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.


  1. Yet amidst all the coaching changes, Haslett remains...


    1. I think London Fletcher's recent tweet says it all: "I think Morris as DC would be great choice! Brings energy & excitement! Would feel pretty good about HC, DC, & OC then!" Telling that Fletcher makes no mention of Haslett.