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In Topic: What is going on? Cam's QB rating keeps getting worse this season: 100.2,...

Yesterday, 10:58 PM

All comes down on Shula. As teams get film, his long-developing, vanilla offense is getting more and more exposed. Not to mention the OL and RB injuries.

Cam had a pretty bad game tonight, but the one great drive we had? When Cam was allowed to audible and do his own thing. Maybe he always has the ability to and never does, or maybe, just for that 2nd half opening series he was allowed to, whatever the case, we need more of it. Also, more quick hitting routes. Something that needs to be repped and a part of the weekly gameplan. These 7 step drops are killing Cam right now because teams can sit back in zone and just wait for the OL to collapse. Nobody is open. Fans yell for him to get rid of the ball quicker, but when every route is a 10-15 yard dig or a post or a flag route, it's kinda hard to. He needs the slants, the quick hooks, the in-and-out routes 3 yards from the LOS. He needs the rollout and dump it 5-8 yards plays. These are the things that get him going.

Cam looked worse in his passing as the game went along, and I attribute it mostly to not letting him get a rhythm. I get you gotta take your deep shots, but EVERY PASS does not need to be a medium to long throw. You can throw it behind the sticks and get YAC. Worse case, it's as good as a run. If you let Cam get in a rhythm, he's more accurate. We have seen it all year and it's not just a Cam thing. It's a QB thing. He's still young. He can't just go out and, no matter the circumstances, hit every route perfectly. He's not Peyton. He's a different type of QB and that is fine. He just needs an offense that compliments and caters to what he needs and what he does. Shula is not giving him that, at least not consistently, and that is the problem.


In Topic: Season 5: The Walking Dead

26 October 2014 - 10:12 PM

SOLID episode. Holy poo this show has drastically improved it's dialogue. I'm so much more intrigued with the interactions than I was in say, season 3, when some of the dialogue was just mind-numbingly terrible.

Bob's death was sad, but I still wasn't that invested in him. They didn't do much early on when he first showed up to make you really give a damn about him. The only real building he had as a character was the second half of last season for like, 2 episodes, and the first two episodes of this season. Kinda sad, because the actor is pretty damn good and as a character, I feel like he could have been fleshed out more.

Good to see Rick learned his lesson with the Governor. Also, completely badass with how he went about taking out Gareth and his crew. Knowing they were being watched and leaving, only to circle back around...good move. I feel like maybe they wrote it that way so that it wouldn't be JUST like the comic, so the way it happened would be a little more tense for the fans of both the show and comic. Regardless, well-executed sequences.

Tyreese being a big wuss....not feeling it. Not feeling it at all. They have completely destroyed his character. Just kill him already (even if Bob fell victim to TWD version of Highlander with black people) so that I don't have to see one of my favorite characters in literary history get screwed up more.



The one thing I'm wondering is the ending of the episode and how it effects pacing/timeline. 

1) How long ago, in the show's time, was it that Daryl and Carol went off on their own towards that car?
2) How far back are they going to go to flesh out the stuff with Beth?
3) How many episodes are going to be Beth-centric? 

The last one, with the way the show is going, I can't imagine it will be more than a couple of episodes. The first being her coming to in what looks like a hospital and then figuring it all out. Then, the next week, we have the rising action and Daryl and Carol finding her, then an episode where they escape (if that doesn't happen at the end of that second Beth episode).

I really want them to get to a certain point in the comics by midseason. That's 5 more episodes. I guess if they even do 3 Beth episodes, with the 3rd ending where tonight ended, then they still could. I'll place what I'm talking about in the spoiler below for those who haven't read the comics that far and don't want details (also, a fairly big spoiler concerning the trio of Eugene/Rosita/Abraham).

Spoiler


In Topic: Everyone on offense can eat poo except Cam, KB and Olsen

26 October 2014 - 03:02 PM

Cam's mistakes today include:

-Bad, bad, bad shovel pass INT
-fumbled handoff ***
-a couple of off throws
-one sack that should have been a throw away

*** this play is also on Stew, since that is a mesh issue between he and Cam.

Other than those things, Cam did fine, and the turnovers were matched by Wilson, making them moot. 

If you think Cam played horrible/lost us the game, you're an idiot. He didn't play well, hell he played bad, but he is not why we lost. Bad play calling/lack of creativity/inconsistency, and the complete lack of giving a fug to call a timeout by RR on Seattle's last drive, leaving us with no time to really do anything is what cost us.


In Topic: Mort on NFL Countdown...

26 October 2014 - 11:48 AM

Ray Lewis said on CBS pre-game that Luke Kuechly is not a great linebacker, just a "pretty good linebacker".


I poo thee not.


In Topic: Season 5: The Walking Dead

19 October 2014 - 09:09 PM

so what was Abraham talking about?

 

"we'll talk to em, but not just yet..."



He was just talking about timing. This episode clarified that point. After escaping Terminus and the emotions over all the reunions, he didn't want to piss them off by asking too much. He was waiting until they all sort of calmed down and were considering a long-term plan of what to do so he could convince them.



This episode was great. Got a glimpse of who took Beth, but it doesn't look like we'll see anything from that for at least another 2 weeks. Next week is gonna be awesome. Hope they don't run the Hunters arc too long. Should just be this next episode, really. MAYBE one other episode after. Regardless, I'm sure they'll handle it perfectly.

Impressed by the start of this season. Some of the best writing thus far. Dialogue has improved. Pacing has improved. It's like the writers are starting to really "get it" (and I'll note, I haven't been a huge critic of much on this show, including the pacing and dialogue. So, when I say it improved, I am saying it seems a bit more natural. Nice to hear Rick talk in regular voice instead of whisper voice).


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