Originally posted by WINiner:
I can't wait till Roman goes. He is wildly inconsistent with his play calling. He tries to play mental games with his game plan rather than studying the opponent and beating what they do best. He gets too cute with his calls rather than just executing the known better than your opponent can defend it.He always, always, runs the same play immediately a second time if the new play he is trying to get cute with fails for any reason other than the D just plain stopped it. Last year in the playoff game against the Saints and that dumb pick play that we got penalized on two plays in a row, the play just a few weeks ago when Frank lined up on the wrong side, as examples. Teams have started to pick up on this.
We needed to go into Seattle and out physical that team last night. Who effin cares if they score fast. A nice 80+ yard grind it out and run the ball down their effin throats kind of drive to open and instead we attempt to throw the dagger at them out of the gates in the rain in the most hostile of environments?
Greg Roman wants to run a finesse high scoring offense. We have proven we win with a physical pound the rock down your gullet with a run heavy physical style of play. I like scoring big and quick when it is needed, but the best D is a powerful physical persistent offense and we got away from that last night.
We played right into Seattles hands with last nights game plan. This is one of those losses that make you questions wtf is going on.
I disagree, I don't think he knows WHAT offense he wants to run. There are times where he goes run-crazy, like against St Louis where Gore was getting about 2 yards a carry and they were stacking the box and run-blitzing, meanwhile the Rams CB's were playing about 10 yards off their guy....what did Roman do....keep running into a loaded box.
He might have some creativity but doesn't seem to have an understanding of flow or how to develop an offensive rhythm, he doesn't use plays to setup other plays later on in the game and his playcalling if anything has been inconsistent. After about 2 seasons, this offense isn't markedly improving, its the same issues over and over again, especially in the redzone.