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Im with you boss.I'm not going to stop blaming Watson injury as a contributor to his poor play.
He looked great last yr until injury. Not so great yesterday and hopefully that's what contributed to his regression. If not there are bigger issues with Watson, happy feet, accuracy, bad decision making were issues with his play yesterday. People around here dont want to admit that even if healthy Watson was due for some regression from his record setting rookie pace.
In short he looked like the QB that I thought he would be coming out of college yesterday. Not terrible, but not great like he was last yr.
BOB could also help him by using more roll outs and things like that to help with the pressure he was getting from the OL's poor performance. Although the OL looked better yesterday than it did at any point last yr it still was well below avg. IMHO
By Watson's own standards he was "overthinking little things" and that his "energy was low"......that he was "holding onto the ball too long"...& that he "the offense goes as I go.." and that overall he played "terrible". Now some of that is press garbage talk....but alot of that is him being frank & honest & sound like the problems of a guy whom missed 9 games & was just not quite up to game speed....of a guy whom knows that he was a little confused and flustered throughout the game.
But you know how it goes around here, Its sacrilegeous to place the majority of the blame for a team loss on a texanstalk favorite player......We like to focus on things that may or may not have made a difference...Y? B/c Tony Romo said so. instead of the things that we know give us a better chance to win if they do/don't happen. & well..
we know that if you turn the ball over against the Pats, you're going to lose.
we know that if you give Brady & the Pats a short field, you're going to lose.
we know that if you don't make the plays you're supposed to against the pats, you're going to lose (dropped passes, missed tackles, inaccurate passes to wide open WR).
2 of those things happened not even 2 minutes into the damn game.
Sure Bob could've done a few things to make Watson feel a little more comfy, but the minute Watson fumbled the ball at the mesh point...the mood on the team was soured.