Well, this may sound odd coming from romn's #1 detractor, but I think he called a very good game except for the long balls literally just thrown up in the air by kap several times and same for blaine. I would like to direct my comments to the playcalling while Josh was in. At this point I don't know if Josh is still on the squad or not, ( I sure hope so), because the game romn called while josh was in was terrific. Kept the 2nd or 3rd string D on their heels the entire time. And I don't give a rat's behind if it was the 4th string D, roman called a really good series of plays for JOsh.
Unh oh...what does that mean? Well, as concisely as possible, romn had kap and blaine throwing mid range to long and they basically misfired, except for a very few memorable plays. Why? Well, by mid point in 2nd qtr we had something like 3 series on O with 3, 4, and 6 plays each, and the D played the entire rest of the time. That right there is a bad sign. But WTF is the deal with blaine copying kap's bad habit of trying to knock his receivers over with the high hard one, aka, the fastball? Because that is exactly what blaine did after once again kap proved he can't take some of the heat off to guys close in, and then blaine goes out there and does the exact same stooopid thing? Are we really coaching those two? Because if so, I think we need an attitude adjustment for both QBs. What I took away from this game is that if we cut or drop Josh, somebody has committed a mortal screwup. The kid played terrific. So what if the guys he played against weren't starters? He played great. He had touch passes. He had slants. He had outs.
OH, and guess what? JOSH was the one to throw a strike for 40 yds, not the two big bumblers we have supposedly at #1 and #2.
My feeling is that if kap goes into the season and plays like he has in PS, we may very well want to sit him and let him get his head straight. Maybe he is trying too hard. Maybe he is trying to earn his $120 mil. Whatever, he looked like crapt , he played like crapt, and blaine looked worse. If kap goes into a funk in the start of the season, and we either lose our come close, I would seriously suggest inserting josh as and let kap watch him play. He might just learn what he is expected to do.
Now I can't explain it, or even try, but when Josh is in there, roman called plays that were meaningful, coherent, chain movers, easy to complet, great outs, slants, comebackers, TDs, the whole magilicutty. Roman actually looked like a great playcaller. So why?
Ok, just guessing here, but could roman be thinking, big cannon, gotta call a big pass? And also, 1st down, go for 30. 2nd down and 10, go for 40. 3rd and 10, hand off to Winston or hyde or pick your choice. Something weird happened last nite, and I am rewatching, because roman didn't look decent while calling plays for kap and blaine, but for josh, he looked fantastic. Yeah, I factored in the weaker D but josh didn't have a bunch of starters around him either. The obvious thing was, Roman called a great game for josh. Roman called a shiddy game for kap...and then equally shiddy game for blaine. On that topic if we keep 2
qbs, one better not be blaine. I've seen enough bad in PS to last a lifetime. He flat out doesn't see it, or he flat azz can't do it. JOSH...go ahead, call me crazy, but if kap goes into a funk....not injured mind you, but he just can't get the job done, I would honestly consider pulling kap, and asking him to watch josh.
Ok, I admit, romn called krapt plays for kap, and then worse plays (equally bad) plays for blaine.Jeez, they looked like twins playing. copy cats. Both utterly horrid. And yes, roman's plays for those guys stank. But for Josh, roman turns right around and calls a perfect game for him. Why in the hell can't roman call those same exact plays(WCO if you prefer) for kap...instead of the misguided , horrid plays , all resulting (or most ) in 3 and outs? What I saw in the second half with josh was a kid who played great ...terrific really. And roman called an A+ game. A++ even. Nicest thing I have said about romn ever. But is there something else going on here...eg, roman knows kap can't complete most of his quick slants or quick outs? I mean why would romn call all plays for kap that weren't even close to being completed? Behind, too high, too hard, too low,etc.
Something really funky happened last nite, roman showed he has the talent, but he only could show it with a kid who did everything right, and almost nothing wrong( one bad wideout pass for an INT TD), but otherwise outplayed QB # 1 and #2 by a country mile. I have never seen anything like that and it just makes me wonder. Is roman incompatible with guys who just throw smoke, or are kap and blaine incompatible with an OC who can call a really good, or great game?
There is an answer in here somewhere. Meantime, $2mil or not, josh is the #2 by far, and blaine was just a mistake.
Coach H guessed wrong. Heck, we all make mistakes, but Blaine doesn't deserve to be here....and josh sure as hell does. NOw, do I want josh starting over kap? NO, unless, on the really impossible chance that romn just can't call good plays for kap, yet he called a fantastic game for josh.
Does that mean we part with roman or we part with kap. Well, romn wouldn't win that contest, but it is obvious from last nite, roman has real talent, but it just doesn't match up with what kap has to offer. Like I said....weird. But that is what I saw, and if you all think back...I bet some of you saw it too.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Aug 29, 2014 at 6:30 PM ]