Last time that this team was in the playoffs, Garcia was in the NFL and T.O. was in his prime.
Then we settled for Derrick Smith and Ulbrich as our defensive starters and guys like Dorsey and Rattay , Barlow, Uwaezuake,
our offensive starters.
Dilfer years were hard.
I've backed A Smith for years, gave him a pass because his friend killed himself, he was undercoached, was thrown into the wolves
ala David Carr and Chad Pennington with NO oline help and some of the crappiest coaching I've ever witnessed. These coaches had gifts i.e. drafting, and discipline, but head coaching was not their strong point. I then reached my breaking point and somewhat gave up on A.Smith, seeing guys like Bradford ,Flacco and Stafford play well in their first year (oh how things change), and saw Smith struggle against the Eagles , I gave up and tapped. Then, with games against the Colts, Packers, and some of the leagues elite, I've seen A.Smith dwell in the shotgun and hurry up. Near comebacks from under 3 touchdowns was pretty impressive IMO even though we lost most games by 3 to 7 points. Alot of b.s. Since the last time we went to the playoffs.
So yeah, I met shed a Darrl Strawberry come Sunday.