(09-14-2010 11:36 PM)RnB Wrote: I am the only "No" vote, im sure people saw that coming. I really dont believe that you can honestly hire a guy knowing what his offenses look like, have some success, then turn on him like a rabid dog when circumstances change. There are a myriad of reasons why I have seen people calling for MMs head, the main one being "lack of downfield passing". The thing people forget is that we DID have that with MM as our OC. In fact, we still do have it but MM cant force Matt Ryan to take a risk and throw the ball deep. The OC cant force the OL to block for a couple seconds longer to let downfield plays develop.
Someone pointed out today, I forget who, the correlation between us acquiring TonyG and our lack of a deep passing game. Its something that I thought about before but seeing someone else bring it up really drove home how evident it is. Dont get me wrong, I love having TonyG on our team. He is an outstanding player. However, when we didnt have him Ryan used to throw deep pretty often because Turner is not really a pass catching RB and our TEs back then werent real threats. Ryan was forced to let routes develop downfield. Now that we have TonyG, MM has been forced to work in a highly paid pass catching TE, and its dramatically changed our passing game.
I think Ryan has not only gotten too comfortable throwing short passes but he is genuinely afraid to take a risk. He plays it safe, going as far as throwing the ball away multiple times per game, rather than take a chance on a deeper route. He always talks about how important his accuracy is and if you watch the routes he throws to, they are all high percentage passes for the most part. If we want to get more explosive on offense, with a passing attack that can stretch the field, it all starts with Ryan CHOOSING to do it.
Either way, I think the best thing for our team is to keep a cohesive unit of coaches together for as long as possible. Mr. Blank and TD said that was their longterm goal, keep our coaching staff together. I hope they stick with that plan because its what good teams do. It seems like every single year fans want one of our coaches fired, it never fails. Last year it was BVG. This year its Mularkey. Next year itll be another coach. In years past its been others, such as Wade Phillips.
At some point people need to realize that calling for someones head isnt always the best option. Coincidentally, laying all the blame at the feet of one person is rarely ever laying it in the correct place.
That is all.
good post man. definitely makes some sense....