Originally posted by 49Fever:
Originally posted by TDNiners:
Here is what I believe is happening.
I believe that teams double team Davis with the Safety. They are challenging us to throw to our WRs.
1) Our OLine are not very good pass blockers - sacks galore whoever is the QB
2) WRs can't win their one of one match ups. This is evident when I was in the Rams game. Against a JV secondary our WRs can't get open.
All teams except for the Bears are following this blueprint. Of course, success and failure depends on their personel and whether we can run that day.
The Bears didn't believe we would pass. If you watch that game again 1) you wil see they have freaking 9 in the box. 2) Their secondary lost their matchups. 3) The QB had all day to throw. NOBODY is around the QB when he lets go of the ball. NOT even in the same zip code close.
You will see this patter again. Its up to our WRs to win the battle. Very tough to do since I believe our WR's are schemed open not open because they won their battle against the secondary.
Cannot find a quality post like this these days around here
Interesting point of view
Certainly better than the "he has the handcuffs" or "roman sucks"
Spot on...this can't be ignored any longer!
I've been highlighting this as well esp. re: our pass plays. The pass plays are schemed to get ONE guy the ball while the others play a role in that pass (blocking down field as the ball is in the air, etc.). It's a college offense. Period.
This isn't a passing game built around WCO principles where you look deep, #2 option, then to the TE and then finally check down to the RB/FB in the flats. No way! But when it works, it's great esp. on 1st downs which is where the mass majority of our big plays and scores come from...b/c defenses can't predict what we'll do on that down like they can on 2nd (run) and 3rd downs (pass).
But we have a fundamental problem on offense that extends beyond our inability to win individual battles...b/c when those other receivers know based on the play call, that they are not the target, it eliminates their mindset as a receiver...they are focused on decoying or blocking.
This is especially evident when we have to ad lib. Receivers have no clue what to do. And if that one-read receiver is covered? It's scramble, sack and throw-away time. But yeah, Roman sucks too. LOL