OK, I missed the game. But looking at the stats, how did the Broncos have the ball for 35 minutes with less than 20 yards rushing?
Maybe we pass slow?
Or maybe we waste time running backwards?
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Fact is, even with the 19 yards rushing, we should have won by more than we did. They got a kick off return TD. Also, at the end of the half, the Broncos called a time out with 28 seconds left to go and then kicked a field goal, rather than letting the clock wind down to 3 seconds or so and calling the time out, then kicking the field goal. The result is that the Titans had time for a couple quick completions and a field goal.
10 points they should never have had. Our defense played lights out in this game.
Oh, I didn't really answer the time of possession. Along with the 20 carries or so, which burned up some clock, when it was clear we weren't going to be able to run the ball, we had a lot of short throws, screens and such so that we used short passes in place of runs.
We won ugly. Yet... we won!!!!! No running game ( Orton had more rushing yards than Maroney or Buckhalter ), no special teams ( except at the end, but that was a Titans mistake we managed to take advantage of ), and a pretty solid defense that we managed to keep CJ to almost 60 yds. rushing, which is pretty good.
But also, the Titans, in second half...overall in offense, pretty bad! We were lucky. But passing 50 times / game, won't help us through rest of the season. We need to run the damn ball!
In addition to what Tned said, we also forced a lot of 3 and outs for the titans. So they never had a chance to hold the ball very long.
We stopped CJ on 1st and 2nd and then they would be in 3rd and long and vince young is not that good of a passer to beat us on 3rd and long. Other teams with better qbs could have smoked us, but alas, VY does not.
I forsee Draft: J Fisher T 1st, D. Perryman ILB 2nd, Adrian Amos FS 3rd, G. Grayson Qb 4th, J. Brown OT/OG 5th, A.Chickillo DE/OLB 6th, H. Spears TE 7th, J.Fowler FB 7th, J. Leslie WR 7th. Udfa O.Gwacham DE
Hope 1st. Cam Erving- T, 2nd. H.Kikaha OLB. 3rd- C. Walford TE, 4th. P.Dawson ILB, 5th. Kurtis Drummond S, 6th. T.Mcbride WR, 7th. S. Hickey OT, 7th. T.Cierski FB, 7th. C.Grant RB
Sprint right option to Buckhalter...
"Control what you can control. Let everything else take a flying **** at you. And if you must go down, go down with your guns blazing..."
We scored more points than the Titans.
Tned nailed it though in his posts, not much more to add.
Last edited by Edmonton Bronco Fan; 10-03-2010 at 06:40 PM.
Win the TO battle.
We were facing a 2nd and 25 at midfield trailing 20-16 with 2 minutes left in the game and benefited from a blatant pass interference call on a bomb to the end zone. Without that, the outcome may have been different.
Last edited by Buff; 10-03-2010 at 08:32 PM.
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