Featured ALL 22 - Offensive drive reviews - Long

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  1. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Below are some of the things I noticed on the Cowboys posssions. I find the ALL-22 incredible. The last time I posted a review it was all of Murrays runs against KC. To me, it was 90% the blocking as Murray only looked to "possibly miss 2 reads" as even then there were blocking breakdowns on film that aren't evident in still photos. So film countered some popular assertions.

    In this review, what I came away with (and which has been an issue for this offense for a while) is that it IS TOO CONSERVATIVE. What I continuously see is a lack of any WR double moves,no pump fakes, few safety look offs. Romo almost always taking the easiest throw, a “so sad its funny” issue that the few deep routes that are called, is when the oline breaks down.[

    To me it looks like some of this could be a “sync thing”. It seems Romo is progressing too fast in his reads, the offensive line is having trouble with some 3-4 schemes. WRs (although I cant include Dez here since he was on other side in this game) are not "running open" in the few occasions Romo does scramble. Also, Twill is getting open on some of his routes, but hard to say what read progression he is.

    The bad part, to me, is that the offense is looking to get be “diverse” and not target Dez too much. Romo does not throw to Dez when he is doubled but will to Witten. Dez is also relegated to 90% outside the numbers – when he ran a route in the middle of the field – he scored. The routes though are 80% stop routes or curls for the WRs. The defenses are beginning to make the field smaller and that doesn’t help the run or the pass game.

    The other infuriating part of this offense to me is seen in the next to last drive. Down 10 with 6:29 to go the Dallas offense goes on a 4 minute drive for no points. Juxtapose that to the Atlanta/NE game. Down 17with 6 minutes to go – Ryan goes yards deep to J Jones and continues to take a shot every 3rd or so play w/ Jones , White or Douglas. They score 10 points in 3 minutes and go out on downs at end of the game when it looked they would tie the game. Sure a loss is a loss, but targeting their #1 WR deep gave them a chance and left them time and they put up more than 14 points on Offense. The hurry-up still takes 15-20 seconds and the team jogs. Denver moves faster on “normal” drives.

    Anyway, at the end of the analysis, I came away with 50% scheme, 25% execution and 25% Romo/scheme by not being aggressive. I didn’t see as many Witten 2 yard routes this time, but he still is relied on too much when the game calls for a “big play”

    Drive overviews

    1st Series - After a 10 yard run by Murray,there are 2 unsuccessful rollouts to the right.
    The first,pressure came from Witten having to block a DL or LB then release. Hanna blocked th backside where there was no one - seems like he should have taken oneof wittens guys. Dez runs a shallow cross and TWill runs a fly - would have been open if no pressure. Witten and Dez are within yards of each other. Play/ blocking design looked wierd. Sack
    Second rollout, Leary pulls and lets Blitzing LB into his vacated spot, Fred rocoves, but his mn ten gets pressure to Romo, Leay who has pulled stands there as another Charger bears on Romo. Hurried thow high to Dez out of bounds.

    2nd Series - 5 yard hard run for Murray then a harder 3 yard run as Hanna gets driven bck 5yards into Murray (recurrng theme for Hanna). 3step drop slant to Dez incomplete. maybe PI - maybe good Def.

    3rd series - Quick Short 7 yrd incomplete pass to TWIll. No receiver more than 10 yards down field. No rush. Next, no rush yard dig to witten - no receiver routes past 12 yards. Finally 8 yard sack. Romo fell. Harris was open for 1st down Witten runs a 2 yard route. Dez bracketd on 7 yd out. TWill open on 7 yd out

    4th Series - Murray for 6,Beasley for 5 (no receiver running past 10 yard outs or in). Next, 10 yards to TWill no receiver past 10 yards. Next 10 yards to TWill, Dez was open on a deep corner rute for 20 (logest route had seen since first play). Haris for 13 - longest route. Next Murray runs for 2 bt 15 yrd facemask. 13 yards to TWill then Fade to Dez for TD. NIce drive - no flags - small ball dwn the field

    5th Series - Murray for no gain - Hanna gts beat again. ,Next Murray checkdown for 4 yards. Leary completely whiffs on block - Witten, Dez, Twill and Beaey were open. 3rd down incomplete t Witten - blanketed by weddle. Dez looked open as did TWill

    6th Series - Murray for 2 yards, Murray for 14 yards, Dunbar swep for 7yards. Dez 15yard postTD. That is football.

