We don't need any particular system. We need to score more points than the opponent.
Part of the reason some teams score so much is that the opponent gives them the ball with a short field, via pick or a 3 and out.
Even NO would score less if they had to drive the field every time, which is what happens if you can get a couple of first downs, then punt. A turnover or a 3 and out from the 25 is a very bad play.
It's definitely been a sticking point for many. Even I found my faith in him waiver when he set up for a field goal. He probably should have retired after last season, but he's been such a great kicker that I always said that we should keep him until he proves he can no play at a high level. I felt the same way about Frank Gore.
2019 is the sort of season you get when you keep an all time great until he turns too old right before your eyes. I'm okay with that.
I hope he retires a Colt and I would even be more than happy to sign him to a one year deal just to get him the one field goal. I doubt that happens, but I hope it does.
Injuries is why Ballard had to go with free agents and undrafted guys.
Going into the season most everyone thought we were set up at receiver.
Losing your top 3 or 4 receivers put Ballard in that position. It was nothing to do with what he didn't do.
To me, it is a lack of perspective. Even with under performing employees, employers show some patience to see if there is a turnaround somewhere, especially if those employees have shown them how well they can do in the past, thus having earned that leeway.
But, based on several comments on this forum, all they want to remember is the few dirty spots on a mostly clean canvas that has survived for 20 years maintaining its value, and that is disheartening. Patience is not a virtue of the current times.