Right off the bat, we all know our line sucks.
But even when they did a decent job on a few rare plays, the QBs didn’t help anyone. Remember Josh Rosen’s first pass a Dolphin? He was on a rollout to his right and threw a poor pass. Can’t blame the line there. But Jakeem Grant kinda gave up on the ball. Grant has to become a defender there, but instead he became a spectator. I’m giving Rosen 85% of the blame there and 15 to Grant.
What about Fitzpatrick’s ugly interception on our first series? That’s mostly him. He tried to hurry a pass to avoid a sack, but man! There were so many Ravens around our receivers. That pass should never have been thrown.
Accuracy was missing. Leadership was missing. It was ugly all around.
How much of the blame do the coaches bear for this debacle? Well, Flores’s buddy, the inexperienced offensive coordinator, called pass plays too early, too often, and too late. At least they shoulda practiced some running plays against the Ravens, instead of getting Fitz and Rosen killed. Down by 49, who cares if we run or pass?
And how about that fool Flores calling a timeout with 20 secondds left, down by 49. I suppose he was hoping for a pick-6, then a 2-point conversion, then an onside kick and a hail mary…(repeat that scenario 5 different times within the final 20 seconds, and we could have won the game). We were so close! No wonder “Flo” called those timeouts.
In New England, they called our coach “Flo.” But I think we’d be better off with this Flo instead: (with apologies to millenials who have no idea who she is)
Go Saints tonight!