Good morning ☕
Robert Saleh has doubled down on his abysmal offence confirming yesterday that Zach Wilson will remain as the QB and Nathaniel Hackett will remain as the playcaller. To try and jump out of this offensive funk the team will instead look at some “schematic tweaks”.
It’s been 36 offensive drives without a touchdown, 11 straight quarters and we have one more point (18) than penalties called against us (17) in the last two weeks.
This week we’re going to attempt to make a few changes to personnel, which hopefully is less Uzomah and more Ruckert, more Gipson, maybe throw in some Brownlee over Lazard looks and please let’s get Abanikanda into the game. I don’t care if he doesn’t even know what special teams mean, try something new.
We’re going to have a quick run down today with some of the key things I’ve seen over the last 24 hours.
🟢 This is from an earlier newsletter this year around Nathaniel Hackett and his record as the primary play-caller, thought it was probably worth bringing it back up
⚪ Robert Saleh’s full quote when he was asked about potential changes: “We’re talking, nothing with the quarterback, nothing with the play caller. We’re just looking at things with regards to schematically, the things that we can do differently, trying to continue to find ways to feature more of the things that our guys are comfortable with, obviously game plan permitted. As far as meetings go, meeting structure, practice habits, practice plans, and all that. We’re looking at everything, guys. As far as personnel changes, we’re looking at some things, some different personnel changes, which I’m going to keep here with me, but we’re looking across the board to see if we can find a way to generate some offence.”
🟢 This was an interesting moment in the game. Garrett Wilson got a passing play a handful of plays after he appeared to be struggling with an elbow injury, Saleh was asked about the logic of calling that play and worringly, he said that the injury details didn’t make it all the way down: “He was dealing with, so it was a trick play that we’d put in. He was dealing with an elbow. I’m not sure it was completely communicated all the way down to us with regard to what the injury was, but at the same time, I think he was cleared to go and he felt good. If he held on to it about another hitch, (Allen) Lazard probably pops open for a touchdown, but it’s another one of those plays that we let get away.”
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