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A balanced attack.

OK, one thing that annoys me is that play calling gets blamed a lot for our poor offensive performances with the biggest issue being the pass/run ratio.

 

First, our offense tries to be about 60/40, and depending on how the game goes it changes. If we're getting blown out its more like 80/20 and if we have a comfortable lead it might be much closer to 55/45 favoring the run. It's how our version of the west coast offense is supposed to be run, and like Jon Runyan said "if it's executed the way it's drawn up it should work every play." In other words, execution is the largest factor of it working.

 

Despite all that the fans still whine about being too one dimensional. However, McNabb's passing attempts don't even crack the top 10. Even when you add 60 throws to his passing attempts for missing 2 games, it still doesn't even crack the top 10.

 

The first two are Matt Schaub and Peyton Manning (who also sat out some time once 1st round bye was clinched). I didn't get a lot of chances to watch the Texans this year, but I'm assuming no one in Indy is upset about Peyton's 571 pass attemps, 33 TDs, and 68.8 completion %. He wasn't exactly as careful with the ball as he usually is either as he threw 16 picks.

Brady, Rodgers, Warner, Brees, Favre and Romo, all threw more times than the Eagles did this year, and in the top 12 passing attemps the only QBs who missed out on the playoffs were Schaubb, Orton, and Garrad. Brees, Favre, Manning are all in the championship games.

 

The completion % of the playoff QBs who passed more than the Eagles are:

Manning - 68.8


Brady - 65

Rodgers- 64.7

Warner - 66

Brees - 70.6 (wow)

Romo - 63

Favre - 68.4

McNabb - 60.3

 

It can be concluded that this is a passing league now. The top teams pass the ball a LOT, and are at least completing around 65% of their throws. It's time to stop blaming the "unbalanced" play calling of Marty and game planning of Andy. Our biggest factor for our inconsistent offense is our execution.

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