Originally Posted by Zordon
I have more issues with the players he has then the coach. It's been like this forever but Jerry seems to always think the quick fix is by switching coaches. He better be ready to upgrade both lines this offense. No amount of coaching can make a scrub into a formidable players. Right now the oline is full of scrubs and the dline is full of jags.
My gosh, makes you wonder why any organization in the NFL has ever changed coaches. You just get new players, and all of a sudden Rich Kottite is a Hall of Famer. And apparently after you've adequately prepared for a job, you're just supposed to quit watching tape altogether after you've taken the job? Huh, news to me.
As far as Kiffin at USC ... you're only given around 20 hours to practice with your players a week by NCAA rules. Not surprising a coach like Kiffin who is renowned for his meticulousness and attention to detail on technique as the foundation of his philosophy wouldn't find that kind of environment conducive to his coaching philosophy. That's not even getting into the fact that his starting front 7 was comprised of 4 sophomores, 1 JUCO transfer and true freshman. Especially when coaching against a coach like like Kelly who has had 7 seasons to implement his schemes at Oregon and verse his players on how to manipulate every wrinkle and nuance and every kitchen sink play. Kelly runs that offense in college against a bunch of young kids who only play a few years before graduating and never see his offense more than once a season. I'm interested in seeing how it works against 27 year old veterans who have no practice limits who will face him multiple times a season.
I dunno, I'm still skeptical this read option is going to stick around long term in the NFL. I think the more NFL defensive coaches face it and the more film they get on it, they less effective it will be. There's probably a reason why the 49ers have kept it on ice for several weeks and waited to unveil it for the playoffs. If it's just really that great of a base package, why not run it throughout the regular season, get really great at executing it and just dare opponents to stop you? Because it's largely dependent on the element of surprise and unfamiliarity I guarantee you, DeMarcus Ware (or any other DE) isn't just going to stand there dumbfounded as to whether to take RG3 or the pitchman next season. He's just going to blast RG3 whether he pitches it or not, and then after about 4 plays of having to scrape RG3 off the turf the Redskins will decide maybe they shouldn't run that play anymore.