[QUOTE=cjpeters9;3477727]Fine, then the questions should read - Should he keep his job? I agree and understand that they really can't fire him based on the results of the season.
There were games this year that the offense could do absolutely nothing.
Does no one else think the Shotty is grooming Sanchez to be a game manager, not a game winner?[/QUOTE]
What they did was attempt to ease him into the NFL as much as possible, and as of recently, Sanchez really seems to have taken to the role. What I do like, is that they haven't stripped him of his aggressiveness by asking him to constantly check down, they're still allowing him to throw the deep and intermediate routes, and I think that'll go a long way for him going forward.
But, we don't plan on running it 70% of the time long-term though, lets be real. I think we'll be back to a balanced offense next year, mainly because Sanchez's play of late has warranted giving him a little more responsibility going forward.
I almost spit out my beer when Schein said he thought Schotty called an excellent game today, but nevertheless his playcalling did improve as the year went on. I do think Rex stepping in mid-season and putting a stamping the ground & pound mentality, had a lot to do with that though.
Schotty will be back next year. I still think he's a JAG OC. He had a nice run in the last two games but for most of the regular season and today he was mediocre. He won't be fired you can fuggedaboutit.
Here's where Schottenheimer fcuked up big time in my opinion, where 14 additional points could have been had:
1st-10, NYJ29 12:50 T. Jones rushed to the right for 3 yard gain
2nd-7, NYJ32 12:17 T. Jones rushed up the middle for 1 yard gain
3rd-6, NYJ33 11:34 M. Sanchez passed to J. Cotchery to the right for 14 yard gain
1st-10, NYJ47 11:24 M. Sanchez rushed up the middle for 2 yard gain
2nd-8, NYJ49 10:49 S. Greene rushed to the right for 7 yard gain
3rd-1, IND44 10:11 S. Greene rushed to the right for 2 yard gain
1st-10, IND42 9:29 M. Sanchez passed to B. Edwards to the right for 20 yard gain
[B][COLOR="Red"]1st-10, IND22[/COLOR][/B] 8:43 S. Greene rushed to the right for 2 yard loss
[B][COLOR="red"]2nd-12, IND24 7:58 S. Greene rushed up the middle for 3 yard loss
3rd-15, IND27 7:18 M. Sanchez passed to B. Smith to the right for 1 yard gain[/COLOR][/B]
4th-14, IND26 6:40 J. Feely missed a 44-yard field goal
1st-10, IND29 3:40 T. Jones rushed to the right for 3 yard gain
2nd-7, IND26 3:00 NYJ committed 5 yard penalty
[B][COLOR="red"]2nd-12, IND31 2:30 T. Jones rushed to the right for 4 yard loss
3rd-16, IND35 2:23 T. Jones rushed up the middle for 5 yard gain [/COLOR][/B]
4th-11, IND30 2:11 J. Feely kicked a 48-yard field goal
[B]and then when they had time to try for a FG, they p*ssied out and set the tone for 0 points in the 2nd half[/B]
[COLOR="red"][B]1st-10, NYJ22 1:06 T. Jones rushed to the left for 6 yard gain
2nd-4, NYJ28 0:23 T. Jones rushed to the right for 1 yard gain [/B][/COLOR]
3rd-3, NYJ29 0:18 M. Sanchez rushed up the middle for 1 yard loss
Last edited by Kleckomania; 01-25-2010 at 02:05 AM.