Thank you. I just remembered my live reaction was:Just went around him.
So obviously saying that can't have him 1:1 on a guy on obvious passing downs is a bit hyperbole/game-threading kind of a reaction but at the same time when they played vs HOU they gave him a ton of help there. Cajuste was benched shortly after if not immediately after.
With Bill I wonder a lot about the OL this season. I think if Bill benches Wynn for Herron and finally just lets Onwenu play RT that shows me he still has some edge to him. I know Wynn is a sunk cost at this point but if he can't handle OT for whatever reason until he starts showing he can he has to ride the pine. Or maybe you move him to LG instead of Ferentz. Not sure. Shuffling your OL around isn't ideal but neither is having gaping holes anywhere and if I had to pick one I'd rather shuffle.
If they get Mason back and they go Herron - Karras - Andrews - Mason - Onwenu next week (or Ferentz on that left side and Karras at RG if Mason isn't back) it will make me feel like the coaching staff isn't completely asleep at the wheel. Herron has been a better LT than Wynn this year. Herron struggled at RT but... look this isn't Madden/a-video-game and Herron hasn't played RT before so it isn't just a switch 'em up and they go from a 85 rating to an 83 or something (I honestly have no idea how Madden works aside from it is a football video game and they have ratings from 1-100). Sometimes guys take an entire season adjusting to playing the other side of the line especially if they didn't play it in college either.
I think if we see them start to gravitate towards more spread 'em out for horizontal breaks, run 11 damn the expensive TEs, and use the young RBs more in the passing game like they did yesterday they will start to be able to have an identity of what they are good at. The issue is they spent so much money trying to be good at different things. But if we're talking about good coaching, well good coaches rolls with the punches.
I've been down on this team for a while but I think the OL is about to get settled, Meyers/Bourne are solid, and the identity on offense will hopefully take shape.
I still think punting there after the pass pro had settled down and with the defense gassed makes me question if Bill can go back to his 2001-2010 form with aggression vs his 2011-2020 where he coaches scared. The drive before the half was another one of those moments where you would expect the opposite from the guy who coined the term "middle 8" (I think he did anyway). Plus Mac and the offense all year have had some decent up-tempo 2 minute drill work. You'd think... and yet...