Nope don’t think so. No Jinx. Players play and coaches coach.
Here’s what I saw, and I know this will get some folks lathered up. I saw what I thought was a pretty good game plan. I saw a lot of jawing and finger pointing and hustle and “want to win” attitude. I liked the attitudes, I hope this creates more of a rivalry again…maybe?
What I also saw was bounce passes, guys not lining up on the line of scrimmage (penalty), sack given up and fumble recovery by probably one of the best left tackles in the league. (It happens to the VERY best sometimes). I saw guys on defense get hook-blocked on sweeps, poor coverage, not separating from being blocked, NO pass rush and guys doubled that stopped rushing, DB’s that got beat early in the route and more. I saw lineman open/turn their hips to the backfield, and I saw false steps. Dropped passes, throws behind and out of bounds….I can keep going.
So what am I getting at?
Players play, coaches coach. Our guys were in the game till the end with what I’d say was a good game plan and WE didn’t execute as players. You’ve heard the players say, “WE have to play better”. Yes, they do.
Today I didn’t really watch the game, I watched individual battles much like I would watch film as a player against an opposing team or player….and that’s what I saw. Not unlike every other game in the NFL because there’s no such thing as the perfect game by 22 guys and special teams.
Our guys have to play better. We had a chance — throughout the entire game we had PLENTY of chances to get even or ahead and make a play. These things come with playing together more and consistency builds when you know what the guy next to you is doing. Every play is critical when you have a team that is struggling. No one can have a let down.
This Team is a few plays away from playing with anyone in the league when they execute the game plan flawlessly. We’ve seen that. Sure, we could use more guys at a number of positions but that will come with time. Only time will tell, right?
I have the patience. I hope you all will too.
Also, I’m adding the following from late in the week last week that I ran across for folks that don’t want to use their tickets and for those of us that want some.
You can buy and sell tickets there, so there’s absolutely no reason that folks who don’t want to support the team can’t sell and someone that wants to support the team can go buy, right?? No excuses!! The stadium should be full every week.