Im just about to re watch the game..my first real viewing. Monday Night was Tuesday morning and I was running around getting ready to fly over here (and here I am!).
I dont know that the game has passed Carroll by.. how much has the game changed since 2015..? But Pete and John arent perfect and have some blind spots. I dont put this really on Pete other than he is ultimately responsible.
Im going to re watch now but I suspect Schott isnt really putting people in a place to succeed. He wants to help Russel out in the pocket..great. But just because youre working on that weakness doesnt mean its not a weakness. And it doesnt mean you ignore his strengths. Russ has 2 rushes in 2 games I think.. against teams that are being hyper aggressive. Thats not a good sign. There should be both QB draws and read options to counter the defense teams are using. Watch the DEs play to contain, bullrushing up field only as deep as Russ.
Khalil Mack is good in all phases of the game, but like most elite pass rushes thats what he really likes to do. Where were the 4,5 straight rushes right at him to change his thinking, demoralize him and hit him. Chipping him wasnt working, needed true double teams. Max protects.
Well..off to watch the shit show! May have more comments after!