What the Cards Lack

Harry

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There is no special insight here, but the more I thought of, the more concerned I got. The list is embarrassingly long. The list of what they do well would be much shorter. Can you fix this in one off-season?
They have no RB capable of breaking a long run.
They have no secondary player who is a true ballhawk.
They have no dominant pass rusher.
The Cards have no offensive set that consistently protects the QB.
The O-line does not open large holes.
The QB rarely audibles.
The Cards have no anchor tackle.
The secondary gives too much cushion.
On third down too many routes leave targets short of the line to gain.
The team does not know how to run a 2 minute offense.
The red zone offense is too often simply the QB scrambling.
The special teams are not dependable.
Feel free to add to the list.
 

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There is no special insight here, but the more I thought of, the more concerned I got. The list is embarrassingly long. The list of what they do well would be much shorter. Can you fix this in one off-season?
They have no RB capable of breaking a long run.
They have no secondary player who is a true ballhawk.
They have no dominant pass rusher.
The Cards have no offensive set that consistently protects the QB.
The O-line does not open large holes.
The QB rarely audibles.
The Cards have no anchor tackle.
The secondary gives too much cushion.
On third down too many routes leave targets short of the line to gain.
The team does not know how to run a 2 minute offense.
The red zone offense is too often simply the QB scrambling.
The special teams are not dependable.

Feel free to add to the list.
All coaching issues. The rest is team building, which is a GM, HC, front office issue. Nothing really new, they need a new GM, HC and revamped Scouting Dept.
 

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There is no special insight here, but the more I thought of, the more concerned I got. The list is embarrassingly long. The list of what they do well would be much shorter. Can you fix this in one off-season?
They have no RB capable of breaking a long run.
They have no secondary player who is a true ballhawk.
They have no dominant pass rusher.
The Cards have no offensive set that consistently protects the QB.
The O-line does not open large holes.
The QB rarely audibles.
The Cards have no anchor tackle.
The secondary gives too much cushion.
On third down too many routes leave targets short of the line to gain.
The team does not know how to run a 2 minute offense.
The red zone offense is too often simply the QB scrambling.
The special teams are not dependable.
Feel free to add to the list.
Is that all?

:mrgreen:
 

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There is no special insight here, but the more I thought of, the more concerned I got. The list is embarrassingly long. The list of what they do well would be much shorter. Can you fix this in one off-season?
They have no RB capable of breaking a long run.
They have no secondary player who is a true ballhawk.
They have no dominant pass rusher.
The Cards have no offensive set that consistently protects the QB.
The O-line does not open large holes.
The QB rarely audibles.
The Cards have no anchor tackle.
The secondary gives too much cushion.
On third down too many routes leave targets short of the line to gain.
The team does not know how to run a 2 minute offense.
The red zone offense is too often simply the QB scrambling.
The special teams are not dependable.
Feel free to add to the list.
I don’t always agree with you, but this is 100% the truth. Add the fact that we have a HC who is unable to counter a defensive adjustment & a piss poor DC & we then know what needs to happen during the offseason.
 

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One can make a list as long as I-40 & it wouldn't be long enough. It all starts at the top & runs through the coaching. Fix the GM & bring in a new HC & things will change. I'm not gonna lay blame on our scouting dept. Why? Because we have no idea what they tell Keim. Maybe they tell him to take player A & Keim takes player B? Jerry Sullivan flat out told them several years back to take Justin Jefferson if they were gonna take a WR. They passed & look what he's doing in the NFL now & Jerry Sullivan isn't even in the scouting dept. Keim sucks at drafting period. What's even more baffling is the fact he can't build a good OL, considering that's the position he played at N.C ST.
 

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There is no special insight here, but the more I thought of, the more concerned I got. The list is embarrassingly long. The list of what they do well would be much shorter. Can you fix this in one off-season?
They have no RB capable of breaking a long run.
They have no secondary player who is a true ballhawk.
They have no dominant pass rusher.
The Cards have no offensive set that consistently protects the QB.
The O-line does not open large holes.
The QB rarely audibles.
The Cards have no anchor tackle.
The secondary gives too much cushion.
On third down too many routes leave targets short of the line to gain.
The team does not know how to run a 2 minute offense.
The red zone offense is too often simply the QB scrambling.
The special teams are not dependable.
Feel free to add to the list.
A QB who isn't willing to do what it takes to excel and raise those around him.
 

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It always starts with solving the problem. IMO, the GM is the problem.

Almost everything else are symptoms of the problem. It all flows from there. Can't do anything about ownership other than hope, after thorough research, he hires the right GM.

If only the symptoms are treated, the cycle keeps repeating.

I can't imagine a new GM not wanting to bring in his own people, including a new head coach. Let them make player personnel decisions.
 

