Originally posted by Leathaface:
Originally posted by taney71:
Originally posted by monsterzero789:
I agree he may be the most overrated OC right now.
I can't believe I'm reading some of this stuff.
The guy called a bad game. Too much risk on the option, sure. Went too conservative on the last drive in OT? Yup.
But come on... he's been one of the most innovative playcallers of the last 1.5 years. The plethora of formations he throws at a defense...the ability to make AS look like a good QB...the list goes on and on. The guy has earned the benefit of the doubt.
Give it a rest.
Innovative in the run game, I'll give you that. But the passing game has been horrendous and the regression each week and conservative actions by CK more and more each week is a pretty good indication Alex was not the real issue with our passing game. It is the conservative philosophy from HaRoman and poor game planning and an inability to adjust in-game and at half time. The formula for beating us has now been faxed to all of our opponents no matter who is at the QB position. We give him credit when credit is due but the aforementioned issues has single handily cost us 4 games this year and have pounded Gore into, yet, another injury-plagued season and we certainly have not taken advantage of all the weapons/talent we have on offense.
Aside from that, his game plan puts enormous pressure on the OL which is below average in pass protection anyhow and as a result, continues to force our backs and TE's to stay in often to provide addition (max) protection which eliminate receiving options...then we're forced to run into the brick wall.
His inability to have a plan B is obvious by now as is his inability to get the ball in the hands of our best receivers consistently (and develop a good rhythm with the QB). The "slow-death" approach is fine if you can sustain it and get everyone involved early and often. If not, the receivers remain cold and unmotivated and leading the league in drops is a direct result of this, IMHO.
Then, if you want to talk about the type of offense this is (go back to my previous posts in this thread) you will see we are actually more of the Anti-WCO. It's so odd Gruden (a pure WCO guy) himself said he has no idea what the heck this offense is. And looking at his history/background, it makes senses why he's a ground/pound guy and innovative in the run game with multiple formations, jumbo packages, etc. But NOT in the passing game whatsoever.
Typically I reminded ppl it takes 3 years to install a WCO. But I'm no longer saying that as this is NOT a WCO so I have no idea if this offense will ever work in the NFL or how long it would take to install and for everyone to be on the same page and excel within it (if that's even possible).
The WCO is predicated on creating and exploiting mismatches of the opponent each week and having viable passing options. Our offense is polar opposite. It works in the running game (only) b/c, d/t the salary cap, teams rarely invest heavily along the DL and instead, put their money into LB's and esp. the secondary to compensate for the "passing league." But as you can see, and esp. against a 4-3 active DL (defense), once they stop our run, Roman has no answer for it no matter who the QB is.
That should tell you all you need to know...
[ Edited by NCommand on Dec 5, 2012 at 8:04 AM ]