Like I said previously, we are built to beat Seattle in Seattle and esp. at home. When a team is one-dimensional (like GB), the Seahawks are built to T-off on you. The Packers made the adjustment in the 2nd half and started playing Niner ball. They went max-protection, jumbo packages with extra TE's and OL and ran it down their throats, completed play-action passes off that and absolutely owned the TOP (clock management/control). And it worked. Wilson had, ready for this...10 completions the entire game
! Why? B/c like what the Vikings did to us, they played mistake-free ball, ran effectively, completed 3rd downs, scored in the RZ and managed the clock/TOP. They kept Wilson on the sidelines like the Vikes kept our offense on the sidelines. What? How many chances did our offense even get to see the field? 6, 7 times? Scored on 4/5 of 7 chances with a blocked FG and TO's?
So if we can play our game against Seattle, we'll win both. Granted, it will most likely be a 13 to 6-type game. We'll have to stack the box more and watch for the deep play-action passes. Also, if you can put heat on Wilson, you'll want to do it from the outside to avoid his scrambling ability. You'll also have to watch the swing passes to the RB which we apparently can't stop (or cover) at all.
Tards? I think they match up against us very well...even better than Seattle d/t their defense. They are one defense that can disguise the blitz and bring it every down which is a big issue for our OL and QB/WR's and b/c of the TYPE of offense we currently run.
I'm curious to see how we do against both of these teams! Can Roman/Fangio adjust, game-plan properly, make in-game adjustments, create more receiving options for Alex if a play breaks down, play more physical up at the LOS and not give receivers nice clean, free releases, etc.? At this juncture, my concerns lie more with our coordinators than with the players and execution and that extends to dropped passes, same mental coverage errors, inability to cover RB's on swing passes, TE's in the middle of the field/RZ/EZ, etc.
[ Edited by NCommand on Sep 26, 2012 at 7:41 AM ]