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RE: Real Talk: Coach Smith - Radical - 09-26-2011 01:11 PM
But I'm always lumped in with the homers. Funny how that works. I'm not really on my own. Ask Tandy, she knows the problem. Fix this line, and we're lighting up the league. Blaming the OC is just something that has been snowballing these past few years do to it being repeated so much. Everything people curse about with this team leads back to the offensive line under performing 95% of the time.
RE: Real Talk: Coach Smith - Paulitik - 09-26-2011 01:20 PM
Fix the OL and sure we'll play better, but that doesn't take away from the fact that Mike Mularkey will never get the most out of this offense. We will succeed despite Mularkey, not because of him.
RE: Real Talk: Coach Smith - Statick - 09-26-2011 01:20 PM
(09-26-2011 01:08 PM)Radical Wrote: Your copied article is such a ridiculous spin job that I didn't feel the need to even get into it.
Isn't a bad o-line the EXACT same reason that we gave last season for the offense stalling? It was. As I recall, people were blaming MM because he wouldn't change his playcalling due to the fact that he KNEW his o-line wasn't the best.
Now that we KNOW we have an o-line that's worse than last year and yet he STILL calls plays during a game as if it's going to magically rectify itself. Mularkey has never called a game due to the strengths (or weaknesses) of his personnel, but moreso due to personel packages based on what he thinks is going to work. Funny how it doesn't.
Stop making excuses for MM. A bad o-line isn't his only drawback.
RE: Real Talk: Coach Smith - BullRush - 09-26-2011 01:24 PM
People say MM is an idiot and needs to be fire. Then in the same topic say we move the ball when Ryan calls the play or runs the No huddle. Guess created and taught those same plays to Ryan....
RE: Real Talk: Coach Smith - Paprika Neck - 09-26-2011 01:25 PM
how about it's only the 3rd game of the season and let's give them time to gel. mcclure just got back from an injury, him and reynolds were frequently bulldozed on the run and the pass. give em 2 more games.
RE: Real Talk: Coach Smith - Radical - 09-26-2011 01:27 PM
(09-26-2011 01:20 PM)Statick Wrote: Isn't a bad o-line the EXACT same reason that we gave last season for the offense stalling? It was. As I recall, people were blaming MM because he wouldn't change his playcalling due to the fact that he KNEW his o-line wasn't the best.
And I say the offense wasn't near as bad as people made it out to be last year. Regardless, the things we did last year that people complained about so much were the things you do when you don't have that good of an offensive line(and a bad WR corps to boot).
People wanted us to spread defenses, pass more, stop running bootlegs, go deep more, and "dictate" to the defense more. Not going to happen when your front 5 can't even dictate what 3-4 defensive linemen can do. Blaming Mularkey for everything is just the easy way out. It's like blaming the President for everything that ever goes wrong in this country. Blaming the biggest fish just because is the intellectually lazy thing to do.
RE: Real Talk: Coach Smith - Radical - 09-26-2011 01:30 PM
I suppose it was do to magic that we had a top 5 ranked offense last year?
RE: Real Talk: Coach Smith - BullRush - 09-26-2011 01:36 PM
(09-26-2011 01:30 PM)Radical Wrote: I suppose it was do to magic that we had a top 5 ranked offense last year?
Yeah, see the way it works is positive play results credit go to Ryan, white, turner, gonzalez...
I wonder if Bears fans blame Mike Martz for their situation
RE: Real Talk: Coach Smith - Radical - 09-26-2011 01:39 PM
(09-26-2011 01:36 PM)BullRush Wrote: Yeah, see the way it works is positive play results credit go to Ryan, white, turner, gonzalez...
I say if people can blame Mularkey for every missed block, dropped pass, interception thrown, or fumble, then we need to start giving him credit for every single bit of success we have as well.
As someone said about the interception Ryan threw against the Eagles looking for Julio Jones, "Mularkey called the play that led to that interception." Well folks, I guess from here on out, Mularkey is also given credit for any and all success we see as well.
RE: Real Talk: Coach Smith - Jayhawk-Falcon2012 - 09-26-2011 01:44 PM
Honestly it falls on MM and the Line. If Baker is failing at his position so badly, then we have to find another position for him to play and get someone else over on that side. Like many have wanted/pointed to move him to RG and put Reynolds at LT. If all works out, then great if not, try something different. We have players probably waiting to show what they can do, yet the stubborness of the coaching staff seem to think Barker is just magically going to get it, no he needs to be moved, or benched for the information to really sink in.
I'll go out on a different path and say if MM's scheme that can allow his QB to stay upright, we'd be a better team in general. I guarantee Morale would boost and we'd all play better, but thats not the case.
Issue 1) Fix the offensive Line; if line doesn't get fixed, tweak the scheme so there's TE help on both sides. If the patriots can do 2 te sets and win we sure as hell can too.
That to me is the most important issue at this point. We've had line issues before and won, but this year seems very strange, we just aren't able to sync with everything.