I wrote a new post that piggy-backs a little bit off of Seth's Neck Sharpies (now with stunning re-post technology) and was based on a few tweet threads I've had this week.
I know the "execution" vs "play call" thing is a hot topic around here. I give my two cents on that. And give my general opinion about the "play calling" crutch I see most fans lean on when their team struggles vs what I see as the reality, and give a few examples.
What's this mean for any of you? I don't know. I get why "play calling" is such a crutch. But I also appreciate things like the Neck Sharpies post that say "hey, maybe there's a little something more to this; maybe there's some reason for this; maybe it's not so black and white and simple".
So I dunno. Feel bad. Or don't. Maybe just look at a few plays and see if you can get behind there being a little more to unsuccessful plays than just "play calling" (and hopefully give some optimism that there are correctable errors that could help the offensive improve over the season).
Also, because I don't want to push it off the page more, check out the Film Analysis post as well.