> Watching the game was disrupted when I learned
> that an old friend passed away. When we were in
> our teens we built and jointly owned a 57 Chevy
> Wagon race car that saw strip time. We did that
> weekly for a couple of years. We did many auto
> related things together including cruising the
> beach for girls and dating the same girls we knew.
> Only memories now, but good ones. Very sad to lose
> a friendship that spanned over 5 decades.
> My take on the game is that Tua is relying too
> much on Waddle to provide offense. Secondly,
> Jessie Davis remains a weak link and generally the
> O-line isn't very good providing little time for
> mid to deep passes. Duke Johnson is a hard runner
> and I like him. Lindsay is also good.
> The victory was earned. More firepower is needed
> to compete with the Titans.
My condolences for the loss of your friend, sir.
As for the game and relying too much on Waddle, I see it it differently. He's THE play maker on offense, so use him whenever you can. He's too good to be just a decoy. The coaching staff makes the game plan, not Tua. This o-line is crappy and Tua has to make quick reads; the ball usually comes out in just a little over 2 seconds. If Waddle is the one who has more separation then by all means get the ball to him. He's the playmaker.
Although Tua can and does make some mistakes and forces the ball sometimes, his ability to make quick reads and get rid of the ball helps this team to win games. If we had a traditional pocket passer with this o-line, the QB would get pummeled. Tua has what it takes to get by with a bad o-line. I can only imagine how his game would open up with more time to throw the ball. That being said, I'm glad we have a QB with the skillet to make quick reads and get rid of the ball because he's good at that.