Originally posted by DontSitOnTheHood:
I find it so hard to believe that he's regressed so much, though. He was looking off receivers last year... even in his first start. He was calling audibles EVERY play in that Falcons game when we were done 17-0. I've seen touch passes from the kid. I just think he's mentally messed up right now.
Just about sums it up right there. With these two back to back embarrassments it doesn't look pretty going into next week playing against the Rams, who always put up a fight. I thought an a** whoopin in Seattle would wake us up, but CLEARLY, we have an offensive execution problem and the time has already come to put blame on Kaep, the dude isn't perfect, and is also missing key receivers, and boy do I wish Crabs could just come back already.
So receiver separation huh? Well I think our way to counter that issue is to draw some quicker plays, shorter drop backs, 3 steps, not so much 5 because defensive lineman are ready to feast on Kaep now that they've seen we're exposed. The run game did work early on, and that was good to see despite everything that came after. Don't let those INTs get into your heads guys, that last one Kaep threw was just the indicator of the luck we're having right now, and so I think drawing up quicker plays where Kaep can get his timing down with the WR's we have is like the only key (besides running the ball) to getting his confidence back up.
It won't be easy, especially since everybody is gonna be looking to take us out, I can't imagine how motivated teams are gonna be after seeing how Luck just ripped us apart and the defense was obviously deadbeat tired. The defense will get its stops once our offense gets going IMO and this won't happen in a flash in my eyes (as much as I want it to), it'll come eventually.
The problem I have right now as well is that Kaep CAN drop back and throw the ball, but the rumors that he relies on his power more than trying to be accurate is ABSOLUTELY right, I just didn't notice that before. So that is a fundamental he can surely practice and maintain, but the main thing right now is to get his confidence up, because his success will lead to the success of the defense and this team if that hasn't been established already. I got faith, but man if our receivers could come back any quicker...