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D-Unit
12-08-2009, 01:44 PM
Another week. Another BIG game. The Chargers will come marching into Dallas riding a 7 game win streak and a 9-3 record. Sounds like an automatic loss doesn't it? Well fear not my friend... Your friendly neighbor, D-Unit (yes, I'm speaking in 3rd person) has some points to consider on why the Cowboys will WIN!!!!

- Out of the Chargers 9 wins, only 3 have come against teams with a winning record. They've been beating up on cupcakes all year... 2 wins vs KC, 2 wins vs Oak, a home game vs Miami, a win vs Cleveland...they split with Denver, but the one they won was the game Denver started Chris Simms...

- This is the first time all season that San Diego is on the road for the second week in a row. They'll have been traveling and away from the comforts of home longer than they have all season, and that could put them out of sorts.

- The Dallas December Slump is not creeping up on the team this year. Unlike years past where the trend started to establish itself and the slump was less recognizable, the team this year has that thought at the front of their minds from everyone from the top (Jerry) down to the bottom (the players) that they cannot get complacent and allow this to continue.

- Dallas has not loss 2 games in a row all season long. After every loss, Dallas has bounced right back. The team has showed short memory and the will to look forward.

- San Diego's injury report last week:
Brandon Hughes Sep 1, 2009 Injured Reserve Knee
Ryon Bingham Sep 6, 2009 Injured Reserve Arm
Jamal Williams Sep 20, 2009 Injured Reserve Triceps
Antwan Applewhite Oct 20, 2009 Injured Reserve Hamstring
Jyles Tucker Nov 18, 2009 Injured Reserve Ankle
Jeromey Clary Nov 24, 2009 Injured Reserve Ankle
Eric Weddle Dec 4, 2009 Out Knee
Luis Castillo Dec 4, 2009 Doubtful Calf
Nick Hardwick Dec 4, 2009 Doubtful Ankle
Shawne Merriman Dec 4, 2009 Doubtful Foot
Kevin Burnett Dec 4, 2009 Probable Head
Jacob Hester Dec 4, 2009 Probable Knee
Travis Johnson Dec 4, 2009 Probable Groin
Ogemdi Nwagbuo Dec 4, 2009 Probable Ankle
Shaun Phillips Dec 4, 2009 Probable Ankle
Mike Scifres Dec 4, 2009 Probable Groin
Mike Tolbert Dec 4, 2009 Probable Not injury related

- Run Defense. San Diego's defense ranks #21 against the run. Dallas ranks #9.

- Rushing Offense. Dallas ranks #8. San Diego ranks #29. So, San Diego can't run and can't stop the run. That means clock control favors the Cowboys. Clock control will be very important as the Boys need to limit the time the Chargers offense is on the field passing. It also keeps our defense fresh, and our secondary will NEED to be fresh.

The only problem I see is that if Garrett makes this a passing war, then San Diego will win. Rivers has shown he can score in a short amount of time... Just ask the Giants.

E-Man
12-08-2009, 02:41 PM
Damn those injuries are bad for them. That's a huge advantage.

FreshBoy!
12-08-2009, 07:02 PM
I'm pretty sure we win this game. Not sure how/why honestly. I'm just 100% sure the boys pull it out. Wade's soooo agitated by the media that I think he gets his guys to really play up for this game. The "December" talk won't go away with a W though.

Chargers - W
Saints - Close "L"
Skins - W
Eagles - unsure

Supporting Caste
12-09-2009, 01:07 AM
I know history says this optimism is reckless, but I just don't think San Diego is that good.

I think we can run (at least Felix and Tashard can...**** YOU GARRETT!) on them and throw on them, and I think our defense matches up well with theirs (with the exception of Sproles on the screen pass...).

LonghornsLegend
12-12-2009, 12:27 PM
I'm torn on this game, I really don't have full confidence we will win, but I'll probably be able to tell after a few series if were ready to play or not. Winning this game would go a long way towards building confidence and quieting the December woes crap. Especially since I don't plan on beating NO this is huge as we could be facing losing 3 games in a row very soon.


