Listening to Gettleman at the end of season presser, The problems on offense were personnel related. We lacked speed in the WR core this year. The only guy who was fast was Philly. If Shula is doing what he was doing at the end of the season this year, he's fine as an OC. Going to a no huddle really helped the offense. Shula is really good at coordinating a rushing attack. As long as he is our OC, You can pretty much guarantee that this offense is going to rush for 2000 + yards. Last year we had the 11 ranked rushing attack and this year we were 7th. That's a big reason why we have won the division 2 years straight. The division is going to have problems competing with that unless they steal our identity which is possible. You can't put play calling on Shula at the end of the season also. Gruden said in the Arizona game that Shula was calling in 2 different plays to Cam and Cam had the freedom to audible to a different play if he wanted to. The passing game with Shula leaves something to be desired but the rushing attack is very prolific. If Gettleman gets better personnel in the WR core, I think you will see this team be much better in the red zone. Last year we were very good in the red zone I think. Top 10 in the league if I recall. His game plan against Seattle was the right one. We just need to execute that game plan with efficiency but we didn't do that. You have to be aggressive passing the ball against the LOB. If you are running the football and dinking and dunking against Seatlle, You'll end up with 7 points against them and that isn't good enough to beat them.
If I were Greg Hardy tonight I would go to a strip club and laugh up a storm. He is officially the 1st man in the world to get paid 13 million dollars to do exactly nothing. Thank you Media and Roger Goodell.
There was so much the fan base over looked in regards to SS. The comments about Cam in the media after the NYG game were freaking unbelievable. He once said on WFNZ that all he cared about was making the HOF. I don't know about you but that rubs me the wrong way. After he got cut, he goes on WFNZ and makes the business or corporate comments which turned the fan base against Gettleman. NFL.com picked that up and ran with it. He didn't care what he did by saying those comments. I can't stand people who paint themselves as the victim. Steve Smith is very gifted in marketing the more I think about it.
in the second i absolutely would have gone for moses or turner over ealy.
i know that ealy is talented and apparently a good guy and givs us options in dealing with overpriced DEs that we already have, but we have way too many expensive resources allocated to DEs already while OT is in desperate need of attention.
and the whole discussion, as i have said several times, is pretty silky because there isn't this huge disparity in talent between ealy and the choices we had for OT. they could have come in and started and been an upgrade over what we have and the offense made better as well as the team overall.
drafting an OT at that point would have made a bigger impact than a backup DE would have.
BPA is fine to a point. going for value is fine to a point.
but if my family needs real meat and i go to the grocery store and spend my limited funds by more potatoes instead of meat because there was a big sale on them, i haven't done my family any favors in hoping that the cans of vienna sausages in the pantry will be good enough.
point is we had the best DL in the league and arguably the worst OT situation in the league and we made one stronger and ignored the other when we were entirely capable of making sure that both were in good shape.
You would have reached for a need if you were GM Rayzor. Inside the war room there is this thing called the horizontal board where every player has a grade that they have assigned prior to the draft. Kony Ealy was rated higher than Morgan Moses and Billy Turner. Gettleman had a first round grade on Kony Ealy. If Morgan Moses or Billy Turner had a higher grade, Gettleman would have selected the one that did. They didn't. You would have reached for a need and that gets you in trouble. Believe it or not, Byron Bell was a better option at left tackle than Morgan Moses