The section this week will be called “Winning For Dummies” since all the things listed are how every game should be won.
1. Special Teams
Everybody on the planet knows that we cannot get ANYTHING done on special teams. The Special Teams units are finding ways to LOSE our games. Allowing long returns and blocked punts in our games. We just need a clean, mistake-free game in special teams because the offense and defense should do well.
2. Ball Security
We cannot allow the other team to have a short field OR we cannot give the other team the ball when we are on the 1 yard line and about to score. We lead the league in fumbles and the turnovers our mounting up. Put both hands on that ball because other teams know that we have slippery hands and our focused on ripping that ball out.
3. Wake up Early/Score Early
In each of our losses we have put ourselves in early deficits. We are on the road and don’t want to be playing this game of catch up all game long.
– In KC, we were down 21-7 at the half
-in Seattle, we were shutout in the half
– in Oakland, we were down 12-0 in the first quarter
We need to take the lead early and make them try to keep up with our offense. Also, since we will be playing out on the east side, this will be the 10am morning game fore us. The team needs to be ready for the earlier start time.
All our losses are because of our own errors. We have shot ourselves in the foot AND have had to climb back into games. It doesn’t matter who the opponent is, we need to keep focus and stop making mistakes. ALL the mistakes we have made are correctable, hopefully we can put together a complete game tomorrow morning.