Some coaches don’t know how to make changes because they haven’t had to make them before. They find themselves in unfamiliar territory, so they look outside themselves for the problems.
A perfect example is the Eagles and running back DeMarco Murray this season. The NFL’s best downhill running back is struggling in a system designed for quick-cut backs who are able to move laterally. Meanwhile, the Cowboys’ running back unit doesn’t possess skills like Murray’s; skills that are perfect for Dallas’ scheme and offensive line.
The Cowboys and the Eagles are struggling for the same reason: the inability or unwillingness to adjust their systems on the fly.
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