Welshers wrote:Is that when we went back to Pete ball that is when the defense improved. Maybe it's because our up tempod high scoring offense was getting the D tired from being on the field all the time? It's a pick your poison type thing. I see a lot of people saying Pete broke the offense but before the defense was broken. The analysts have talked a lot about dialing back the offense for that reason specifically. And how much did Pete really put the reigns on Russ? It seemed like Russ was still dropping back to pass. What I don't like is our play calling specifically. Get some more creative routes, etc.
And how does constantly going 3 and out keep your defense off the field?
A quick scoring drive takes longer than a 3 and out, giving your defense more rest AND the ability to play with the lead.
The one take that makes sense is that when the Seahawks had the lead the other team passed more. Because our pass defense sucked so bad they were successful and made the defense look even worse.
Maybe PC thought if we just purposely suck on offense the other team will slow play it and then we can open it up and RW can make miracles at the end of the game and the clock will run out in that short period of time before our defense gets blown up again?
HEEEEYYY, I think you may have nailed it!!!! PC thought our best chance of winning was to suck on offense!
edit: that last sentence may come off as sarcasm, but I'm not so sure. We've been talking for years about the 1st 2nsd 3rd 4th quarter mantra. Maybe PC really believes that neutering your offense in q1-q3 gives you the best chance to win games. I always laughed that off but now I'm not so sure. He must have really hated being 5-0 if it was because he had to let the offense actually try hard to score for q1-3. Well, he sure put an end to that.