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There is no special insight here, but the more I thought of, the more concerned I got. The list is embarrassingly long. The list of what they do well would be much shorter. Can you fix this in one off-season?
They have no RB capable of breaking a long run.
They have no secondary player who is a true ballhawk.
They have no dominant pass rusher.
The Cards have no offensive set that consistently protects the QB.
The O-line does not open large holes.
The QB rarely audibles.
The Cards have no anchor tackle.
The secondary gives too much cushion.
On third down too many routes leave targets short of the line to gain.
The team does not know how to run a 2 minute offense.
The red zone offense is too often simply the QB scrambling.
The special teams are not dependable.
Feel free to add to the list.
Great analysis as always Harry! And supporting fodder for why MadJack may not renew my season tix - after 30 years and 194 banners!
 

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Only a new owner or VP of football operations could fix all of this. I don’t see either coming anytime soon
 

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I’m going to try to put this in an optimistic way.
When you look at the offensive weapons on this team we could turn this offense around fairly quickly.
1. It starts with a new head coach that would put together a real NFL offense.
2. Kyler would have to be forced or buy into that offense.
3. Beef up the offensive line.
4. Obtain the type of back mentioned.

That would fix 8 of the line items mentioned. I really think this could be done in one year. We have to maximize this offense to at least be competitive and keep pace with our opponents.

Of course that would not leave much to help the defense. But if done right we could get to a point where I thought we would be and should have been this year, winning games 34-31.

A big threat back, Hopkins, Brown, Moore, Dortch, Ertz along with a better coached Murray would be at least formidable.
 

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I’m going to try to put this in an optimistic way.
When you look at the offensive weapons on this team we could turn this offense around fairly quickly.
1. It starts with a new head coach that would put together a real NFL offense.
2. Kyler would have to be forced or buy into that offense.
3. Beef up the offensive line.
4. Obtain the type of back mentioned.

That would fix 8 of the line items mentioned. I really think this could be done in one year. We have to maximize this offense to at least be competitive and keep pace with our opponents.

Of course that would not leave much to help the defense. But if done right we could get to a point where I thought we would be and should have been this year, winning games 34-31.

A big threat back, Hopkins, Brown, Moore, Dortch, Ertz along with a better coached Murray would be at least formidable.

2. Kyler would have to be forced or buy into that offense.

Good luck with that
 

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2. Kyler would have to be forced or buy into that offense.

Good luck with that
Absolutely. The easiest way for him to buy into it would be success which with a real NFL coach it might work. It’s probably the best road to go down to be competitive.
 

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A QB who isn't willing to do what it takes to excel and raise those around him.

A QB that doesn't have to bail out of a clean pocket because he can't see
A QB that has maturity and takes responsibility
A QB that can complete passes over 20 yards
A QB that can read defenses

I could go on

Really none of the list in the original post matters much when your QB plays like dog sit.

A great QB covers many holes. A bad one makes them bigger.
 

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There has been a lot of talk about getting Murray a better coach/es to make Murray a better player. What has Murray done over the 4 years now to make himself a better player? The same inconsistencies/inadequacies/deficiencies in Murray's game are still there in year four as they were in year one. Until Murray recognizes/admits that there are areas of his game that need improvement and invests more time and commitment and has a desire to getting better at these areas, no coach/es you bring in will have an effect on Murray.
 

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I’m going to try to put this in an optimistic way.
When you look at the offensive weapons on this team we could turn this offense around fairly quickly.
1. It starts with a new head coach that would put together a real NFL offense.
2. Kyler would have to be forced or buy into that offense.
3. Beef up the offensive line.
4. Obtain the type of back mentioned.

That would fix 8 of the line items mentioned. I really think this could be done in one year. We have to maximize this offense to at least be competitive and keep pace with our opponents.

Of course that would not leave much to help the defense. But if done right we could get to a point where I thought we would be and should have been this year, winning games 34-31.

A big threat back, Hopkins, Brown, Moore, Dortch, Ertz along with a better coached Murray would be at least formidable.
I’m with this plan 100%… I thought this was the direction we were going to go last off-season sans a new coach (even if though I wanted one then too). We have now seen the 2 best teams in the AFC completely rebuild their offensive lines in 1 off-season. KC did it 2 years ago in literally having 5 new starters on the OL after their SuperBowl loss getting dismantled by the Bucs D-line… and the Bengals with 4 new OL starters this year. That line is now gelling 12 games in (Joey B will always take a good amount of sacks bc he’s notorious for holding the ball forever dating back to LSU days).

Both teams have a plethora of weapons on offense and creative playcalling by their coaches.

So it can be done in one off-season… but the roster won’t matter if we still have the same coaches in place.
 

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