Originally posted by CRUD:
Originally posted by KegBert:
Not saying there is no room for improvement, there always is, But towards the end of the season it was our defense that was strugaling. In the playoffs our D, on average, gave up around thirty points a game. The argument could be easily made that our offense in fact did the bailing out of the defense and our abysmal ST's.
The Green Bay game ya, offense broke out but it was mostly Kaep running. The Patriots game was great as well but our offense was too hit or miss in the long run (in other games). I know we can't score 40 points a game but I'd like to see it happen I'm a spoiled fan from the 80's and 90's, yes, but I can't help but feel our passing plays are sub par. I think Roman has most of the work to do. Kaep will be alright if we can design some better plays. Gore is going to tear it up so for me the ball is in Romans court so to speak.
I totally agree and it goes beyond just improving from the standpoint of experience. For me, I wanted to go offensive side of the ball in the first 2 picks in this draft. I strongly believe we simply need more offensive playmakers. They were just showing the replay of the Seattle game last night, we managed to drive the ball all the way to the red zone quite a number of times, but we just didn't have enough weapons in the end zone for Kaep to make the play. It was just far too predictable when everybody knew Kaep was targetting Crab. Red zone play is still an achilles heal plus all the 3 and out slow starts we have been struggling with is still an issue. No doubt Kaep will need to improve on certain areas of his game as well such as learning to put more air under the ball in arching the trajectory for the deep pass to ensure the ball goes above the jamming DBs and making the ball easier for the receiver to catch. Bottomline, a good D can only get you so far, but is your offense that is going to win games for you.