, is that ever a bottom line succinct synopsis. NO way to say it better. Makes me sick , tho.
, when I went back and rewound that pass attempt, on the third or fourth try I saw what a had thot I had seen during the game. The LB had vance's Lt hand pinned to his waist/upper thigh. It was a hold all the way, and no way for vance to have caught that. Of course, no flag. Pass was perfect, Vance was open but MLB had vance's left hand pinned. He never got many chances after that supposedly relatively easy catch...yet it wasn't his fault. Still, it just adds to what you and NC
As an addendum to NC
's remark about not getting other guys invested timewise in the game, during that 5 game win streak where we beat everyone by 31pts, there was the time to have gotten other guys some game time, some experience. I wrote about that, earlier on, but not much was said about it. Jeez, that is what a coach prays for, is a run of games that are gimmes, where he CAN get backups in to see if they REALLY are backups and not starters. In the case of Tramaine, well, there you go. How many other guys sit the pine, when they are legit starters or could spell our starters? That is BAD COACHING, at its worst, and both JH and roman share equally in blame. At the very best, that was incredibly stupid. At the worst, maybe they learned nothing from the guys on the bench. But not using that valuable time to evaluate what you have is just flat inexcusably stooopid. STOOOOOPID.
One other aspect of this is that in the NFL (not for long), if you trade a bench warmer and he turns out to be an allpro elsewhere, a) the HC looks stupid and b)the HC has literally cheated his team and fans of a potentially great player that they ultimately get to see play elsewhere. For drafting, how the hell can a HC and GM and OC and DC go into a draft if they have no idea how those benchwarmers might do with some playing time. Maybe it turns out that extra WR we needed, we actually had on the bench...and so on. Noln was horrible about this and same for B.M.
Just look at the Saints game. By games end, Brees had completed passes to 11(Yeah ELEVEN) different players. Long ago I learned as a benchwarmer that really good coaches work like mad to know what they have on the bench.(Unh, no I wasn't one of those undiscovered wonders) .But the point was if the benchwarmers got a little bit of time, they had an investment in that team, and paid attention to each and every play. Why? Because their number might just be called next. It makes sense from so many standpoints, yet here we have our OC,DC and HC all not subscribing to it.
BAD COACHING from a guy who truly knows better. And a damn site better for overall team morale. In the tight games, guys sit the pine. But in gimmes, you play as many as possible and learn all you can from them. That is a great coach. There were times when Joe would end up with passes to 7 or 8 guys, and always the unknowns were virtually the last thing on the Defense's mind.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Dec 17, 2013 at 12:21 PM ]