How about props for Bicknell who inserted Guy Whimper as the final piece of the OL puzzle yesterday?
Re: TH, our RZ play calling is still subpar. Our runs and passes are predictable. And he still seems unwilling to allow Ben to move the pocket to make plays. TH is so dead set on getting rid of the ball quickly and I do get how that should help, but I'm not sure if it jives completely with Ben's strengths. It really still feels like there's a struggle between what Haley wants to do and what Ben can do and I'm not sure they're the perfect fit together.
Haley I'm liking more, DL I'm hating more
I liked a lot of what Haley did against the Ravens. The wildcat was an interesting wrinkle that clearly caught them off guard. I've gone from being staunchly in the "fire Haley" camp to lukewarm on Haley - I'll reserve judgment until the end of the season.
My big concern with Tomlin was that he never brought the team out of a tailspin. At the end of last year and a few years ago when he was unleashing hell, when the team would hit a rough patch, he would be unable to reverse the trend. For two games at least, he has reversed the trend. Will be interesting to see if he has the team ready to play in Oakland this week.
Nope. Coaches have performance standards just like players. If they turn it around...Then they get credit. Have the last two weeks look to be headed in the right direction? Yes...So credit to them. However...If they lose to the Raiders...Everything over the last two weeks is erased. That is the reality of the whole situation.
It's not uncommon to see scores like 51-48, 45-41, or 39-33 in the NFL these days.
LeBeau's defense gives up all of ONE TOUCHDOWN thus far in October, and he's past his sell by date. Gotta love it.