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    Last week KG called a great game against 49ers but this week against the Redskins he regressed ridiculously. KG will have these games where he'll call a great game and we'll all praise him; then bash all the KG haters. Then when he calls a horrible game, which he can have time to time, all the KG haters come back with the "I told you so" phrase. I hate it when he does this.

    Sometimes its so predictable when he's gonna have a bad game and what plays he's going to call for. His inconsistency is driving me nuts. The 49ers game he called was great but I felt as if we left quite a few points on the field when we got those turnovers due to bad play calling. Hopefully he'll bounce back and call a great one against the Cowboys to exact revenge. Just my uneducated take. Thoughts?
    “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”

  • #2
    Originally posted by rtahsin View Post
    Last week KG called a great game against 49ers but this week against the Redskins he regressed ridiculously. KG will have these games where he'll call a great game and we'll all praise him; then bash all the KG haters. Then when he calls a horrible game, which he can have time to time, all the KG haters come back with the "I told you so" phrase. I hate it when he does this.

    Sometimes its so predictable when he's gonna have a bad game and what plays he's going to call for. His inconsistency is driving me nuts. The 49ers game he called was great but I felt as if we left quite a few points on the field when we got those turnovers due to bad play calling. Hopefully he'll bounce back and call a great one against the Cowboys to exact revenge. Just my uneducated take. Thoughts?
    Eli is calling the game from a set of plays that Gilbride gives him therefor you should not place the sole blame the OC. It's ultimately on Eli, and yesterday was not his best game despite another fantastic finish.

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    • #3
      Did you ever think he might be setting the other team up? First he's all predictable, and then suddenly he's not? Suddenly, the other team is playing back on their heels because they don't know what to expect and things just aren't going like they thought they would?

      If I create a pattern and go, AB, AB, AB, A...C, and I do C when you were expecting B, C scores a TD.

      Gibride saves his creativity for the games/moments when it matters most.

      It's also a hindsight/execution thing. When he calls a 15 yard pass on 3rd and 1, (creative and unpredictable) it sucks when it doesn't work. Everyone gets on his case, saying it should have been a run (predictable). If on 3rd and 1, he calls a run, and it gets stuffed, it sucks. Everyone complains, "How can he be so ***** predictable."

      On the other hand, when the play he calls works, and Cruz is doing his salsa in the endzone, no one complains, "Pfft, he's so predictable. How dare he call for a pass to Cruz on third down."

      He may not be well regarded on the messageboards, especially at times, but in the NFL, he is an extremely successful OC and highly respected. If you aren't yet, get on board with it.
      Do not feed the trolls.

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      • #4
        :sigh:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Roosevelt View Post
          Eli is calling the game from a set of plays that Gilbride gives him therefor you should not place the sole blame the OC. It's ultimately on Eli, and yesterday was not his best game despite another fantastic finish.
          Did not know know that. I thought Gilbride calls the plays via headset to Eli.
          “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rtahsin View Post
            Last week KG called a great game against 49ers but this week against the Redskins he regressed ridiculously. KG will have these games where he'll call a great game and we'll all praise him; then bash all the KG haters. Then when he calls a horrible game, which he can have time to time, all the KG haters come back with the "I told you so" phrase. I hate it when he does this.

            Sometimes its so predictable when he's gonna have a bad game and what plays he's going to call for. His inconsistency is driving me nuts. The 49ers game he called was great but I felt as if we left quite a few points on the field when we got those turnovers due to bad play calling. Hopefully he'll bounce back and call a great one against the Cowboys to exact revenge. Just my uneducated take. Thoughts?
            Way to heavy on the pass, considering what the offensive line has been doing lately with the running game.

            As Roosevelt mentioned, sometimes Eli is calling out of designed runs.....usually, it works for him.

            HOWEVER.....and this goes back to the Philly game......sometimes, especially in the 4th quarter, Coughlin needs to get his hands on the offensive steering wheel.

            Example #1: After the RG3 fumble, run the ball, and try to eat up some clock.

            Example #2: 3rd and 1.... 3 minutes on the clock.... sorry, man, that's a ****ing running play.

            If not for Victor Cruz, we'd all be talking about what a poorly-called game this was.

            Parcells used to say "4th down is my call". Similarly, there are times when the play shouldn't be Eli's to make, or Gilbride's for that matter.
            "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

            "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rtahsin View Post
              Last week KG called a great game against 49ers but this week against the Redskins he regressed ridiculously. KG will have these games where he'll call a great game and we'll all praise him; then bash all the KG haters. Then when he calls a horrible game, which he can have time to time, all the KG haters come back with the "I told you so" phrase. I hate it when he does this.

