AMPHAR Posted September 12, 2017 Report Share Posted September 12, 2017 And the winner is......... Andy Dalton. Maybe a little bit of confirmation bias but I'd tried to be as honest as could and HE WAS HORRIBLE. After viewing the all-22, I disagree with all we need is 5 new linemen or and they win type thinking. No way, no how. Add Whit and Z to the line and they lose. Again, I have no idea what I'm talking about and have spent 0 minutes of my life coaching football at any level. Here we go: 1st goof award goes to Marvin Lewis - Punting down 20 with 9:54 left. Idiot. Please quit, now. It was the Buffalo game last year I mentioned this in a similar circumstance. You have to convert right there or the game is over. So they removed the drama and punted. Great. 2nd goof award goes to Zampese/Marvn/Dalton - Not sure who the culprit is. Going into the game the Ravens had Offensive Line questions. Our DEs actually performed well against their tackles in the First drive. First drive Danny Woodhead converts 3 first downs from the Backfield or Slot by simply being an outlet finding room underneath in coverage. Effectively rendering our rush futile. Is it game plan? Is play/scheme selection? Is it not seeing the field? Not sure. All these clowns get it, IMO. 3rd goof award - Paul Alexander. Nice job at Left tackle there buddy. Great job at RT. Awesome job at C. By my count I put the sacks 2 on Ced, 1 on Fisher. Bodine in all his gracefulness only looked stupid half the time and gave up multi pressures. Hopkins probably lucky he got hurt and gets sympathy got trounced early and even Boling shoved in the backfield on a Gio 2 yard run. Fisher 2 bad holding calls (although maybe that's on the ref.) Stellar job. * 4th sack I put on Eifert as he ran into a WR and I'm guessing was supposed cut it shorter, forces Dalton to tuck and get sacked. 5th sack leads us into the Grandaddy of all Goof Award Winners this week ANDY "Red Rifle" DALTON!!!! Now this isn't to say he was the only problem and everyone else is PRO BOWL material from Sunday. However, he had many many plays that could have changed the course of the game. That's the importance of the position. So here we go: 1 - Int Number 1 - Right Decision. Probably late or a little low with the throw but IF it's made AJ maybe a TD, but certainly within the 10 yard line. Possible to mark this up as a great Raven play too. 2 - Nice Completion to AJ Green. What? Goof? Had LaFell with a bigger window and considerably more room to run. He just wasn't seeing the field today. 3 - Int Number 2 - Inexcusable. He isn't reading Defenses this early in the game. He predetermined that Green and Eifert would draw coverage instead he stared down LaFell and drew over the LB, meanwhile the Bengals had AJ/Eifert opposite side working against 3 defenders and with 2 beat. The 3rd would have had to choose who to cover. It's either a throw to AJ to score or a throw to Eifert for a 1st and a chance for YAC to score. Assuming the ball is thrown well and caught. Bad, bad, bad. 4 - LaFell on a slant. Simply threw it behind him. Lucky it wasn't picked 5 - Inexcusable. Predetermined to go to Eifert. Gets 4 yards Misses Mixon out of the backfield with miles of room to work. See criticism above about Woodhead. 6 - Inexcusable. Cody Core wide open misses him. To make things worse he passed on AJ wide open for a first down on a shallow dig route. You have to make those plays. 7 - Play before sack/fumble - He doesn't deliver the ball to LaFell that was at the 2 in between defenders. Enough of a window to make the play. Then he's late getting to AJ on a shallow dig with a blocker. Instead he scrambles eventually gets to AJ who's at the sideline and he makes the YAC 8 Sack/Fumble - Inexcusable, again. Pre determined to go to Eifert. Gets scared a last second and doesn't give Eifert the chance to beat the coverage. Pumps and scrambles and fumbles. Ced was bad on this play too, he needs to hold the block. HOWEVER, La Fell picks #57 assigned to Gio. You have to know instantly that's zone and Gio is man. It's an easy read and score for Gio. 9 Inexcusable again! Check down to Mixon. Eifert open down the hash. No confidence in his arm to make that throw at that point. 10 Inexcusable again! 3rd and 9 before Marvin's weak ass punt. Critical as critical gets IF you want to have some chance at a comeback this point. He goes to Boyd and throws it bad. OK, he also missed Mixon releasing through the middle of the line and the LB trips in coverage HE's wide OPEN with miles of room to run! Ugh. The 10 plays mentioned above would/could have changed the game and all were on the shoulders of Andy except maybe the sack/fumble because Ced had to hold that block for a least a second longer. Kinda harsh on Andy and I know Andy is always a HOT topic in Bengals land. Some clarifications. The second long ball to Cody Core. Great decision and throw by Andy, Core had to make the play, IMO. That's a critical play. I thinks there is a couple instances of wrong routes. An example would be on the fist sack that I credit to Ced. Ravens are rushing 6, Bengals have 7 in. The 3 routes are at the sticks (9 yards) or further. Not going to happen. Someone missed a hot route or didn't release. So that kinda of stuff along with the line and certainly make Andy skittish. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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