Jump to content

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Past hour
  2. Double Trouble l At the same damn time

    Actually, if Cam sees something on a play, he always has the option to call an audible before the play is in. Aaron Rodgers got called for trying to run a play before the refs had the ball set Sun night. If it's 3rd and 1, run up to the line, get set, make them call TO or catch them on a substitution. And (hate all you want) if Cam or any QB can't do something this simple, maybe it's time for a new QB.
  3. Everybody loves to say that stats tell the whole story. I don't think they do. I think they give you an idea of production in relation to the overall support that any individual player has. Barry Sanders with the Cowboys OL would have set unreachable numbers. Tom Brady on the Browns and he'd be an NFL afterthought. I'm not talking just the player and his immediate help (typically, OL and receivers/QB). This includes coaching staff and even the opposition, as great teams will limit good players and bad teams will make bad players look average-to-good. So, with the (obviously trolling) threads about Cam, I decided to look into the numbers and see what we can pull. Cam's numbers are as follows, according to NFL.com 34-57 (59.6 completion percentage), 399 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 6 sacks, 85.3 QB Rating Pretty average to below average numbers, depending on where you're looking. Lost in this is the total yardage LOST from sacks (50 yards). To put in perspective, in ONE game this season, Cam was sacked 6 times for the total yardage that amounts to nearly 20% of his SEASON total from 2016. In one game. So, yes, Cam has been far from sparkling on paper. He has better weapons now and regardless of where his shoulder is, if he's playing everybody expects better production than this from his stat line. Here is where I say "no" to that argument in it's entirety. In the first game, Cam had a lot of people worried. Then most said "it's fine, it's rust, he'll get there". Then after Buffalo, a large chunk of those people started saying "maybe this rust just needs longer to get over". No. Cam played better. Much better, in fact. We've discussed at length the fact that early in the game, Cam had enough play clock to audible and adjust and pick apart the Bills defense. As the game progressed, play calls came in later/Cam took longer in the huddle (not sure which, to be fair), and that is when the offense started really having trouble. Pressure got there, plays look busted, no countering the bltizes with quick routes, etc. There just was no time to do that like they did early in the game. Cut the sacks just in half. 3 sacks for 25 yards lost. That puts us in FG range on a drive, perhaps. That allows drives to keep going where we get into the endzone perhaps. A lot of hypothetical situations come in and that's ultimately pointless, I know. However, if there were time to audible or adjust pre-snap, this may have been something realized and capitalized on and everybody would feel much more confident in Cam's ability. It's hard for some to admit that Cam played better in week 2 because of the missed TD to CMC. It's hard for them to say "he threw the ball better" when he got sacked like he did. The fact is, he threw 7 more passes for 6 more completions than in week 1 and had an overall completion percentage at 62.5% and roughly 57 more yards and no turnovers (yeah, I know, dropped INT, whatever). Cam also enjoyed more rushing success. Week 1, averaged less than a yard per carry. In week 2, he averaged 5.4 yards per carry for 27 yards. Let's compare this to last season's first two games. In the first two games of last season, Cam's numbers were: 42-77 (54.5 completion percentage) for 547 yards, 5 TDs, 2 INTs, 4 sacks. What can we make of this? Well, for one, Cam is completing a higher percentage of his passes. He threw 20 less passes for 148 yards fewer than last season so far. There are far fewer TDs, for sure. And the sack yardage was almost nothing on those 4 sacks (18 yards total). What does this tell me? Well, it tells me Cam had time to step up or scramble a bit and get closer to the line of scrimmage. OL has to improve and Shula has to be better at calling plays so that defenses aren't just pinning their ears back and coming after Cam because they KNOW a pass is coming. Of course, again, McDermott knows this offense and what we have to work with both on the field and in the booth with Shula, so that does play a part as well. Cam is just fine. This offense has to get better, which starts at the top and ends with the players executing. Enough with this "Cam looks terrible" talk. If anything, Cam looks pretty good (relatively) given the fact that he has thrown 60 total passes since the start of preseason in live-game situations. Ease up, Huddle.
  4. To do list