              Sometimes its so predictable when he's gonna have a bad game and what plays he's going to call for. His inconsistency is driving me nuts. The 49ers game he called was great but I felt as if we left quite a few points on the field when we got those turnovers due to bad play calling. Hopefully he'll bounce back and call a great one against the Cowboys to exact revenge. Just my uneducated take. Thoughts?

              The truth is we don't have a clue. Eli never gets behind center with "a play" to run. He is tasked with looking at the defense presented and deciding which of several plays to execute.

              Here's an example of something we do know, though. I believe it was the 49ers game where Gilbride drew a play up to take advantage of something he saw. He showed the play to Eli, Eli bought into it, and the play was a success.

              There is too much that goes into calling plays that we don't understand for us to trash the coaching staff game after game, play after play,
              “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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              • #8
                I agree with what you are saying but wouldn't it be safe to say that these buildup schemes take time to happen and sometimes may backfire leaving in you a big hole. Then you might have to abandon that game plan to catchup. Don't get me wrong I don't hate KG but I feel sometimes he's more capable than whate he does sometimes.
                “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
                  There is too much that goes into calling plays that we don't understand for us to trash the coaching staff game after game, play after play,
                  Why the heck is this sooooooo hard for us to understand? These guys are PROFESSIONALS. They get paid MILLIONS of dollars to do their jobs. They are WAY too good to overlook something we, as casual observers, see. Geeez.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rtahsin View Post
                    I agree with what you are saying but wouldn't it be safe to say that these buildup schemes take time to happen and sometimes may backfire leaving in you a big hole. Then you might have to abandon that game plan to catchup. Don't get me wrong I don't hate KG but I feel sometimes he's more capable than whate he does sometimes.
                    Every play is a gamble. Will OUR players execute their roles as drawn up and practiced? Will Eli see a defensive set that he knows is giong to kill the # 1 play? Will the Defense do something unexpected and blow up the play?

                    What we see is ALL after the fact.

                    In yesterday's game, Eli sailed one on Nicks along the sideline. Nicks contorted and jumped but it went incomplete. Do you think the play was designed to fail?

                    In yesterday's game, final seconds, Eli takes a snap and to his amazement sees Cruz streaking down field with the defenders PLAYING OFF HIM. I don't know if that was the called # 1play or not, but Eli went for it, Cruz got under it and we won the game.

                    My point is that this team does everything it knows how to put the players in the best position to win every game. It doesn't always work, just like every play doesn't always work. The execution of the play, by eleven players, is what wins games.
                    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                    • #11
                      We had a 3rd and 1 at one point and the announcers chime in that the Giants have been in this position 8 times so far this year and its ALL been run plays. The Giants then hit a pass play for a first - easily to with all of Washington playing the run.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Roosevelt View Post
                        Eli is calling the game from a set of plays that Gilbride gives him therefor you should not place the sole blame the OC. It's ultimately on Eli, and yesterday was not his best game despite another fantastic finish.
                        Like someone said, the plays are getting radioed into Eli. Even though Eli has the authority to audible at the line, do you think he is just audibles out of run plays? They called like 75% passing plays during the game where they were down bay 4 points at most and Eli looked off from the beginning. This was poor gameplan without adjustments.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rtahsin View Post
                          Last week KG called a great game against 49ers but this week against the Redskins he regressed ridiculously. KG will have these games where he'll call a great game and we'll all praise him; then bash all the KG haters. Then when he calls a horrible game, which he can have time to time, all the KG haters come back with the "I told you so" phrase. I hate it when he does this.

                          Sometimes its so predictable when he's gonna have a bad game and what plays he's going to call for. His inconsistency is driving me nuts. The 49ers game he called was great but I felt as if we left quite a few points on the field when we got those turnovers due to bad play calling. Hopefully he'll bounce back and call a great one against the Cowboys to exact revenge. Just my uneducated take. Thoughts?
                          I think Eli was more off than Gilbride yesterday.
                          I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

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                          • #14
                            The skins have one of the worst pass defenses in the league, what is the problem with letting your franchise qb, throw to your franchise wr's? What I would like to know, what is it about Jim Hasselt's D that Eli has issues with?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ruttiger711 View Post
                              We had a 3rd and 1 at one point and the announcers chime in that the Giants have been in this position 8 times so far this year and its ALL been run plays. The Giants then hit a pass play for a first - easily to with all of Washington playing the run.
                              Then the announcers are idiots. The Giants are infamous for throwing the Go route (or skinny post) on third and short.

                              Drives me nuts.

                              P.S. - We did it yesterday on 3rd and 1 in the 4th and had to punt.
                              I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

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