I heard Joe get criticized yesterday for not "checking out" of the safety play because he should have seen the guy on that edge. If you watch the replay, he has Ray Rice lined up to that side. Now who really knows what everyone was thinking... but there's at least a chance he expected Rice to stay home on the left and pick up the blitzer if / when he came. Rice immediately decided to help on the right side, cut underneath Joe to pick up the right, and let the guy off the left end come in untouched. That's part of the TEAM game.
What's most worrisome is that the Texans knew not to abandon their gameplan, because Cam eventually throws out the run section of the playbook at some point in the first quarter on the road. And Cam to this day has yet to learn from that, or adjust in any way. This line isn't built to pass protect 50 times against a tough D on the road. These WRs aren't built to create magical open space on their own. And Joe isn't Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. Use the run to make things easier for the whole offense when you do throw the ball. If you gain 8 yards and punt, so be it. There's something much more deflating / momentum changing about sacks / INTs / etc. in the passing game than a simple 3-and-out where you fell a yard short.
But even so if you wind up say 8-8 or 7-9 and out of the playoffs that should still spell the end of your OC's tenure there. I mean you didn't lose anyone on the offensive side yet it's the same old stuff.
(As for Rosburg and Moeller, they could replace them with a ham sandwich and a Gatorade bucket, respectively, as far as I'm concerned.)
If you look at Cam's "resume" from his other ventures it's absolutely laughable. A 1-15 head coaching record is just the icing on the cake. I'm working on finding his exact college stats. Either way he's not a good football mind and i have no idea how he's made a living in the NFL
I just found it. He had a lifetime record of 18-37 at Indiana. So basically there always seems to be a tradition of losing and underachieving everywhere Cam goes
I think Cameron's biggest liability(or his defiance) is his inability to adjust as a game goes along. Like his good buddy John Harbaugh, he's a hard head and it becomes very obvious in games like Sunday's blow out. I think he prepares his game plan during the week and regardless of how of it's playing out in real time, he won't deviate from it. Sometimes opposing defenses have matched up a scheme perfectly and you have to act accordingly. Most of the problem stems from Cameron having visions of granduer regarding Joe Flacco. He's determined to make this a high flying, bombs away, rack up the points offense, which in fairness, has been the case at times. But in the process of trying to establish this, he's sacrificed time of possession to the tune of being last in the league, leaving a very mediocre defense to fend for itself almost endlessly. And we all have seen the results. I think it's imperative for Harbaugh to finally look his favorite son in the face and say, "Cam, this is not going to work. We've got to grind it out and keep this defense on the side line. If we want to go anywhere this year, it's the only way as I see it." With the schedule this team has, I sure as hell hope that's what he said Monday. I guess we'll find out in Cleveland.
Was that the worst coaching job in the history of the NFL?
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