During his post-practice press conference today Rex was asked whether he would bring back the old color-coded wrist-band for Geno in order to help him focus on being more careful with the football, like he did with Sanchez. At first, Rex didn't shy away from the idea. He was all, "hey whatever works." Apparently somebody reminded him that it didn't work the first time around and he changed his tune to being against it. But the question remains, and it's begging to be answered... Will Rex botch another QB?
I must say that all of this heightened focus on protecting the football and making safe plays has me somewhat alarmed. Its not so much the words as it is the philosophy behind it. The words, in and of themselves, are true. Geno must do a better job of protecting the football. Yes, these words are true. But that is a smaller part of a larger story. A chapter in a book, if you will. Geno needs to guide this offense towards scoring more points. We've scored more than 20 only once in four games. 20 should be the bare minimum. But I don't get the feeling that that is where Rex is coming from.
My gut tells me that Rex sees the elimination of turnovers as the be all end all. That if we just cut down on giving it up, we'll win. That if the offense just doesn't lose, the defense will win. And its that sentiment that I disagree with. I don't want Geno to be safer and less aggressive. I want him to be just as aggressive, if not more so. But I want him to be more efficiently aggressive. Its all about mentality. I don't want my QB to approach scrimmage, with his eye towards what hazards might present itself and protecting the offense against that. I want him to walk up to scrimmage, look at the defense and try to figure out a way to cut it's throat.