Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
I've been predicting 8-8 for this team. (Except for predicting 19-0 after the 2-0 start... but I was just joking. Really.) And this game is exactly why I was predicting 8-8. I've been saying that we're going to lose some games that we should win and win some games we should lose. We should have won this one and didn't make the plays we needed to make.
We're a young team and we're still learning how to win. We missed out on several opportunities to put this away. The big part of the problem to me is what appears to be tentative play calling at times. At this point, I really think we should be a team that uses the pass to set up the run. Early in this game, we were really trying to pound the rock and we're not a team that can do that right now.
We blitzed a zillion more times in this game than we have in our previous games. But that put Petey out there on an island and he got burned for it.
I had hoped that the Panther game proved that we were further along than I expected but we aren't. We've got to get back down to business and start working.
We've started 2-2 twice before in our history. Let's hope that we can end up better than we did those years.
I'm not all that worried about it. I mean we played good 3 games and played bad 1 game. I am not going to put too much stock in this loss. Maybe if we lose to Miami I will worry but I'm still optimistic about this team.