From: Alamogordo, NM
ORIGINAL: Dana Turner
This second half feels so inert to me. Maybe it is because I can hardly stay awake, but it's almost like the decision to take a knee at the end of the first half after the Theilen fumble was like the team punting the game.
Like I wonder if that decision deflates a team. Sorry guys, you can't be trusted to do anything with thirty seconds and two time-outs. The other team is too dangerous to risk playing a full game against. Let's just try to get out of here alive, collect our pay checks and get to the safety of the offseason.
How can a coach expect his players to go all out for him when he doesn't even trust them at the end of the half?
Still playing catch up to how the game is played today. Why is it taking Zimmer so long to catch up?
The end of the first half was ridiculous beyond belief, but also a reminder of who Zimmer is.
Yea, this isn't knew for Zimmer and it is obviously who he is. I think he is a solid defensive minded coach, but it appears he is not wired for offensive applications. History is full of coaches that make better coordinators than HC's. Perhaps Zim is one of those, not a knock on him, just an observation.
Way too many mistakes to beat a quality team, that is also becoming a trait for this staff (lack of discipline), and that isn't a good thing either!
I'm not a guy to run around calling for a coach to be fired or anything like that, but you have to look at the body of work and see if a guy is growing or not. Zimmer has a large body of work for the decision makers to assess, take a good hard look. Can he be the guy? So far, his teams have had a lot of games they simply weren't prepared to play, think Wade Phillips, great coordinator, not so much of a head coach.
Bingo! Although Phillips actually had defenses play really well in playoff games. Not sure Zimmer did as a DC.