Originally posted by nvninerfan1:
I agree this is one game. It also points out what I pointed out weeks ago. This team is simply not built to come back from a large deficit. We are a grind it out team, and we did shoot ourselves in the foot, and make some major mental errors (Bly showboating on interception).
We cannot afford to let our emotions run too high. We just don't have the overall talent to come back offensively.
Am I disappointed, YES. Can we learn from this, YES.
I don't think this was a fluke. You give Matt Ryan that much time, he's going to kill you every single time. Now replace him with QBs from the other playoff contenders...Donovan McNabb, Eli Manning, and Drew Brees...do you really think we'd do any better against them? Yesterday just proved that we aren't a playoff team, we're just good enough to win the NFC West, and that's why it's disheartening.
Crabtree playing next game has me a little optimistic, but even that has the potential to go sour. I mean, if you don't have the QB to get him the ball, what good is it? Football is a precise game. Rice was the best WR in the World, but a lot of the time he was covered up perfectly. He caught so many of his passes because of perfect throws by Montana and Young. Again, it's a game of inches. Hill doesn't have the talent to even utilize Crabtree's talents. Even if he does get separation every single play, Hill can't hit him! It's depressing right now.