When watching the game this past Sunday, I was infuriated that Fangio did not change our game plan much at all compared to how he defended Seattle in September. In September, Seattle routinely ran out of a 11 personnel on second down. We ran a nickel or split Aldon out on the slot WR on these occasions. Either way we left only 6 people in the box and Seattle torched us on these downs. This occurred in the game on Sunday in the first half. In both September and on Sunday we routinely kicked Seattle's ass on first downs setting up 2nd and longs, but when Seattle switched to an 11 personnel because of the passing situation they ran out of it. In the first half on Sunday was again successful running this. Needless to say I was infuriated. Fangio didn't do anything different from September to Sunday. Talk about a complete lack of coaching. The second half was no different other than our players simply performed better than theirs, but the game plan was no different.
In Seattle, Fangio is going to have to do something different. I wish he would model our defensive strategy after what the Rams did. The Rams pressed the LOS and dared Wilson to beat them in a drop back passing game...he couldn't. The Rams batted down a number of balls at the LOS and pressured Wilson all night by loading the box against the run but also having a guy pressuring Wilson in case of a play action.
The Rams outlined the way to beat Seattle. I am curious to see if the Rams use the same game plan in a few weeks and whether it still works. I know that Okung and Unger were out in that game, but Unger really isn't anything special.
I would love to hear the suggestions, but regardless of the how he does it, Fangio needs to bring something different to the table in January if we expect to win in Seattle.
The same goes for the offense. Gro better figure out a way to get VD in the gameplan against that cover 3. The flats are very open in that scheme, and we better figure out a way to beat their CB's one on one.
[ Edited by bigwads on Dec 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM ]