Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
Originally posted by tn9er:
Originally posted by J49er:
MUST READ!! ...LOWELL COHN FRESH OFF THE PRESS ARTICLE CALLING FOR JED TO TAKE ACTION!
I hope Jed reads that
OMG please read that jed
I agree with EVERYTHING Cohn said. Not so succinctly on Sing, but Raye needs a demotion and they need to give the job to the guy that knows the QBs' and the personnel. That would be the QB Coach who has good rapport with Smith and will not lead them down the primrose path.
I think that if Sing cannot take this step then he SHOULD lose his job at the end of the season.
I have no problems with him hitching his wagon to Smith. I think Smith CAN do the job. But you CANNOT hamstring the guy with bad play calling. Either demote Raye and elevate our QB Coach or set Alex free and let him call his own plays.
I mean why the hell are we pumping this kid up for by saying he KNOWS the Playbook, if we cannot trust the Offense to him. He knows his guys he knows who is prepared and who is not. Let him sink or swim on his own. It's a damned site better than letting him drown with Raye's BULLSH@T play calling.
I thought it was kind of funny that Cohn pointed at the 3 run plays.
A better example would be the successive screen plays that he used to negate the yardage that Westbrook got with the 1st one. We woulda run an I Form Double TE pack and gone TE Waggle Left or we coulda gone split TE gap there. Use the formation to build off the success of the screen. Instead we go screen again the SAME frigging play that we JUST ran. Yeah that was really bright. Got one yard (if that
) and left us 4 yard short and then called for a short Pass play I think is how it ended. Don't remember off the top of my head but it wasn't memorable enough for me to dig through the grey cells for it. My apologies, Raye just puts my brain to sleep.
Last season he wasn't great but he was willing to go with a spread formation to hold the Opponents accountable. Well he cannot do that now because they're ready to feast on our Rookie Linemen.
So now more than ever we need someone with some imagination calling the plays. Even if Smith didn't have the imagination(much has been made of his machanicality) he wouldn't want to become a permanent grease spot on the turf. I have no problems with him calling his own plays. Hell if nothing else we know he's pretty good in 2 minute drill and he could make Defenses pay when they get into the wrong Defensive alignment by audibling at the LoS.
I've never been a fan of Lowell Cohn, but this time he's right on the money where Raye is concerned. I think he's wrong about Sing other than Sing still doesn't know enough and is at a disadvantage. But Cohn did applaud the promotion that put Sing where he is. Now one bad game (okay 2 bad games) and he's suggesting Sing be fired if he cannot make the move to at least demote Raye.
Kind of hard for me to take Cohn 100% serious when he does stuff like this. But at least he got this one right. Notice he does not blame Smith.