I think Brown signed almost everyone BUT Zimmer last year to 2 year contracts. Why? Again......things like too much loyalty.
Yet they are still letting Zampese go interview in Chicago for the OC job...even if he is under contract.
I'd say it's an even-money shot that Zimmer doesn't end up head coach of this team before his 3-year deal is up.
Cincinnati Here We Go.
26 Years and Counting...
Explain how your priority seems to be defense, the "Offense should be alot easier to correct", and that "our offense can improve drastically just by signing a few stop gap players". I just don't get that. The offense needs help. NOT the defense.
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
Replace Coles with a different vet receiver who can actually catch a ball consistently, and our offense is 2x better already.
Our running game is very good. We have a QB.... who USED to be pretty dominate (what happened!?) Hopefully he bounces back. I think you have to count on that. We have an elite receiver. We just need another solid receiver and a TE who can catch a ball. There is a chance that we have these needs on the team already.
What I mean is I'd rather have Average offense + Great Defense instead of Good offense + Good defense.
Maybe I just think the offense is easier to correct than you do. A new OC would instantly improve our offense IMO.
Up for debate is where they should go from here. Yes, they need to get better at the passing game, I would agree, either through the draft or free agency, but to simply look at points and close games and conclude the offense was ineffective, and then proceed to lay that at the feet of the OC, is a very narrow opinion. I think a good manager is one who is able to be successful with the resources he is given. I think that the offense did that. They simply did not have enough talent in the receiver corps this year to be a Super Bowl contender.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
He went into this season with a line so bad they had to use the sixth pick in the draft to upgrade it. And Smith made no significant impact this year.
His best receiver the past two years was playing in Seattle.
If your observation that Palmer locks onto one receiver is correct, he went into every game this year with arguably the second best quarterback on the field.
His tight ends were on IR before the regular season.
The only positives I see coming into the season were there was no black hole at center and he had Cedric for the full year.
He gave it to his best player, Cedric, often and kept Carson healthy.
Name any player other than Cedric who could sniff the Pro Bowl.
Name any player other than Cedric and Chad who could upgrade a good NFL offense.
The guy overachieved with the talent he was given.
Replace him if you want but he is hardly the problem.
Last edited by Newport Red; 01-13-2010 at 05:12 PM.
The losing stops later.
Help stamp out, eliminate, and do away with redundancy.
The analogy with Mike Brown goes to the question of "can we do better"?
I think we can. I don't think he utilized Carson Palmer's skills. For instance, why couldn't he use the no huddle?
This offense showed a huge lack of discipline by jumping off sides and receivers and QB not in synch. This is the fault of the offensive coordinator in not preparing them properly. He should have ridden them hard in practice like a drill sargeant until they could do it in their sleep. Lack of preparation I blame on the coach.
Why couldn't the offense execute a screen pass to a back like Scott every now and then? Peyton Manning always has dumpoff options and he uses them a lot. Ditto for Tom Brady.
How 'bout a slant pass? I haven't seen a decent slant executed by this team since the one that broke Slim's arm.
These are simple things that are not too much to ask of NFL offenses and but Brat can't seem to do it with this group.
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