I always say this.....GILBRIDE CAN DRAW PLAYS UP WITH THE BEST OF THEM. His playcalling is really, really bad though. Hell of an architect, but he can't put the house together correctly.
If you score 50 points in one game 40 the next, then 10, 10, and 10 next, it averages it out to 24 points a game. Still, for an offense, those are poor numbers.
Those 10 point games probably translated to 3 losses. Where as if the offense was more consistent, all 5 games were winnable.
Instead of stating the obvious through your twists and turns, what is your basis for this decision? For if you were correct then the primary reason for our success and failure rests on Kevin Gilbride over our players. Therefore you must give Kevin Gilbride most of the credit on the Eli to Tyree play in the Super Bowl. After all, it was all based on Kevin's playbook., as eli will pick the run play or pass play KG CALLS based on the defensive look...and eli decided run/pass based on the gameplan KG installs weekly. Dont just go to the other end of the spectrum and claim eli has total freedom to do as he pleases just to counter the argument its all on KG. its on both, but imo, mostly on KG.
Perhaps you are not as knowledgeable as you think. Sometimes Eli is given more than that. Sometimes he has 2 pass and 2 run plays as an example. Sometimes it's a set play regardless.Eli can only choose between the 3 plays sent in from what I have read and understand. those 3 plays are based on the formation that KG sent in as well, meaning ive never seen us come out in a I formation, and eli audibles into a shotgun formation play..
Instead of just repeating your theory, maybe you could describe how KG system influenced two different plays. One positive and one negative. The Tyree play in '07, and the Eli left-hand interception earlier this year....Eli is making his decisions based on the parameters of KGs scheme and instruction. The decisions eli will make still has a ton of input from KG on when and why to make certain decisions...to try and excuse KG bc "eli decides run or pass" which is a slanted statement anyways, is as comical as people blaming solely kg.
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Points Per Game -- 26.8 (5th)
Points Per Play -- 0.443 (2nd)
Touchdowns Per Game -- 2.9 (7th)
Red Zone Scoring Attempts Per Game -- 3.9 (4th)
Red Zone Scoring Percentage (TDs only) -- 54.84 percent (13th)
Plays Per Game -- 60.5 (31st)
Yards Per Play -- 5.9 (4th)
Avg. Time Of Possession -- 29:10 (23rd)
Third Down Conversion Percentage -- 40.62 percent (11th)
Rushing Attempts Per Game -- 25.6 (23rd)
Yards Per Rush Attempt -- 4.6 (7th)
Rushing Play Percentage -- 42.25 percent (15th)
Passing Yards Per Game -- 239.1 (12th)
Yards Per Pass Attempt -- 7.1 (11th)
Yards Per Completion -- 11.8 (4th)
QB Sacked Percentage -- 3.58 percent (2nd)
Average Team Passer Rating -- 87.2 (14th)
I think it is obvious where we need to improve. OLINE.
If you dig up the dirt in Oakland, you will find Giant bones
1-Aaron Donald DT Pitt
2-Kareem Martin DE UNC
3-Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB Neb
4-C.J. Fiedorowicz TE Iowa
5-Bryan Stork C FSU
5-Chris Watt G ND
6-Jeff Janis WR SV