So, none of the dropped balls are the fault of the WR's?
Not even the one on 4th down last week that Troy dropped?
psst... it was 3rd down. But it may as well have been 4th, with the next play we ran(deep ball to Bethel Johnson in double coverage).
But yeah, our receivers do deserve a lot of the blame, they don't get open, and they do not make plays after the catch, however, I have noticed many of the routes they run do not help them do these things at all.
I watch many of the other games around the league, and WRs make plays after the catch in open space, and I think to myself "Why can't we do that?", then I realize, Brad Childress has them run these routes where they are hit immediately, I know the space is there, we haven't been playing lockdown defenses at all, and our receivers certainly have the speed to make these plays, but they are never in position to.
Our receivers deserve the blame for their drops, but not for the lack of YAC(I love the rhyme) and trouble getting open, I put that 90% on Childress' playcalling and Brad Johnson being pressured so frequently. The right side of the offensive line has really struggled, a problem that needs to be solved, but won't be until the off season. Hopefully we pick up a guy like Max Starks from the Steelers or even Leonard Davis from the Cards and have them play RT, then move Marcus Johnson back to guard(the position we drafted him to play).
Draft a WR like Dwayne Jarrett, or wait even longer for one of the guys from Tennessee, maybe pick up a TE in the draft? Then maybe we'll throw Tjack into the action a little bit?
There's always next year for our offense, but even then we're relying on a coach who is willing to back away from his image of what he wants to work, and change to something that will work. Cause right now, the only thing that is working is Chester Taylor, and if we fall behind because of stupid turnovers in our own territory, even if he is working, we're gonna throw when we're behind.
Vote Anderson as GM in 07'.