I guess my overall issue is with the concept that we got out coached. Dont get me wrong I do feel CPJ got frustrated, a lot like us. But at some point the coaching blame has to stop. A car engine runs because we put gas and oil in it, once it starts sputtering we have to look at it to figure out that the plug is burned or a belt is broken. If we find out what the problem is and we just try to drive it anyway that would be the drivers fault. But if the driver fills the tank, checks the tires, changes the oil and mashes the gas it's not his fault the tire blows out.
We have no idea what adjustments the coaches tried to make, we have no idea what the line was told, what we do know is that after 2 plays in which # 98 jumped the count and crashed between our guard and tackle neither the guard or tackle should have been surprised by the move. Nor should it have been hard for the players to understand that the ball is being snapped on 3 rather than 1. CPJ has no control over that. No more than Beamer was out coached by CPJ when VATECH Missed the field goal or Thomas missed wide open WRs.
Tech's tires were checked and the tank was full, the timing chain broke as we were going down the road. When it broke we had to coast on what energy was built up, CPJ did try to let Vad throw the ball, he threw two picks and WRs were nonchalant in taking the ball at its highest point. I would have had absolutely no confidence that that line could have done anything right after the first quarter I would have felt very limited in what I could have called. Players going left when they should go right, line blocking out when the play is a option pitch I mean damn could they do anything right ? Even the long pass to Godhigh was an answered prayer. Vad was about to be plowed under because the B back failed to pick up the rush and he just chunked it off his back foot.
This will turn into a coaching issue if the car doesn't get pulled into the shop and fixed, until then my thought is that the players failed at what they have been practicing since what , August 1st ? And in fact what most of them have been doing for 4-5 years. When they failed to run and block out of sets that are suppose to be their strengths it ain't the drivers fault, when they go on 1 rather than the called count it ain't CPJs fault. Players with this experience really shouldn't have to be told some of this stuff. Hey dumbass the guy is walking right between y'all on every play, BLOCK HIM ! Can you count to 3 on your hand ? That's when we are snapping the ball, if you can't do that look at the ball and go when we move it ! That's stuff isn't coaching stuff it's football sense.
I do agree CPJ should have called some slants and in routes, more hot reads but hell, Vad would have been sacked 2 more times at least.
In Bryant's days their level of play would have been met with harshly on the practice field, we wouldn't be blaming the coach for what was obviously a players issues they are 4th and 5th year players and we are blaming the coaching ? Really ?
Ok I'll shut up now