Kind of like the Jimmy Buffett song, Fins to the left, Fins to the right….you know the rest.
The Fins (my childhood team) growing up in Miami came to town and boy, it wasn’t pretty. During the game a statistic came on the screen that we have given up 53+ (I think) points in turnovers. Which means those points came by the opposing team getting the turnover and scoring directly afterwards.
Turnover-turnover-turnover, yep three picks and Jay will tell you personally that they are difficult if not impossible to recover from in the NFL. I know I keep saying it but it’s true and everyone knows it. AND more injuires, D.J., McCree, Pittman’s neck again and Webster came limping out but I never saw if he was OK.
Defense looked a lot better so I’m real optimistic (outside injuries) that we can get it together in the coming weeks with the 4-3 defense. If the corners play closer and adjustments are made there, we can still play with seven or eight in the box and not get receivers behind us. I think Paymah was a little tentative in his first start but I liked what I saw from him, great athlete.
I heard he was 4.3, 40 yard dash guy which is Deion fast? Gotta give credit where credit is due, Camarillo runs some of the best routes I’ve seen in a while. If you have kids playing receiver, get some film of this guy, not big, not super fast, but runs very-very precise routes.
The ‘O’ was grounded. Pretty much the only thing in the paper I agreed with other than Joey Porter may have got in Marshalls head during the game. We need a running game to off-set the pass and keep guys on the line of scrimmage. Think about it, double Marshall and drop into coverage if there’s no real running game. What happens? More guys in the passing lanes and no where to throw….picks. No excuses but, you know it, I know it and so does Mike. They have to get a running game established along with the draw plays and screens to keep the D on their toes.
A suggestion I have is to move Jay out of the pocket (sprint out) a little and let the O-line get some shots at folks and run the D-line around and tire them out a bit getting sliced and diced, like we use to do with Elway. As lineman, we loved it.
Short week, Browns up Thursday night. I may be delayed getting a post up after the game as I’ll be in the Keys late Thursday-Monday at a Celebrity Charity fishing tournament for Cystic Fibrosis.
If you have a chance next Friday evening, November 7th, listen to a radio show I’m co-hosting in the Florida Keys on www.KeysRadio.com then click on KEZY 96.9 and listen live.
I’ll be on with (The Host) Capt. Bill Kelly, Gary Dunn retired 12-year Pittsburgh Steeler and Bruce Melnick, Space Shuttle astronaut. We’ll be talking football and about the Redbone Charity tournament to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis that we’re there for and who knows what else. Sure to be entertaining.