A Wednesday Rodeo

| August 19th, 2009

Omiyale Wins Starting Guard Job
According to Brad Biggs, Josh Beekman’s run atop the depth chart at left guard has come to an end and Frank Omiyale will start against the New York Giants Saturday night.  I can’t applaud the timing of this move more.  The Giants’ defensive line is the best the team will face all season and it’s imperative to have the projected starters out there against Osi, Tuck and company.

The real question is…are there any competitions ongoing this summer?  With the corners solidified (and injured) and the offensive line structured, are we only awaiting the announcement that Pisa has defeated Jamar on the strong side?

Jerry Finds the Problem

When asked by Larry Mayer to evaluate the defensive performance against Buffalo, Jerry nailed the issue that plagued the club in 2008:

…we didn’t get off the field on third down. They had
long drives. We played 80-plus plays on defense. That’s way too much.
We’ve got to get off the field. We got them in third-and-medium and
third-and-long situations, and we weren’t able to shut them down. So
that’s got to get cleaned up.

Our corners play five yards off every receiver.  Our pass rush is non-existent.  This is how not to be successful on third down.