Nice post SunDevil, I have been wondering just how bad it was. In a word, awful.
start with our FG kicker. If he has had a groin muscle pull , that gets better about 4-6 mos after the season. Good for PATS, and out to 30 yds, but anything more, not so much . FG kicker is not repsonsible for those blocks, the DL, or backs were.
7.3 penalties per game....lack of concentration, and that goes to poor or inattentive coaching. It is Coach H's team, and he should have taken care of this in every meeting begining about oh, 6 weeks ago. This is blatant coaching error. Bring it up in practice anytime someone gets flagged. Send them home with the thot, and remind them before, during and after practice. ALSO, we have had at least 3 personal fouls and maybe a 4th, during that time, some recently. And those are a bunch of boys with their testosterone off the charts and their IQ pushing 60, which is barely able to care for themselves and can dress themselves. Guys like that are a
COACHING PROBLEM. When those jerkheads pull that crap, they need to be yanked, and benched, at least a couple series, talked to, warned and then kicked off team if it happens again for disciplinary reasons. Guys like that kill 45 other guys playing by the rules. My recollection was a couple DBs, a couple DL. If a DL is consistently offsides, he needs special attn and needs talking to.
30 for 90 3rd down conversions. Coaching problem, starting last game with the horrendous call by OC for a 50 yd bomb on 1st down on our 15...in the slop and rain. That then left us in 2 pass plays both incomplete, a punt returned to 45 and at 1 min 42 seconds into game we were down 7 zip...and THAT'S the guy folks are worried about leaving here? Jeez, I'd pay Roman to go elsewhere wth game calls like that. To finish the thot, frank couldn't run into the box 8, or 9, sometimes 10, and it just cried out for a one or two stepper to get then off LOS. Nope, we went with 5, or 7 steppers, virtually all incomplete and kap had seahawks in his face all day. That is just plain crappy O playcalling. It didn't get better. Compare that to NE game first 2.5 qtrs, some of best playcalling ever...then 28 pts up we go into
prevent D, keeping everything in front of us, and worse, prevent O, frank for 3 yds three times and out. Bingo, 10 mins 22 seconds later, we were tied. Unhh oh, maybe this prevent isn't working too good. Alert! Harbaugh wakes up, calls an 8 yd buttonhook to crab, then a 32 yd RAC, and we win. Go figure the difference between those two games.
And for D game plan, we did, er what? It was awful , Fangio fell asleep and lynch and wilson ran us over, or passed us to death...against a 3-4 that was usually just 3 guys sometimes 4 coming. No blitzes against a guy who needed it. So there you go. 3rd down conversions are fixed by 5- 7 yd passes on first down. Not 50 yarders which kap throws beautifully but has actually connected on but a few. HOw incredible stupid that one call on first down was is incredible to ponder. so 3rd down conversions need to be helped out by good yrds, passing yds on first down, maybe second. Then if short give it to frank from a spread formation with all WRS split to both side of field. That'll give frank some room. Nah, I think fangio is just mediocre, and if he moved on, wouldn't break my heart. If roman is here next yr, just don't let him near the mike on play calls.
3 horrible points, all indicative of a team going downwards or south, not north or upwards. That describes perfectly at team peaking at playoffs to make it to one game and out. And, unfortunately, even wtih COY last yr, all are coaching based. My impression? Coach H is not getting good help in coaching O and D.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Dec 28, 2012 at 4:23 PM ]