winning cures all, and we beat a weaker team by 20 points. hard to argue with the results, that's a great way to start the season! this is what i observed without the benefit of replay. positives ... - newton looked REALLY good. - we saw what we're capable of when healthy - megatron is simply amazing, but he hasnt won the crown yet, a healthy AJ is still the best WR in football. he's lost a step, but it doesnt seem to matter - tons of separation and noone finishes better - coverage gets better every game - our offensive line did their jobs and did it well - good routes by our secondary wr's - daniels can still find any hole in a zone - myers was dynamic - d-bo is probably the best LT in football - WATT!!! - cush is the most complete linebacker in football negatives ... - do we have OLB's? non factor would be an upgrade, our guys were non existant. - cohesion - we looked like we needed another preseason game. sloppy everywhere. - penetration - kind of important in wade's system. we're in a lot of trouble if that's the extent of what our front 7 can do. - wade smith had a great first season, and at best has been a 4 letter word since. - scheme, did i see it wrong or did we ignore the zone scheme? i saw an excess of lead, pull, and "power". i dont remember a single stretch and only a handful of plays that would qualify as part of the zone blocking scheme. not surprising since this was an expected win and we know how kubiak wants to buck the trend whenever possible. - lacked intensity on defense. we looked average ... not the amped up attacking squad that i expected to see, very passive - we were out of sorts on offense. i cant recall ever seeing schaub that frustrated. he could throw 10 interceptions without losing his cool, but procedure issues will light him up - and he was hot the entire game. leading back to needing more preseason work, we had way too many mental errors. i had more but the bourbon is catching up with me. what did yall first see?