I'm going to be really excited to see how we stack up, I think we should win but I just don't know honestly.


If I had to guess, 27-24 San Diego because we miss an important FG somewhere.

diesel
12-12-2009, 01:25 PM
I like the fact that Wade has a lot of knowledge about the team and players we are playing this week. I would imagine he has a good idea with what to do with Gates and try to get at Rivers as much as possible. Tomlinson is just not Tomlinson anymore we just have to do a good job on Sproles as far as running and catching out of the backfield.

There's a lot of talk about Barber not being out there as much but I doubt that. They openly admitted they don't trust Felix or Choice as blockers. So when they are out there it's almost always a run. I expect Witten to have another big day whether Weddle was going to play or not.

If we win the turnover battle and penalty battle then I really think we can beat them.

Maybe Jason Williams can make some big plays and we can finally kick Carp to the curb. That is if he gets a chance to...

Not gonna bother posting a score but, I think we win a big one at home and a big one for the season. 9-4 going to visit Mr. Brees.

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 03:15 PM
Game Time! I hope we pull this out.

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 03:43 PM
This is what we get when Garrett refuses to run the ball. 3 straight pass attempts and a punt on our 2nd drive.

crisco0710
12-13-2009, 03:43 PM
Sigh..... 1st down passing will always kill us.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 03:50 PM
This is ugly, talk about an offense exploiting our weaknesses. This is going to get real bad on 3rd down conversions if the 1st quarter is any indicator. It just looks too easy.

diesel
12-13-2009, 03:59 PM
Anyone elses eyes get really big when we had Carpenter on Sproles out wide?

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:01 PM
lol...they're making our defense look terrible, not to mention confused.

We need to score right now.

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 04:05 PM
Amazing what 2 run plays just did, eh Ginger?

diesel
12-13-2009, 04:06 PM
I love it, more Deon = more Felix

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 04:06 PM
Oh great 5 runs in a row... Now PASS!

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:06 PM
5 straight runs...amazing. That must be a first. lol. It's one or the other.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:08 PM
What a horrible no call that was.

Good check Tony.

diesel
12-13-2009, 04:08 PM
HA! Careful what we wish for.

LonghornsLegend
12-13-2009, 04:08 PM
What do ya know, running the ball, does in fact work. Especially since their probably waiting for the pass. Let's see if we stay committed. More Felix please.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:10 PM
I want Felix to start so bad. I dont want to hear that he cant block because, he's actually a good blocker. So that's nonsense.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:12 PM
Dont get cute....pound the rock in there.

diesel
12-13-2009, 04:12 PM
Yea, The Cat is dangerous and has improved his blocking dramatically.

And looks a hell of a lot better since the knee injury.

diesel
12-13-2009, 04:13 PM
Gotta be kidding me.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:13 PM
That play never works Garrett! ****.

How many times does Barber have to get stuffed at FB before you freaking get it?

Supporting Caste
12-13-2009, 04:14 PM
Jason Garrett is a ******* tard.

That's all.

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 04:14 PM
Ol = Fail.

superman8456
12-13-2009, 04:15 PM
Brandon Siler is playing some good football right now.

Surprised to see you go on 4th down.

diesel
12-13-2009, 04:16 PM
I'm cutting the tv off if we let them drive 99 yards right here.

Supporting Caste
12-13-2009, 04:18 PM
The OL was fine. Barber just sucks right now (injury?) and the playcalling was tragically predictable.

Garrett is just awful. The guy is the single biggest problem with this team.

diesel
12-13-2009, 04:19 PM
Well we ARE 3rd in the league under Garrett.

diesel
12-13-2009, 04:20 PM
Way to go Newman that was big.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:20 PM
We're also a horrible red zone and goal line team under Garrett. Awful. And he's usually to blame.

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 04:21 PM
Brandon Siler is playing some good football right now.

Surprised to see you go on 4th down.
I wanted us to draft him too.

