Scorpion05 wrote:Look, I don't think there's a fan in here that cares more about being proven right (About Schotty sucking)..than they care about us winning
But, can we at least all come to an agreement that it's really hard to be optimistic about Schotty? Like yea, we hope he does great. We hope he has a career year as a coordinator. We hope Russell throws for 40+ TDs. But if past success is a predictor of future success, can we at least admit there's not much to be optimistic about? That we're all just...Hoping?
So yeah, I'm pretty much with you on this, hoping rather than feeling confident or comfortable. But what really helps me is my belief that Darell Bevell wasn't the big problem with the offense. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad we replaced him and he certainly wasn't the solution, but with Bevell and a decent kicker we go 11-5 last year.
you know who's offense I just loved watching recently? The Eagles. The Eagles and Doug Pederson came up with a scheme and a series of plays that maximized Nick Foles' abilities and seemingly gave their offense a number of creative options on every play. And one of those (less creative) options was always run the ball up the gut, if it's there. I loved it, the Vikings and the Falcons never really knew what was going to happen on any given play, and those two D's are damn good.
I would so love to see some creativity and flexibility instituted in our offense. When the time came for the Eagles to run out the clock, where they needed to convert 3rd downs, the Eagles had some safe and subtle short passing plays that broke the Vikings back. This is one of the things we needed this year. The times we failed on 3rd and short at critical moments in the game was beyond frustrating.
Please, Schotty, please just be creative with the offense. I think part of the problem with the Seahawks offense was that they were telegraphing their plays. Malcolm Butler said as much after the SB. In the NFL, making a DB or LB take one momentary step in the wrong direction can be the difference between the success or failure of a play.