Originally Posted by JPostSam
the offense threw the hell out of the ball, but it couldn't convert that into enough points to win. why?
it couldn't run the ball consistently
it turned the ball over too much
the offensive line was porous
playcalling was mediocre
so, fix the o-line, and you fix most of that.
however, that's only half the story. the defense couldn't stop the pass or the run consistently, and it couldn't take the ball away. that, in turn, forced the offense to throw while playing from behind far too often. defenses knew they didn't have to worry about our running game, which made matters worse.
improving 2 positions on the o-line (and promoting harris over ogletree) makes this a top 10 offense. but the defense probably needs to replace or upgrade 4 positions (de, dt, cb, s).
You do realize that your statement that:
"the offensive line was porous"
"playcalling was mediocre"
kinda cancel themselves out. If the line was porous, do you expect wide open play calling? Having a bad offensive line severly limits what you can do.