Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Adrian, Thl, not to press a point to hard, but our 4 losses all went to ELITE teams, all with great Ds, great coaches, great O's. I am beginning to see, thanks to jonnydel & Adrian, the wisdom and flat out cleverness of some of roman's games. Question remains, when the hair gets short, can roman do it , game plan and call plays, to beat the big boys? Yup we beat SEA, but their record is pretty stellar at C-link. With the unraveling of what roman has been doing, it has been interesting. But here's the $64,000 question: come time to make game plans, call plays in the playoffs, can roman do it or does he fold up like a wet tent in a hailstorm? Yes, I am feeling some better. But my questions are the ones that bug the hell out of me....like last 4 plays in the SB. HaRo showed it then. Like JH in the NFCC against NYG....he watched Coughlin tell his PRs to leave the ball alone in the wind, rain, and muck. JH didn't see that and KW had two accidental muffs....end of game. THAT is what I really am worried about with roman.
Lastly, there is something called halftime, and most great ELITE coaches come out with fixes after the half. Roman seems wedded to whatever he planned prior to gametime, come hell or high water. Has he learned to fix screw-ups in his plans at halftime? IF so he seems to be keeping it a closely guarded secret. So ok, roman isn't the doofus we thot. But can he show up when the chips are down in single elimination? THAT IS THE QUESTION.
well 1st. it becomes a "thing" about not beating elite teams or aren't capable of it but it's a myth.
we beat green bay full strength.
we lost to seattle.. they had 12 points in the 4th quarter.. 5 turnovers i don't care if you're playing the jags you're not going to win. and the last 2 times in seattle turned it over what like 8 times at least? including a blocked field goal for a td? you're not going to win that way.
the colts... roman decided to not do what we should have..which is run. the colts were the team to do it against and we didn't.. really seattle was too but that's a different story. it was 13-7 in the 4th and our 90 yard td drive came from running but we decided to not do it again.
look at the stats of these games.. wilson had what 149 yards 1td to lynch and 1int...
they rushed it 40 times and we didn't... in a close game..
look at the colts game luck didn't crack 200 yards.. they didnt have a 100 yard rusher and luck didn't throw a td pass...
do you see a pattern here?
panthers...newton didn't crack 200 yards didn't throw a td pass and they only scored on 2 possessions..
we scored on 3.
but the red zone bug BIT us again.
the saint's there were some calls missed but we still should have put up more points. red zone issues again.
the problem with roman was he didn't know what to do. he'd either get cute or stubborn and you can't be both.
but the offense has cost us all 4 games and in all 4 games we can look at the overall game plan and say.. why did we do this? you see?
now going forward hopefully that is behind us. and hopefully we can score td's in the red zone again.
and hopefully we can be as potent as we should have been all season crabs/manningham be damned
because we had hunter and gore so even if we didn't pass and ran people to death that would have been ok with me.
i have felt and still feel this is the year we put it all together.
we can pretend like roman hasn't done some inexplicable things..
or we can be adults, acknowledge it and then hope he's learned his lesson.. because if we're being honest.. the 1st time we lost 2 in a row we should have never lost 2 in a row the same way again.. but we did.
i am optimistic.
i just think roman has been trolling us this season. he has all of these plays he's hoarding. all these different types of sets and things and he's just been hoarding them and doing just enough to win basically to get to this point. which pisses me off but i'm ok.
take care of a win monday and get into the tournament and then unleash
it is no coincidence that when he expands the offense the production increases and when he shrinks it so does the stats.
kap has played bad and roman has coached bad.. and jim got scared against the panthers.. but I am not of the ilk who thought it was because "colin isn't intelligent enough" or "remedial" which is ALWAYS the case when a qb of color is invovled
meanwhile cutler and romo STILL throw dumb int's and make the wrong coverage reads and actually cost their teams games and their "intelligence" is never questioned lol