Originally Posted by Gaede
Good point. After whooping the Eagles on Sunday, I'm definitely more optimistic about the rest of the season. I don't have any grand ambition of them winning the superbowl--this team is clearly not talented or deep enough to do so. But I would like to see the '3-phases' continue to improve together . Sunday was a great example of the defense helping the offense and the special teams helping the defense.
I have to admit, lately, I am starting to vaguely see the team as Garrett envisions it. I believe he wants this team to be strategic, smart, traditional. Be aggressive when the opportunity presents itself. He's conservative, which isn't exactly a bad thing for a football coach, and wants his offense, special teams and defense to complement each other rather than have just one unit dominate. I like this approach. It's boring, yeah, but it's a traditional design that SHOULD win football games.
[View Full Quote]In theory, I like that. But the product on the field is much different. There's too many negative plays and in pretty much every game, there's only 1 phase of the team that is operating as it should. It's hard to know why, exactly. Is it Jerry, Garrett, the players? All of them?
We've got the potential, and we've got a talented roster. But, yeah, we're at a point now where one bonehead play in a tight game can cost everything.
It's frustrating to watch, and I'm as surprised as the most depressed hater that we haven't really seen the efficiency pay off on offense. I'd expect us at this point to be one of the *least* penalized teams in the league. And to be held hostage early by mistakes at the WR position makes *no* sense to me, since we've got such a good position coach there and--I don't care what any other fan chooses to think here--a coach who values consistency and smart players on offense. I don't doubt that we're going to get there. I think this is a situation where patience and allowing the system to work is going to pay big dividends eventually. But it's frustrating and confusing to watch it happen so slowly.
“Everything is going good,” Romo said. “I think we’re putting together some ideas that we love, and I feel strongly about certain things that are going to help us. I think it’s just a bunch of guys going to work every day and figuring out ways to be better in a lot of different capacities, from players and coaches, all the way up. It’s exciting." --Tony Romo