Originally Posted by Runner
About every third game has been a "statement" game from the fans' view. Generally we got a message we didn't want to hear.
We may not like the answer to these fan-proclaimed "statement" games but that doesn't stop it from being the truth. We are still a couple of players away from being a consistent, playoff-caliber team. We're at least
6-7 second stringers away too, so that performance doesn't fall off a cliff when the starter goes down.
I like the direction we're headed but - and I'm probably preaching to the choir here - we are, at a minimum, a pro-bowl LT, a roadgrader C/G, a shutdown CB, a wide ranging FS, a speedy OLB, and an innovative defensive coordinator from filling all the holes I see.
On the other hand, we're not 20 starters away like we used to be - the only solid players being Dunta and AJ.
Patience GrassHoppas; we have made great progress.