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C level talent on Offense, D level talent on D, F Level performance from the Head coach according to your rankings.Let's say for the sake of argument, you are right about the rankings (Offensive line a C-?), what do you do if you are the owner?
The offense is 31 in points, 31 in yards.The defense is 20 in points, 23 in yardsI'm not sure how you can give the defense a lower overall rating than the offense since the defense is performing better.
Quote from: CurtR1995 on November 09, 2006, 07:50:14 AMC level talent on Offense, D level talent on D, F Level performance from the Head coach according to your rankings.Let's say for the sake of argument, you are right about the rankings (Offensive line a C-?), what do you do if you are the owner?Performance and talent are not the same though. Gruden receives an F for failing to motivate the players to play up their level of talent and that is the job of a head coach. This can be a reason for a firing a head coach if the owner feels the Bucs do have talent on the football team. By you arguing that Gruden does not have the talent to work with an owner may be willing to give Gruden an off season to remedy that with cap space and draft picks.I strongly feel this team has talent on offense and defense to win football games. A lot of these losses the Bucs have sustained have not been becuase of lack of talent. Lack of motivation, fire, and lack of direction all point to coaching not talent as the issue.Gruden has the pieces on offense to work with now but is failing to produce results. The Saints started a rookie seventh round pick on their offensvie line and their offense did not miss a beat. The Bucs have enough talent on offense to produce better results. The Bucs level of talent on defense may not be as good as the squad that was #1 overall last year but it is good enough to be a top fifteen defense with what they have left in the tank. But they are failing to play up to what is left in their tank. That suggests to me that is a motivational problem.When you compare the Bucs level of talent to the Titans or 49ers for example there is no excuse for the Bucs to have players under performing. The 49ers have lost a lot of games over the years based on not having a lot of talent but I do not think the same excuse can fly with the Bucs. The best example of this is Carnell Williams. Regarded as a top ten back based on talent but his performance is bottom ten.
Quote from: dalbuc on November 09, 2006, 08:56:45 AMThe offense is 31 in points, 31 in yards.The defense is 20 in points, 23 in yardsI'm not sure how you can give the defense a lower overall rating than the offense since the defense is performing better.I would mostly due to expectations from the defense. These are almost all the same guys from last year that were the #1 defense.
Is our offense getting better with the current FO and Coaching?Consider:2003: 340 YPG2004: 310 YPG2005: 294 YPG2006: 251 YPGEither the coaching is substandard, or the talent acquired is substandard (last three #1's spent on offense). Take your pick.