Every week I promise myself I am going to stop complaining about BA, but then he provokes me.
I know he had a shaky offensive line, I know he didn't trust Dixon a lot, I know he couldn't risk hurting Batch, but.... where is the 3 step drop quick slant? Where is the shallow cross for 3 yards plus YAC? Where is the RB circle route against the LB? Where is the WR motion-dart route? Where is the rub route? Where is the tandem route like we hit Moore for a TD last year? Where are the quick safe routes that are completed every week in the NFL by other teams? You can trust Batch to execute these, he won't take a hit, and maybe we could have sustained some of the drives in the 4th quarter and helped the defense. It does not seem like we have that in our play book and it makes me crazy. 1st down is the easiest down to complete a pass, but did we ever throw on first down? Something with a 3 step drop to keep everyone safe? BA can just copy plays that other teams run successfully, it is not that hard.
Very happy with the win, happy when Ben gets back because this team could be for real. Sadly, Arians is not an NFL quality signal caller. I am done complaining about him.
See you next week.