Supporting Caste
12-13-2009, 04:21 PM
Can't believe Newman just made a play.

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 04:22 PM
The OL was fine. Barber just sucks right now (injury?) and the playcalling was tragically predictable.

Garrett is just awful. The guy is the single biggest problem with this team.
OL was fine? I'm talking about on the goalline. They got ZERO push.

Supporting Caste
12-13-2009, 04:22 PM
Stop Running Barber
Stop Running Barber
Stop Stop Stop Stop ******* Stop It

For The Love Of ******* ****

edit: That anti-caps thing really limits the effect

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:23 PM
Nice catch Miles. :/

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 04:23 PM
Cut that Mother ******ER!!!!

Supporting Caste
12-13-2009, 04:23 PM
Haha.

**** this team.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:23 PM
And Folk, that's on you. ****

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:24 PM
This looks like one of those games where we'll be saying what if, a thousand times after we lose.

FreshBoy!
12-13-2009, 04:24 PM
Haha.

**** this team.

hahaa....pretty much. Wow

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 04:24 PM
And Folk, that's on you. ****
Welcome to the party. MOTH. About time.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:25 PM
I cant believe there are worse red zone teams out there then us because, we're garbage.

diesel
12-13-2009, 04:27 PM
When you think it can't get worse we have Folk shanking it.

Supporting Caste
12-13-2009, 04:28 PM
Well, at least a loss today means I don't waste three hours the next three Sundays watching a team that could hardly **** up more if it tried to.

With Garrett here, we just can't compete. Replacing Wade is unlikely to hurt, either.

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 04:28 PM
Mike Jenkins is Godly.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:29 PM
Woo Bowen!

Ware is getting off the line faster than ever but, he's not getting there.

Supporting Caste
12-13-2009, 04:29 PM
Man, Mike Jenkins is awesome, though.

At least we've got him.

diesel
12-13-2009, 04:29 PM
Mike Jenkins is Godly.

True, that first big catch on him was great coverage he just made a great play on the ball. They have some BIG receivers.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:30 PM
Keith wouldnt have caught it anyway...that was lucky.

Supporting Caste
12-13-2009, 04:30 PM
We are Oakland.

FreshBoy!
12-13-2009, 04:32 PM
We are Oakland.

Whoa now...calm down fella.

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 04:33 PM
Holding them to 10 points is very good. We need to commit to the run in the second half to continue to keep the clock going and keep their Offense off the field. Rivers almost scores at will.

Supporting Caste
12-13-2009, 04:33 PM
Not serious.

I am for ******* sure serious, however, that we need to make sure Barber doesn't touch the ball again today.

The difference between him and Felix/Choice is consistently 5 or more yards per run, and almost all of Choice/Felix's big plays this year *WOULD NOT* have occurred if it were Barber in there instead.

The guy just can't run right now, but Felix and Choice are two of the more dangerous runners in the league. I don't get it.

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 04:42 PM
Not serious.

I am for ******* sure serious, however, that we need to make sure Barber doesn't touch the ball again today.

The difference between him and Felix/Choice is consistently 5 or more yards per run, and almost all of Choice/Felix's big plays this year *WOULD NOT* have occurred if it were Barber in there instead.

The guy just can't run right now, but Felix and Choice are two of the more dangerous runners in the league. I don't get it.
Yeah, I want the others to get more touches... but the OL F'd up on the goalline and Barber is the guy I want down there every time. I don't even blame Garrett for that one, because he ran it North-South. OL got ZERO push.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 04:44 PM
I actually love the fact that Garrett was running down there but, that last play pissed me off. He's gotta stop with that crap. Barber always gets stuffed when he lines up at fullback, every single time.

diesel
12-13-2009, 04:55 PM
We need to start dumping it off to Jones and testing their new safety down the field. Hope to get a PI at the least.

diesel
12-13-2009, 05:04 PM
What a pleasant surprise Ball has been.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 05:05 PM
He's been terrible...that was a good play but, the majority of the time he's been pretty bad. Surprisingly, teams havent been trying to test our safeties deep.

