BigMeach wrote:I just don't see it. I just rewatched it as well. Even if he DID say dumb, that in no way means he is saying it was a dumb play call. You Bevell hater's gotta cool it. That play call wasn't terrible, if Oba pushes his block back instead of losing it that doesn't happen and we get the 1st or at least a reasonable 4th and 1. It's all about execution.
For instance that 4th and 3 play afterwords for the TD to Braylon wasn't designed for Braylon to get passed to there. It was intended to clear the left side out for Tate, and if RW waits a split second longer he gets wide open. Of course we all know what happens, we score a TD on RW's throw, but that is not nearly as high percentage as what would have gone to Tate had RW made the right throw.
If RW misses that throw to Braylon ppl are on this forum saying how stupid that was and it's all Bevell's fault when in fact RW made the incorrect throw (even though it worked)
This isn't a hate on RW, it's just another example of how easily things can be misconstrued.
If you're going to hate on Bevell at least have some solidity to the claim, show an example of why.
Fox0r wrote:I was re-watching the game tonight. In the 4th quarter with 8:13 left, the Hawks are facing a 3rd and 5 at the Patriots 12 yard line.
Bevell calls a WR screen to Tate. As we've all mentioned, we hate WR screens in this offense. They never seem to work and we call them way too often. Almost as despised as the fades in the endzone.
The play is stuffed for only a 2 yard gain. Leaving the team in a 4th and 3 situation.
The camera then pans to Pete who is visibility angry on the sideline. He walks past Darrell Bevell, looks at him in disgust and says, "Dumb".
He then continues walking forward and drops another visible, .
I thought this was an interesting exchange. I know Pete publicly called our Bevell's playcalling as a reason we won this game, but I can't help but wonder if the front-office is also questioning some of his play calls like we have been.
Wish I could upload the video to Youtube.
kearly wrote:I've defended Bevell plenty of times and will probably defend him more in the future, but that 3rd and 5 play call was *mod edit*, with apologies to *mod edit* people for being compared to that decision.
BAllenHawk wrote:I was listening to Brock & Salk today. They had Jaws on today and he was actually praising Darl Bevell's play calling. Saying he was doing a great job simplifying the playbook and utilizing RW's skill set. Just some food for thought.
http://mynorthwest.com/category/pod_pla ... and%20Salk