allday1991 wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:30 am
Wow, funny how quick things change from one week to another in here. Two weeks ago our head coach was getting chewed out for being a bad coach (which he is) in a game were our QB played great and our coach gave up a lot of points and made some questionable calls. Now fast forward to this week and back to Cousins, his inability to win or play good against good teams and his contract. Well again neglecting the teams overall play, and managements unwillingness to change. Our oline is as bad as it’s always been in the Cousins era, during this time every game we play a dominate dline we struggle badly (check out our division record against Chicago) and have done nothing to change that. Outside of O’Neil our oline is trash and gets beaten constantly. But again this is nothing new yet every year we do the same things expecting different results. Definition of insanity.
I get ripped for looking too much at stats, but the stats have been saying this team, particularly the offense, hasn't been as good as some thought it was.
We have an offense that is limited to short passes and teams adjust quickly to it, shutting us down in the second half.
In the 2nd half of games our QB is 53-85, 1 TD, 1 Int, 6.5 YPA and a 80.2 passer rating.
Our RBs are averaging 3.5 YPA
In the first half:
55-82, 8 TDs, 0 Ints, 7.9 YPA and a passer of 135.6
RBs average 5.0 YPA
Teams adjust to our offense at halftime and we have no answer.
The exact opposite happens on defense:
In the first half:
52-71, 5 TDs, 0 Ints 9.6 YPA and a 126.4 YPA
RBs have averaged 5.09 YPA
The QBs we have faced have gone 35-57, thrown 1 TD to 2 ints 7.6 YPA and passer rating of 76.3
Running backs and QBs have averaged 4.53 YPA
Teams have been caught off guard a bit by Kubiak's offense, but adjust quickly to it. Teams know Zimmer's D pretty well by now, and game plan coming in to beat it, Zimmer adjusts at the half and the talent on D shuts down the other team.
We are going to get to the point where there will be enough film on Kubiak's offense that we won't get even that first half boost anymore, and something needs to change quickly or it is going to be a really long season.