FreshBoy!
12-13-2009, 05:06 PM
Boys have to get in the endzone here, they're losing the field position battle, and it's only a matter of time that the Defense has a breakdown.

diesel
12-13-2009, 05:06 PM
Have we missed Ken Hamlin?

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 05:07 PM
Hamlin sucks...as does Ball. There hasnt even been a big difference. But neither is good.

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 05:07 PM
Barbarian!!!

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 05:08 PM
Just give it to Felix.

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 05:08 PM
THAT'S how you do it Garrett!!! Now Play-Action!!!

diesel
12-13-2009, 05:11 PM
Only a matter of time for Austin we have to start making some deep plays eventually.

Supporting Caste
12-13-2009, 05:12 PM
When Garrett runs tosses or sweeps, he does it with ******* BARBER!!

GARRETT YOU INCOMPETENT TWAT

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 05:14 PM
WAY TO PROTECT THE FOOTBALL ROY!!! Good man.

FreshBoy!
12-13-2009, 05:14 PM
JG is calling a good game. I know it's fun critiquing every negative call...but this may be one of the best called games this year.

diesel
12-13-2009, 05:14 PM
LOL no way Roy was giving that ball up, we score this time.

dpl85
12-13-2009, 05:15 PM
Let's be more creative this time JG!

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 05:16 PM
good stuff.

diesel
12-13-2009, 05:17 PM
Great drive the whole way for 99 yards. Love how it was called.

Supporting Caste
12-13-2009, 05:17 PM
JG is calling a good game. I know it's funy critiquing every negative call...but this may be one of the best called games this year.

Dude, no. San Diego's defense is pretty crap. We'd be up right now with a coordinator who wasn't terrible.

dpl85
12-13-2009, 05:18 PM
Miles Austin and Tony Romo are now the second QB/WR combo that were both undrafted and had 3,000 yards passing and 1,000 receiving.

Guess who was the first?

FreshBoy!
12-13-2009, 05:20 PM
We'd be up right now with a offensive line could get a push. JG has done a great job running the ball, and controlling the clock. Perfectly called game? No....not possible...thus far pretty good though.

diesel
12-13-2009, 05:25 PM
Omg No! Get Up Dware!

LonghornsLegend
12-13-2009, 05:28 PM
There goes what little hope was left for this season.

diesel
12-13-2009, 05:31 PM
This is really sad, what a great guy I hope its nothing serious.

FreshBoy!
12-13-2009, 05:31 PM
Oh wow.....

Ratliff with the thumbs up though.....wow

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 05:31 PM
Dang man. God Bless you Demarcus.

dpl85
12-13-2009, 05:31 PM
Oh crap our D won't work at all without D-Ware.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 05:33 PM
Oh wow.....

Ratliff with the thumbs up though.....wow

What?

He was giving the thumbs up after Ware obviously said he was alright.

diesel
12-13-2009, 05:33 PM
The picture of Jerry with both his hands over his face says it all.

diesel
12-13-2009, 05:35 PM
Let's get this for Ware guys.

LonghornsLegend
12-13-2009, 05:35 PM
Time to focus back on the game now, 11 mins left, do we have what it takes to have a gut check and pull this out? No reason to lose this game at home, tied up at this point.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 05:36 PM
Rivers could have thrown that ball anywhere.

FreshBoy!
12-13-2009, 05:37 PM
Time to focus back on the game now, 11 mins left, do we have what it takes to have a gut check and pull this out? No reason to lose this game at home, tied up at this point.

Spoke too soon!

LonghornsLegend
12-13-2009, 05:55 PM
Spoke too soon!

Yea well, everything we did at that point says alot about the character of this team. We know what's at stake. Granted we can still win the division/playoffs and all that, but this was telling about how we handle scrutiny. The way SD has drove down the field is ridiculous, Ware or no Ware.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 05:55 PM
And game. We need a miracle. This blows.

