Originally posted by ninertico:
Great POV and even a better collection of words in the bold. That says it all, IMO, if the speculation is true.
Going to steal for future referencing though. LOL
Here's another POV. So why would the players feel like this after wins against the Jets and Bills completely dismantling them. That's what I don't understand. I don't believe this team is made up of fickle players, just don't.
I hear ya though, as a fan, about the scheming and play calling. I don't understand why they don't scheme more of Randy, AJ, and LMJ seeing as their speed and abilities could be used well.
Forget everyone else, I say put them in!
Brother, you can steal it and then copyright it! I'm a team-guy!
Good question. I genuinely think we have drafted and brought in good character team players. They know we can win like this and some games Moss will be double covered all game and others it will be VD or a team will stack up to stop Gore. We have a very selfless team and they are tight. Against the Jets, remember, we ran for 23,000 yards. I'm sure Gore/Hunter and the OL had a field day. And against the Bills, we showed some of our true capabilities/explosiveness in the passing game .
I guess my point is, we finally have all the talent to make a serious run (on paper) and be even more balanced and diverse. And these players have worked VERY hard all off season to make a difference and put themselves in the best position to succeed. But I think that bubbling undertone of dissent is brewing more and more the longer proven playmakers don't get the ball (e.g. VD, Moss, Manningham, Hunter, etc.). And player will take one for the team but eventually they want to be used for more...naturally.
We see it with Jacobs already and understandably so, but to keep perspective, we've barely used Hunter the past few games as well. In fact, he only got 3 carries and 1 pass against the Rams and this is while Gore is "injured."
But, at the end of the day, this is just speculation on my part and this is a very selfless team willing to do all the dirty work so others can succeed and that is exactly what you need from a winning team. Moss and VD will continue to take doubles so Crabtree can excel, Alex will adhere to the game plan so Gore/OL can do their thing and J.Smith will keep racking up invisible stats so A.Smith can get his pro bowl votes. Team game!
But to take it to the next level...a championship level; I think this coaching staff is going to have to learn how to use all the weapons we have, use them correctly and certainly use them MORE than they have so far over the past 9 games IMHO.
[ Edited by NCommand on Nov 15, 2012 at 17:10:12 ]