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And did anyone else notice that 44 passes to 21 rushes stat?
No we just sit here with our eyes closed and wait for you to tell us.
And did anyone else notice that 44 passes to 21 rushes stat? Imbalance rears it's ugly head again, and once again we fail to hit 20 points..
And we were lucky to get the win. Â Puzzling play calling, especially against such a horrible run D.
We? Do you speak for everyone?
Gruden already talked about the lack of running. Caddy was averaging under 2 yards per carry when you take the two big runs out They had several penalties that put us behind on down and distance and he felt the running game wouldnâ€™t get us first downs later in the game.
The thing is, you can't take out the 2 big runs, and it's the effect of run blocking that wears down a defense and allows the possibility of more big runs. Buc fans are too familiar with that..I'm not Jon Gruden, and I don't pretend to know more than he does, but that's common sense.
...We were screaming for Caddy to get the ball in the 2nd half, but once or twice he got hit for a loss or a one yard gain, and it was obvious the running game was struggling a little.
Granted, but when you only give your franchise back <20 carries in a game, even against an average run D, the run game is going to suffer. Gruden is just too impatient, IMO. Unless maybe his motivation is to push Grad's limits like he did with Caddy last year. That's really the fastest way to really know what you have in a player..
Is how bad his long throws looked. I can understand that this may be the result of him still thinking rather than reacting, but I was having Griese flashbacks. Especially on the Kaesviharn interception, when it looked like Galloway was on punt coverage..He has to improve there, we can't lose the "stretch the field" factor.
You have to look at the D. They were, as usual, focused on our run. Until we show we can beat em with the pass, the run game has the cards stacked against it. As much as people say "it's not about what they do" in reality it is. You take your highest percentage plays.
IMO, and despite the inaccuracy, Bruceâ€™s deep ball is plenty good enough to get the job done. It looked to me that most of his deep passes were overthrown not under thrown. I was wondering during the game whether that wasnâ€™t more or less intentional because of that second quarter interception. He may have been over-compensating because he was determined that they not be under thrown and intercepted. And, he was what, 9 of 20 in the first half and 16 of 24 in the second halfâ€¦a noticeable improvement! Itâ€™s a learning process. The timing will come and heâ€™ll make it work, Iâ€™m sure. Give him time.