Supporting Caste
12-13-2009, 05:56 PM
Not only was Garrett outdone, but Wade got worked as well. His defensive playcalling was routinely exposed.

Oh well, maybe next ******* year. Again.

**** this team.

M.O.T.H.
12-13-2009, 06:05 PM
God we're going to lose out.

diesel
12-13-2009, 06:10 PM
No heart. (char)

diesel
12-13-2009, 06:11 PM
That missed field goal would come in handy right about now.

crisco0710
12-13-2009, 06:26 PM
How many games has Folk lost us now? Defense played great for the most part today. Outside of the last drive and that long pass interference the Chargers were slowed down.

D-Unit
12-13-2009, 07:37 PM
We need balls to just cut Folk. He's a POS, who's excuses have run the F out.

TheFan0520
12-13-2009, 08:52 PM
Unbelievable. Win the turnover battle, gain more rushing yards and they still lost the game handily (last TD doesn't count).

I'm really not a fan of the 3-4 defense. It just hasn't been great for us, which was the goal when Wade was brought in. It's been average to decent at times but never truly dominant. If Wade is out, hopefully the 3-4 defense leaves with him. Ware, Ratliff, Spears and Spencer all could still be effective in a 4-3. The only big change would be the linebackers and I think that would a good change because I miss the days when we had linebackers who could actually run and cover.

Plus, how many 3-4 disciples are out there to take over as Defensive coordinator if Wade leaves?

Supporting Caste
12-13-2009, 09:41 PM
Don't worry, we can just hire Dick LeBeau.

TheFan0520
12-13-2009, 10:56 PM
Why would Lebeau leave the Steelers? They will be fine once Polamalu comes back and I don't think Casey Hampton bolts in free agency either.

LonghornsLegend
12-13-2009, 11:02 PM
Unbelievable. Win the turnover battle, gain more rushing yards and they still lost the game handily (last TD doesn't count).

I'm really not a fan of the 3-4 defense. It just hasn't been great for us, which was the goal when Wade was brought in. It's been average to decent at times but never truly dominant. If Wade is out, hopefully the 3-4 defense leaves with him. Ware, Ratliff, Spears and Spencer all could still be effective in a 4-3. The only big change would be the linebackers and I think that would a good change because I miss the days when we had linebackers who could actually run and cover.

Plus, how many 3-4 disciples are out there to take over as Defensive coordinator if Wade leaves?



What has the 4-3 defense for us? It's not like we changed from a sucessful D to take a chance. Also why is the 3-4 gone if Wade is? You know he's not the only guy to run a 3-4 D right? How would you even know if Ware & Spencer would be fine in a 4-3 anyway, it's one thing to assume it would be ok but nobody knows that, Spencer was drafted specifically for the 3-4 scheme.


There are just as many guys out there to pick up and run a 3-4 as there are a 4-3, Capers was one last year who didn't even have a job until late this year. We don't even know who will all be hired or fired at this point.

TheFan0520
12-14-2009, 12:11 AM
Well what has the 3-4 done for us? This team had its best year on defense this decade in 2003 playing a 4-3 with less talent on paper too. Playing the 3-4, we still can't stop the run when it matters and our linebackers are a mismatch in coverage because we can't get to the passer enough.

Ware, Spencer, Spears...hell most defensive linemen in the NFL played a 4-3 in college. It's when they get drafted and have to make that adjustment to the 3-4 is when you wonder if they can do it successfully.

Another problem with the 3-4 is that they have been doing it wrong. You need a massive nose tackle to anchor the middle. Jamal Williams, Casey Hampton, Wilfork, Kris Jenkins, etc. Ratliff is great but he's undersized for that position.

thule
12-14-2009, 02:21 AM
I have some crazy thoughts from the game.

Wow...talk about the difference Ware makes to this team. Butler clearly isn't a 3 down player yet...they ran at him the whole 4th quarter.

