I don’t want to rip on Bres, because that dude is a winner too. Both of these players are really good as dudes, as leaders, are prepared, and are very competitive.
Bres has been in that system for 15 years, and he’s got it down. When they bring in a new player, the entire rest of the team can help them along in learning terminology, expectations, what to do, and how, what they can count on others in the position groups for, etc. With Matt, he’s learning a new system every 3 years, trying to fill the roles with the right type of players for the new system, etc, etc, etc, Vets are learning right alongside FAs and rookies. There are lots of factors that go into this. That system is really good, when you have the right people to run it. Lambo came here, and tried to run it with our guys…terrible failure.
Last night, our OC (or Patricia, who I expect ordered up what he wanted), made the same horrendous mistake that Lambo did every game. Trying to run a certain type of system at the end of the game, while ignoring that we don’t have the personnel to just slam the ball up the middle in a predictable situation. Everyone in the country knew what we were trying to do, and while we may/may not prove to be able to run in mid game, we are not good enough to just run at will to kill the clock. We don’t have the guys to do it.