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#1 YoloinOhio

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:15 PM

Not so subtle shot at Rex? Wonder if he wanted to open it up and Rex said no

http://www.nfl.com/n...round-and-pound

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:16 PM

You know what else doesn't win in the NFL?  Greg Roman.



#3 mannc

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:28 PM

You know what else doesn't win in the NFL?  Greg Roman.

Or Rex Ryan, for that matter.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:35 PM

You know what else doesn't win in the NFL?  Greg Roman.

He has a winning record as an OC.

 

52-28.


Edited by FireChan, 15 February 2017 - 06:37 PM.


#5 Boyst62

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:36 PM

Makes me miss Chan

#6 GunnerBill

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:41 PM

I would not decribe Roman's run game as ground and pound. I think his run game is more complex and varied than ground and pound.

He always loves to run it though. No denying that.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:46 PM

Not so subtle shot at Rex? Wonder if he wanted to open it up and Rex said no

http://www.nfl.com/n...round-and-pound


He wanted to install a different offense each week and liked to wait until the last possible second to decide which play to call, all of which ensured that the ten cent headed players in offense would inevitably botch their assignments.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:21 PM

Not so subtle shot at Rex? Wonder if he wanted to open it up and Rex said no

http://www.nfl.com/n...round-and-pound


One quote and a bunch of effort to drum up some controversy imo...

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:07 PM

He's right. 



#10 aristocrat

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:12 PM

except for seattle



#11 Mr. WEO

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:09 PM

He has a winning record as an OC.

 

52-28.

 

 

You can't count the wins where Harbaugh was the OC 



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:23 PM

He wanted to install a different offense each week and liked to wait until the last possible second to decide which play to call, all of which ensured that the ten cent headed players in offense would inevitably botch their assignments.

This ^ I agree that "ten cent headed players" are a lot of the issue with this team. Successful franchises build through the draft by finding guys who fit a specific scheme. This franchise has no cohesive vision. We continue to find guys who are athletically gifted but lack all the intangibles of winners. I didn't care for Rex by the end of his tenure here. That doesn't change my opinion that it's sad we had a team full of guys whining that his scheme was "too complicated. There is nothing like not putting any effort into learning.

#13 MAJBobby

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:56 PM

 
 
You can't count the wins where Harbaugh was the OC 


Sure you can Roman was the OC.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:01 AM

Flacco had 672 attempts last year. Christ 



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:02 AM

You can't count the wins where Harbaugh was the OC


You mean HC?

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:31 AM

Not so subtle shot at Rex? Wonder if he wanted to open it up and Rex said no

http://www.nfl.com/n...round-and-pound

 

 

I doubt it. Roman had much the same approach in San Francisco. What he didn't have in either place is a QB who was especially efficient.

 

Very likely his approach has depended on who his QB was. Which makes total sense.

 

 

 

Here's the key quotation:

 

"'I wouldn't try to pigeonhole us just yet that we're going to try to be ground and pound,' Roman said, via the team's official site. 'Who really wins big doing that? I think you have to have balance. But that doesn't mean we're not going to make people respect us in that phase of the game.'

 

"Perhaps it was entirely on accident. Roman was described by the interviewer as a 'ground and pound' coordinator earlier in the conversation but that also happened to be the mantra of former Bills head coach Rex Ryan, who always leaned toward a hard-nosed rushing attack."


Edited by Thurman#1, 16 February 2017 - 01:37 AM.


#17 dave mcbride

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:30 AM

You know what else doesn't win in the NFL?  Greg Roman.


Um ... I'd say you're wrong.

He wanted to install a different offense each week and liked to wait until the last possible second to decide which play to call, all of which ensured that the ten cent headed players in offense would inevitably botch their assignments.


This is true, but it is infact what good teams like the Pats do on a week to week basis.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:47 AM

You mean HC?

 

 

Sure you can Roman was the OC.

 

 

Sure he was...



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:49 AM

 

 

 

 

Sure he was...

All calls went through Harbaugh, but Roman was the one doing the calling.



#20 Mr. WEO

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:55 AM

All calls went through Harbaugh, but Roman was the one doing the calling.

 

 

What other OC has "all calls" go through the HC first? You are also implying Harbaugh changed calls whenever he wanted.

 

He was the mastermind of that offense.