Like MOTH always says Spears isn't a bad player...but he hangs his teammates out to dry. This is why I hate spears. He always get ran on in the goalline formations and is always on his belly or 5 yards deep in the endzone. I'd also like to point out that Ratliff is also abused more often than not in short yardage situations. Back to Back weeks I've seen him get turned and pushed.

Newman is nothing more than a nickel/specialty cover man anymore. This should be his position after this year. He doesn't have the ability to stick with people anymore and he is over compensating for something because he is usually opening to early or too late either sitting on a curl or opening to soon to go deep and getting burned underneath. This has been a recurring problem all year. Something has changed...probably age and he needs to stick to the inside now.

We have been let down year after year for the same reasons. Our ILBers can't get to the flat to cover backs and TE's. This isn't anything new to anyone here. But after looking at our coverage schemes today from a fans view I noticed a few things. We play zone to cover up our liabilities. We blitz James in the nickel and play a lot of man. But in base defenses we come out in a lot of cover 2 shell. By doing this Wade can hide teams taking advantage of us in the flats. But this is the question...when he does this he takes our corners away from watching the QB. They have to make sure noone pops out before they can adjust and go man. This is why I have a problem with Wades scheme. He runs a zone/man hybrid which is rpetty standard accross the NFL from a fans perspective....but just think about how many times we've watched a WR catch the ball just over newman and right before the safety. I can think of a handful of times this happened in this game alone.

Here is my point. Wade had coverage problems in SD but what I noticed was that teams would usually go strong side to the right to force donnie edwards to be opposite of Jammer...and then teams would force Jammer to stick and since he isn't your typical quick twitch corner he was picked on. Whereas when he mans up he is actually a pretty good corner imo.

M.O.T.H.
12-14-2009, 02:48 AM
I'm not exactly sure why you'd be bashing our run defense today, they only gave up 73 yards on 30 carries. That's a cool, 2.3 yards per carry. We're like 8th in the league against the run, which isnt bad at all. We're not scoring enough points...our red zone deficiencies are killing us. Our defense only gives up 17.9 PPG, that's tops in the NFC. And they held the high scoring Chargers to only 20 points...Last weeks loss was on the defense, this week we just squandered a few too many opportunities on offense. That's just the way things go sometimes.

The first thing that needs to be addressed on that defense is the secondary, imo. You have Jenkins and a bunch of average guys. And yeah, I sure wish Jason Williams was ready to play because, watching Bradie, Brooking, and yes Bobby try to cover when they're actually being focused on, is pretty ugly. Our nickel defense sucks.

thule
12-14-2009, 03:49 AM
I'm not exactly sure why you'd be bashing our run defense today, they only gave up 73 yards on 30 carries. That's a cool, 2.3 yards per carry. We're like 8th in the league against the run, which isnt bad at all. We're not scoring enough points...our red zone deficiencies are killing us. Our defense only gives up 17.9 PPG, that's tops in the NFC. And they held the high scoring Chargers to only 20 points...Last weeks loss was on the defense, this week we just squandered a few too many opportunities on offense. That's just the way things go sometimes.

The first thing that needs to be addressed on that defense is the secondary, imo. You have Jenkins and a bunch of average guys. And yeah, I sure wish Jason Williams was ready to play because, watching Bradie, Brooking, and yes Bobby try to cover when they're actually being focused on, is pretty ugly. Our nickel defense sucks.

I was thinking more back to the fact of after Ware went down. Although we only gave up 2.9 yards per carry after Ware went down we left them in 3rd and managable and allowed them to carry the ball for over 50 yards on their final drive to eat up the clock. They also ran for 2 first downs on that drive...and checked to the flats on atleast 2 of their other first downs. Our inability to stop the run on that drive killed us.

M.O.T.H.
12-14-2009, 03:49 AM
Ugh. We're not even in good shape, up one game for the final playoff spot. The Giants have the tie breaker and a cup cake schedule...we have to play the god damn Saints this next week. sigh. Even if we end up winning two of the next three, we still may be on the outside looking in. With the Giants having to play Washington, Carolina, and a Vikings team that will more than likely be playing for nothing. Things look kind of bleak.

