Its not that the play call was bad, its the execution that was bad. There were two guys that could have picked up the blitzer, both failed for some reason we aren't aware of. Teams do throw the ball that deep near the endzone, it happens. Cam threw a 90+ yard TD to LaFell from his endzone. Matt Ryan did it to us last year in ATL.
Was the 4th down Lafell drop a bad play or bad execution. People want to chastise Shula for being conservative and then bitch when we go against the grain but the players fail to execute simple pass plays. You can't have your cake and eat it too.
It seemed to me Shula did adjust in the second quarter to what the Cards were doing, we saw 2 nice screens I believe.
I don't know what happened in the 2nd half. I don't know why we abandoned the run when we weren't even down by 7.
There are definitely issues but remember this O was on course for over 500 yards of O. We put up 38 on the Giants, should have done the same to Buffalo but we wasted opportunities. Even against Seattle Cam was much better than the first go around. Could have won that one too but we fail to hold onto the ball down at the 5 yard line.
I feel sorry for Keek, he has made 2 game changing INTs this season and both times the team has failed to take advantage.
Redzone O is clearly struggling.
This is my biggest WTF? for the season. 6 of our 1st 7 drives were 1st and 10 inside FG range. We scored 6 points. WTF?
Our Offense all year has moved the ball against every Defense they have met. Yet we are 1-3. WTF?
Our Defense is top notch. Especially good at keeping teams from scoring many points. But wait? Were 1, and fuging, 3. WTF?
You know what else we excel at? Those WTF? moments. You can't fight WTF? It is a Curse, AND, a Demon. It takes strong medicine to defeat them. I still see a bright future. They can't take that away from me.
If Shula's play calls are so moronic, why don't we just audible?
Seriously? Do you not understand how play calling works?
Without knowing what options Cam has at his disposal, it is pointless to assign blame to him. Giving Cam the power to audible is admirable. The question becomes; what are they arming him with? Until we know that, we are just speculating. Which is pretty much what we Huddlesz do best.
It would be cool to know what % of his audibles work? How well he reads what he sees? What his options are? What he sees, and what he wants to do against it? Cool stuff happening around that line of scrimmage. Would give the wife's left titty to be in that environ.