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Psychic Gibbon

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  1. I asked some friends who are fans of the Steelers and Dolphins about Mularkey when he was OC of those teams. The response was resoundingly: He did well at first but was overly conservative and called trick plays in strange situations that killed drives. Teams figured out what he was going to do and the offenses were shut down. Does this sound familiar to anyone here or is it just me?
  2. Yet again Mularkey made an offense elite before letting the bottom fall out. Rob Ryan figured out his offense and now the blueprint to shutting down his scheme is out there, as evidenced today. If he isn't fired by the bye week then this season is in serious risk.
  3. I'll just throw this out there... Coaching is exceptionally important in football. You can have the best players in the field but if you have a terrible coaching staff then they're not going anywhere fast. Look at the Chargers: They had the best team on paper for years but always fell flat on their faces because the coaching staff just isn't up to snuff. Now look at the Chiefs: The team has below average talent but because the coaching is so good they can stay in games against the best of them. Now, look at the Falcons offense. It is filled to the brim with talent but it keeps falling flat on
  4. Mularkey's scheme is completely predictable. The offense was struggling before but then Rob Ryan laid out the blueprint for stopping Mularkey's play calling last week and we saw the same defensive game plan today as last week: If they bunch up they're going to run so stuff the box and if they spread out they'll pass so drop everyone into coverage into short and intermediate gain areas. When your offensive scheme has been dialed up then you are screwed. The O-line is under too much pressure because they're blitzed whenever they run and they have to protect Ryan for much too long because no one
  5. Are you completely blind? There was a DE right in his face before he could turn and notice Gonzalez so he dumped it off to Snelling because that was better than getting sacked.
  6. Mularkey's scheme is predictable. That is not new, he was described as that when he was with the Steelers, Bills, and Dolphins. He typically does very well in his first year before everyone figures out what he's doing, at which point he doesn't adapt. He is a garbage coach and the best thing to do with garbage is to throw it away.
  7. Just look at Mularkey's resume. Everywhere he goes the offense has a sharp rise the first year, plateaus in the second, and then the bottom falls out in the third (if he is not fired by then). He has been described as exceptionally predictable before even getting here, he has shown he has a poor ability in developing young QBs (Losman), and he does not adapt. He is garbage. Ryan's failings are his failings, and even then Ryan is doing everything possible to keep the team offense relevant. You can see the flashes of brilliance from him, he does his best when under high pressure situations (eg.
  8. I recognize that Ryan isn't as good as people seem to think, but at a certain point you have to realize that the scheme is a major problem. The strategy is to play as conservatively as possible to control the clock and don't take risks to turn the ball over. At a certain point, no matter who your QB is, this gets in your QB's head and they'll play as conservatively as possible. It also doesn't help at all that Mularkey is exceptionally predictable. You know when they're going to run and you know when they're going to pass and you can dial up the right defense to counter it. When they bunch up
  9. By paying attention. You can't succeed when defenses know exactly what you're going to do, and that is to play as conservatively as possible. Curl, out, and drag routes are exceptionally prevalent in this offense and you can count on the only play action call to be the same bootleg call that happens every game. The offense is predictable and easy to defend. You can't succeed as a QB when all your targets are covered because the opposing defense knows what is going to happen.
  10. Are you kidding? Vick and Ryan have two entirely different skill sets. If Vick got any type of pressure he could (and would) scramble, which Ryan cannot do anywhere near as effectively.
  11. The offense is handcuffed. It has all the potential to be explosive yet they're basically told to be conservative, to control the clock and not turn the ball over under any circumstances. That is not how the modern NFL works, that is not how you win games, that is how your offense gets shut down and embarrassed. It doesn't elp that Mularkey is utterly predictable; I am completely convinced I could run the offense better than him. You can have an extremely good run first in the modern NFL, but Mularkey seems incapable of grasping the concept of stretching the field, trick plays, taking advantag
  12. Here is how you fix the offense: Tell Mularkey to shove it, hand the keys to Ryan (or new OC), and yell in his face before every game to be aggressive. I am absolutely convinced he has it stuck in his head they have to play as conservatively as possible to control the clock and not turn the ball over. Take shots down the field to make them respect the deep pass, stretch the field to get the linebackers and safeties away from the box to help the running game, get some bubble screens going, anything! This is an offense fully capable of piling on the points. Controlling the clock is nice but it i
  13. You can look back to 2008 games and see the same plays being used every game. Mularkey hasn't changed at all since getting here, he's been figured out completely, he's not learning his lesson, and the offense has hit a wall. He. Needs. To. Go.
  14. Posted this in another thread. I'll just repost it here.
  15. When he has all day in the pocket and doesn't throw typically means everyone is covered. He's learned his lesson from last year when it comes to forcing passes so now he holds onto the ball hoping someone gets open and then either gets sacked or has to throw the ball out. When people are open there is almost always pressure right in his face so he goes to his check down, which you should do. The entire offense is being severely limited by horrendous play calling. This is an offense capable of pouring on the points yet all Mularkey does is try to control the clock, even when down by 18. Notice
  16. They need to fire Mularkey, not bench Ryan. Defenses have figured out the offense and now no one is getting open, Ryan has to hold onto the ball, and the O-line has more pressure on it to protect Ryan. Defenses know all they're going to do is run the ball and throw short passes, they don't respect the deep ball since it never happens, and they're able to stuff the offense. Mularkey is the problem here. He's overly conservative when we need a more aggressive OC.
  17. The Eagles always seem to have the Falcons number, but today was sad. Mularkey continued his overly conservative play calling when there was still time to catch up and only started taking shots down field when the game was out of reach. His play calls are hindering the entire offense. He is uncreative, overly conservative, and teams are figuring this out. They don't respect the deep threat at all and cram into the intermediate and short gain areas so no one is getting open. It's what happened last week against the Browns and it's what happened today. The Falcons need to fire him and replace hi
  18. His play calling is completely uncreative and overly conservative. His bread and butter is controlling the clock and even in this situation he continues to try to control the clock and keep the pass plays as short as possible... And who calls a bootleg PA when down this much? You're not going to fool anyone. They need a better OC desperately.
  19. Fire Mularkey. Fire Mularkey. Fire Mularkey. Just let Ryan go no huddle for the rest of the season.
  20. Can they fire Mularkey now? His overly conservative tendencies are holding the offense back... I mean, he's still trying to control the clock even though they're down by 18.
  21. What?! They shut down the Jets #1 rush attack! How did they not earn it?
  22. The all black alternates are the best and I would love to see them be the new home uniforms. I've just never really liked the red ones very much. Making the throwback the new permanent alternate would be better.
  23. You're going to have far more opportunities within 55 yards so naturally you would want the more accurate kicker. That being said, the big leg in question is still very young and is still a raw prospect who just needs polishing by decent coaching.
  24. 56 would have been retired in name until Brooking retired so they could actually retire it if he didn't leave a sour taste in the teams mouth after last year. After that I'm sure the team felt they didn't really owe him anything. It has been retired, though.
  25. Both are good and will become two of the top QBs in the league soon enough, but to be fair to Ryan, Flacco has had a great defense to help him out to keep his team in games and to limit the impact of mistakes while Ryan has had more pressure on him to win games due to a mediocre defense to complement him. In any case, outside of the two games with the Saints I look forward to the game against the Ravens the most next year.
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