Originally posted by ElDannMann:
Originally posted by Afrikan:
well that does not fit into my argument, so no they were not a good defense.
but seriously, since that was the last time our offense was on the field, hopefully we are headed in the right direction...as soon as these next few teams start to adjust to the underneath stuff, I hope we pop them with some intermediate to deep passes.
Originally posted by English:
The second half of the season will show how good (or otherwise) the coaching is. The playcalling has concerned me at times, but I am hoping that the O in particular has used the break well and comes out loaded for bear. And then bears!
The playcalling has been scary, and when teams are overloading the run, the short and intermediate routes are fine. But if any of our receivers gets one on one deep down the field, I'd like to see Alex with the cojones to release the ball and let the receiver make the play. We all already know Alex is a hell of a passer on the intermediate stuff, but what makes a great deep threat passer are receivers (and obviously ball placement by the QB giving his receivers favorable passes).
I still can't believe that call on 3rd and goal last game against Arizona where none of our receivers ran routes that were in the Endzone. Wtf? Good thing Crabtree made a hell of a play to get the ball in the endzone, but that was horrible calling to have 4 receivers run routes short of the goalline on a 3rd down play...
Roman is the strongest of my concerns in the passing game thus far...genius in the run game but passing, he is beyond conservative esp. on 3rd downs and RZ plays (like you noted). He's outstanding on 1st downs though. Progress...2nd half will be very interesting to see.
[ Edited by NCommand on Nov 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM ]