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Mr. Scot

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#3142560 When it comes to coaching...

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 09:36 AM

...knowing how to properly use a player to maximize his strengths and minimize his weaknesses makes a difference.

 

As evidence of the truth of that idea, I offer this from the Kansas City Star:

 

Chiefs receiver Avant winning over his new team

 

Jason Avant was in the middle of a dig route when he locked eyes with Alex Smith, who was rolling to the right.

This was Dec. 7, the third quarter of the Chiefs’ 17-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and what happened next — a midplay adjustment that led to what was then the Chiefs’ longest pass of the season — might have been easy to overlook, considering the outcome of the game.

“They had a better defense for that play, and that happens sometimes,” Avant said. “He looked at me during the play, and to me that meant to take it high ... that’s what his eyes told me and that’s what I did, and he just threw it.”

Avant’s resulting 41-yard catch — in which he took off deep and Smith actually threw it up to the 6-foot, 210-pounder in single coverage — was a textbook example of all of Avant’s strengths. Strong hands. Veteran savvy. Good focus.


 




#3142450 Some ugly football this weekend

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 03:32 AM

Well, Jags-Titans certainly lived up (down) to expectations :unsure:

 

Funny thing: I actually started this thread before the news broke that Jimmy Clausen would be starting for the Bears.




#3142447 So I bought my first suit...

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 03:24 AM

So who are you suing, and for what?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, bought.  Not brou...nevermind :unsure:




#3142356 Josh Norman talks in a circle (while trying not to talk)

Posted by Mr. Scot on Yesterday, 10:42 PM

RR trying to keep his team focused and he gets blasted for it..............dude can't win.

 

I don't see him being blasted.

 

We're just enjoying Josh Norman's effort to say nothing :lol:
 




#3141781 Josh Norman talks in a circle (while trying not to talk)

Posted by Mr. Scot on Yesterday, 12:36 PM

Coach was prob like "Norman dont talk about that, and if you do I will be mad Norman". So Norman decided not to talk about that, so coach would not be mad.

 

So if Norman talked about it, would Coach be mad?
 




#3141715 Some ugly football this weekend

Posted by Mr. Scot on Yesterday, 11:41 AM

I actually think RG3 beats Sanchez in one last hoorah in Skinsville.  That's my sleeper.  

 

Even that game has the potential to showcase two awful QB performances.




#3140793 Marty Hurney on Cam Newton

Posted by Mr. Scot on 17 December 2014 - 06:24 PM

I am a believer in the read option, but Steve Logan was talking about it the other day and brought up an interesting point.

He talked about when he was QB coach in Tampa with Josh Freeman the offensive coordinator wanted to incorporate the read option for certain situations like the red zone and short yardage.

The upper echelon of the Front Office (either the GM or the owner) stepped in and told the coaches "no". He said it ticked him off that front office was interfering with coaching.

He thinks that is going with other teams as well where they want to run more of it but the guys upstairs are forcing teams to not use it as much. He thinks they feel they have too much money invested in the QBS that they don't want coaches running it.

He then went on the say, in his opinion, QBS are in more danger of getting seriously hurt in the pocket than when scrambling or running


There's a bit of fallacy to this though.

First of all, you don't have to run the read option to take advantage of a mobile quarterback skills. There are other offenses (the West Coast for example) that are arguably more effective.

Second, if you check the stats, you'll find that on pretty much an annual basis, mobile quarterbacks actually tend to get hit more frequently than pocket passers. This has bern true for a while now.

Why? Because the best way to protect yourself isn't to run away from defenders. It's to throw the ball before defenders get close. It's the guys who make the quickest decisions that take the fewest hits, not the fastest runners.

Bottom line though, regardless of whether you have a mobile quarterback or not, when it comes to protecting him the best investment you can make is a solid offensive line.


#3140276 Worserer than the Ebola!

Posted by Mr. Scot on 17 December 2014 - 11:30 AM

Have you been having dreams of an old black woman in Nebraska or a biker dude in Las Vegas?




#3140271 Please pray for my grandmother

Posted by Mr. Scot on 17 December 2014 - 11:25 AM

Prayers from me.




#3139429 Huddle question: Do they pay Cam next year?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 16 December 2014 - 03:11 PM

To be honest, I seriously doubt Kuechly will have much of anything to do with his contract negotiations. Kuechly strikes me as the 'talk to my agent' type.

(and to be clear, that isn't necessarily a good thing)


#3139039 Huddle question: Do they pay Cam next year?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 16 December 2014 - 11:07 AM

Unknown.

He's a franchise quarterback. I don't think anyone with a brain doubts that fact. But the teams that have thrown 100 million plus at quarterbacks haven't really seen the kind of returns they wanted.

My gut says a contract like Kaepernick and Stafford, but it's hard to say.


#3138442 GDT: Who Dat? Da Bears, Dat Who!

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 December 2014 - 10:19 PM

Yep. Switching over to RAW now. As terrible as WWE is these days it is still more interesting than this shitshow

 

Let me know how Andrew Norwell does.
 




#3138439 GDT: Who Dat? Da Bears, Dat Who!

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 December 2014 - 10:18 PM

Is it true the Bears coach came from the CFL?

 

He had an NFL background.  Used to coach with the 49ers back in the day (under Seifert, I think).




#3138380 Listening to the Aints' radio broadcast is fuging torture

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 December 2014 - 10:03 PM

Oh, I'll bet it was a blast to listen to last week :D

 

Chris Kroeger does a bit where he plays the radio calls of opposing teams when we beat them.  It's fun.




#3137519 Kyle love signed. Micunor Reyes released

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 December 2014 - 03:07 PM

Love at first sight!

 

Apparently he tested positive for cheeseburgers.






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