With this particular team, ppg seem to go hand in hand with our record. This is because of our weaknesses on the defensive side of the ball. If DMC can remain healthy 12-16 games, with a good OC, we should be very successful. We will probably surpass .500. That's the whole issue for me. If we can not match the output of the past 2 seasons, then it makes me want to dwell on the last 2 seasons. If a guy can do it his first year, then the next guy should have no problem with all the "dysfunction" a thing of the past. Last year, our lack of depth kept us out of the play-offs more than anything. We have added some depth, and maybe will add more with Benson. I'm having doubts because I have researched Knapp a lot, and after doing so, I believe anything can happen now. Like stated earlier, the defense is more predictable than the offense, but we have all the tools on O. It's time to just wait and see.
Last year, I thought the writing was on the wall once Al passed. I am of the opinion that, given the circumstances at the time, that regardless of who we brought in at GM, Hue would be gone. I think Hue's whole act, behavior and his Al Haig moment post A.D. were a result of him seeing that very same writing. Maybe there are a few GM's that would have kept him on, but I just expected that any GM would want to start fresh with his own people, considering how "un-orthodoxed" our franchise had been ran previously. I also think Hue's ego would have led to conflict with anyone we hired, and in his own mind, I think that he would have believed that he somehow had more authority than the GM and was "in" with the Davis family.I think the crying on the sidelines, for the most part was insincere and was geared toward that very thing, cementing himself into the organization and into the hearts of the fans and ownership. Cynical maybe, but I think Mark Davis and Reggie saw it as well, thus, no more Hue.
I have a problem with Clayton even making predictions in the first place. First, he made all of them without respect to scheduling and logistics. Second, he made all of them in June, when pre-camp rosters resemble regular season rosters about as much as a list of 53 pornstars does. Last season, the division had 3 8-win teams and a 7-win team. Clayton's predictions are: 10-6, 9-7, 7-9, 5-11. If we actually just listed his reasoning for these selections, we'd see that it's pretty absurd stuff:
1. With Denver, he's saying "Peyton Manning will be healthy, and a team with a healthy Peyton Manning is basically a lock to win at least 10 games. I don't know nearly enough about football to assess Denver's roster in any meaningful way, so I'll play it safe and say 10-6."
2. For San Diego it's "They went 8-8 last year, but Philip Rivers will probably be a little better this year, but I can't put the Chargers ahead of the Broncos because the company line is to say the addition of Manning makes the Broncos the best team in the division even though they have the 3rd or 4th best roster in the division."
3. His reasoning for the Chiefs is..."Even though they were the most injury-stricken team in the league last season--well, aside from St. Louis--and their best and fourth-best offensive players and either best or second-best defensive player missed basically the whole season, they put up a reasonably respectable 7-9 record, but Matt Cassel is still the quarterback, Bowe is potentially holding out, and they lost Brandon Carr. There are too many important things to consider, and I don't feel like being insightful, so I'll just give them 7-9 again."
4. Oakland: "Well, I need to give somebody a bad record, so why don't we make it the Raiders...I know Routt and Wimbley weren't particularly useful in a lot of games last season, but they started, and now they're gone, so that counts against Oakland. They didn't have a first round pick, so they don't have any highly paid rookies who may or may not be effective this year. Hue Jackson turned things around and had them on the right track, and now they are starting over with a new coach, so clearly they have to suck this year no matter how good the new staff may be. 5-11 it is."
Those are literally the only things Clayton considered. How's that for shoddy analysis? As a self-professed "professor," he should be ashamed of himself. I'm not saying his predictions are wrong; I'm just saying his predictions are meaningless. In fact, all football predictions are meaningless. Factors that can't be preemptively quantified--injuries, weather, personnel changes, team chemistry and changes thereof, suspensions, mid-week kickoff time changes, rule changes and referees (WARNING: TANGENT- not saying referees are biased in the sense that they are consciously against particular teams (though some might be--I won't go there), but rather they are biased in the sense that each individual official is predisposed towards making particular calls based on what he sees on the field. And it would seem that these variations have legitimate implications as they pertain to variations in individual teams' playing styles and tendencies--TANGENT OVER) are things that simply can't be accounted for, and even if such factors could be fairly well accounted for on their own, how would we weight them? If we could factor them in AND weight them, we'd finally be able to say we are predicting something--we have expected results and can now test them. But, as it were, at best, before the season, all we can do is assess a roster and ask, "is this roster good enough to win X games (or the X Games)," but the answer to that question is not a prediction; it's merely a roughly empirical claim based on comparisons to previous rosters and their results. What determines whether an answer is a good one depends on the depth of analysis, but this is as far from a prediction as simply knowing what a team's record is.
Are you saying pro athletes cant run routes from the WCO?
What does it mean when you say they fit the vertical offense?
No agility to make cuts or break off routes?
They arent smart enough to run anything other than deep route?
WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT MEAN?
Please elaborate and educate us dummies who don't understand the complex nature of what we are doing and why players are WCO types or Vertical offense types. Tell me why they are so type cast.
What a complete load of crap!
I am quite certain you have never put on pads.
Please go in to detail on why they are unable to make such minor adjustments in their game.
Comments like these show me you are full of **** about any credentials you have about football.
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