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Re: The All Encompassing FIRE KUBIAK thread
this game was 99% on kubiak and the coaching staff.
how do you beat the colts?
you keep manning off the field
how do you keep manning off the field?
you run the ball
what is the colts' weakness on defense?
they're too small to stop the run
what is the colts' strength on defense?
how do you neutralize that strength?
you run the ball
how did we beat the colts in week 1?
arian foster ran for 231 yards
how did we beat the colts before arian foster?
ron dayne ran all day
arian foster put up 65 yards in the first half ... ON 8 CARRIES!, while schaub threw 17 times. we lost before this game even started because kubiak out-thought his team ... AGAIN. the entire 2 weeks according to anyone who's watched football should have been finding the best ways to RUN THE BALL! - instead our first drive was pass, pass, pass, sack, punt. i've been maybe his most ardent defender, but i see the flaws in what kubiak does in game design and sunday adjustments. blame it on ignorance, stubbornness, or his tendancies with getting too cute for his team, but kubiak lost this game on offense (especially with poorly designed short passes, like the failed 4th down), and the way our players are taught on defense lost it on that side.
that being said, i'm far from the pink soap because as i've said i think we're just getting started on a great thing, and i think kubiak is the guy we need to turn that into championships. games like today make it harder for me to criticize those who insist it's time for a change however.
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