Originally posted by NickSh49:
Originally posted by niner4life21:
Was really disappointed by Roman's playcalling down the stretch last year, especially on 3rd downs and in the red zone.
Hope that changes this next season and fully expect it.
Just cause I'm curious... can you give me an example from a game where you were frustrated?
I can. NFCCG. Very poor game called. Giants were playing tight up at the LOS all game, stacking 8-10 in the box and we only take 3 shots down field...2 went for TD's and the 3rd had a good chance as well (just missed). Granted we didn't have Ginn to stretch the field and Crabtree is no threat solo but we could have exposed that heavy front big time with an array of looks/players and as a result, backed them off the LOS and then exploit them more with the run. To me, this is what costed us the game more than anything. Gore/Hunter also had a lot of success on the ground in this game and like with the deep TD's, we didn't continue to exploit match ups that were clearly in our favor. And finally, his 1st down play calling was horrendous. People focus on the poor 3rd down % (1 for 13) but look no further than 1st downs play calling that lead to the Giants pinning their ears back on 2nd down and us constantly being in 3rd and long (playing even more into their pass rush). FYI: The Giants were just as poor on 3rd downs (7 for 21 = 33%). Roman makes note of exploiting weaknesses in this video so hopefully he'll learn this key trademark of the WCO!