In reply to: Kelly let the offensive line win the game. posted by FourLeafDomer
Because I don't think Kelly really cares if he 'looks smart' in victory. He seems, to me, the kind of guy who would chew off his right arm to win a football game.
And given our suspensions and injuries on defense, I don't think there is any way we would have been a playoff team, regardless of the offensive gameplan. It likely would have been a better overall season though.
he's always been in love with big chunk plays. He can't help himself. One particular O-lineman I spoke with would get so frustrated when they were dominating the LOS and just bowling teams over, BK would still want the deep ball even though they could pound it down the other team's throat.
I don't expect he'll ever change, as he's had a few games at ND where he's had success with this formula, but he always reverts to his bullshit.
Run the fucking ball to set up the pass. Control the clock. Keep the defense off the field. Win the game. before today.
and we needed a last second field goal to win.
The defense is historically awful. Simply running to control the clock was no guarantee that we'd win the game.
chance to win. He finally tried it. He does that against NW, Louisville, ASU, USC....we might have ended up 10-2 instead of 7-5.....but wins aren't important. Running his Xbox offense is the goal.
Watching the game it was frustrating that we hadn't run more often during the course of the year. The o-line played great today and I'm glad he finally played to that strength.
However, I think it's silly to blame everything that happened this year on the offense. The defense is really, really bad and no matter how much we controlled the clock we still were unable to stop teams.
Blame should fall on both sides of the ball.
BK does, however, have control over the offensive gameplan every week. And he consistently failed in that regard. So the defense was bad - that gives the offense an excuse to have bullshit playcalling? What is your point?