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#2367658 Eagles @ Skins

Posted by teeray on 09 September 2013 - 07:46 PM

Goddamnit why did we not fire Rivera and hire Kelly?!?!

That is not Chud's spread offense. That is a spread offense as it is meant to be played.

#2367637 Eagles @ Skins

Posted by teeray on 09 September 2013 - 07:38 PM

If the Eagles were playing a real team, they would be losing. The Redskins' pass rush has gotten better through out the game. But their DBs suck and their O can't sustain a drive.

Well, maybe. I was under the impression Skins were a decent team. But we will see, but I am impressed by the Eagles so far.

#2367095 Balancing Our Offense Will Be A Fine Art

Posted by teeray on 09 September 2013 - 03:42 PM

I agree with using Cam in short yardage situation. Or at least using Cam as a threat to run.

That was really my only criticism of Shula yesterday.

#2366994 Ron and Mike say they will open up the offense,do you believe it?

Posted by teeray on 09 September 2013 - 02:52 PM

Our Shula ran offense was better in every facet over Chud's offense against Seattle last year


Last year:


First downs: 13

Third down efficiency: 2-11

Total plays: 52

Total Yards: 190

Yards per play: 3.7

Possessions: 12

Yards per pass 3.7

sacks: 4

Rushing yards: 82

Yards per rush: 4.3

Red Zone TDs: 0/2

TOP: 24:14

Points:  6



This Year:

First downs:  17

Third down efficiency: 5-11

Total plays:50

Total yards: 253

Yards per play: 5.1

Total Possessions: 9

Yards per pass: 5.4

Rushing yards: 134

Yard per rush:  5.2

red Zone TDs: 1/1

TOP: 29:46

Points:  7




So according to that we were actually more aggressive and way more successful than we were last year in every facet.  All in 3 less possessions!!!



So what am I supposed to be worrying about again?


If our defense brings it every week like yesterday, we are going to be fine.



Shula >>>> Chud







#2366752 Rivera Presser at 12:30

Posted by teeray on 09 September 2013 - 12:57 PM

So was captain getting beat like a drum or was that the zone breaking down because of Wilson buying time.......i saw on a couple plays cap jump the route but the receiver moved over a bit and made a decent gain, pretty sure on one of tates big gains that's exactly what happened him and one of our lb jumped a curl route but the receiver slid over and made the catch and run.....not making excuse for cap just curious

It sound rediculous when you look at Russell's stats to say this but our secondary wasn't as bad yesterday as we think.

Russell Wilson was harassed all day but he extended plays with his feet and if a guy does that eventually guys are going to get open. Several plays Russell did not have an open guy initially but was able to scramble around and he is so accurate on the run that he was able to make plays.

#2366712 Rivera Presser at 12:30

Posted by teeray on 09 September 2013 - 12:35 PM

it's ultimately his responsibility if the team isn't prepared enough. it's his responsibility if his staff doesn't call the right plays. it's on him if his staff doesn't adapt or the team as a whole doesn't produce enough.


he's the coach. it's his team. it's on him if they don't win.


that's not to say, and i know that this is what people are going to assume,  that i'm saying he's solely to blame. he was not faultless. he was not without blame. he was part of a team problem and he wasn't a part of the solution.


accept blame for your part in a loss as the leader of the team. own it when your team doesn't finish the game with a win. leaders don't point fingers...at least without acknowledging that the other fingers point back at him.


I think he did acknowledge that several times.  He didn't cost us the game yesterday.  Really if you want to see where the blame lies look one place.  We had two turnovers they had one.  One of those was Deangelo's of course.  Our other fumble completely changed the dynamic of field position in a defensive game in the second half.


That is really what it all came down to yesterday.  Two fumbles.  Because of that fumble in punt covereage we ended up with only 3 possessions with starting field position of our own 10, our own 20, and again our own 20.


That is tough sledding against the Hawks.



They had field position of our own 49, then their 35, and their 26 (also their own 8 after Williams fumble)


That difference in starting positions all traces back to that fumbled punt.  That changed everything for this type of game.


