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Nov 18, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

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Good article. I think you’re right to point out that the offense -
particularly Vick and Jackson/Maclin – has not gotten their fair share
of criticism for their play so far this season. And the use of stats is
great and a welcome addition to the site. However, even though you
admit that the play calling has been curious at times, I don’t think you
attribute enough blame on the guys calling the shots – Reid and
Mornhinwig.

Without doing the necessary research to back it up, it
seems that teams are making a concerted effort to take away the big play
and we haven’t properly adjusted. Really, I can’t recall any big plays
downfield to either Maclin or Jackson this year. Teams are basically
daring us to dink and dunk our way down the field and we have not shown
the patience to execute this type of offense with any sort of
regularity.

Further, by taking away quick strikes, teams are
exacerbating two chronic problem areas for Reid coached offenses – red
zone efficiency and third/fourth and short situations. I mean really,
has a team ever led the league in rushing and finishing in the bottom
quarter of teams in red zone touchdown percentage before? Of course,
when an offense struggles this much you cannot just blame the coaching
staff. Maclin and Jackson have dropped way too many balls and Vick
still takes too much time in the pocket and makes an unacceptable amount
of bad decisions. But I think we’ve been “figured
out” to some extent but have been reluctant to adjust.


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