Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Sure, I am glad to have any win, and if it is messy, so be it. But Kap is a huge concern . Anybody really recognize the guy playing QB out there? I sure didn't. A good thing is Coach only called for 15 passes because he realized kap was good as a game manager, but not much else. We got an elephant in the living room and nobody is scared? Cripes what does it take, another drubbing by SEA to make folks realize, we won with all D tonite, 4+ turnover, bringing us back to even for the season. We beat a dejected , downtrodden, otherwise great team tonite, with virtually no O but Frank. That is fine for a wounded team, but we would get killed playing the Saints like that.
Kap has literally lost it, and I wonder if he wouldn't benefit from having Colt start for a couple easy games, and have Kap stand beside coach H, and see if he can reconnect with his game. Tonite's Kap showing was....well, embarrassing. A W is a W. No question about that. But when we get a team really on their game like INDY, we would get rammycackled. This W, like any W was great...but was overshadowed by the disappearance of our QB. He CAN complete 6-8 yrd passes(Vernon, Anquan), but after two of those in first qtr, coach never called another one...until later when Kap waited and then waited some more before throwing 4 short passes, all knocked down by DL. Had he thrown those passes on his 2nd or 3rd step, he would have completed them. Instead, he waited, like a guy doubting his confidence, and 4 got blocked. That is ugly and getting worse, 4 games in a row, last two ugly wins. Somebody find Kap, because, it seems, he has left the building.
If your QB tanks, it is a coaching problem , because we all know Kap has "it". But he has lost "it", and it is JH's job to get "it" back and revive kap. Otherwise, we just traded one game manager for another...and we all know, Kap is way better than that. Somehow, did our coaches screw kap up? Was it moving him to the pocket which he doesn't seem to do to well in? Is Kap sick? jH has a mammoth problem on his hands. I hope he knows how to fix it.
In the end KUDOS to our D , who, along with OL and FRank, won this game. Whatever happened to Kap, let's pray JH can fix it. Kap can't just be a game manager and get us to and thru the SB. He has to be what he used to be, or he will end up literally just managing the game. That is why we traded alex. Remember?
Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
I'm glad you had the courage to post this. I think it's accurate. I'm not sure if it's all Kap, or staff not finding a situation besides the read option that will work for him.
But your observations seem accurate. Yeah It's a problem if we lose 30-0 or win 30-0. We are going nowhere long term without effective, professional quarterbacking.
Originally posted by SofaKing:
I appreciate the quality of your posts, man. But there is no way Colt McCoy can get more out of this receiving core than Kap. That's crazy talk. If you think things are ugly right now, you better pray McCoy never sees the field.
It's OK to reel Kap back in for the time being. The WR core is literally pure horse s**t. Nobody is capable of winning on the outside, not even Boldin. He's only been effective from the slot. We need to ground and pound until we get Crab and Mario healthy. Great thing about his team is that they are so talented we can win games with half the roster decimated with injuries.
First off, it is more than apparent there is a big problem with our passing game. Whether it is Kap or the receivers or both, it doesn't matter it just needs to be resolved quick !! Remember the beatdown in Seattle when we all thought it was the WRs fault for not getting open ? Well, I thought that too until someone posted the clips of receivers wide open with Kap just not covering his reads. Likewise, I can't say for sure what were the issues in this game until I see more clips.
The truth of the matter is we can't just rely on the run game and the D getting turnovers game in game out. Think about this for the moment, if Schaub didn't throw 3 picks with Tate fumbling, we would have been struggling big time to get points on the board. Even if we were to replay the Seahawks and Colts now and with our offense playing like this ? We would have lost again without a doubt.
I don't think playing McCoy is the answer, I don't know what the answer is, but I do know we can't just rest on the thought of "once Mario and Crab come back it will be just fine". It is the coaching staff and the QB's job to make it work or harness enough production from the existing receiving corps. Luckily, we are at the softer portion of our schedule from next week on, but we will still need to get this fixed pronto.