Rivera has enough on his resume to question him.  I am not saying Rivera is the greatest coach.  but yesterday was not an example of poor coaching costing us a win.  At least in my humble opinion

#2366675 Rivera Presser at 12:30

Posted by teeray on 09 September 2013 - 12:19 PM

It looked like basic cover 2 man, i dont think it was zone because Thomas would have stopped in the comeback zone. Godfrey was supposed to be there, but got there late and took a bad angle, still, if it was man coverage, thomas needs to be on his hip.


Rivera said flat out that wasn't on Godfrey.  He could be protecting him or whatever but he said that was on Thomas.


And also, Thomas had decent coverage that time (unlike the play before).  Not great coverage, but decent and Wilson threw a perfectly placed pass and the guy made a good grab.

#2366530 Am I the only who thinks we played well but the seahawks played better?

Posted by teeray on 09 September 2013 - 11:25 AM

I think we outplayed them most of the game but they caught the breaks and had the one big play.

It just sucks because it always seems to happen to us. The ball never bounces our way. :(

#2366492 Rivera Presser at 12:30

Posted by teeray on 09 September 2013 - 11:09 AM

Actually I hope the press conference starts exactly like this lol



#2366470 I hate these seemingly over-reactive threads, but...perhaps we need to change...

Posted by teeray on 09 September 2013 - 10:59 AM

Jeebus.  Shula was not the problem yesterday.  I wasn't 100% happy with some of the decisions but I like what we are trying to accomplish.  Yes we only scored 7 points, but looking at the bigger picture I am not up in arms over our offense (yet).

#2366460 Rivera Presser at 12:30

Posted by teeray on 09 September 2013 - 10:55 AM

Anything less than a full Hal McCrae will be a dissapointment



#2366216 On to Buffalo

Posted by teeray on 09 September 2013 - 08:47 AM

This game is now even more important

#2365775 I'm worried about Rivera

Posted by teeray on 08 September 2013 - 11:33 PM

I played sports my whole life.  I have played for numerous coaches and have played for successful teams everywhere I have been, but some of those programs had some growing pains with a couple of bad seasons as we developed into great teams.  Whatever.


I can say with a high degree of confidence, that the worst coaches I have ever played for are the ones that rip their guys after losses.  Either publicly, or privately.  Even more so after a tough loss like that.


Nobody wants to win more.  Nobody feels worse.  Nobody is lower.  Than those players.  Ripping guys and getting mad after a loss is self defeating.  It is counter productive.  It does not help, and it does not instill a sense of urgency.  If anything it drives friction between coaches and players


It isn't about "sense of urgency".  That is a cliche.  Players want to win every game already.  But in situations like this it is just as important to keep the guys confidence up, as it is to tear them down.


As a coach, you tell your guys something like "That is a damn good football team, and you guys know we should have beat em.  If we don't make these little mistakes we win that game.  Now you guys know that we are as good as anyone in this league.  If you guys keep working hard, clean up the mistakes, and play with that type of effort we are going to win a lot of football games.  This is only one game.  We still have 15 more.  When you guys show up for practice be ready to go to work"


That isn't "Oh well guys, we'll get them next time"


It is just as important to make them feel like they are just as good as those guys.  That actually feeds hunger and fuels confidence.  We want this team to feel like they are as good as anybody and should or can beat anybody.  Contrary to some people's beliefs, going to players who are already upset and pissed and and telling them "Losing isn't tolerated here!!" achieves the opposite effect.






#2365679 When can we blame Cam?

Posted by teeray on 08 September 2013 - 10:52 PM

Fact:  Cam has orchestrated 7 4th quarter comeback leads and tied another game with less than 5:00 to play in his short career.  The defense has blown 6 of those 8 opportunities.


And I am not blaming the defense for all those losses, but this is in regard to "clutchness"

#2365410 4th and inches

Posted by teeray on 08 September 2013 - 09:41 PM

Look, Ron Rivera has made plenty of bad decisions these last two years.  Today was not an example of that.  He made the right choices in both cases without a doubt.

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