RE: Why did we lose?
(09-14-2010 09:49 AM)NCFalconfan Wrote:
(09-14-2010 09:35 AM)Peyton Wrote:
(09-14-2010 09:28 AM)NCFalconfan Wrote: As someone who has only been able to see the Mendenhall run, and thats it from the game, can someone please fill me in on the following details:
1. Are we still playing everything "underneath" on offense? I.E. shallow routes and not stretching of the field..
2. Is our offense still easy to I.D. based on personnel packages? Pretty bad when even the fans know what play is coming...
3. Are we still playing the candyass brand of defense where the CB lines up 10 yards off the ball?
Yes, I agree on all counts.
1. Yes, for the most part. Something amazing happened Sunday. The Falcons threw 44 passes, 23 of which were directed at Roddy White, without throwing any fly patters, or deep posts, or deep corners, or screen passes, or deep crosses, or shallow crosses. Everything was a deep comeback, deep out, or hook, or dump off to the running backs. The lack of diversity in the passing game is startling.
2. I didn't study that aspect as closely watching the game live, but with us running the same plays over and over again, I don't imagine that the personnel groupings mattered much to the Steelers.
3. Yes, sort of, but they got away with it, because Dixon, while completing a good percentage of his passes, made a number of really bad throws in crucial situations.
Well, if there is any good news in this it sounds if the lions share of our issues is coordinator based rather player based. Our offense as of late with its lack of creativity even makes the Carolina Panthers offense look exotic.
Defensively, I'm a firm believer that you'll never be elite unless you are willing to line your CB's up on the LOS and challenge the offense at the point of attack. ALL the great defenses do this and I think it has more to do with scheme than personnel.