I’d do it again EVERY TIME…why because as an offensive line you can get enough push to get it in the end zone. Now who to blame…no ONE. The offensive line will take the blame because they will MAN-UP and say we didn’t get it done. The Titans defense got better push than our offensive line did and they will tell you that. It happens and we can get better at it and will. It’s grind time in the trenches and we will win that one. I run every time on 4th and inches…still.
Our defense played great against the run but the veteran Hasselbeck knew where to put the ball all day. Take a look at the stats…oddly identical in most categories except the passing game. Even with Britt out you have to give credit where credit is due. Their receivers stepped up and got the job done and we had a tough time defending. With Champ and Doom out, it takes a shut down corner and our best pass rusher out of the game. That equals more time to deliver the ball. AND Hasselbeck did.
Did any of you see the Colts-Steelers game last night? Freeney and Mathis almost single handedly kept Pittsburgh in check with their pass rush. It reminded me how bad we miss Doom. A big time pass rush makes a veteran QB look helpless.
Again, call me a homer but I saw enough good stuff to see progress. When we execute and play our game we look pretty dang good…but when we have a breakdown at one spot or another we have a tough time recovering. Still in the game at the end and a tipped pass was the difference…again…lots of good things to build on.
I like the progress and it will really show (one way or the other) as we step into the next two games of the schedule with defending SB Champs Green Bay Packers, then San Diego.
After that, Miami’s struggling at 0-3, Detroit’s 3-0, Oakland beat the Jets this past weekend and KC’s 0-3. I was sitting in on the MAC & DOOG radio show last week and we had a lot of fun talking about the upcoming schedule, so listen in every Tuesday at 4:05 as we recap the blog and the game with the fellas.
P.S. Held my Charity flyfishing event over the weekend and we raised $71K gross, still waiting on the final number for Cystic Fibrosis with 36 anglers and a beautiful weekend float fishing two awesome rivers.
What’s on your mind after the game?
GO BRONCOS, Coopster