Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
We could easily be 6-2 or even 7-1 and people would be saying what a god Singletary is.
The fact is we played two of the best teams in the NFL (Minnesota and Indy) on the road and IMO outplayed them and gave them a heck of a game and could have easily won either game and should have won the Minnesota game.
Our team plays hard and for the most part we play disciplined, smart football. I thought the offense yesterday had their best all-around performance of the season...Passing, running blocking, etc and Raye called a good game and showed some creativety. The Alex Smith INT's and fumble obviously cost us the game but I think the fumble and two of the INT's were just a bad break.
Were going to get on track and start winning these close games.
I personally do not think that as a team we are as good as Minnesota or Indiannapolis. But I believe that we can play with the big boys and scare them spitless. Both of those games were winnable by us. We are at the point that we will either fall back and give up or we will keep struggling until we make the change and decide that we want to win and not just compete.
I believe that we could indeed have been 7-1 and we could be the rising star of the football world. We are not just there yet but we are knocking on the door. I see Singletary going through his evolution as a coach as well. He is now benching Bruce and he may have to do the same with Haralson. It may be time for Brooks or Biggs to step in and do at least as well as Haralson and perhaps better. We need some more turnovers to keep us sparked and hopeful.
Now for the Chicago game. I think we are a superior team to the Bears. I do not think we were the superior team to the Vikings, Colts, or Titans. But we played them to a standstill. For Chicago I believe we are better defensively and offensively. I think with Crabtree, Hill, Morgan, Jones we have a better set of receivers. I think our TEs are better. They may have a better oline that we do. QBs are about the same, in my opinion. Gore is better than Forte. The key to the game will be whether we can get turnovers. Turnovers is what won the game for the Titans. If no turnovers we would would have won. The Titans defense was better than ours. But Chicago's defense is not. Turnovers will be the deciding factor. If even turnovers we will win.
I believe that the Chicago game should be won by us. If we can not win this game we will have a poor rest of the season. If we win we will compete for the playoffs to the very last week. I trust Arizona to choke on a couple of potential wins. Our Monday night game with them will be crucial but we can beat them and we can beat Seattle as well.
Our only loss for the rest of the season should be Philadelphia. But as we have seen if you can play equally with Indie we can play equally with Philadelphia. We may be able to get a victory that we did not predict. But all things rotate around Chicago right now.