass defense?
No argument on the horrible tackling. Hopefully we will get that shored up.
Well, with Mouton and McCourty (rookies) starting at CBs when Finnegan and Harper were out, I'd say not too good. Thanks for pointing out the obvious though.
Finnegan is back. And while Harper is still out, Hood will be starting in his place.
Though you might want to start getting the ball out of Smith's hands quicker. Cecil has finally dialed up the pressure. We knocked Garrard around all day and sacked him more than once. Granted that is Jax, it did show we can get to the QB.
It will be a hard fought game but this is probably the most ready we've been as a team all season.