Another winable game, another big L. Sure the injuries didn't help, but when we needed a play, we didn't make one, or couldn't make one.
I understand now what the problem is. We don't have enough good players- period. Let's break it down.
Andre, DeMeco, Dunta, and even Kris Brown- known good players.
Mario, Schaub, Daniels, Walters - fragile, good players
Everyone else, isn't a very good NFL player. they're serviceable, OK players, but not good. I'll argue that till the cows come home folks- don't even start.
I take heart in the fact that when we start the season next year (yes, I'm already looking ahead) we'll have a healthy Charles Spencer, Dunta, and all our DB's or IR. We'll also have a young RB, Schaub in the 2nd year of the system, a new D Coordinator (hey, I can hope right?) and other young draft picks.
On the good side, it was nice to see our special teams contribute to our loss today with two turnovers. Not only Jones muff, but Boulware's terrific holding penalty on the muff by the Titans in the first. (For a guy who's only on the field about 8-10 plays a year, Boulware sure has committed a lot of penalties this year!)
While our line seemingly has improved according to sack totals, we tend to get obliterated when we play average and above defensive lines. We are Charmin up the middle and ancient on one of the ends. How many times did they collapse us up the middle today on runs and passes? We couldn't even block their three guys with our SIX at the end of the game.
And when we drop EIGHT, even VY completes his passes down the seem - and he's not known as an accurate passer in the least!