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#1 MuMouey

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:36 PM

I guess most of you didn't play any type of organized football growing up. You act like all 60 plays in a game are completely scripted and designed to be perfectly balanced. Of course there are specific plays we wish we could have back but all in all, we mostly out-played (or at least played equal to) a team that 50% of experts picked to represent the NFC in the super bowl.

What no one seems to realize is that teams customize their gameplan to match the situation. Yes we played a very conservative game, but had DWill not fumbled and we won 15-12, we would all be saying how much we love Shula for not getting "cute" and calling risky plays that could have cost us. We had 2 drives completely stopped due to Olsen drops and of course the fumble. Then add the 2 drives that ended at 4th and inches, and thats 5 extra drives we basically "left on the field."

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:41 PM

I guess most of you didn't play any type of organized football growing up. You act like all 60 plays in a game are completely scripted and designed to be perfectly balanced. Of course there are specific plays we wish we could have back but all in all, we mostly out-played (or at least played equal to) a team that 50% of experts picked to represent the NFC in the super bowl.

What no one seems to realize is that teams customize their gameplan to match the situation. Yes we played a very conservative game, but had DWill not fumbled and we won 15-12, we would all be saying how much we love Shula for not getting "cute" and calling risky plays that could have cost us. We had 2 drives completely stopped due to Olsen drops and of course the fumble. Then add the 2 drives that ended at 4th and inches, and thats 5 extra drives we basically "left on the field."

 

One of those 4th and inches was due to an abysmal spot by the refs (who were extra stupid today.)



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:43 PM

and the 5 drives left on the field is why we barely lose every close game. It will never change until the players make it change and get this damn monkey off our back

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:44 PM

We will be fine. 1-1 next Sunday.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:47 PM

It's not just this one game! It's been this way every game since 2011 opener! Can't keep making excuses!

Right now we are stuck under lousy leadership philosophy! We said they were young and will get better......they will not! Rivera is a stubborn mule and this game just showed we are in Part 3 of this losing culture

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:49 PM

15-1, now that we've got the one loss out of the way. 



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:53 PM

I guess most of you didn't play any type of organized football growing up. You act like all 60 plays in a game are completely scripted and designed to be perfectly balanced. Of course there are specific plays we wish we could have back but all in all, we mostly out-played (or at least played equal to) a team that 50% of experts picked to represent the NFC in the super bowl.

What no one seems to realize is that teams customize their gameplan to match the situation. Yes we played a very conservative game, but had DWill not fumbled and we won 15-12, we would all be saying how much we love Shula for not getting "cute" and calling risky plays that could have cost us. We had 2 drives completely stopped due to Olsen drops and of course the fumble. Then add the 2 drives that ended at 4th and inches, and thats 5 extra drives we basically "left on the field."

 

The first bolded passage I agree with. I felt we outplayed the Seahawks most of the game. However, it can't be "mostly outplayed". We can't play great for three quarters and then fold, as the Panthers under Rivera have tended to do.

 

As to the second bolded part, I give Shula full credit for sticking with traditional running plays except for 2-4 read option plays and the odd quarterback dive. But I still think he didn't use Cam enough, and that includes the drops that we saw. Hopefully Shula will get better at balancing the run and pass, but IMO we ran too much today, even fully allowing for the Seahawks' pass defense.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:03 PM

The first bolded passage I agree with. I felt we outplayed the Seahawks most of the game. However, it can't be "mostly outplayed". We can't play great for three quarters and then fold, as the Panthers under Rivera have tended to do.

As to the second bolded part, I give Shula full credit for sticking with traditional running plays except for 2-4 read option plays and the odd quarterback dive. But I still think he didn't use Cam enough, and that includes the drops that we saw. Hopefully Shula will get better at balancing the run and pass, but IMO we ran too much today, even fully allowing for the Seahawks' pass defense.


Yes you could say we "ran to much", but if DWill doesn't fumble, we win that game 8/10 times. Also, that DWill fumble WAS on a fake-option-type play


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