Re: NFC Team Outlooks: 2006 Run/Pass Ratio Significance
that might be the best way to have described it.
It seemed like the Vikings ran the ball more than that last year.
The rushing attempts were really sporadic last year. 14 one game 44 another.
It tailed off at the end of the year too, when we stopped paying as much attention.
Interesting strategies Chili.
You go with whatever the defense is giving up. It changes from oponent to oponent.
but it doesn't apply here.
Just a couple examples...
We only rushed 16 times against the the Bills horrible run D and passed 44 against them.
The game where we rushed 44 was against the Lions whos run defense is no better then their pass and rushed for 3.9 ypc as apposed to 4.1 on the season.
Plus overall his playcalling didn't seem to work out too well.
Of all the things I have defended Chili for, his playcalling is not one of them. You honestly can't tell me you approved of Childress' play calling last year can you.
If in fact we can prove that all the plays he called were ran as they were designed/sent in instead of a significant amount being audibled out of or poorly executed, then I would say no.
Do you honestly believe that every play that was executed as a check down pass to the back 3 yards short of the sticks was called by the coach?
I think it is more accurate to say that I disagree with the teams overall execution of the offense vice what plays the coach might have called.
What we can slight him for is making sure the team wasn't ready to execute the game plan.
just cuz the same problems continued to happen week in and week out and you have to hope they were trying to make some adjustments but they weren't translating to the field.
so to blame playcalling single-handlely just doesn't hold much water.
decision making and bringing practice to game day were the biggest issues.
and maybe it was more a lack of talent then anything else, but this year that cannot be an excuse.
LET THAT WHICH DOES NOT MATTER, TRULY SLIDE