Pressure, sacks and interceptions/turnovers make for a long night. Sorry for the delayed post today but I was in the air all day yesterday flyng back form Florida. I even tried (wifi) in the airports and that was sacked-pressured and disconnected much like the game Monday Night. I finally got home late in the day.
I was in the Keys for a charity fishing tournament and maybe the 35-plus knot winds and cloud cover should have been a clue to what was coming Monday night. We had a tropical storm that blew up over Cancun with it’s remnants sweeping across Florida and another Hurricane shooting up the middle of the Gulf of Mexico out of Honduras SPEWING winds and cloud cover for 4-5 straight days. A few more knots of wind and it could have been a Tropical depression where we were.
Monday night before the game, I was doing a radio show at Gary Dunn’s Hotel the OV (Oceanview), bar and restaurant in the Keys in front of a rowdy crowd of about 100 or so people. The crowd was a Steelers HOMER crowd, with Gary being the weekly host of “Jocks on the Rocks”. I threw a few punches at the Steelers and we told a few stories and had some great laughs of the old Steelers Curtain days and the opponents we played against in that era as fun was had by all.
Only two of the five folks associated with the show picked Denver?? Hmmm.
Pressure on Orton, sacks and turnovers against a team like the Steelers is a disaster waiting to happen. Good football teams can barely win a game with one or two turnovers…barely. The Steelers had two turnovers and we scored on one but when you give away three that’s tough.
The stats were a little discerning with average rushing yards of 6.0 per carry and very lopsided across the board, which equates to being dominated at the line of scrimmage again. I’m not panicked by all this because it’s somewhat the way of the league this year with many teams taking it on the chin a game here and a game there. Nothing that can’t be fixed in my view. The press in the papers are getting carried away already. It really must get tired jumping on and off the bandwagon, don’t ya think. I guess it sells papers )
Take the Cowboys early and the Giants of late and I could keep going on and on. The only team in the league in my view that’s a standout, is the Saints. They manage to win when they play poorly. That’s a sign of a GREAT team. Some might say the Vikings, but I disagree, they’ve pulled a few out in the last second. In the middle of the schedule there’s plenty of time to re-tune things and get in gear.
Turnovers and (T.O.P.)Time of Possession are the enemies of this team. When we control the ball and dink and dunk our way down the field (not sexy) and keep mixing it up, we’re scary good. YES, scary good.
We go to Washington and and get ready for the improved Bolts, that simple, right?
One game at a time, you agree??