Originally Posted by Hervoyel
Sometimes the league just passes you by and it doesn't come with a big warning sign in neon lights. It happens when you start to be less and less effective doing things that used to form the core of your offense (or defense). Sure, there is definitely a talent shortage on the OL this year. QB play is poor after falling off from outstanding but in the end doesn't this offense, this system feel to you guys like it's just not working the way we all expected? Even the way it did a few years ago?
Think of how long we've been running this exact same offense. Granted we've got some rookies over there on the right side of the line but Foster's getting hit 3 yards in the backfield on the left side too. Guys who have been playing in this system for years and who were hand picked to run it are having trouble making it work against good defenses. Sure the scrubs are still getting rolled up with it but the teams we will be facing in the postseason aren't in the least bit baffled by what we're doing.
I think the problem our offense poses to defenses has been solved and we will begin seeing declining results that vary as our schedules difficulty varies. Chuck Noll didn't know when the game had passed him by and neither did Tom Landry. Shanahan in Washington seems to have been more than willing to change his offense to incorporate what RGIII had been doing and lets be honest, it's not like he was accomplishing much the last few years in Denver or the first few in Washington.
It's time to reinvent the wheel or it will be soon.
For this particular season, i think this is the thing that needs to happen more than anything..He just needs to change his philosophy...drop back and sling it...let the chips fall where they may.