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12 Dec 2011

ESPN: Problems with St. Louis' Offense

We look at why the St. Louis offense has struggled so much this season. Could it be that Josh McDaniels simply didn't have enough time to implement his system?

Posted by: Danny Tuccitto on 12 Dec 2011

7 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2011, 7:13am by BJR

Comments

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by BroncFan07 :: Mon, 12/12/2011 - 11:05am

Could it be that McDaniels doesn't have Bill Belichick anymore?

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by Yaguar :: Mon, 12/12/2011 - 11:58am

Could it be that McDaniels doesn't have a motivated Randy Moss anymore?

McDaniels is an offensive "genius" in much the same way that Denny Green and Brian Billick were.

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by sundown (not verified) :: Mon, 12/12/2011 - 3:41pm

Having watched the train wreck that was the McDaniels' tenure in Denver, I can guarantee you that the excuses in St. Louis will be neverending. It will be that he didn't have enough time, or that certain players were undermining him, or that other members of the coaching staff weren't doing their part.... Without question, if he were running the show in St. Louis you would already have seen some players sent packing because they were the problem.

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by QQ (not verified) :: Mon, 12/12/2011 - 7:45pm

I doubt it is much McDaniels and more just a lack of Talent

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by markus (not verified) :: Tue, 12/13/2011 - 12:22am

You were living in a cave during his time coaching in Denver, I assume?

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by QQ (not verified) :: Tue, 12/13/2011 - 1:57am

Not sure what your point is. In Denver, with some talent, McDaniels and the Offense was somewhat competent. With STL and their almost 0 talent, McDaniels cannot create anything but a terrible offense.

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by BJR :: Tue, 12/13/2011 - 7:13am

This is true. St. Louis had a meagre pool of offensive talent going into the season and what there was has been decimated by injury. Nobody could have had created anything other than a terrible offence in this situation.