angry byrne

November 9th, 2013 at 7:13 PM ^

It's a metaphor.  The dog (we’ll name him Meat) is being forced into doing something it doesn’t want to do, which is to run around with no seeming purpose, under the direction of a stupid monkey (we’ll name him Segrob).  The monkey (Segrob) represents someone who does not know exactly what he is doing, but he’s seen a lot of other monkeys riding on dogs, and is trying to use all the observed techniques, except for the ones that are against his inherent fundamental monkey principles.  Instead of becoming very good at a select few of these techniques of dog-riding (say, herding sheep or jumping, or saving children from wells and such), Segrob is horrible at all of the things, except of course for the ones that he never tries due to his aforementioned monkey principles. 

Meat knows that he should be better at doing stuff, but under the direction of Segrob, he’s doomed to a life of doggy-rodeo mediocrity.  Meat desperately wants Segrob off its back, but Segrob won’t go unless someone mercifully steps in and removes him.  Worse yet, their owner (Ekoh--it's an Inuit name, I'm pretty sure) thinks that Segrob is a nice monkey and doesn't see how useless and stupid he actually is.

It’s that or it’s just a damn monkey riding a dog to yakety sax.  One or the other.


November 9th, 2013 at 7:01 PM ^

You were actually correct the first time. Devin makes terrible pre snap reads, his progression sucks, his awareness is laughable, and he can't manage a game. Drew Dileo should of caught the 4th down pass. Fitz can't pass block, but its partially Devin's fault. WRs not named Gallon or Funchess can't get open


November 9th, 2013 at 7:08 PM ^

DG has regressed as a qb due to his coaching, or lack there of. Yes dileo dropped that ball but the offense scored 1 touchdown against one of the worst defenses in the country. You are trying to say coaching does not matter or that we have some of the least talented players in the country. Either agument would be incorrect.


November 9th, 2013 at 7:15 PM ^

Like I said Devin has no awareness. take the 3rd down play on the final possession, play call was a flood left and Devin runs right when he senses pressure. His pretty snap reads are horrible he refuses to check down, his slide protections are a joke.


November 10th, 2013 at 12:37 AM ^

Gardner is calling slide protections now? That's news to me. When did this start happening?

Can you explain what "awareness" is? That's a pretty vague term for something you're a cussing someone of being bad at.

On the particular play you're referencing, I don't mind the decision to change fields - nobody was open and sitting in the (moved) pocket has not been working out. I would have rather seen him cut it up field a little sooner, but that's from the benefit of a top angle camera. Getting to the outside makes sense from a clock management perspective and because he should have a shot at turning the corner on a DE.


November 9th, 2013 at 7:50 PM ^

but thinking that opinion was out there just crossed my mind. The point is that we want broad thread topics after games; if not, we're going to have hour old threads pushed off the front page with the amount of content that would get generated.

That's where we take a look and remove a thread that says, "these are my expectations for the offense" but maybe keep one that exists to invite discussions of everybody's expectations for offense. That's it. Not our opinions on the subject matter, nothing like that, just whether it's worth the limited real estate on the board.