Siri tells the truth about Tony Romo…
That is brilliant! Shango is the master on Youtube.
When you have an offense that generates fourth quarter leads, double digit fourth quarter leads, and still lose the game, it’s usually because your defense sucks.
Some of it is on the personnel. Most of it is on the coach. I mean, you can’t protect a fourth quarter lead? At the same time, a lot of it is on the offense as well. When you have a fourth quarter lead, especially a double digit lead, this is when you run the ball. Slow down the game, eat up the clock, keep the opposing offense off the field. You don’t go pass happy. At this point, it’s no longer about first downs and touchdowns. It’s about clock management and giving the opponent unfavorable field position. If you have to punt to do that, so be it. You’re winning the game. The idea is to not let the opponent get back into the game.
Everyone talks about how Romo blew the game against the Jets and the Lions last year. Yeah, that’s right, blame the quarterback. He shouldn’t have been throwing the ball with a fourth quarter lead. That’s on Garrett more than anyone else.
Is Ryan’s defense too complicated? The answer to that question is another question. Is Ryan trying to do too much with too little? I would say the answer to that is a resounding yes. That goes to Jerry Jones and his failure to draft well.
But then I’m not a fan of the 3-4. In fact, I hate it. All these complicated blitz packages, pressure from the outside with no pressure up the middle, it’s stupid.
I notice that more and more teams are switching to the 4-3, especially in the AFC. Gee, I wonder if that’s because they saw the Giants win two Super Bowls by running the 4-3.
Ah, yes, the good old 4-3, yet another Landry innovation. But nobody even tries to run the Flex defense. Only one coach ever did. It was Dick Nolan, a former Cowboys assistant and Landry disciple. He tried to run the Flex when he became head coach of the 49ers, but he gave up after one year, because he didn’t know how to teach it. (He didn’t have Charlie Waters on his roster.)
The NFL is, always has been and always will be a defensive league. Yeah, the rules all favor the offense these days. But these defensive coordinators, these guys, give them a couple of hours of game film and they’ll shut an offense down. The Greatest Show on Turf lasted for what one year? You haven’t seen it since.
Defense is very simple. Block, tackle, stop the run, pressure the quarterback, shut down the pass. Game over.
Complicated will get you nowhere. Unless you’re Tom Landry, with Charlie Waters on your team.
this was almost as good as your mike zimmer rant
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