I guess I beat Herv to this punch. I thought I'd go ahead and get this out of the way. First impressions. I'll watch the DVR and gametape later. Richard Smith either doesn't watch tape or can't analyze it. I'm not sure which is worse. Our defensive playcalling today looked like ... hmm, where have I seen this? Every other team that Peyton Manning routinely has lit up this decade. Plenty of four-man rushes, plenty of robber zones ... just the kind of playcalling that hasn't been successful against Manning in, oh, the last eight years or so. At this point, it isn't going to matter how good our offense is, because our defensive playcalling isn't going to beat anybody but the lower half of the league. I know we're talking about Manning and McNabb, at this point, but Smith's playcalling has looked pretty horrendous to date. Carr looked okay today. He had a fumble he shouldn't have, and he looked more gun shy today than he was against Philly. He had some great passes and some bad ones. I would have liked to see him challenge the upfield passes more; too much dumping off and too-quick releases. In his defense, our offensive line was pretty awful today. I'll have to rewatch the tape to assign sack responsibility. Dayne looks like he'll be serviceable at least. I picked up Morency in my fantasy leagues early on because I knew Lundy would be out sooner or later. He doesn't find the holes well, doesn't have a second gear, and isn't particularly shifty. Of course I didn't think we'd go and trade him, but Gado looks like a suitable pickup. Nothing special, but good enough. Lewis Sanders just isn't going to get it done. He's a nickel at best. That's about it. I think it's that simple. Lousy protection, horrid defensive playcalling. I don't like feeling that I've been outcoached. Maybe I'm too hard on Smith; two Super Bowl caliber offenses is one hell of an initiation rite, but I'm most sincerely troubled about that facet of our team at this point.