Originally posted by Jersey9er:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
If you read the OP the title of this thread is misleading. I stated at the begining that the coaching wasn't good, but that ultimately the Players lost this game. We left 21 points on the board as well as played undiciplined on defense.
But tell me if you agree with this....
Whatever was working we strayed away from in the first half, i.e. used D. Walker in most of the first half. then never in the second. That was the coaches
And above all, just curious, do you agree or not, that if your put in the correct position for success, and then u fail, is one thing. But if your not even put in the right position, and say make best with whatever we can do, is that the players fault?
The short answer to both of your questions is, yes I agree.
But i dont think everything is that simple. I've never been a playcaller on any level, but I can see how things just begin to drift from the original scheme. Yes, the formation with Walker was working well, but some times you want to keep the defense guessing. IMO, you can't always "stick with what has worked," because thats how defenses figure you out. How many plays do you think Jimmy has with Walker anyway? Unlimited? Maybe it was working, but come halftime he decided to switch it up, because he figured Seattle would make adjustments? I'm not trying to defend Jimmy, I'm just saying It's not that black and white. You guys act like he tried to throw the game.
Also, with as beat up as Seattles line was, why didn't we call more blitzes? You guys dont talk about that at all? It seemed like we only rushed 3 men in the second half? We only talk about the Offense, but the truth is the offense hardly saw the field in the second half the way the defense was given up the booty. I didn't look at second half time of possession, but I dont know that we had that many chances.
I like the 2 TE set. Check some of my posts prior to the game calling for it. But that shouldn't be the only formation our offense should be able to execute out of. That's for sure. You have to think of it this way. You start a series with an idea of what you want. You have 3 tries to get a first down. You might go 3 and out with one of the plays getting a few yards. The next series do you say, "oh that formation sucks, we can't do it?
Not likely. So you try a few other plays, but those don't work. At that point you might change it up, but it's likely a quarter has passed if your D can't get off the field. You dont have the benefit of 20/20 when the game is happening.
[ Edited by Oakland-Niner on Sep 16, 2010 at 14:04:42 ]