Anyone notice the one thing absent, finally , from our Offense? Motions, yes, we had some of those. But if we had any shifts, they were few, and I can't remember any. K I S S. KISS. Keep it simple stupid. And roman did just that.
As for SEA, NO SHIFTS THERE EITHER, as the OL can't hear the count, can't hear the shift calls, nor can anyone else. We did just fine, thank you and NO SHIFTING. Kap burned the T.O.s near the end, making sure call was correct. All year we have been , or kap has been calling shifts. There is just too much going on in playoff games to do that and at C-LINK, nobody will hear the call anyway...also, shifts just detract from what the OL the RB, TEs and WRs have to do. Give them one job and KISS.
First qtr and 3/4 of 2nd qtr, kap looked edgy, off on his passes, uncertain. The late score in 2nd qtr broke their backs and was a terrific way to go into the half. After that kap came out a new man, seemed confident, threw well, and looked for the right target, ie the guy who was open. A big roman mistake in 1st qtr, was throwing to Crabs. Everyone else knew he would be doubled, but roman didn't figure that out until late in 2nd qtr. Not too sure crabs saw the ball after that. Having Anquan and Vernon singled, is a nightmare. Hope SEA has the same nightmare.
Hats off to roman for calling a great second half.
Last item is that Panthers players took themselves out of the game with their stupid macho schidt. Their inexperience in the playoffs and inattention to not creating stupid fouls, just killed them. Thankfully, our guys didn't do that except maybe once, and that was the nutty call on Skuta...inadvertent, tho, not intentional.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Jan 12, 2014 at 3:59 PM ]