Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gameday Thoughts

This is a game we better win. We're the better team and can't afford a let down.

Here are some goals I've got:

* 28 carries by RBs - We need to get the ball to Westy and Buck a lot. Andy, Marty, and Donovan have talked over the years about the need to run the ball in November and December. This week would be a great time to commit more seriously to the run.


* 4 sacks (or more) - Our pass rush is good, but should be better. Fitzpatrick is a guy you can get to. Our DL needs to come up with at least 3 sacks today.


* Stay strong in the Red Zone - We came up big in this area last week. If we can score several TDs today, we'll win going away. The question is whether last week was a turning point or an aberration? It takes 2 or 3 games for it to be considered a trend.


* Get back to good run defense - Outside the division we've played very good run defense. We need to bounce back from last week and get back to controlling the line of scrimmage.


* Get a big lead - I'd love for us to be up by 21 or more in the 4th Qtr. That would give us a chance to look at some young guys. It would be great to see Quintin Demps play some Safety and to see Victor Abiamiri play a lot of snaps at LDE.


The bottom line is to go out and win, but it sure would be nice to get some style points today.
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4 comments:

Maria said...

"* 28 carries by RBs - We need to get the ball to Westy and Buck a lot. Andy, Marty, and Donovan have talked over the years about the need to run the ball in November and December. This week would be a great time to commit more seriously to the run."

This is what I wanted to see, but AR and MM are just not that run hungry. How can we ever control the O LOS if we are not prepared to commit to the run. Awful play calling. Awful HC OC partnership that has delivered us one trip to the playoffs. We are currently 19 to 11 down in TOP.

I apologise that my thoughts are more random, I'm angry.

Maria said...

Awful. Third quarter and our longest drive consists of 8 plays!!!

Maria said...

Are there stats available for consecutive downs running the football? As in how many times a team does it a game?

Maria said...

Well regardless of the result, Reid has from now until the end of the season to take a good long look at what took him to 4 consecutive NFC conference games and why his team and in particular his O is so so sporadic, particularly as it's figure head is fit and healthy.

There must be mumbling and doubt in that locker room, certainly more so than ever before.

Enjoy the rest of your night if that is possible

TSOP