getnasty wrote:The offense started playing defenses that were actually good
The offense was never gonna keep that pace
The defense started playing QB's that were not good
The defense was never gonna keep that place
Adams got healthy and Dunlap was a big help
There's no question they scaled back the offense not only to help the defense that was getting shredded but also because they lost 3 games in a 4 game strech and Russ was turning the ball over at an alarming rate.
Let Russ Cook went 6-3
Pete Ball went 6-2
That was the other point I forgot to mention. Wilson turning that ball over WAY to much. I like Wilson, but I'm not a die hard Wilson fan. If Wilson gets traded, I wouldn't care one bit. Wilson won't thrive in that kinda of offense for a long period of time unless he changes the way he play's. Meaning get the ball out quick instead of running around in the backfield like a chicken with it;s head cut off. Maybe the new OC will help, but I don't know.
He can thrive in that kind of offensive philosophy. They just need to move the chains. They were terrible on third down all year, and terrible at making said third downs manageable to begin with.
That can be remedied with either a rushing game or a different passing attack.
I love Wilson. He's a special quarterback. Let Russ Cook is a totally valid movement, they just did it wrong this time around and it was never sustainable with the lack of success in keeping the offense consistently on schedule.
It's also pretty impossible for the defense to perform with so many failed conversions on offense.
If they fix third down, almost all of the problems the 2020 team ran into will vanish. Poof. I think Pete knows that, too - and Waldron and Dickerson are just about the best hires that were available to install what I like to call a "train station" offense. Continually moving, and largely on schedule.