Good article from Meinke about what Borges did with the bye week: looked for flaws in his gameplanning and playcalling. I, like many on this blog, have been tough on him, so it's good to see him acknowledging problems and looking to address them. My biggest beef has generally been his stuborness, so this is encouraging.
"I took every single play we ran and evaluated it," Borges said.
Borges didn't reveal his findings, but did walk through his process.
He said there are three types of playcalls: No. 1 is a play that favors the offense, No. 2 is one that could go either way and No. 3 is one that favors the defense.
"As a playcaller, believe me, as hard as the fans are on me, I'm about eight times harder on myself," Borges said. "If it's even close, I'll call it a No. 3 play.
"We meet with the players, we'll go over even the plays I didn't call well. You got to understand in football, if you're honest with yourself and your honest with your team, the players don't just lose the game. Everybody loses the game -- or wins the game. So you got to show them, 'This is where I put you in a bad situation,' so they trust you, and (know you're not) blaming them for the mistakes."
I assume this is all gleaned from his presser today, so I'm anxious to read that transcript.