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Old 10-01-2013   #54
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Default Re: Where the game was lost

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Originally Posted by deucetx View Post
Let's shift from the conservative talk because I honestly don't think Kubiak was in this game. Not to the point of costing us the game. Instead what about being predictable? As I heard on Mike & Mike this morning, they stated that some around the league feel we are predictable in our playcalling. Richard Sherman also stated he knew the ball was coming based on the formation and that they already practiced against it.

So are we that predictable? Does the answer why on some of these passes that Matt is going color blind that the receivers have a blanket around them? Or maybe this answers why a team that amounts so many yards ends up field goals or these stretches where we can't even get in the endzone. Second half against the Hawks nothing to speak for. Ravens nothing to speak for. Last quarter of the schedule last year for a good 6 quarters, nothing to speak for.

Does any think we're predictable?
Our team relies on a lot of misdirection. I once counted the formations we were in and saw that we lined up in very few formations but ran so many different plays from those formations.

We look predictable when our receivers stop getting open and we start dumping passes short of the first down. The Garrett Graham TD was the first time I'd seen Schaub throw to that route. Normally he isn't looking at that route and the guy is usually open. I would LOVE to see Schaub throw that ball a lot more, because it's a deadly play and it opens up a lot of passing lanes.

The real problem is both Schaub and the receivers. You can only continue to create the deception if you actually change up the receivers you throw to. Right now Schaub doesn't do enough of it, and the receivers don't do a good enough job getting open on some routes.
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