If they are going tit for tat using the media
mattlawson : 11/4/2017 11:45 am : link
I have no problem with Jordan and others playing along and harping on it during the pressers. Itís simple syllogism. A = B = C
Good prep = Good practice = Wins.
Reese: bad prep, no wins
Mac: good prep, not translating to the field.
Are they arguing?
I initially would think Iíd have to side with Jerry on this one since heís the guy with access that sees both the product on the field and behind the scenes prep. And has for a long time. However his job is on the line so ... maybe he would blame the losses on lack of prep even if it werent true. So might that genius line actually be a dig? Doubt it but possible. Is Mac the target of frustration or is it the players Jerry is actually calling out?
I think itís actially the players.
Mac insists the prep and practices are good / great but things arenít just translating on Sundays for some reason. He has never thrown Jerry under the bus, he says they are on the same page about the players despite heavy criticism of the OL, run game, and QB play. If I recall correctly Eli is actually the only player Mac has called out as being ďsloppyĒ ó and has defended decisions related to personnel and play calls and duties thereof. He is extremely complimentary of opposing QBs each week during the preview sessions. He routinely notes the lack of sharpness by our offense, QB decisions, and his desire to run the ball more.
Both these guys are either delusional about the state of this team (unlikely)
Are just covering their asses and using the media to dig each other (possible but out of character)
...or not telling the truth about what they believe plagues this team.
Time for speculation.
Jerry and Mac are truthfully on the same page and agree young players need to be supported even if partially at fault, but they are basically in silent agreement that leadership on both sides of the ball arenít leading this team to victory. Eli is done. while he has always put in the work he doesnít translate it anymore. The rest of the team isnít working as hard as they need to, they canít overcome deficiencies, and they are not executing on the field.
But I think it starts with Eli - and both Jerry and Mac are more likely in agreement than not that they need a young QB capable of avoiding the rush and making plays and keeping the team in games. Link
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