Re: Full Homer?
Some people are lower loop types, that no matter what are always going to focus on the black speck on the white wall. And it's not about refusing to turn a blind eye. It's not about being able to have a conversation that recognizes the opportunities while rejoicing in the success. It's about the need to always be The Guy who feels compelled to fixate on everything that is not done perfectly. Like it validates their football analytical abilities or allows them to look down their nose at those who don't hold their team to a higher standard.
This team has a top 5 offense and a top 5 defense. No, the O-line does not look as sharp as it did last year, especially the right side. No, the DB's haven't looked All World with Joseph being out. No, the running game hasn't been as powerful with Tate out and overusing Foster. No, the decimated LB corps is not making up for Cush being out.
All that being said, this team is 11-1, and more importantly, 3-1 against AFC teams at the top of their divisions. And name me ONE of the teams that we are battling against in the AFC that does not have some glaring weakness of their own.
The Ravens offense is inconsistent at best and has been in games because of their defense. The Pats defense is suspect at best and is constantly bailed out by their offense. The Broncos run game is one yard away per game from being in the lower third of the league. The Ravens and Pats are 25th and 26th in the league on yards allowed. The Broncos 8-game win streak? The combined records of their opponents in wins this year have been 44-78, with only two teams having a winning record (Bengals and Steelers) and six opponents that have 4 wins or less on the season. Their three losses? To teams that are a combined 31-5. The Pats are 1-3 in games decided by 3 points or less, and the one win was in OT. The Ravens have had seven of their twelve games decided by three points or less.
And yet... all three of these teams have three losses while the Texans only have one. And the Texans are 2-0 against these teams.
But, but, but... Gary makes coaching mistakes and Matt makes QB mistakes and the DB's make coverage mistakes and the 2-14 from HWSNBN and Don Capers and Kubiak did something wrong in 2007, so we can't take any pleasure in the great run our team is having THIS YEAR because everything has not been PERFECT since the 19-17 Cowboys game...