Re: Anyone Know Why?
posted at 11/6/2011 7:51 AM EST
In Response to Re: Anyone Know Why?
[QUOTE]The conversation that the source of this problem is the OFFENSE. That conversation. Dude, you just don't get it. You don't. Everything you just listed is tied to the offense's style. Do you realize our STs are weaker because of this offense? Go to the source.
Posted by RidingWithTheKing[/QUOTE]
I do get it. My point earlier was it's on each unit to help itself and the other. I'm not going to buy "it's all on the Offense"...
I'll specify my point....It is on in part the Offenses style (pass 1st, etc.), but it's also on the Defenses style (bend don't break, opportunitistic, wait and see, don't attack)...
Actually, what's more telling is our style of Defense. Meaning, if we had a more attacking style defense, one that was able to make the big stop, bring consistent pass rush/pressure, etc., we would probably be in a better posiiton offense wise to score and have more scoring opportunities. WHen you have a defense that is predicated on sitting back and waiting for the opponent to make a mistake, and the offense sputters as it does from time to time, it makes for a long day like in Pitt. Especially when you go up agaisnt a QB/Offense that doesn't make many mistakes.
Conversely, when you have an offense predicated on passing, and utilizing the short/middle part of the field, and an opposing defense shuts it down or severly limits it, the offense can't score and we see more 3 and outs, putting our bend don't break defense on the field.
Like I said, it's on both units. That's my point. I don't think its as simple as you are making it sound Russ.