I actually worried about this being a trap game, even tho Lions are a tough and good team. Let down after beating up on GB was my concern...it was obviously wrong. Man what a difference having the league's worst 3 HCs and now having the league's best HC has made, esp for alex, then for the entire team as a whole. Talent on this team is just extraordinary, proving once again that baalke was GM of the Year last yr. Jeez we got 5 DBs that are out of sight, the best 4 LBs in the entire league,, and an incredible 3 man front ( or 4 if aldon is on the LOS). As for O, running game is actually better than last yr, Frank being better, plus Hunter being a great change of pace....maybe because our OL is way better than last yr? TEs, Vernon is playing at an A+ level, and instead of just crabs at WR, we now have moss, mario, and crbs, each one allowing the others to get open....and as noted, jacobs, jenkins, AJ, and laMichael aren't even on the field. Just how rich are we on talent? Super rich i guess is the answer. No need to talk about the play of alex. Sure don't hear much "alex this" and "alex that" anymore.
With Erickson, noln, bigMike, we would be a good 7-9 team this yr with luck. NO question our MVP is...Coach Harbaugh. Ever notice when erickson, noln, and BM were here that nobody called them "coach"? Well, there was a dam good reason...because they weren't . Seeing the real thing up close and personal...is a thrill every time this team steps on the field. Among other things, Schwarz got outcoached last nite in addition to being out talented. That is a pretty tough thing to beat, and my 11-5 assuming a loss at GB, went to 14-2. Now I am thinking maybe one trap game loss, say 15-1...SEA, Rams, or maybe AZ at one of their home games. Based on two games....barring major injuries, it is hard to see us getting beat. On top of that, our bench, courtesy of Baalke/Coach has amazing depth, from QB to DB to LB to OL to DL and on down the line. WOWW, or zzzzzzowie. We haven't been exposed to anything like this since Coach Walsh hung it up. The D playcalling and O playcalling are not just fantastic, they are fun to watch...errr....with the exception of the last onside kick. That did cause a bit of rear end pucker. Came out alright, tho, and i now wonder if fangio didn't dare them to do that intentionally.After some thot, i guess he did. Still it was close...but it was exciting as well as interesting.
As they say, if your team gives them your best, the game is interesting, then even in a loss , you go home satisfied. Sure makes it a lot more fun, tho, when we win.
Marvin, nice job and thanks.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM ]