Why is the media not pointing the finger at Hackett?
Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:23 AM
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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:39 AM
Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:39 AM
The offense simply didn't execute so there is no way to know whether the play calls would have worked had they been executed properly.
Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:46 AM
That said, EJ is not throwing WRs open. He is waiting for someone to break open, and usually it's the checkdown option.
Trent Edwards is out of the league because of a similar fixation. EJ had better fix it if he wants to play QB in the NFL.
Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:49 AM
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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:13 AM
Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:27 AM
* Our starting QB is a rookie who plays like one.
* Our starting QB has been injured. Our other QBs have been a PS player and UDFA.
* Our RBs have been dinged up.
* Our offensive line is only so-so.
* Our TEs are only so-so.
* Our WRs have been injured.
Also, let's remember that Hackett is still learning. Presumably, he's going to get better with more NFL experience.
Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:30 AM
I'm officially against a RB committee, which is something i left out of the initial post. I think you maybe have a few plays with both players in at the same time or putting CJ in the slot more with Freddy in the backfield. Make a decision and give either Freddy or CJ 20-30 touches a game. We're really not letting them get into a rhythm by pulling them out every other play. Not to say Spiller hasn't missed holes but i think that's partly blamed on repetition. Vision takes getting the ball over and over again until you develop a feel for the defense. I am just amazed that we haven't had both Freddy and CJ out there at the same time on some different formations with run or pass in mind.
there are probably 5 backs in the league that will cross 20 carries a game, and none that will hit anywhere near 30 (25 carries a game is 400 for a season). we have two good backs. if we want 30 rushes, a split along the lines of 18 to one, 12 to the other, is where you keep guys fresh and effective.
Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:52 AM
To be fair, I think Hackett's in a tough situation here
First, your talent is based around 2 great RBs while having good WR2s with Stevie and Woods, a toy to beat a slow backup CB/S with a Goodwin, and a bunch of crap. Not what you want in today's league where defenders can't breath on receivers. So, he has to run a lot.
Then I don't know what the deal is with EJ. Can't throw downfield. We're using the read option... where he hands off 90+% of the time because we absolutely must protect him. And then he gets hurt the one time he does run. EJ has to be a nightmare for Hackett.
Edited by Leelee Phoenix, 12 November 2013 - 10:57 AM.
Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:04 AM
LEe Lee, think if you're the coach and the Rookie isn't taking shots down the field, how would you call your next play? 5 WR Sets with no short routes, make him freaking throw it long or take a sack. Throw him into that situation more often if that is the case.
Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:05 AM
Conservative coaching or (and?) conservative QB play? Pass plays call for multiple routes, different depths. How is it Hackett's fault if Manuel always takes the short option? I would love to get a look at last weeks game showing more downfield. You don't know what else is going on during a game, you see what CBS shows you. Also consider that we played without one of our top wideouts and losing another during the game.
This is the same debate we used to have when Trent Edwards was the QB. Are the receivers open down field, or was Trent checking down and missing open guys?
The only difference is that now we have All-22, and we're going to know pretty soon whether EJ was missing open guys or if the playcalls didn't get guys open.
Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:13 AM
Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:37 PM
is here. Hackett is Marrones buddy just like Grossman, the awful ST Coach is
here. They will go with Marrone because any new coach will not hire either one.
Posted 12 November 2013 - 05:12 PM
We all know that QB play has been the Bills biggest deficiency for quite some time. It still is. The rook needs to practice more and maybe(no guarantees) he'll come out firing like we know he can.