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Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks -- Wildcard Round


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12 hours ago, brushmyhair said:

question. Why does your front office constantly ignore addressing the offensive line in the offseason? Why do they refuse to make it a priority? It's baffling

It’s more on Russell’s inabilities than the o line. 

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Brandon Staley absolutely bodied Brian. Not once, not twice but THRICE. Dude needs to go. Carroll stated in his press conference, they wished they had adjusted to what defenses were doing earlier. Like, are you serious? After 9 games of a garbage passing attack, you realize, maybe we should change things up. 

I see that as a huge indictment on Brian. That's his job. If you want to keep continuity; fire Brian and promote Canales & Austin Davis. 

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3 hours ago, brushmyhair said:

Russells O-line has done a disservice to him since they traded unger. If you put wilson behind the Saints offensive line, I guarantee you he's having no trouble at all

He still wouldn’t be able to attack the middle, he’s constantly scared to make the quick pass over the middle. 

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2 hours ago, animaltested said:

Brandon Staley absolutely bodied Brian. Not once, not twice but THRICE. Dude needs to go. Carroll stated in his press conference, they wished they had adjusted to what defenses were doing earlier. Like, are you serious? After 9 games of a garbage passing attack, you realize, maybe we should change things up. 

I see that as a huge indictment on Brian. That's his job. If you want to keep continuity; fire Brian and promote Canales & Austin Davis. 

Listening to that entire press conference solidified the fact Pete needs to go. The gane has passed him by and we’ll get to watch 5 years of first round exits at best 

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15 hours ago, hburn said:

He still wouldn’t be able to attack the middle, he’s constantly scared to make the quick pass over the middle. 

I don't get it either when you watch replays it seems like there are throws there he just decides not to take them.

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18 hours ago, hburn said:

He still wouldn’t be able to attack the middle, he’s constantly scared to make the quick pass over the middle. 

Been piecing together bits of critique from a bunch of different observers sounds like:

Teams in the second half played exclusively 2 deep cutting off the deep balls. They also began stacking intermediate zones in the middle of the field. This was to cut off the deep crossing patterns that were so successful in the early part of the year, trim Russ's passing lanes and eliminate the easy underneath curls and quick slants. This also made Seattle's interior runs difficult since they were running into free defenders. Sounds like Seattle needed to overcome this scheme stretching the defense out by running to the outside, and using quick passing on the sidelines. I think most of Russ completions down the stretch where in the flat, and along the sideline. 

Regardless, Seattle couldnt be successful this way. Either, Brian couldnt scheme his way out of this, or the players didnt execute consistently. Probably somewhere in between. Russ definitely got gun shy, and was very reluctant to pull the trigger in timing routes and/or against tight coverage. This made coverage/zones way easier for opposing defenses that lead to many awful coverage sacks. 

FieldGulls is doing a breakdown of every offense play from last week. Thesis is already ; Rams Defensive dominated and they were able to get consistent pressure rushing 4 & Staley seemed inside Brians head, as their defense seemed to be set up perfectly for most of Seattle's plays. Safeties stayed on top, LB's held their water in their underneath zones, tight coverage on the boundary. Always seemed to be +1 defending the run. The WFT, Giants, 49ers, and Rams pretty much all did the same exact thing. 

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19 hours ago, hburn said:

Listening to that entire press conference solidified the fact Pete needs to go. The gane has passed him by and we’ll get to watch 5 years of first round exits at best 

Pete has led y'all to double digit wins in 8 of the past 10 years and winning seasons in 9 of the past 10 years. He obviously has led y'all to the Super Bowl twice in the past decade, with a win and a loss. It can get much worse than five years of first round exits. At least you'll have a shot at catching fire each of those years and making a run. Outside of the Patriots and Brady, the best you're generally going to do is be competitive year in and year out and go to a couple Super Bowls in a decade. I wouldn't be so quick to dump Carroll. 

3 hours ago, Sacks98 said:

I don't get it either when you watch replays it seems like there are throws there he just decides not to take them.

If he is unable to see due to his height, he might be concerned about defenders lurking behind the line waiting to jump those throws.

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