October 15, 2011 Leave a comment
Now that we are 25% of the way through the NFL season the quality of play is beginning to improve. The rust is starting to shake off the veterans and the rookies are starting to comprehend the packages inserted by the coaches.
It has been a challenge as a football fan to stay interested in watching the games with all the penalties, timeout’s, and watching the offensive players not knowing where to line up in the formation. At times during the last 10 seconds of the play clock the QB was waving his hands so much he looked more like an air traffic controller than a football player.
During the Chicago Bear vs Detroit Lion game just played last week you could tell the defense of the Bears were not on the same page. Both safeties were burned more than once. I contribute this to the lack of training time in the pre-season rather than the talent of the players themselves.
Now there is no excuse!
You will start to see the players start to gel on the field. The QB’s and WR‘s will start to get their timing in check. The amount of big plays will start to increase league wide. This does not necessarily mean that the scores will be higher. The defenses will start to use more elaborate schemes and not just play the bland cover two defense.
Overall the quality of play league wide will improve and the fans will start to get their monies worth at the games.