10-10-2011, 08:24 AM #21
We won because the DL did their job and got pressure on the QB.
Not much really changed from what I could see other than maybe one could say that Musgrove didn't call a lame game.
Dnabb still missed wide open receivers deep (just like Berrian and I have been saying), the OL played a damn fine game, just like they have been all year etc etc etc.
Nothing to see here that supports your contention.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
10-10-2011, 08:30 AM #22
Each and every week Dnabb has missed wide open receivers deep and when I say deep I am saying that he didn't even throw it to them but rather elected to throw into double or triple coverage.
He did it again twice yesterday that I could see (Percy and Shanc) and I'm sure I will see another if I get to watch the re-air.
Other than a miss FG by Shortwell and Dnabb one hopping passes to moving receivers (I told you guys to watch how many he hit standing still vs moving) the rest of the team played a pretty good game and we won, as you said, cause the Defense put them in situations that could almost not be screwed up.
On a side note, that is what our defense should look like each and every week. Lets hope our DL has finally got their heads out of their asses and play like that the rest of the year.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
10-10-2011, 08:37 AM #23
10-10-2011, 08:42 AM #24
You do realize that in the second half the defense knew that AD was going to be the focus (finally) so they could gamble a bit more when it comes to stopping him, so of course his numbers were going to go down.
Did he break long runs? No, but did we move the chains and keep the clock moving, thus limiting the number of tries they would have to come yet....YES....
And that is what is important and yes, even effective.
On a side note, it would be nice to see the QB also do alot better than he did. That would really go along ways into getting towards that "Effectiveness" that I think your looking for. Don't think that is gonna happen especially when you see Dnabb one hop it to a receiver that is 10 yards away from him and wide open (throw to Percy in the flats).Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
10-10-2011, 08:45 AM #25
10-10-2011, 08:51 AM #26
What people missed in the win today was the whole issue related to the Cards defense. They were ripe for the picking when it came to deep throws off of the play action. We couldn't exploit that today because we couldn't because we didn't have WR's that could go deep on both sides of the field without Berrian.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a huge Berrian fan, but our issue isn't the receivers, it the QB. Both Percy and Shanc were wide open deep and Dnabb didn't even see them or elected not to throw to them, just as Berrian pointed out in his articles/tweets.
Go back, look at each post game thread, I pointed out missed receivers deep each and every week (except last week, I was working in the closet and couldn't post).
Regardless of what our good friend Singer says, our issues have always been no pressure on the QB and poor play by the QB from a player perspective and some terrible play calling by our O-coord.
2 of 3 of those weren't an issue yesterday and could even be resolved, but one still was and probably can't be resolved unless they make a change.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
10-10-2011, 08:57 AM #28
You better go back & check the play by play again my friend. How many times did we extend the drives in the 2nd half? How many were 3 & out or only one more extra set of downs? How many 1st downs did AD get in the 2nd half? What was our time of possession in the 2nd half?
Yup, teams focus on AD & limit him to render him ineffective. Yet we continue to keep trying it over & over again expecting a different result. It's been that way for 5 games now. That same mentality let 3 teams come from behind & beat us.
If not for the 4 short drives, would we have even scored TD's?
A better opponent would have probably crawled right back into this one.
"If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"
10-10-2011, 08:58 AM #30
Again, the Cards defensive weakness when it came to passing was to run matching 7, 8 or 9 routes on both sides of the field off of play action. Without Berrian we coudn't do that.
Course I doubt Dnabb could have hit them anyways. Cat can only throw a ball to a receiver that ins't in motion. Damn near every reception (for the 3rd week I've watched for it) was to a receiver who ran to a spot and stopped in the whole. Only a couple were to recivers that were actually in motion and those weren't thrown to well.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.