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Bledsoe is AJ Foyt not Ralph Kramden

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by StoneyBurk, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. StoneyBurk

    StoneyBurk Member

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    Enough of this bus driver crap , unleash Bledsoe ! Heck he is in the top ten all time passers and not some QC.
  2. dallasblue05

    dallasblue05 New Member

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    I agree only on the condition that the O-line shapes up and figures out what they're doing. We've all seen DB do his thing when the protection is there. But like I said in another thread, its really hard to judge how aggressive the calling was, all we have to go on is what actually worked. If he threw it to the short route, maybe the deep guy was covered, or if the deep guy got open, maybe the protection broke down and DB had to get rid of it!! Its just hard to tell what they were doing in certain situations! I personally think the flea flicker was a great call, because no one would expect it in the rain, because of exactly what happened, but it was a good call! The run on 3rd down after that wasnt what I expected but its done now and we should move on the the Cards.
  3. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    Did people watch the game? It worked well against the Eagles, but Bledsoe was largely ineffective all game yesterday. Unleashing him would have resulted in more plays like the one at the end of the game.

    The line didn't block well and, for whatever reason, Bledsoe was missing open receivers, throwing into double coverage and just flat out off target at times.

    What scares me is that he looked like the Bledsoe that the Bills, the league and Winicki had been down on.
  4. Dogstar

    Dogstar New Member

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    Bledsoe is doing just fine with a balanced offense. We would not have scored against Seattle if not for the running game balancing the O. Glenn was double covered and Bledsoe should have gone to Price, Witten and Key a lot more than he did.
  5. StoneyBurk

    StoneyBurk Member

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    Go to three and five step drops. This guy is a rare arm and Woody Hayes knows this better than anyone. He took him to a super bowl on that arm.
  6. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    and then threw four interceptions. :banghead:
  7. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    Bledsoe looked bad on alot of plays, but he was able to make some good throws too. He had some drops, one of which was a pass that hit Witten right in the hands. The first interception he threw was tipped into the hands of the defender. Bledsoe only had 28 attempts against Seattle, 4 of those were sacks, and 4 attempts came in that last ill-fated desperation drive. Compare that to 35 attempts and no sacks in the Eagles game. He wasn't given alot of opportunities. I think he needs more playaction/passing on first and second down to succeed, rather than just dropping back and passing under the pressure of third down. I'm not ready to crucify Bledsoe yet.
  8. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    I'm not either and I hope I didn't come across that way. But I see people clamoring for the team to be aggressive all the time. I am sure the flow of the game dictates your play calling.

    If your QB is ineffective and the line is ineffective, it doesn't make much sense to get aggressive down the field. Combine that with the fact that it was raining.
  9. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    Right, and when your QB and line is ineffective, but you're still having limited success with the run game thereby forcing your opponent to load the box to stop it, that's the perfect time for playaction. I can't rewatch yet, but I only recall maybe 3 or 4 playaction passes in the entire Seattle game.
  10. BlueWave

    BlueWave New Member

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    I do worry about Bledsoe's future success, if we have to continue keeping two extra players in the backfield to help our inept Tackles. That only leaves three receivers runing patterns and plenty of coverage to take care of them. Aikman even said it, Bledsoe simply was having problems finding open receivers. If we have to keep two guys in for protection purposes, this could get to be a problem that continues. Less guys in the pattern, more defenders to cover less guys. It's sad that we have to assist our O-line against a four man rush.

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