John63 wrote: BASF wrote:
John63 wrote:Also, when his run game craps the bed and costs us games his answer run more. When the pass game struggles his answer not fix it, not throw more but run more.
You must not actually watch football games. Go back and watch the last half of the season and tell me that he ran more. Or just look at the box scores. The only game that is remotely as you are describing is when we ran the clock out against the Jets. Intellectual dishonesty again.
Ahh actually I do watch the games every game in fact and rewatch. If you look u will find first 8 games 193 rush attempts. 2nd half 218 so yeah we ran more. More over 1st 8 games 65% of runs 2nd half. 2nd 8 65% 1st half. Also most pass attempts in 2nd half of season in 2nd half with over 70% of those being in the 4th qtr of games we were behind in.
So first games we ran after we had leads. 2nd 8 we ran until we had no choice but to pass, which is the PC special. Like said when run game struggles PCs answer run more, pass game struggles PCs answer run more.
That did hopefully I will change and he will keep his nose out of the offense .
Your rushing attempts are wrong. Looking at the stat sheet does not differentiate runs that were a break down of a pass attempt and actual rushing attempts. Here is the actual rushing attempts from last season by your own split: First eight games was 161 and the second eight games was 194. Pretty strong split there and it illustrates your point. Or does it?
Taking large chunks of season trying to illustrate one thing without taking other factors into account is once again intellectually dishonest. Here is the more important thing that happened that most people do not put enough attention on, the quality of defenses we faced in the first eight were pretty poor. Let us eliminate the 49ers and Cardinals since they are common opponents in both halves of the season. What we have left is the Patriots with the eighth ranked pass defense, but they were only twenty-seventh in sacks. That is not exactly something that inspires a change in offensive approach. The Dolphins did finish eleventh in sacks, but their pass defense ranked a fairly poor twenty-third. Those two opponents were the ones that had the most balanced rush attempts and pass attempts in the first eight games. Strange how that would happen.
The second half of the season saw much better defenses with much better pass rushes. Maybe you have heard of the strategy of slowing down a pass rush by running the football so they can't just tee off on your QB? Again eliminating the Niners and Cards, the worst defense we faced was the Jets and of course we waxed them. The next worst pass rush we faced was the Giants who finished just one sack behind the best pass rush we faced in the first eight games. So, facing better pass rushes and better pass defenses our coach did the intelligent thing and dialed up more rushing attempts.
What it actually got us was victories. The truth is the first eight games is not what most of the Seahawks fans talk about as Pete allowing Wilson to cook, it was the first nine. After that Pete cut Wilson and the offense off the knees as some have lamented. But those last seven games we were 6-1. Facing much better defenses, with home field advantage within our grasp, Carroll went with a more balanced attack in most of them and it got us wins. The two games that Carroll did not dial up a more balanced attack and put the game directly in Wilson's passing hands was the first Rams game and the Giants game. Those two game totals were thirty rushing attempts and ninety-four pass attempts. Sure looks like letting Russ cook in those two games. Both were losses, including an embarrassing loss to the Giants whom everyone just assumed we would laugh out of our building.
So, if we break this down, the two more balanced of the first eight games we were undefeated. Then we had a balanced attack in all but two of the second eight games and were undefeated in those. Letting Russ cook with a pass happy offense netted us a 4-4 record. 8-0 with a balanced attack is far better than a 4-4 let Russ cook record. So, why do Seahawks fans complain about more rushing attempts? Could it be that they are more interested in Wilson's numbers as fantasy football fans? Could it be that they are more interested in looking better as they win instead of just actually winning?