Originally Posted by Marcellus
I find it interesting that all the blame is on Smith for the offensive issues when we cant convert 3rd and 1 yet we convert 3rd and long regularly.
His passer rating on 3rd and 8+ is 95.4 and his average completion is 10.4 yards.
3rd and 6 or less yards to go his passer rating is 92 and average completion is 7.7 yards.
Our running game is killing us on 3rd and short. We may as well throw it.
Yea we need more offense and yea Alex needs to push the ball more but its not all on Alex, not even close.
3rd and short is the drive killer. The OL needs to block better on 3rd and long as well as even though completed those crossing routes to Avery on 3rd and long he was getting pressure almost immediately.
I really can't argue this. Our offensive woes aren't entirely resting on Alex's shoulders.
Our line IS garbage; and our 1.1 pick in particular IS garbage right now. I've seen Jamaal bottled up more in the first three games than I did all of last season. Do you know how hard it is for Charles to get bottled up? Give him a slit the size of an ant's pussy and he's sliding through there. Our line has been an embarrassment.