I just finished watching the game against Detroit, and I couldn't be more pissed off.
Yes, we won the game. Despite Ty Corbin's best efforts to coach his way out of a W, we squeaked out a win against a bad Pistons team.
What I have a MAJOR problem with is the coaching decisions that were made in this game, particularly down the stretch. Early in the game, it was clear that Watson wasn't playing well. I'd rank his performance somewhere between a train wreck and the Hindenburg crash. He was turning the ball over, wasting 20+ seconds in the shot clock on nearly every possessions, and in traditional older-than-dirt Jazz PG play, didn't play a lick of defense.
Alec Burks, on the other hand, was hitting shots. He was playing defense (and getting screwed on a lot of calls against Will Bynum). He was using dribble-penetration to find an open teammate for 2.
So why, in the last two minutes to close out the game, would Ty Corbin replace Burks with Watson?
Answer: I have no fucking clue. It makes zero sense. No matter how you look at it, that's a terrible coaching decision.
The question is, how content is the front office to sit back and watch Ty get outcoached in every single game? How content is the front office to watch the starters get their asses kicked in the first quarter of about 80-90% of our games? How content will they be to continue sitting talented young guys behind over-the-hill, ineffective veterans?
Hopefully they hear what the fans are saying. Hopefully they listen. Because if they don't, they'll lose a good portion of a fierce and loyal fanbase.
I'm called a bad fan for some of the things I've said about Ty and the front office. I'm called a bad fan for complaining about the C4 playing time. I'm called a bad fan for complaining about Foye and Jefferson playing lazy defense and digging our team into holes in nearly every game.
If that makes me a bad fan, so be it. I'd rather be a "bad" educated fan than a "good" ignorant one. I see the writing on the wall, and it isn't pretty.
It's ugly. And it pisses me off.
Sidenote: I was BLOWN AWAY at the favorable calls the Pistons got in the 4th, especially Will Bynum. Twice he lowered his shoulder into Burks, who had position, and he just ran him over. Both times a foul was called on BURKS. Then there was the clean block on Favors that magically became free throws. And I didn't see what happened on the steal that led to a layup right before Burks was pulled, but I can only assume it should have been a foul on Bynum and wasn't called. Burks was on his ass and suddenly Bynum had the ball. On the other side of the ball, Foye has a play almost exactly identical to Bynum running over Burks. Offensive foul. Unreal.
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