Originally posted by mrwoodz:
It amazes me how people can hear from so many experts that no OTAs will affect things - yet they complain when we win. I know it was just the Seahawks, and we have MUCH tougher matches ahead.
But coaching is all about development. Build from a solid foundation, then expand from there. Today our defensive foundation was so strong we didn't have to expand much on offense.
Having so many field goals instead of TDs is a little disappointing but they are still points on the board.
But my main point is the coaching - so many times recently we have made NO PROGRESSION through the season. The judgement of the coaching and playing staff comes down to getting better as the season goes on. IF we get to game 8 and we are still calling same offensive plays as today, then that would be cause for complaint.
But no one makes the playoffs in week one. Teams that lost this week will make it. Teams that won this week will not make it.
We have the solid foundation in place. There were different line ups and looks from the offense. There was nothing close to giving up a turnover. There were no sacks allowed - although admittedly too many plays went for a loss. We also now have good looking special teams.
Lets see how weeks 2, 3, 4... go, before judging how things are looking.
But where is the fun for many without jumping to conclusions???
I agree. After Nolan & Singletary, this was the first time since Norv Turner was OC that I felt like there was reason
behind the conservative game plan. It felt like the first baby steps towards growth, whereas in the past we felt the conservative game plan was the desired end state from Nolan & Singletary.
Just remember friends - even a good NFL coach is not going to get a team used to "playing scared" on the offense to a "go for the throat" offense overnight. They are not starting out "even" like a lot of teams, but back to square one.
[ Edited by djfullshred on Sep 12, 2011 at 14:45:54 ]