YR's My Meaningless Thoughts On The Offense...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Yakuza Rich, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Well-I don't feel like the oline has been given a chance to gel as a complete unit is all.

    They basically have three new starters when you factor in a switch of positions for the bookends. One stiff we can all agree on is setting Doug "Free", but I would be comfortable bringing back the rest of them with added depth.

    Livings has played well. Smith has been a little disappointing, but he's still one of the youngest left tackles in football. Bernardeau has shown at the very least he can be versatile and hasn't played next to a consistent center all year. Yes, I am still optimistic on Costa, so shoot me. The Cowboys have a history of giving up on young players early and Costa has shown he is improving. Who would you replace him with? Khalid Holmes who was beaten like a rented mule against Notre Dame? I guess Barrett Jones possibly, but personally I would rather spend the first pick needed to draft him to help the dline/pass rush which is ancient than spend a first rd pick whose ideal NFL position is up in the air.

    If Costa can make it back with four games to go, than everyone will be able to make a better judgement on the oline. If he sucks, than I will happily switch off my happy fan....until than I am still in his corner and remain hopeful the oline is better than average.
  2. jterrell

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    BTW, that Bama front 5 everyone wants to draft in its entirety? It got its butt kicked by TAMU. Barrett Jones was just bad.

    Sheldon Richardson of Missou also handled his man easily in that matchup.

    Saban proved quite adroit tho and simply called plays away from Richardson.
    Tons of screens and short outside stuff to simply avoid Richardson for the most part. Basically they game-planned the guy getting 2 yards up field every play.
  3. jterrell

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    The Washington game proved if you don't cover WRs it doesn't mater about the OL.

    The entire thought process behind building a strong OL is assuming games are going to be played 10 yards at a time. If you are going to a full on spread and shot gun the OL means a lot less.
  4. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Costa was up and down last year with more ups than downs as the year progressed. And who on Earth loves Bernadeau? You familiar with the term strawman.
  5. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    I agree, that's why I find it amusing when people think drafting five kids is somehow going to improve the line. It just isn't that easy. Prefer to see some contuinity first before we go replacing four or five guys just so that we all feel better come next training camp.
    I still think the only one needing the boot is Free and would be fine with a young guard or vet to challenge MB whose best position might be center anyhow.
  6. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    I've long believed exactly what YR described in his original post. Garrett has tried to shoehorn Tony Romo into Troy Aikman's offense. Isn't it amazing how every announcer team that calls the game states that the number one thing they hear from opponents in their meetings is that they want to keep Romo contained in the pocket? Yet Garrett never calls any sort of playaction bootlegs or rollouts to get Romo out of the pocket? And the statistical splits don't differentiate designed plays and when Romo is basically running for his life and heaving the ball in desperate situations.
  7. percyhoward

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    I don't think that validates my point, because my point is that, regardless of formation or play calling, when you take out the performance of the #3 WR both years, the pass offense has done almost exactly what it did last year. There is a difference of 2.1 rating points between 2011 and 2012, when you leave out the passes intended for the #3 WR.

    Robinson 132.2
    everyone else 93.9

    Ogletree/Beasley/Harris 62.9
    everyone else 91.8

    Wherever Robinson lined up, whatever route he ran, whether improvised or by design, the passer rating on those passes was 132.2 last year. The guys who have taken his place (Mostly Ogletree, but also Harris, and Beasley--as the replacement for Austin, which Robinson was at times last year), wherever they've lined up and whatever routes they've run, have a 62.9 rating on those passes.

    I'm enjoying the thread, especially the x's and o's, but I look at those numbers and the thing that sticks out is obviously the change at the #3 WR position.

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