Originally posted by jreff22:
You initial question All one can talk is offense - is that really the problem? was answered
Yes - I thought I did, in the OP. Everyone's ignored the OP, and many subsequent messages to offer their own opinion. But there's no give and take. Everything I've said suggesting something so horrible, so frightening, so terrifying in saying the D took a step backwards and let down the O, seems to lead many posting here to want to pretend it never happened.
Oh - it's all the O-line's fault that ATL scored 35. Blame it on Hill.
If ANYTHING, partly blame it on Bly. But he plays - ON DEFENSE!
This isn't, as well, some sort of attempt to blame just to blame. I agree with EVERYONE, if EVERYONE wants to agree to say - it's a team game. All are on the team. When Bly went to apologize, today, Singletary thought he might even include the office staff. All the same team.
But eyes also cannot be closed in horror or fear, either. What will we see if we open them? What happened is what happened. One has to see the D for what it is, and what it did. One shouldn't try to pretend, or make excuses.
As with the OP, one should try to identify things that must be fixed. They play like this against Indy - guess what?