Originally Posted by santanadasavior
If you look at the schedule, we played some very offensively talented teams. I'm going to play devil's advocate here but I think that numbers aren't everything. The most important thing is the timing of plays. Let me show you something that these guys did at a very important time.
In the fourth quarter, the Cowboys were at the Redskins 36-yard line and looking like they were about to make some progress into field goal range.
The next play, Andre Carter tackled Terry Glenn for an 8-yard loss on a reverse. On second down, Marcus Washington sacked Romo. Those two huge plays forced them to punt following a third down play.
I know our timing hasn't really been there this year so far, but we showed signs like this one. It's not how you play the whole game, but how u play when you need to make a play. We showed that we can step up when that is needed and I expect that to translate into more tell statistics soon enough.
I understand the timing part of what you are trying to say but what about when the defense tries to blitz and cause the holding calls/ false starts and other penalties or even sacks and hurries and then the other team is in 3 and long or 4 and short and they convert most of them at a high percentage.
Are you saying that they picked the wrong time to get a sack or draw a penalty. So when should they wait to do then?