Coaching- F: I thought Childress has just been holding back because of Brads limitations but last night it showed he is a terrible play caller. Three straight passes instead of ending the half caused the Wackers to score three more points. Then three straight passes when TJ is standing in his own end zone is crazy for a rookie. Then the penalites... Leading the league in them is pathetic. All this talk about a over the top training camp and vets complaining it was too tough. Well apparently not tough enough. There was a thread on here that said that Tice is better than Childress at this point, and I 100% agree. I think Tice could have gotten this group to the playoffs. Then there is Tomlin. Great defensive line coach? Yes. Great defensive coordinator? Hell No! After 15 games you still cant figure out that your pass defense schemes arent working?? Only getting it half right, run/pass, still equals a fail.
Offense- (Is there something worse than F?) Chester Taylor is the only bright spot here. Hes taken a beating over the season and he proved a lot of people wrong.
The offensive line has gotten better since the beginning of the year but it still allows way too many sacks and their run blocking still could use a lot of work. Childress should bring back Loney from AZ to coach these guys. WR's are flat out terrible. Drops all day long, bad route running (How do they not know where the 1st down marker is??) no breaks from the CBs...Does Torry Holt run a childrens football camp? Maybe they could learn a few things.
Defense- D: The rush defense is the only thing keeping this from an F. Pass defense... Doesnt even get a grade since it is non-existent. Wasnt Tomlin a DB coach before here?? How does this pass D looks so bad then? (See coaching) The fact that Driver was running a muck last night whenever he wanted shows Tomlin is a terrible defensive coordinator. Pretty much anyone could have made this rushing D what it is with Big Pat/Kevin and the LBs finally playing well. This is the most disappointing part of the team, even more so than the offense. Seeing Mr. INT (Farve) carve the D up like that for the second game of the season is inexcusable.
Needs- WRs, DBs, Real Defensive Coordinator, New O play caller, maybe a Vet QB to help TJ develope or take the reins until he is ready.