    7th Series - Murray run for 3 yards. Beasley False Start. Murray checkdown for 9. Beasey for 5 - This is a play the Cowboys rarely tke advantage. SD had 12 men on the field. The flag flies but w settle for a 5 yrd checkdwn. This play had Dez,witten and TWill going deep. Dez is late off the line because of the flag but still gets open. No pressure on Romo - but 5 yard checkdown. This play shows small ball is primary key rather than killer instinct. Murray for 4, PF on SD. Murray for -1 - Hanna gets pushed back again, but Chargers had the def. Next, Twill WIDE OPEN down the seam. Fred gets pushed back to Romo. Romo checks down to WItten incoplete. Romo sems very reluctant to move off his spot. This was a side step - big play in years past. Next, to me horrble play design n 3rd ad 11. TWill and Harris run the same route almost on top of each other deep down field drawng safety. Dez runs the opposite out route and Witen 5 yard out. No pressure, Romo throws to Dez who cant mae the sideline leaning catch. THe mdddle of the field - wide open. Murray has a LB one on one but stays to block the non-rushing LB and if he runs dow field or Dez ha the post its a huge play. Punt - one drive in Q3. Cwboys stll lead

    8th series - Murray for 9. Next, Murray check down for 6 - but TWILL Wide open dwn the seam or at least 2 yards (Single Safety 25yrds deep) Dez Behind thezone on crssing route. No pressure - checkdown for first down. Murray for 6. 10 yards to Dez as all run comeback routes. Dez screen for 6. Beasley for 6 - Holding on Leary. Twill had beten man deep left - could ave been def holdng. Back to Beasely for 6 - shallow routes for WRs - Witten doubled down seam. Next 3rd and 10 Witten drop - great throw.

    9th series - down 10 6:49 to go - 1st PLay - all <1 yard stop routes TWill for 9. 2nd PLay - ditto. 3rd play -holding - Dez on opposite side, but Beasley dos nothing to help ROmo/. Short pass to Witten - Harris open long. PI on Witten. Next is a coveage sack, but Dez was wide open for 15 on an out route. 8 to Witten. 10 to Witten. Pass to Murray for 2. Incompte to Witten down the seam - doubled. Roo runs for 15. INcomplete to Witten TWill fumble. >4 minute drive down 10. NO urgency.
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  2. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    I stopped when you complained about the 4 minute late game drive with no points. They fumbled at the goal or else they would have been down only 2 with all three timeouts and over 2 minutes left. Your ignorance right there made reading anything else a waste. Thanks for saving me time
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  3. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    The point was it was a plodding four minute drive down 10. The fact they didn't score was little consequence - but thanks for missing the point and being an overall DB.
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  4. tecolote

    tecolote Well-Known Member

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    His point is that they took too long to get to the 10 yard line and he is right.
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  5. 50cent

    50cent Well-Known Member

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    All of this just confirms were too stupid of a team to be a pass first oriented one. Nice read boss.
  6. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Keep defending your 100 million dollar QB romo stans. This guy is more of a part of the problem then you all are willing to admit.
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  7. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    He has a valid point. We're down 2 scores, you'd want to score as fast as possible. We hardly go deep anymore, so we basically work for EVERYTHING while burning valuable time. Regardless, it's a good write up. The offense is too vanilla and predictable.
  8. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    good posts, but this has been ongoing since last year, and I don't see any hope for change. I also don't see the point of the no huddle offense since they still run down the play clock to almost 0.
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  9. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    This is something I have suspected but never took the time to look into.

    The WRs are rarely given a chance to gain after the catch. Everything is just spot up and catch the ball.
  10. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    And we seem to take just as long between plays in hurry up mode

    Mind boggling and back to coaching
  11. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    No he's not and you're not. I know in Fairyland you can throw magical 80 yard passes anytime you want, but when a team is up two scores and playing back and you can score on them in 4 minutes with plenty of time to score again that is reality. The drive was good the goal line fumble is not. Only simpletons with pitchforks to raise don't get that.
  12. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Didn't miss the point it just was a stupid one.
  13. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh the weekly 100 million dollar Stan post. And you say our offense is predictable LOLOL
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  14. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    That's what it looked like in hairic's gifs.

    Good post.
  15. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    So the offense went on a 4 minute drive with 6 minutes left and got no points is infuriating. I get that. But can't we agree that the offense, per se, actually did drive the length of the field like they were supposed to do. They just fumbled on the 1 yard line. That reflects on the player losing the ball, not the offense overall...in this case anyway.
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  16. Staubacher

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    They were about to score with plenty of time and timeouts left when the goal line fumble happened. That was the only problem. But go on with this ridiculous thread premise
  17. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    It would have been a beautiful Q1, Q2, Q3 drive. It's the speed an urgency that is lacking down 10 with 6 to go - Im not sure why that isnt apparent as the point. If you wach Denver run a hurry up in Q1, a player gets tackled and runs back to position, Olinemen dont walk. The defense isnt allowedto stand around for 20-25 seconds
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  18. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    But you see it's not enough to drive the length of the field to cut it to two with plenty of time and timeouts left. Romo and the offense suck because they didn't snap their fingers and score in 30 seconds. Of course if Romo did force something and it was picked the same geniuses would be saying there was plenty of time he panicked and choked.

    This record has been played so much both the A and B sides are scratched beyond belief.
  19. btcutter

    btcutter Well-Known Member

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    thanks for sharing.
    I think our SCHEME is the MAJOR issue. Romo is playing more conservative I believe to cut down on turnovers which to me is ok. But combination of two is not yielding points.

    Overall, I think offense can evolve and be ok.

    My concern is actually on the D side especially our DL. It's thin to begin with and getting thinner. Our season is completely dependent on our DL I believe.
  20. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Some folks need to dial back aggressiveness in their posts...

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