Starting a new thread to see if anyone else feels that: Dema Kovalenko Ante Razov Josh Wolff DaMarcus Beasley (at times) and others are seeming to NEVER EVER take on defenders 1vs1. Not saying that the Fire's offensive system should turn into a glorified pickup game, where you get it and go straight to goal with it, but at the same time, when you're missing your best playmaker and table setter (Nowak), and you see NOBODY really get their head up and shoulders going toward goal on the dribble, and you see guys choosing to dribble right into traffic in the middle of the field (or better yet, just stop at the 18 and lose all forward momentum you have) instead of cutting to the touchline for a cross or shot, you have to wonder: Why are all of our offensive threats playing like little girls? I take that back. Little girls are more aggressive. We're talking about some big name players with big name reputations. I for one would like to see some of these players start to do something to justify the ass kissing that Jack and Ty and co. heap on them. - take defenders on - take them on with speed - get involved, get physical - TAKE SHOTS After watching us the last 2 months, you'd think it's tougher than it really is out there.