MontanaHawk05 wrote:I too see nobody actually giving examples of how Bevell's play-calling was bad, except for sporadic instances. We were one of the hottest offenses in the league after Week 5.
The numerous times at various points in .NET chat during games this year where I begged him not to run for a second or third time in a row because the defense would see it coming, and then watching Marshawn get 1-2 yards or get stuffed for a loss don't count? Sure, some of those ended up working, but not most. We had to punt because of stupid consecutive run plays this year more times than I can count. For the record, I'm not against consecutive run plays, it was more the constant up-the-gut stuff without changing it around some that killed me. Get creative if you're going to run three damn times in a row. Running to either side of the center 3 consecutive times is something that you simply cannot do.
It got old watching us march 80 yards down the field like it was nothing, repeatedly, 3 times as much in the second halves of games as in the first halves because we started calling better plays suited to our personnel and quarterback, then watching us go back to the boring, predictable, bland stuff to start the next game with. I'm also only referring to the second half of the season; I get that Papa Pete kept a leash on it the first half, I don't blame Bevell for that.