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Old 09-23-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Through 3 games....What grade for Haley?

And do you think his play calling is better than BA's?


PS: I know it's still early, doesnt mean we cant have an opinion.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Through 3 games....What grade for Haley?

B+

Already big improvements over Arians' offense, there is room for improvement on some of the predictable play calling.

If this offense tanks for the rest of the year, it won't be Haley's fault.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: Through 3 games....What grade for Haley?

so far its looking great. I give him at least a B+....its the defense thats absolutely killing this team.

The one problem Haley has right now is the running back personnel and the offensive line who don't seem to know how to open holes for runners (do we have to bring Kemo back???).
Mendenhall, who is not an elite back, but is at least a decent one, has been injured...and Redman has been playing hurt. So we're using Dwyer as a main back, but problem is, he's not a "main back".
Its hard to blame these 2 things on Haley, though - its not his fault. If we had healthy backs and a healthy OL with DeCastro in there, our running game might be doing something. Instead, its doing nothing.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:59 PM   #4
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Default Re: Through 3 games....What grade for Haley?

B, the offense has looked good and I like how he attacks and seems like he has a game plan.

He would get an A if our offense didn't have a problem with getting the plays in time, we've been wasting too many timeouts and taking too many delay penalties, this needs to stop, and quick.
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Default Re: Through 3 games....What grade for Haley?

B. Was too conservative in the first half of the Denver game, but improved over the next two games. One must ask why the plays haven't come in faster at times.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:02 PM   #6
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It's just sad that the defense has cost the team 2 games.
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Default Re: Through 3 games....What grade for Haley?

A. Ben looks as confident and rock solid as ever. The running game absolutely sucks, but the blocking has been absolutely atrocious. Our new Alan Faneca (we all hope) is on the shelf. While I don't believe Mendenhall would do much of anything behind this line, he's still an improvement over Redman and Dwyer.

We had nice, long, time consuming drives in Denver to keep Manning off the field. The red zone offense was weak, but for a first game in a new offense, I thought it was very good.

Last week was solid overall.

Today we put up big yards on offense, but still lost; because like Denver, the defense completely shit the bed in the second half. Turnovers obviously played a big role as well. Giving up nearly 100% third down conversions in the second half was why we lost.
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It's just sad that the defense has cost the team 2 games.
How true. We should be 3-0 right now, really.

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I'm happy so far, like what he's doing with Heath. Hope we get healthy all around and start winning post bye!
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A-

26 PPG (it was 20 last year...so an extra TD a game so far)
350 YPG
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One glaring weakness is the running game obviously, but you have to think that'll improve with the returns of Rashard Mendenhall and David DeCastro.
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