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Thread: Cam Speaks
01-24-2013, 09:48 PM #49Regular 1st Stringer
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01-25-2013, 11:11 AM #50
Re: Cam Speaks
You're saying this offense is doing 'better' because it hung up 28 points on New England, but it hung the same number of points on Washington the day before he was fired. It hung 44 on Cincy, 31 on New England, 31 on Dallas, and 55 on Oakland. They had essentially the same offensive performance in New England in the playoffs a year ago, the only real difference is that this year we actually caught all of our TD passes.
It wasn't like the offense under Cam was completely inept and incapable (like the Blake/Boller/Wright years.) The issue for the offense was consistency. That may have been a lack of focus by some players, in which case the 'wake-up' call idea actually has legs.
Remember also that one other major change was made -- the offensive line. Joe, like most QB's, is much better when he has ATS. You watch the games -- you can remember games around the middle of the season when Joe could barely get the snap before he had someone in his grill.
I agree Cam's playcalling was partly responsible for the quick pressure, and part of the lack of consistency might have been due to him not putting guys in the best position to succeed. I wasn't really trying to rebut the criticism of Cam as an OC. But the criticism of how he handled that interview is unwarranted. The guy was, and is, full-on class, and while I think letting him go was a great and bold move, he definitely deserves the SB ring he's going to get.