Originally Posted by Corrosion
Some of you will complain if his team wins the Superbowl ....
& some guys won't complain if his team doesn't.
At no time during the game did I ever think.... "damn, we suck!!" or Gary sucks, or anything like that. I thought, "Those Jags are playing inspired football."
They didn't make any mistakes until late in the 4th. They protected their QB. They mixed up their play calls, they had enough movement on Defense to make Schaub rethink his pre-snap reads.
It wasn't like we were playing sloppy football, we were doing what we always did & dammit, a division team didn't fall for the rope-a-dope.
At the same time, we saw some of our limitations.
- Arian Foster falls down with minimal contact.
- Forsett didn't seem to have a problem running to the right
- Owen Daniels is our deep threat
- If it's not Jj Watt getting it done, it's not getting done
- Kareem got beat by a physical freak
I know we want to use the excuse that the right side of our line just isn't gelling, but both Forsett & Foster was able to get through holes on the right side as well as the left side. We're just not seeing those big plays out of the running game that we're used to. I really don't know why not. Receivers not blocking downfield?? But I'm convinced something's wrong with Arian. minimal contact is bringing him down. I'd love to have seen Ben Tate in that game last night.
We're 10 games into the season. Why isn't LeStar Jean or Keshawn Martin integrated into our regular offense? Why are we predominately coming out in 3+ TE sets?? Garrett Graham had an awesome game, & we make teams cover the field from sideline to sideline. But we are not stretching the field.
I was impressed with our defense stopping the run. Again, the score did not take away the run game. There was a couple of big plays in their run game, but for the most part I was impressed.
Antonio Smith played a great game. But, we still need him to finish. There's a big difference between getting hurried/rushed & getting hit. If you hit the QB, he's flustered the next time you hurry/rush him. If you're just getting in his face now & then... he's laughing at you as he completes 76 yard bombs for TDs. We need someone other than Jj Watt to get it done on a regular basis. Connor Barwin... where you at? It's silly to ask JjWatt to do any more, but that front seven has to deliver.
Without the pass rush, our secondary is suspect..... I don't think any more than anyone else's secondary, but with Jjo battling injury all year long, we're in deep doo-doo if someone other than Jj Watt doesn't step up.
I don't believe there is an excuse to still be struggling with some of these issues 10 weeks in, not stretching the field & Arian's vegan diet being the biggest issues.
At the same time, I never expected this team to be perfect...... just win baby.