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  1. The un-HYPEd Thread

    Quite the turnaround and even more impressive considering the injuries we’ve had at LB and in the secondary. The Koetter era will be remembered for us having a fairly talented roster and failing to get anywhere near the potential of the team.
  2. London Game

    The Bucs have a surprisingly large fan base over here, (despite rather than because of the Glazers owning Man U). I guess that’s what being good when the second generation of fans in this country started watching the game does.
  3. London Game

    Yeah, there’s no way they’ll send us to Mexico City when two of the LA teams are also losing home games to the International series. Hopefully the game is at Spur’s new stadium. Wembley has absolutely nothing to do around it.
  4. The un-HYPEd Thread

    Minter looked alright in the snaps I saw. He could definitely find a role on this team as the 4th LB once/if Beckwith is back. We’re as good at finding TEs as we are bad at running the football, so no doubt Hudson will be the second coming of Cam Brate.
  5. The un-HYPEd Thread

    It’s an outrageous stat, but I think it’s partly down to Koetter being very open about RBs not being ready to contribute as blockers. As a defensive player, you hear that, see Rojo in the game and assume run. It’s no wonder he gets hit in the backfield as often as he does.
  6. The un-HYPEd Thread

    Agreed. I think everything comes back to accountability. Warhop doesn’t appear to be holding these guys accountable for not playing through the whistle, badly losing one on ones due to poor technique and generally looking like they don’t care. There are things we can do schematically to hide their weaknesses, but as has usually been the case with Koetter, the scheme is canon and can’t change. The players also need to do more to meet the coaching staff half way. Smith looks like a good OT, when he can be bothered. Bennenoch always seems to blow assignments and just needs to be better mentally. I get the feeling Quentin Nelson was the plan going into last year’s draft and the trade back only happened becaue he was off the board. An interior line of Nelson Jensen Marpet would have been a solid foundation for a good, between the tackles running game. We’re simply not set up for success offensively and that boils down to scheme. We just need to hope that the new coaching staff are prepared to adapt to the players on the roster, rather than force square pegs in round holes and expect good things.
  7. The un-HYPEd Thread

    There’s no way a professional football team should be this bad at running the ball. At this stage, it feels like scheme is the main issue. We do a lot of east/ west running in the backfield and it seems like our main rushing play is inside zone from shotgun. Our linemen don’t strike me as good zone scheme blockers. Whoever we bring in, I just hope they’re committed to establishing the running game and helping our players out by putting them in a scheme that fits their strengths. Regardless of a perceived talent deficiency on the oline, we should be getting more from the running game.
  8. The un-HYPEd Thread

    Cutting edge of stupidity 😏
  9. Possibilities for new coaches

    It looks that way, although most Raiders fans didn’t seem particularly enamoured with McKenzie anyway. You have to wonder whether Bruce Allen moves on from Washington and turns up in Oakland.
  10. Possibilities for new coaches

    Losing McKay, in hindsight, is one of the major reasons this franchise is in the state it’s in. I can understand why Gruden had all the leverage in the world post Superbowl, but we backed the wrong man and here we are, 15 years later and we’ve been circling the drain for nigh on a decade.
  11. 🏈 Week 14: Saints (10-2) @ Bucs (5-7)

    It’s Koetter overall to be honest. It’s the scheme, formations and underlying approach. The closest we get to bunch is a where the Y lines up as a wing and the 1&2 aren’t split wide. There’s so much we can do to get matchups and get guys running open, but we simply don’t. It’s incredibly frustrating. It’s exactly the same in the running game. We run east/ west a lot behind the LOS. Barber is a power back and none of our oline are what I’d describe as great athletes. They’re suited to a power scheme, but we don’t even bother trying to do it. Today rid us of any notion that this staff will be back. Duffner, Monken, Buck, those guys will probably be lost in the changeover, but it’s probably worth it to get a fresh offensive perspective and overall approach in the building.
  12. 🏈 Week 14: Saints (10-2) @ Bucs (5-7)

    That you either lied about having more information or that your friend leaked legally privileged information to you.
  13. 🏈 Week 14: Saints (10-2) @ Bucs (5-7)

    So you either lied about knowing more than what’s publicly available or your buddy might have breached ethical guidelines and committed a crime? Good to know. Inherently dishonest either way...
  14. 🏈 Week 14: Saints (10-2) @ Bucs (5-7)

    Well that’s very disappointing. We had the game under control, but a bad gameplan done us. On to the next one. 6-10 is probably the most realistic outcome, but I’m hoping for 7-9.
  15. 🏈 Week 14: Saints (10-2) @ Bucs (5-7)

    Oh I think you know. Why are you covering for your buddy? I assume you reported this significant breach in legal privilege to the relevant authorities?
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