If I'm the head coach, in the last two minutes, I'm calling all the plays. I have a limited set of plays at my disposal, the QB knows what the last two minute plays are, but I'm calling the play. No overrule of the OC, no input from anyone, in fact at that point no one talks but me.
It's my call.
Failing that, I have one coach who is the clock management guru and one guy who is the responsible for go for it/don't go for it. And maybe even a different guy responsible for go for 2/kick the PAT.
The way it seems to be now is the worst of both worlds, the coach is responsible for processing every single bit of information and is responsible for 100 other things he can't possibly control and he has to keep the clock and two point conversion and 4th down percentages straight? Too many decisions, too much information and too much noise to make the correct decisions.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
It was a mess by everyone, I agree. I think Marvin needs to have better control of his players in tight situations like that. I'm so upset because this is not the first, and won't be the last, time stuff like that has happened to this team under his watch. It happens too often with him and clock management.How is that bad game management by Marvin? He didn't false start, thats one the QB and OLine. He didn't throw a pass 5 yards short of the goal line, thats one the QB. He didn't fail to get to the line, thats on Rolland. I don't think that last series had anything to do with Marvin, had more to do with the players on the field.
I was telling my friends I thought they should've kicked a FG before the last play because of the risk/reward factor. I didn't think they had a shot at a TD from the 10 and with only 15 seconds left there wasn't much time. Take the 3 points and go to the half.
"....the two players I liked watching the most were Barry Larkin and Eric Davis. I was suitably entertained by their effortless skill that I didn't need them crashing into walls like a squirrel on a coke binge." - dsmith421
Marvin's got plenty of help in clock management. That's why he's wearing headphones.
This wasn't a problem Marvin could fix from the sidelines. This was on Palmer and his O-lineman who jumped off sides and then was slow to get up after the play was run. Palmer, seeing that, should have sent his WRs out instead of clocking the ball. Of course he shouldn't have thrown in to the 5 yd line either
Its not the first and won't be the last. IMO that falls back on the leadership and more than anything else the QB. How can the entire line be on a different snap count than the QB and the C? How can an All Pro WR and his QB be on different pages when they have played so many games together? How can delay of games and false starts continually happen with this QB?It was a mess by everyone, I agree. I think Marvin needs to have better control of his players in tight situations like that. I'm so upset because this is not the first, and won't be the last, time stuff like that has happened to this team under his watch. It happens too often with him and clock management.
IMO you can blame Marvin for a lot of poor clock management. I also think that there is a huge issue with Carson and getting the play off on time. Had they not had to call TO in order to save a delay of game penalty early in the 1st half they would have had an extra TO in their pocket.
They had just used a time out because of the false start. Put Jerome freakin Simpson in or isolate TO on a smaller CB and throw the fade route. Its a tired passing play but its a one or two step drop and the balls away. It allows a WR who is used to catching TD's to catch one. It would have been a smart play call but then again that is more on Carson and Brat than it is on Marvin. And I wonder what option Gresham was in that pattern? Was he the 3rd or 4th option? Why throw the ball to him in that situation. The last 15 seconds was a comedy of errors. IMO that relies on the leader of the offense.I was telling my friends I thought they should've kicked a FG before the last play because of the risk/reward factor. I didn't think they had a shot at a TD from the 10 and with only 15 seconds left there wasn't much time. Take the 3 points and go to the half.
Sure, it's nice to get a win, and the team can continue to do this sort of thing and probably beat the Browns and Bucs, but sooner or later, Palmer and co. will have to step up, once the opposition starts getting tougher.
Kudos to the defense. Rey Maualuga and Keith Rivers have been getting killed on other fan sites I visit, but they really stepped it up yesterday, in particular.
Honestly, I've never heard anyone calling Bratkowski an offense wiz (or anything similar) - even in 2005. Look at that team offensively: you had an excellent offensive line, two effective RB's with vastly different skillsets, two Pro Bowl wide receivers in their prime, a third WR that could go vertical on anyone, more than capable fourth and fifth wide outs and a QB that had his best season ever that year. How much credit does Bratkowski really deserve for finishing sixth in the NFL with that personnel?Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Replacing Roland with Smith I think would be big right now. Part of me wonders why they can't move Bobbie Williams to RT and play Smith inside, it seems to me that a vet like Williams could do it and you'd be upgrading the line overall. Or just play Smith at RT and take your chances, I don't honestly care. Dennis Roland reminds me a lot of Dan Coats last year, he's probably one of the worst players in the NFL.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Im not really backing the guy because I do think a change does need to happen, but there has been a lot of blamed put on him when to me the offense just hasn't been able to execute. The amount of delay of games penalties and wasted TO's is unacceptable at a high school football level and that falls back on the QB. Its my understanding that the communication with the QB is cut off around the 20-25 second mark on the play clock. Its Carson's job to get the play off in time.
Its strictly my opinion but this city and media has been way too easy with Carson. They see him as the pretty boy All-American with the laser arm. I was listening to a little Bengals line and Lap was talking about how TO and Chad's reality TV show was a reason that Chad and Carson were not on the same page. It seemed odd to me because Chad has had one poor season in his entire career as a Bengal. Chad is a boarder line HOF WR who has been great as a Bengal. I don't think the blame really lies much with him and think it lies more with Carson's happy feet and being a little scared in the pocket.
As far as your other point, as much as it pains me to say it right now given how he good he was from 2005-2007, I do agree with you that Carson is a major liability right now and I've never been able to say that before. I don't buy that he all the sudden lost it beginning last year as some have speculated, so I wonder how much, if at all, the elbow that he never got surgically repaired affects him. Whether it's a coincidence or not, I don't know, but I do know that he's not played anywhere near the level he was at before the injury.
Agree with everything you've typed in regards to Brat, BH.
I guess Mr. Brown only has enough money for one elite coordinator.
Would love to see a Weis or a Martz get to try their hand at orchestrating the Bengals offense (a truly elite-type offensive mind).