We need to evolve along with what has been the trends on both offense and defense
We need to get back to "our thing": The Ground and Pound (regardless of trends)
I think we need to use what we have and play to our strengths in the short term while making personel moves to evolve into what we want to be in the long term
But stomping our feet when we throw too much in some games and saying "wah...ground and pound" is stupid
I like the physicality of the ground and pound. Unfortunately, this aspect of the game has become less important these days due to the recent changes Goodell has made. QBs have more time to throw and receivers have more space to catch ... Thus making the passing game far more efficient than running the ball ... At least when compared to 5 years ago.
I think we need to continue to improve on D, and also in the passing game ... Because teams like the Patriots can score will, we need to be able answer through the air as well.
I don't buy into the idea of keeping the other team off the field via running the ball ... Brady scores nearly every series ... If your D cannot stop a high powered air attack, running the ball to keep the opposing teams offense on the sideline is a flawed approach that is reactive in nature. I want our offense to scare other teams. Defenses are simply less effective against air attacks now.. To think otherwise is bury your head in the sand.
Last edited by Dunnie; 03-04-2012 at 09:01 AM.
"the NFL has evolved beyond "Ground and Pound". I know I'm not supposed to say this, but Schroy, that is some dumbass sh*t right there.
The NFL, and the strategies employed by the coaching staffs continually evolve. That's why you currently have all the air-it-out teams succeeding. But what have coaches done to counter the move? Suddenly, we have a bunch of teams realizing that they need speedy and competent defensive-back depth. As these teams have committed to their DBs, their run-D suffers due to undersized defenders ready mostly for passing downs. As more of the league starts to look like this, some innovators will start to do some things that don't subscribe to the Coryall methodology. (Try real hard, and you might think of a team that's starting to go to a 2-TE set quite a bit) As big TEs and FBs start to see their rebirth, you're going to see a lot more teams start to rely on a "gound and pound" offense. In fact, this is a constant oscillation that has defined this game since the introduction of the forward pass in 1906. You're just too myopic to notice.
Let's not let the hype mislead us and get hung up on semantics.
The term "ground and pound" should not be taken so literally. It's just a catch phrase, albeit one that Rex loves to toss around. I don't believe for a moment that it means the offense won't have a passing game (The fact that our passing game sucked is another issue). It is an offense that stresses winning the battle in the trenches and having a strong running game. Everything else is built upon that. And that's a good prescription for ANY offense.
Last edited by Jet Blast; 03-04-2012 at 11:29 AM.
Can't you simply say "Schroy, I disagree, here's why"?
My main problem with the "Ground and Pound" in 2012 is this:
If we are down by 14 with 6 minutes to go, we have to score twice and we have to probably get 160 yards in doing it. The offensive unit doesnt really know from "no huddles" because they havent been used all season. There is a good chance there will be penalties called against us if we go to this. In addition, the running backs will want the ball claiming they can get 5-10 yards per carry, and we know that's NOT happening. The opposing D will be looking for the pass, but, will be guarding for the run. So, they'll be closer to the trenches and we would have a perfect opportunity to get a long gain with some vertical down-field passing. But, that's not our "forte". Long passes won't be accurate because theyre simply not used very much.
In other words, with a "Ground and Pound" if we fall behind by more than 10 in the 4th there is an excellent chance we'll lose. With the "Ground and Pound" we'll go 10-6 instead of winning a division at 12-4 - because twice we couldnt score fast enough in the 4th Q in at least 2 games.
I want to win divisions. I want to have only 2 playoff games to play.
I want to GO to a Super Bowl. In 2012, I believe the "Ground and Pound' will take me to the playoffs - maybe - but not to a Super Bowl.
Last edited by Schroy48; 03-04-2012 at 01:30 PM.
1) We lucked into the playoffs in '09 and we couldnt score fast enough in the 4th to get to the Super Bowl vs. the Colts.
2) We needed to get just 1 yard to get to the SB last year and, in part, we didnt because the Steelers KNEW Schitty didnt trust Sanchez possibly throwing the ball on every down with EVERYTHING on the line. Weeb trusted Namath (who did throw int's), but Rex doesnt trust Sanchez.
So, how do you expect to ever win a SB?
The issue is kind of moot right now because "Ground and Pound" is the only option there is right now given the QB situation. If Sanchez somehow improves by leaps and bounds and starts proving that he can score a lot of points with a more passing-oriented attack, the Jets will stop grounding and start airing pretty quickly. Your philosophy should fit your strengths.
Where did I say anything like close is all I want? How stupid is this comeback by the idiot "I hate Sanchez" contingent? Stating a fact, the Jets were as close as it gets 2x's to show that ground and pound can work somehow translates into, "Im happy with getting close". Try something different, something that makes sense to anyone with a brain.
Your 2 stupid reasons to kill any QB are laughable. You're right, it's a rookie and 2nd year QBs fault that we didn't go the extra game to the SB. While at the same time its of no credit to that same QB that they got to that close to the SB.
It must be comforting to be so numb that you can find a person to blame no matter how stupid it is to blame that person. Blaming one person makes it so much easier to explain why a team didn't make it to to the SB. When in doubt, blame the QB. It's what retards have been doing since the dawn of football.
Last edited by Jet Nut; 03-04-2012 at 03:02 PM.
Letting the Steelers run all over the Jets 24 points in the first half also had nothing to do with the loss and clearly was all Sanchez's fault