Sunday, December 22, 2013

I Hate Jim Haslett (as a defensive coordinator)

I hate Jim Haslett as a defensive coordinator.  Today, the Skins had Romo and his Cowboys at 4th and goal from the 12 yard line.  A stop wins the game.  The only thing you don't want to do is: 1) give Romo time to set and throw, 2) telegraph the defensive play call so that Romo knows what's coming.  Haslett did both.

Haslett put only 5 defenders in the vicinity of the line of scrimmage (and rushed 4).  So not only was Romo free from pressure, but he knew pre-snap he would not have to worry about pressure.

I was screaming at the TV before the ball was snapped.  Haslett's play call gave Romo and the Cowboys their best chance to win.  And the Cowboys capitalized.