Originally posted by OldJoe:
Kap is not playing the same or being utilized the same.
- Play calling - I have never been a believer of this being sited as a major problem, I do now by being overprotective of Kap. Running everytime on first down, defenses have picked up. We don't seem to utilize play calling to slow down pash rush in passing situations. Most run screens and draws. I don't understand why we allow teams to "pin-back-their-ears" in all out pass rush. Our OLine isn't good enough to stop this.
- WR separation - another area where I usually don't buy the rationale. But I have seen too many incomplete passes where the ball hits the receiver in the hands, but the receiver has the Dback in his back pocket who is right there to break up the play. The last incomplete pass to McDonald comes to mind. Last year, Kap was oft asked, why he appears
- Power run team - this is a myth. Were a power run team against weaker teams only. We cannot impose our will this way and have failed to run well in each loss.
- Kap's confidence - does appear somewhat shaken. To Kap, QBing involves running, it is the way he is had done since high school. To not run is new to him and being so cautious sliding all the time (he slides in situation that last year he didn't). We are protecting him at all costs, which I think is hurting the team.
that's just a flat out lie.
we didn't stick with the run against the seahawks.
gore was averaging 7.5 yards per carry against the colts and they stopped running though the running is what produced our only points of the game.
gore had 70 yards on 13 carries in the 1st half against the panthers and ended the game with 16 for 80 something but the point remains we stopped running with him
he had 13 carries for 48 yards against the saints. you double that, that's 26 for 96 yards against the saints.
all those runs move us down the field
all those runs get us in field goal range at least
and in the case of these last 2 losses 1 extra field goal seals the game in a victory for us.
so its not a myth we impose our will
the coordinator is an idiot and let's teams off the hook trying to prove a point that doesn't need to be proven.
lined up 2te 1fb 1rb 73% of the time against the saints and gore only got 13 carries.