Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
It's a "lack of aggressiveness" if you lose.
The Colts last drive was three running plays. That gave us an opportunity to tie (or even win) the game. That was the Colts not being aggressive. But because we didn't tie or win the game, then they don't get called on it.
If you go back and look at the second half, we had 5 possessions.
Possession 1: We chewed up 7 minutes of the clock. We came away with a field goal so that was a good possession.
Possession 2: We had a couple of long passes. We ate up about 4.5 minutes. But Bullock missed a FG. Nothing non-aggressive about it, just non-productive.
Possession 3: Keenum tried to take what the defense was giving him and we had a non-productive series. And a bad punt.
Possession 4: We had a 25 yard completion to AJ. But we had an incompletion so the drive stalled. Nothing non-aggressive about it. We just weren't able to keep the ball going.
Possession 5: We got into field goal range with a chance to tie the game. Not non-aggressive.
I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree because I don't see this lack of aggression you're talking about. I just see a lack of success.
We didn't see any 80 yard touchdowns because they weren't open.
I don't think we have an aggressiveness problem.
Instead, I think we have an 'adjustments' problem. We are coming out hot in the 1st half of these games. Of course, during halftime, the opponent is going to adjust. If AJ is burning them deep in the 1st half, guess what, they're going to look for that and stop it. So our problem then becomes countering their adjustments. I saw the same thing in the Seahawks and Chiefs game. And the problem is on both sides of the ball, offense and defense. Defense shut down the Colts in the first half. They adjusted in the 2nd half, but our defense did not.