Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
His first season as OC with the Redskins and Chiefs;
2001 Washington Redskins- http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/was/2001.htm First 5 games the Redskins avg roughly 180yds a game on offense but the last 11 they avg around 275yds a game.
1998 Kansas City Chiefs- http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/kan/1998.htm First 5 games offensve avg around 250yds a game and the last 11 avg around 310yds a game.
So maybe there is hope, the Chiefs also had a bye week 6 in Raye's first year as OC. So maybe Raye does make some adjusments and/or the guys pick up the system and play better.
Just looking for some kind of hope......
Were any of those teams playoff bound ? I didnt have time to check, maybe someone can check for me. Sometimes these statistics can be misleading cause when a team is outside the playoff picture, they just let loose and bang out extra yards against more conservative playoff bound teams. Like I said, Im not sure what the end result was for both teams, but I wouldnt be surprised if both were outside looking in.
Look at the Niner teams from the past 2-3 years. Slow starts, strong finishes....all after we were eliminated from the playoff picture.