Re: Plenty of Blame, but this ones on BB
posted at 10/14/2012 9:27 PM EDT
In response to Bunker Spreckels' comment:
Here's the deal:
Who is calling the timeouts? Who is making those decisions? Is it BB? BB doesn't McDaniels what to do. Stop putting the offense only on BB. I saw McDaniels signal a timeout to Brady at one point.
I saw Brady call his own timeout another time not liking what he was seeing. The point is, BB doesn't yell into McDaniels's earpiece from play to play. He lets McDaniels run the show with Brady.
The concern is BB or McDaniels letting Brady make decisions in terms of approach. This is what appeared to happen last year with O'Brien. O'Brien concedes to Brady, Brady gets what he feels is best, and then he screws up and people want to blame JUST O'Brien or McDaniels.
It's like Pedro in the 2003 Game 7 ALCS. Goober Grady allowed Pedro to go because Pedro "said he was fine". I want my best player to say that or want to do things, but it's my job to make the right decision. McDaniels needs to be better than that, keeping Brady's throws down.
When Bolden got hurt and maybe BB didn't want to turn to Ridley (disagree with this completely), this puts Brady intot hat shotgun spread crap that doesn't work against good Ds.
It's so simple:
1. Do not run a shotgun base spread with Woodhead as your lead back on the field (not carries, but usage) agaisnt good Ds. Just don't do it! We lose every time. Every time. Clockwork. Once I saw them doing it still in the second half, I conceded defeat.
2. Establish the run in the first half. I don't even care if doesn't look great early and you need to punt. Just do it.
3. Do not sub the backs in and off for specific plays because if obviously tips off what play you're running. This is why our morons here would claim BJGE stinks just like Ridley stunk today with 16 carries. He wasn't good, nor was our line, because of how the offense was run and asking Ridley to come in and then run the ball, only to be subbed for on the next play.
Note the difference in the flow of the offense when Ridely (or Bolden) are not subbed for on a drive. This has nothing to do with a hurry up offense either. Even if NE didn't use the hurry up last week, Denver still would have been confused.
Buck stops with BB. He would have been the final decision maker for the field goal. A good coach is easily worth 3 points.BB gave his away.