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For me, the biggest disappointment since CPJ has been here is the number of mental mistakes his team makes. Movement at the LOS, a player taking a swing and costing us the ball, leaving a key defensive pass rusher unchallenged on a critical procession play etc. are examples.
Getting and keeping the football is the key to winning close games. When you have the ball you just canít give it up because your team is not disciplined.
If CPJ gets this fixed, he will win a lot more games.
Well we all know the excuse to our offense......we are big play offense and take risks so sometimes the ball is on the ground etc etc etc. It is clear that teams load up the LOS first two downs and hope to have a poor gain on our part ....then they point at qb and come at him.If you are going to be sucessful in my humble opinion you need third and three most of the time since we are not that good putting rock in the air ! If you run the flex you will fumble no doubt about it and third and six aint cool.
The system itself is risky due to its nature - that, I understand. What is nonsensical is our ability to go backwards via penalties before the ball is even snapped. That kind of crap is 100% coaching. How we do at correcting that kind of crap ought to be a bellwether of sorts to even the Johnson fans. TBD.