This post could go on forever, but I feel that many of these will be brought up at some point in the thread. The Wizards revealed many flaws and confirmed many of BF Nation's beliefs. Here are some that immediately come to mind:
- Simply put: Randy Wittman is a BAD coach. Right out of the gates you could tell that our team was not inspired, focused, or energized for this game. Disagree if you'd like; however, it is on the coach to make sure the team is ready to go come tip-off. Hell, they should be ready to go way before that. Even thinking bad to my HS days, I can't remember one game where my coach didn't make a concerted effort to get us energized and focused during a pregame speech/gameplan. In addition, his game management was atrocious; the way he handled Bradley's hot hand was embarrassing; and the fact that we consistently only have one option for last minute drawn up plays is just terrible. I could rant forever but I think you guys will get the point...
- John Wall had the worst game of his career. Other than that brief stint in which he has a string of AWESOME assists, he was lethargic, he lacked passion, and he completely ignored the game plan on the last play (Brad could have easily gotten the ball and attempted a shot - we all saw his look of confusion and disbelief after). Instead of lighting a fire underneath his franchise cornerstone PG, Randy did some weird semi-benching thing in the 2nd and 4th quarter (am I wrong about this or was he just trying to get him extra rest?).
- Why the hell isn't Trevor Booker getting more minutes? He is a ball of energy and passion and suddenly he has been relegated to the end of the bench ~10 mins/gm
- When Ariza is having a bad game and Martel hurts his ankle, why wasn't Otto inserted into the game. Not only would it be a good opportunity for him to develop and show what he's worth, there are 15 players on this team for a reason. Any coach, at any level, knows that sometimes you just gotta reach into your arsenal and throw in some players to see if they can pick up the slack. OH, not to mention Otto had like 50 people there to see him. Look at what the presence of Brad's grandparents did to him!!!
- Nene was great. It's good to see that he has remained healthy for a relatively long stretch, hopefully he can sustain this.
- Brad Beal. He was ducking awesome. Loved the timing with that FanPost from yesterday about trading him. HAH! For 3.5 quarters he was simply amazing. That last half quarter, well, there is no one to blame but Randy. He's not going to shoot lights out all game and to run this screen and roll/curl offense EVERY SINGLE TIME IN THE HALF COURT is NOT going to work.
What do you guys think?