Originally Posted by Double Barrel
I do not disagree with you.
However, Kubiak is just calling the plays. I do not think Kubiak looks at 3 and out as a valid strategy. Every play is designed to be successful. Sometimes it is as simple as the players having to execute those plays. You can't really blame Kubiak if Schaub throws a ball to a receiver that is a yard short, or if they call a running play and some lineman blows his assignment. There's often a fine line between failure and success in the NFL. Sometimes that line is in control of the guys on the field.
Originally Posted by Wolf
exactly.. if the play call is executed .. then all is good.
when it doesn't. fans are saying "why didn't you do it the other thing?"
we passed early on green bay and people were complaining that we didn't run.. we ran early on the ravens and people complained that we didn't pass... hindsight is a beautiful thing with arm chair quarterbacks
Rep to you both.
This is where I am. All plays are designed to accomplish something. Whether that thing is a one yd plunge for a first down (or TD) or whether it's a deep bomb. The thing in common is the players - all of them - have to do their job (as we've heard Belichick say time & again). When even one of them doesn't - or just simply get's beat - the play fails. Yet time and again, fans blame the coaching.
Is it really bad play calling if a pass designed to get 8-10 yds only gets 7 because blocking broke down and the QB had to throw it early or the WR failed do get a clean release and was a step behind schedule on a timing route?? ...or if a run designed to get 5-6 yds gets stuffed because a guard/tackle gets beat and the DL gets penetration??