12-10-2012, 02:37 AM #51
AD is gonna be AD. I don't think you can wear him out with reps. If he needs a rest Toby can come in and get a nice run or two like he did today.
Besides, next year, after Musgrove is shit canned, and we add some WR's that know how to run routes, the passing game will take a few reps away from AD.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
12-10-2012, 02:41 AM #52
I'm onboard with keeping Leslie and the defensive coaching staff but I think that a change has to happen with the OL coach, WR coach and QB coach. Musgrove, well, I wouldn't be to upset if he was sent packing as well, however, I'm not so sure that he isn't being handicapped a bit by the WR's he has to work with.
Give him one more year, if they add WR's and the passing game doesn't improve then his butt should go as well.
On a side note, how the draft input works is.....
End of the year - Coaches team assessment by position to FO pukes
FO pukes then compile data they have on the rooks the scouts have been looking at as well as Vets that are going to be FA's or might be available via trade.
If the check book allows, a Vet is added, if the check book doesn't allow, the coaches evaluate the rooks, and Ricky stacks his draft board accordingly and drafts how they fall.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
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12-10-2012, 02:49 AM #54
That gets me to what I've been thinking of late......I'm 100% convinced that the staff ranked their priority of effort with respect to building like this:
with the thought in mind to fix the back end of the defense this year. Improve the OL this year (they still have pass blocking issues) in the running game and work the passing game a bit.
Check in the block for back end, check in the box for run blocking....Passing is another story. I still wonder what the loss of Childs had to do with the development of our passing game.
Look, I'm not saying that he would have been an instant Randy Moss type of guy, but I think his loss left a big hole in our WR corps that the staff now has to address again either in the draft or via FA. My guess, they will do both. Add a vet like Bowe and bring in a big possession WR like we are starting to see populate other teams roster via the draft (possibly their first pick).Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
12-10-2012, 02:56 AM #55
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
Again back to my comment on Childs......I sure would have liked to see that kid grow over the next two or three years. Exactly what Ponder needs. Someone that is a security blanket in much the same mold as Marshall is for Cutler.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
12-10-2012, 03:39 AM #56
Anyone reading what the coach is spreading....
"We won the way we're designed to win," coach Leslie Frazier said. "We talk all the time to our team about what Viking ball is, and today was a perfect example of it.
"Run the football effectively, play great defense against the run, come up with turnovers and play outstanding special teams."
"We're probably not going to win a lot of games when we throw the football 40 times," Frazier said. "That's not who we are. That's not the way we're built right now."Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
12-10-2012, 06:53 AM #57
2 things stood out to me about this game from the first 5 min until the last 1:32.
1. the bears were not as hungry for this game as the Vikings were. not sure if it was the first qtr and how it was set, or if it was just the way they finally seemed to take the game in their hands and win the #$%!#$% thing.
2. there are many stars in the NFL, many incredible athletes, players who demand extra attention and play with elite skills. then there's AP.. 9 men are SOLEY LOOKING TO STOP him every snap he's on the field. the other 2 guys are shadowing AP. ad watching the rest of the team. yet he still.. burns, cuts, outruns, runs over, stiff arms his way to the end zone. i know he's got some great blocking @ times, and D misques.. but his level of consitancy is unbreakable, he WILL do what he can to get every yard.
other then that.. D stepped up! SPT stepped up! Ponder.. didn't loose the game for us.
was good seeing the bears faces as smith ran it back.. shoulda been 2 defencive TD's but they got the job done! garbage time TD just made it look closer then it was. i can't understand how campbell stepped in there and had success.. but in that soft prevent, i guess even ponders made passes.
great game! tuff win!
"We tried to stick with it, but there was a point where we were beating our head against a wall," Seattle Coach Mora talking about running at the Williams Wall
12-10-2012, 07:00 AM #58
12-10-2012, 07:01 AM #59
He did have 7 passing 1st downs in 11 drives, Cutler had 16 in comparison & AD had 8, but only 1 of those 7 were on a scoring drive. In fact, on all our scoring drives in totality Ponder threw a total of 1 pass. We ended up punting on 7 of those & Ponder threw a pick on another one of those drives.
BTW, did you see how many receivers were open this week or are you still adamant he has no one to throw to?
"If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"
12-10-2012, 07:37 AM #60
Still in need of a WR after Harvin goes down, he signs a RB instead. While he should be busy trying to rework Harvin's contract & signing him long term, instead he's busy working on re-signing Loadholt, who is still drawing several false start penalties. despite 4 years experience.
What he does with Ponder, how he handles Harvin's contract, our WR needs & next years draft & FA remains to be seen. Let's also see how good he is at retaining the good players we have.
We need a GM who can do more than just have 1 good draft when he has the number 3 pick. There's more to the job than just the draft. I think some people lose sight of that.
"If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"