M.O.T.H.
12-14-2009, 03:54 AM
I was thinking more back to the fact of after Ware went down. Although we only gave up 2.9 yards per carry after Ware went down we left them in 3rd and managable and allowed them to carry the ball for over 50 yards on their final drive to eat up the clock. They also ran for 2 first downs on that drive...and checked to the flats on atleast 2 of their other first downs. Our inability to stop the run on that drive killed us.

Anyway you slice it...our defense wouldnt be that good without Ware. Plus they were looking pretty worn down by the end. Yeah it sucks...but our nickel pass defense failed a lot more than our run defense did.

thule
12-14-2009, 03:57 AM
Ugh. We're not even in good shape, up one game for the final playoff spot. The Giants have the tie breaker and a cup cake schedule...we have to play the god damn Saints this next week. sigh. Even if we end up winning two of the next three, we still may be on the outside looking in. With the Giants having to play Washington, Carolina, and a Vikings team that will more than likely be playing for nothing. Things look kind of bleak.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Philly drop one to either the 49ers or the Broncos. Neither game is a cake walk and with us in week 17 possibly looking ahead maybe.

I'm starting to think that is our best bet. If philly loses that game it will be a week 17 flashback to last year.

thule
12-14-2009, 03:59 AM
Anyway you slice it...our defense wouldnt be that good without Ware. Plus they were looking pretty worn down by the end. Yeah it sucks...but our nickel pass defense failed a lot more than our run defense did.

Our nickel defense has been terrible all year. This is why I wanted a guy like Boley over Brooking in free agency.

We also run blitzed the **** out of the Chargers tho...that is what didn't make any sense....we would blitz the a or b gap with brooking and they'd still gain 3 yards. I couldn't believe it...we didn't control the LOS. But yes I agree stopping the run wasn't our biggest problem...however in crunch time we have been known to get soft and let teams run on us.

M.O.T.H.
12-14-2009, 04:07 AM
I wouldn't be surprised to see Philly drop one to either the 49ers or the Broncos. Neither game is a cake walk and with us in week 17 possibly looking ahead maybe.

I'm starting to think that is our best bet. If philly loses that game it will be a week 17 flashback to last year.

Yup, Philly is going to have to faulter.

Unless we plan on winning out. :/

This sucks, this really sucks. Best way to put it. haha. It sure does suck that we're going to have to listen to the media spew out all this December crap again this time next year. At least they're not blaming Romo for everything now but, this stuff is still annoying.

M.O.T.H.
12-14-2009, 04:11 AM
Romo should have thrown a pick or two today but anyway...just an FYI, his 7 INTS rank him tied for 2nd for the least amount of INTS for a starting QB. (Excluding Quinn, VY, and Bulger) Who would have guessed, that he would be there when the season began? That's a fantastic turn around. He actually has a chance to throw less INTS then every starting QB in the league this year. He's also cut his fumble numbers in half from a year ago. The guy has def. elevated his game.

Also consider the fact that he has done this as the most heavily blitzed Qb in the league. And as for December losses...you cant put either of these losses on him this year. Hopefully some of the Romo hate will subside after this year, some how I doubt it, though.

herniateddisc
12-14-2009, 10:00 AM
My game notes

1) TNew sucks and it is not physical, it is mental -- plays dumb.
2) Jenkins is the best CB in the NFC
3) JG is mindless. His game plans are borderline stupid. No play action, no bubble screen, no pulling guards, no posts, too few slants.
4) Leonard Davis for all his size can't run block effectively
5) Alan Ball is playing better and better. Some hope along with Free who did not give up a sack to Phillips.
6) Sensabaugh is a non-playmaker. Watkins at SS is a better option IMHO.
7) Tony is not making mistakes but he is taking no risks.
8) D is once again falling apart in big spots. A sure fire sign that Wade is in charge.
9) Can we please cut Folk?
10) Bradie too.

