We cannot win a championship if....
OK. So we all saw a few people come down hard on Matt and Kubiak in the first half. (A whopping 3.25% of the season btw.) It is true that if we see exactly the Matt we saw last year and the exact same Kubiak we saw last year. So what else can't we see?
We can't be a 2 corner team. Mccain has to show up.
We can't be a 1 pass rush team. Somebody not named Watt needs to get to 8-10 sacks.
We can't go to sleep offensively. I can live with the first half of the first game but you can't do that game in and game out.
We can't get down early and often. SB winning teams don't get down early every game. You luck runs out.
Matt has to be the Matt we saw today. If he isn't going to be lightening fast he has to hang tough and make throws. Matt looked like he had forgotten about fat ass albert tonight.
We can't be a 3 threat offense. In years past that was enough. Tonight I saw what looked like 5-6 weapons on offense. I mean legit weapons. AJ (obviously), OD, Graham, Hopkins, Tate, Foster (he didn't look great early but he started to run harder after sitting on the sideline for almost the entire series.
We can't be predictable. Everyone was on Schaub today... On 3rd down he was 6 of 10 with 4 conversions. We need that. We pulled off a fake punt.
The defense has to play more zone. I know Wade is a great DC but we have to mix it up a little. If you are playing a QB with a high football IQ you can't pull man def on 85% of your snaps (by my rough count). You have to disguise coverage and delay blitzes (see the Manning sack) on occasion. Get the QB out of rhythm.
We can't continue with the penalties, I'm looking at you Lestar.
Cushing has to be the player capable of making that INT and pressuring the QB.
Oh, btw... Joe Mays was a beast today. Big time against the run.
It is not a matter of if this team can win a SB or not, AS CONSTRUCTED. It is a matter of if the players will take risks at the right time, be disciplined, stay at home and the coach will recognize the time to make the mold. This is a team capable of winning, along with about 5-6 other teams. Nothing to do with can't, or a coaching problem, everything to do with discipline and the right mixture of luck, health, work hard and staying calm. If Matt stands in there like he did today, the QB play will be fine.
34/45, 346 yds, 3 TDs 1 Int.
Don't give me "it was garbage time". There is no garbage time in a game you win by a QB. He converted on 3rd and 18, 3rd and 13, 3rd and 11 and 3rd and 8. Manning, Brady, Luck, Eli or any other QB you want to call "elite" would take both his stat line and his result today. In 2010 Matt put in these kind of performances all year but the defense was the worst I've ever seen. He put that team on his back several times that year and they slithered off. This time the D nutted up and held up their own.
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