Originally posted by Gore_21:
Re-watched it as well as I have all season... Larry wasn't bad but he did have a few missed tackles... the biggest was along with Goldson on the Fitz pass over the middle that get an extra 30 yards because of that. I would agree he was pretty solid against the run and even made a few nice plays but in coverage and over the middle we could have used Patrick. There are a few plays/scrambles I would have liked to see what Patrick would have done.
Ray McDonald missed about 5 sacks on Skelton. Not exaggerating either.. he spun out of a few, side stepped one.... Aldon missed one as well. Had him around the legs.. seriously, guys Skelton isn't Vick. It was sad but props to Skelton.
Edwards injury filled season pretty much derailed any hope of him being that #1 playmaker we need. He is out of sinc and at times looks not into it but he isn't the only one. A lot of half assed efforts at times... VD blocking at times, guys not sticking with their blocks or standing around watching plays. P.S. At 1st Edwards seemed like a team 1st guy and now guys are starting to bicker... Crabtree looked unhappy after his great block to help Gore get a TD.... Spencer talking down VD before half, Edwards...
More slants... they were working all day...
Try a fricking screen... I get it we typically don't do them and never really did them well but can't be any worse than running every time on 1st or 2nd down and making it 2nd/3rd and 13 every time. So many times we went backwards.
I wish we would go shotgun once in awhile since the OL can't block/gets confused as heck on who to block during blitzes. I would say the biggest problem with our sacks is not getting beat man up it's getting confused when they send guys. We had 2 blocking one rusher while another 1 comes free many times. Roman seems stubborn... at times he is a genius and at others it's like Singletary is whispering what play to call in his ear.
Yeah, more Kyle Williams, less Ginn. Ginn at times has done some nice things but save a spot for him as a return specialist/ emergency WR (next year).
More misdirection on runs...also, at times we pull too much clogging up lanes... especially in the red zone.... try a pass out of jumbo....
Also, what is up with the confusion... snapping the ball with around 3 seconds every time.... wasting TO's and then getting a delay after a TO... that's preseason bull crap.
Same here...here's a couple other points:
I noticed that the OL often time blocks for a second and then, literally, just stands there. An OL will turn around and there will bne five Cardinals laying on top of Alex.
I loved how exotic the Cards blitz scheme was (TAKE NOTES FANGIO)...constantly moving around, standing up, bringing pressure from everywhere and they were all meeting at the QB. They'd run up to the LOS and get us to jump, some would rush, some would not or they would all rush or not. The point was that the OL was on their heels, getting driven back and beaten and Alex was running for his life. They could have had as many sacks as the Ravens save for a few penalties we accepted (face mask, etc.). I think they had about the same number of QB hits/pressures/hurries. Very nice job. Pisses me right off b/c THAT'S how WE are supposed to play!
Boone played a very good game for Staley (yay!)
Crabree, Edwards and Miller hustled to block their asses off down field so at least that's encouraging too bad we didn't run this game.
Redzone Play calling
- WTF! So I rewatched the red zone chances we had and WTF! Alex literally has ONE shot...ONE option. That's it! And that option is always taken away. It's always a WR to one side of the field and the 2nd and 3rd option are guys such as Miller and Gore who run well short of the end zone and (even run straight out of bounds). Again, WTF?