    I think you hit the nail on the head. Many here refer to Shula as an ignorant, incompetent, play caller. I think it is more a case of stubbornness. And that stubbornness goes beyond the OC. Shula is running the offense Ron wants, and I don't believe that philosophy would change significantly if Shula was gone tomorrow. For better or worse, we want to be the Steelers of the Franco Harris or Jerome Bettis days.
  5. Moderate conservative cnn watcher so angry at liberal posting! Silly lib and Washington post make crap up! Please mock me more because I am calling the same piece. I referenced and sourced before a lying one. Heel a bit to far conservatives usually are this lame. Good acting though.
  6. Double Trouble l At the same damn time

    I don't know why I keep seeing statements like this when it has been pointed out on a number of occasions that the helmet radio cuts out at 15 seconds. I suspect it has more to do with being slow getting out of the huddle or the center calling out blocking assignments. You could also argue that Shula shouldn't use all 15 secs. But that is the latest the QB could have the play call.
  7. No excuses.

    I hope you did not truly mean that. Things might be boiling around here about Shula but I remember this board totally exploded over Chud and his lack of game planning and adjustments along with gimmicky plays that did not work and often put Cam in position to get pounded. He couldn't be gone fast enough in most minds, mine included.
  8. Dodgers 2017

  9. Is this @RetiredCollegeCoach alt just trying to win a bet.
  10. Cigar thread reborn

  11. Oh look a competent coaching staff that knows how to use the talent on the roster? Rams look like a completely different team. That was a really fun game and the polar opposite of our game. Bunch of turnovers and almost all offense.
  12. Today
  13. No excuses.

    I think Cam is a few weeks away. He WILL be back. In the meantime, CMC + Defense leads to a 21 -6 victory
  14. Lol...another nothing burger...
  15. Cam has been awful and yet his completion percentage is up and he only has one turnover that was a glorified punt. My god people. Every qb misses throws believe it or not. He could be better, but we're 2-0 and our scheme and play calling is a much bigger issue.
  16. White people get in here

    you are in competition with yourself...so if you do what you want to do then you win...
  17. To be clear I am mainly CNN ,not a fox news watcher...you are a good lib making up crap to fit your narrative...just like your little article...
  18. No excuses.

    I'm sure RRs ready to make excuses already because Kalils out. I don't think they realize that the excuses really show just how Incompetent they are As bad as I can't stand him. Belicheat lost his best LB plus all kind of other injuries Got emabarrased at home and came back and beat the crap out of NO. Good coaches have excuses cued up and ready to use. Great coaches deal with it and game plan around such
  19. Yes it is a lying liberal opinion piece...nothing you said changes that...the point is you were all hopped up about me using a conservative opinion piece and you turn around and use a liberal opinion piece... hypocritical at best...at best they just cancel each other out...there isn't anything to show yours was right except your belief...so until there us some authoritative word given one is just as valid as the other...theatre indeed...you ask for a standard then turn around and violate the same standard...
  20. If he don't hav a gould gaym it's dumm owe my gawd fukkin
  21. We have the 5th highest rush percentage in the NFL and are 30th in yards per carry. We were 7th in rush percentage last year and 20th in yards per carry when our OL was an absolute hot mess. Honestly, I think DCs are just figuring out Shula and his tendencies. If us fans sitting at home can oftentimes guess the play call, it's probably safe to say that actual professional defensive coordinators who study film religiously are probably pegging it a lot more often than we are. We end up running into stacked boxes a helluva lot. The defense knows we're likely to run then the play call comes in too late for an audible at the line. The result is usually three yards and a cloud of dust - IF we're lucky. When the opposing D knows what you're doing, you're forced on trying to out-execute them at every position. That might work in short yardage situations where a win is a yard or two, but it's a tough row to hoe all game long.
  22. To do list

    I'd like to see more 2 TE sets as it gives you two extra blockers at the line. I hope we finally start calling quick plays rather than a bunch of 7 step drops so our slow WR's can run fly routes while Cam gets blasted.
  1. Load more activity
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
    • Most Online

    Newest Member