In response to TrueChamp's comment:
Below is from McD's conference call today.
"McDaniels stated that adjusting to what a defense presents and being able to react and execute for four quarters will be an emphasis going forward."
"St. Louis presented us with some different challenges that we hadnât necessarily seen before, but our guys followed their rules and reacted and executed even so and I think thatâs a good thing and we need to do that on a consistent basis," he continued. "Itâs something that we havenât necessarily done each week for four quarters, and that has to be a focus for us going forward."
McDaniels really summed up the problem of the offense for the past 3 years. Poor adjustments and guys not "following their rules". Sounds like an O.C issue to me.
This is the most ridiculous conclusion I've ever read. McDaniels is not saying anything at all about last year. It also points to the absolute absurdity of the subtext of this whole thread--that last year's offense was bad and this year's good. The reality is that last year's offense (despite what you and Rusty and Wozzy like to say) was also very, very good. Over 16 games it averaged 32.1 points per game. Over eight so far, the 2012 offense is averaging 32.8 points per game. It's practically the same. All last year you guys said no stats matter but points. Now you think every stat but points matters when comparing last year to this. The fact is, so far, the offense this year has been very good. It was very good last year as well. In my opinon, there's better and more diverse talent this year, which is allowing McDaniels to add some new wrinkles. But O'Brien did a very good job with the talent he had as well.