Game plan per opponent, eh?

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  1. Thorn

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    I always get a hat. It does't matter if the team sucks or not. I just want the hat. :lol:
     
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    Go ahead and say it. We were outcoached by a better coach.
     
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  3. KA4Texan

    KA4Texan Clueless Wonder

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    Well I'm honestly starting to think that OB could be out coached by the AI on the easy setting of Madden 2007.
     
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    NitroGSXR Super Sic #58

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    What’s your beef with Gaine? I thought you were a fan. I must have missed something.
     
  5. KA4Texan

    KA4Texan Clueless Wonder

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    Well Gaine DID partake of this season. I dont want to put words in their mouth... finger tips whatever but IF you spread blame around evenly over everyone invonvled... he would fall under that spreading.

    The level of validity in the arguement of him sharing equal fault to those that have been/were here longer is debatable though.

    That was just my assumption of the post.
     
  6. txtx

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    Whatever the gameplan was supposed to be (offense or defense) or whatever it COULD have been, it doesn't matter when the players aren't prepared for the higher intensity of the playoffs. This was a choke, and I feel more troubled by it a day after. And it was a "complementary football" choke between the offense and defense (Daniels & special teams were good).

    That's the head coach being a great reactor to adversity in the season (a lot of the adversity of his own making) and a poor attacker. O'Brien has never much forced adversity on our opponents that they have to respond to. He just doesn't seem to have that strike-first mindset. RAC has done that well himself. Tom Brady was a red-faced crybaby in the first half of the playoff game two years ago due to RAC.

    And O'Brien himself reacted badly to the adversity of this game, desperately going for it twice on 4th down in the first half? It's like when he desperately went for it on 4th down in the Eagles game instead of kicking a FG. Then we lose by 2.

    Those games were beyond O'Brien, as was the KC playoff "game." He's won the AFC South 3 out of 5 years with mostly trash QBs.* But he's not mentally/emotionally able to juggle coaching and play calling. Kubiak and McCarthy are available (for now), and I think they'd be fantastic with Watson, but I see O'Brien as too delicate to hire a possible competitor to his own job.

    *All AFC South teams were in the top 12 in defensive yardage allowed in 2018. So to win 11 games and the division IS an accomplishment. One of the top two divisions this year, IMO.
     
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  7. ColeThornton

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    Imagine if they raised the 2018 AFC South banner at the Colts game next year.
    This is what the Colts players would look like as it went up- [​IMG]
     
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    Mixed bag. I like the draft picks. Much higher on the TEs than most around here. Total whiff in free agency other than Honey Badger, who I also seem to like more than most. Certainly need to see another couple offseasons and remain hopeful. Nobody hits on everything.
     
  9. KA4Texan

    KA4Texan Clueless Wonder

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    Strategy so we can win that game? I like it!

    Already better coaching strategy than OB....
     
  10. ColeThornton

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    It might actually work. Wait to raise the banner until the Colts game and let Andrew Luck raise the banner. Great chance to get off to a fast start, heck they might be laughing till half time!
     


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    Even Watt had a sloppy penalty to aid the Colts' first drive. But Daniels punted well (he had to). He's been a fantastic replacement for the former best punter in the NFL. And Coutee played great. Lamar Miller had a 3.6 avg till O'Brien took the ball away from him at the half. Reid was playing with intensity till he got hurt. Brandon Dunn made a great INT. Remember the olden days when Clowney used to set the edge like a brick wall? Maybe the new, weaker but "amazing athlete" Clowney should be moved to tight end, so he can circle away from contact there. And he'd be the lightest TE on the roster.
     
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    If they did that, Hilton should give the clown mask to Cal McNair and it would be well deserved.
     
  13. ColeThornton

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    Wouldn't it be something if they drew the Colts for their first home game and put off raising the banner till there second one. LOL I bet that would be the first time that ever happened. Cal better put in a call to the league to make sure it doesn't happen.
     
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    I wouldn’t call him a total whiff on FA though. Colvin was bad but everyone else has to be affected by poor coaching or injuries. Kelemente regressed under Devlin. Wouldn’t be fair to lay that on Gaine.

    Both Honey Badger and DT said they want to come back. DT’s probably done but Honey Badger isn’t. He loves the coaches here yet Midget really struggled to keep our secondary formidable. I’d be interested in seeing how Gaine handles that.
     
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    Fair enough. Maybe OB/coaching 30%, Gaine 10%.
     
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    Don't worry, O'Brien will revamp the offense for next season.
     
  17. Mangler

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    Can’t wait to see this disaster...
     
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    I thought that was the plan this past off-season
     
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    Someone (I think it was pdstat) on Twitter wrote Arron Colvin was a healthy 18 million $ scratch on Saturday. That absolutely is on Gaine. True or not, Colvin was a big time disappointment all season and a miss by Gaine. That hurt.
     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    OB differs
     

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