Originally posted by ElmiraNiner52:
The blame definently goes to jimmy raye. The TEAM had the game won but JIMMYS 3 runs in a row when thats pretty much all you do all game... come on now we SHOULD have won that game i got a nervous feeling as soon as i seen 3 runs in a row...im like brett favre is capable of anything...what the hell was this guy thinking. His play book must be 2 pages long... i wanna see just ALITTLE more passing...
I'm not going to buy that. Yes, he made some mistakes, like running the ball 3 straight times into the belly of the Vikings' defense, calling too many of the same running plays that make it obvious when we're running, etc. But the reason we lost the game isn't soley on him. He's just part of the reason.
In order to go on the road and beat a good team like the Vikings, you have to put up your best effort. Giving up a special teams touchdown to a rookie right after you scored and extended the lead is a big reason why we lost the game too. What about the defense playing soft that final drive?
Everyone wants to blame Raye or Roman for this. I think there's blame on everyone, from the coaches to the players. You know, maybe if the defense actually pressured Favre on that last play, Roman wouldn't have been running around for 10 seconds like a headless chicken. You can't expect people to stick on their guys for that long. It was obvious that Favre had all day back there and he was going to pick us apart, yet we only rushed like 3 people at him and gave him all the time in the World to find the open guy. Ridiculous if you ask me. Basically, the entire team is to blame and I hope they learn from this game.
[ Edited by B650 on Sep 28, 2009 at 9:35 PM ]