Originally posted by tohara3:
Originally posted by excelsior:
Good point about Brit Miller. And we have Kory Sheets as our speed-demon, leap-over- tall-buildings guy. What? ... we don't have him anymore? Shoot!
One another sobering thought: remember that players age, go over the hill, suffer career-ending injuries. Teams have to bring in 7 to 8 quality players every year just to replace those leaving. Good teams have really good players at every starting position and a decent number of backups. Still, they have to be on their game to replace the number they lose each year.
In our case, even though McC has been at it for 5 years (6 equivalent drafts) we still have holes with our starters. He is behind the curve - wasted too many draft choices and bungled too many FA signings. Just when we think we have what we need, new unexpected holes will appear because of the short careers of player.
I'm really beginning to think Brit Miller would be a very nice fit in the more spread type offense.
This is one aspect of coaching that this team has lacked for a long time now. The ability to think outside the box with personnel. So many other good coaches pull players from nowhere, put them in specific circumstances and they succeed in THAT situation but would not succeed in other situations.
I mean, just look at Alex Smith.
Anyways, our coaches need to understand players' specialties better be it a PS guy or a Backup. Sing has been better than Nolan at it but he needs to think much broader to the PS or McCloughan needs to look for them in other places.
For example, we just overhauled our offensive strategy which means some guys who weren't playing well before or didn't maket he squad could possibly succeed now.