Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Be honest with yourselves.
With injuries piling up, with possibly the worst o-line in the league, with a defense that was overachieving and is now underachieving, a coaching staff that is the antethesis of aggression and still learning at that, how can anyone seriously tell me that this team is going to have a winning season?
I was a firm believer that this year would be a year of reckoning. I'm going to eat the crow and admit I was wrong. I will love this team till the end, but this is not the year.
I always knew the o-line was a weak spot, but once they started dropping like flies I knew we were done. And we do not have a defense that can withstand an offense that leads the league in three and outs.
The positives are that I believe we are closer to the playoffs than any other time in the last 7 seasons. We have good talent at skill positions, but the trenches need some more attention imo.
I share your sentiments exactly. We don't deserve to be a .500 team and we won't be at season-end. 7-9 just like I predicted at the beginning of the season. I love the players and talent on our team (except for our truly offensive line), but, as far as coaches go, "I want winners". I'm tired of the suits, the motivational speeches with no effect, the pants-dropping, and so on. I want coaches who can game plan. I want coaches who, Christ, just once in awhile call a play that makes you go, "Oh hell yeah! I didn't see THAT coming!!!". I want to win a meaningful game against a significant team. Alas, alas...