Great piece over at The700Level.com written by Andrew Kulp about the offense’s culpability in this disgrace of a season and how it has consistently screwed over the defense. Meticulously researched, constructed, and presented, and definitely worth a read. It’s always refreshing when someone can introduce another perspective and back it up with cold, hard facts.
Everybody has been so quick to lambaste the defense — which isn’t good and deserves plenty of blame, don’t get me wrong — for relinquishing fourth quarter leads, but rarely are critics mentioning that the offense hasn’t done shit in the final frame. That includes 66 total yards on four drives against the Cardinals. Impressive stuff. How about putting together a time-consuming drive by pounding the rock, which not only breaks the spirit of the opposing team but also allows your defense to remain on the sidelines? NOVEL FUCKING CONCEPT. Remember, though, our coaches are smarter than everyone (we’re SO lucky to have them!)… so you’ll just have to accept that you don’t know anything about football and acknowledge that passing the ball on every play is a winning formula, especially when leading in the fourth quarter. Also a winning formula: Not getting the ball into the hands of your best player. I’m starting to think that is Andy’s perverse definition of putting his players in a position to succeed.