I got a little bored yesterday, and decided to look at some game logs. Since it seems that we struggle most in the first half, I focused on the first 20 plays of each game. Now I know field position and score make a difference in the playcalling, but I more wanted to see what we are doing in that first quarter and part of the second.
Overall, there were 100 plays (20 from each game)
Passing = 56
-Sacks = 6
-Deep passes = 6 (1 INT, 1 catch, 4 incomplete)
-Short passes = 44
Running = 44
-Runs up the middle = 22
-Runs everywhere else = 22 (off RT, sweeo, etc.)
From this Raye clearly loves his HB dives. He has just as many runs up the gut as runs to every other direction. Shaun Hill is also showing that he is the true dink and dunker with 44 short passes. My question to this is, are the recievers even running deep routes?
Maybe we should take more deep shots in the beginning? is that a result of playcalling? QB pressure? NFL.com considers deep 20+ yards and Hill can throw friggin 20+ yards, so no need for noodle arm comments.
And one last thing, no wonder teams stack the box, out of 100 plays, we ran short passes/runs 88 times (give or take for errors counting). Predictable?