Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
I didn't blame alex, because you cannot throw a 7 step drop back pass when the D is on top of you the moment you turn around. This is coaching error, pure and simple. It is absolutely inconceivable that Harbaugh couldn't see 4 guys with their hands in the dirt, and 4 or 5 other guys standing right beside them. Ball is snapped and at least 3 guys break thru the LOS, and unless alex unloads in a split second he was toast. Worse, when the box 8(or sometimes 9) is coming, then that automatically shuts down a run between the tackles for frank. And Harbaugh must have called one of those two plays at least 10 to 15 times, against the box 8. The ONE time alex came to the line, saw the box 8 and thru a 1 step pass to Morgan it went for 13 yds. That is the play that SHOULD have been called, each and every time the cowboys put 8 guys on the LOS. This is coaching error, guys , whether Harbaugh didn't recognize it, or didn't know what to do with it( I have a hard time believing that)...the outcome was always the same: either alex got sacked, hurried, hit or all the above , or FRank got stoned at LOS.
In retrospect, I almost wonder if our new OC up in the coaching box didn't know what was going on. He's been a college OC at a big time O factory for college kids, and maybe HE was the culprit here. Whatever, whoever, was responsible, when JH reviews these tapes the Box 8 is going to stand out like a sore thumb and he will see why his handoffs to frank and deep pass dropbacks all got canned. It wasn't that hard to see or figure out. Why didn't harbaugh see it? Noln, singletary...I can understand that. But JH? that is a puzzler. Bet on this: he either fixes our repsonse to box 8 or he is going to see it all game every game until he does fix it.
or maybe it was because our #1 and #2 wrs were not playing..........
nothing crabs and edwards wouldnt have fixed if they were playing. we faced 8 and 9 man fronts because nobody at wr scared them so they just focused on gore and we didnt even use vd in the passing game.
it had nothing to do with our coaches and everything to do with our personel and anybody should recognize that.
[ Edited by OptimusPrime52 on Sep 19, 2011 at 9:55 AM ]