Originally posted by Joecool:
So did Jeff Hostler, but it didn't mean he knew how to devise an effective gameplan per opponent and/or break apart the opponent's strengths.
This. I'm sure Mike Singletary has no problem analyzing what is going on in the game. The problem is, there isn't any vision and creativity on offense. Defense, I think the playcalling is okay. It's just that our lack of a pass-rush and weak secondary can only be taken so far by gameplanning.
I think though, despite that, the close games we've lost this seasons should've been won had we been more disciplined
. In all our close games, there were maybe 2-3 key plays that could've been avoided if we played smarter football. Case in point--in the Atlanta game, Nate Clements puts that game on ice if he tries to slide or has better ball security. I see a young team like us failing like that. A veteran team like the Patriots would not have lost that one.