Modano
12-14-2009, 11:34 AM
I don't think we're playing so bad. Actually we've not played bad all year long. The only game in which we were (probably) outplayed was the GB one, or the first one against the Giants. We're losing close games. And that's because we are missing on too many opportunities.

Macarthur
12-14-2009, 12:10 PM
I don't think we're playing so bad. Actually we've not played bad all year long. The only game in which we were (probably) outplayed was the GB one, or the first one against the Giants. We're losing close games. And that's because we are missing on too many opportunities.

You're right in that, this team doesn't quit, like teams of the past. This team doesn't get blown out by good teams, which implies that the talent level is fine. And let's not forget, SD is my front runner to represent the AFC in the SB. They are a very good team, so there's no crime in losing to them. If anything, it should show you that this team isn't that far off.

This team just doesn't do details. They showed the replay of NBC of the big play to Jackson down the sideline and both Harrison and Dungy said that when you have a 2 deep coverage, the CB has to get a jam on the WR. Newman let him run right past him. Poor technique. Time and time again, it's the little things that seperate the good teams from the mediocre.

I truly believe that if we had a solid coach here, 11-5 would be a strong possiblity every year.

I'm thinking Holmgren.

JJJ888
12-14-2009, 12:29 PM
Anyone else think that Ware's injury was caused by the extra little shove McNeil gave him from behind as Ware closed in on Rivers? Because I do, and I'm pretty sure McNeil should be fined for it.

nrcirc
12-14-2009, 01:59 PM
Ugh. We're not even in good shape, up one game for the final playoff spot. The Giants have the tie breaker and a cup cake schedule...we have to play the god damn Saints this next week. sigh. Even if we end up winning two of the next three, we still may be on the outside looking in. With the Giants having to play Washington, Carolina, and a Vikings team that will more than likely be playing for nothing. Things look kind of bleak.

You are corrected, we are in bad shape. Here is the question: If the Cowboys, Giants, and the Eagles are all finished 10-6 with 4-2 conference records, who you think going to win the division and who will go home, keep in mind that the Giants took two from the Cowboys, and the Eagles took two from Giants and Cowboys took from the Eagles. Go figure.

D-Unit
12-14-2009, 02:07 PM
You are corrected, we are in bad shape. Here is the question: If the Cowboys, Giants, and the Eagles are all finished 10-6 with 4-2 conference records, who you think going to win the division and who will go home, keep in mind that the Giants took two from the Cowboys, and the Eagles took two from Giants and Cowboys took from the Eagles. Go figure.
After that it goes down to how you did versus same opponents.

nrcirc
12-14-2009, 02:19 PM
After that it goes down to how you did versus same opponents.

I though is your opponents winning %. My point is even Cowboys are tied with the Giants, we could end up finish ahead.

LizardState
12-14-2009, 02:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nrcirc---
You are corrected, we are in bad shape. Here is the question: If the Cowboys, Giants, and the Eagles are all finished 10-6 with 4-2 conference records, who you think going to win the division and who will go home, keep in mind that the Giants took two from the Cowboys, and the Eagles took two from Giants and Cowboys took from the Eagles. Go figure.

D: After that it goes down to how you did versus same opponents.

Call me ironic & crazy, but could this shape up the season ender vs Philly for that last WC Playoff slot?

Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory, v. 3.0:
And how about that playcalling for 4 downs from a 1st & goal inside the 2? We all know MBIII is a guaranteed TD for an inside handoff play <severe sarcasm>..... or 4 straight inside handoffs. If Jason Garrett did it, he's a moron & the most overrated OC east of Jimmy Raye.

LonghornsLegend
12-14-2009, 08:31 PM
Our nickel defense has been terrible all year. This is why I wanted a guy like Boley over Brooking in free agency.


I don't know about that, even knowing how great Boley is in coverage I wouldn't trade him for Brooking no way, and that's taking into consideration that Boley is years younger. I don't think Boley could be the every down player that Brooking has done so well for us, nor could he fill one of the very few roles of being an emotional leader that this team has.