Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Command, I don't think that is a shot in the dark. Question is why we can't get off the dime? Actually, when playing competitive golf, I sucked out of the gate, got better and came on gang busters. Is it mental? Probably so, but judicious playcalling would sure as heck help. The original play in SEA game after K.O. was? a 50+ yard pass in the slop and rain. Really, that was our first play from our 15 yd line? Krap, you and i could have done better than that which then set the tone for the entire game. That was our ugliest call of the entire yr until last 4 plays is SB. And roman is out now explaining the "oddity" of those calls. Oddity? How about stupidity?
LOL. As to your first point, I certainly think it's a combination of things starting with poor game plans that not targeting the oppositions weaknesses (properly, if at all) initially and perhaps, playing it safe while we ascertain what/how the defense is playing us as well us being a young offense.
Like in golf, if you've got a lot of experience, you aren't going to put yourself in bad positions right out of the gate off the tee. And as you warm up and get into a rhythm it gets rolling and you can have a great round overall. But if you're green, you might shoot yourself in the foot and really struggle and then try to make for it at the end and wonder what your final score would have been if you played a little more cautiously/smarter to start.
I have many concerns/questions myself about Roman but must keep perspective in that he is green too. He now has to help this team build an offensive foundation (whatever that is) and build on it with formations and utilizing the personnel we have to their best. I just hope he learns that the smoke-and-mirrors can sometimes hurt you more than anything and I esp. hope he learns from all his mistakes in 2012 (esp. in the playoffs). It was great experience.
[ Edited by NCommand on Feb 15, 2013 at 11:48 AM ]