Originally posted by dj43:
To me, one of the biggest indicators of a knowledgeable fan base is if they can talk about something other than just the play of the QB or the calls the coach makes. I want to see fans who actually watch the patterns/routes run by the WRs. I want fans who understand the importance of the OL not only creating running lanes for the RBs but also throwing lanes for the QB. I want fans who understand the difference in the roles of 3-4 vs 4-3. There are other things that the VERY knowledgeable will get but the above are relatively simple things that any REASONABLY knowledgeable fan can discuss. Just looking at the volume of posts in threads discussing the QBs versus the rest of the team should give a good indication as to the knowledge level of this fan base.
Not to start sh*t here with a one-liner, but how about the sack issue? Especially when it's obvious a couple of the sacks were due to Alex standing strong in the pocket waiting for his receivers to get open, or how about when Goodwin misses a block, or when the pocket collapses around him and he's got nowhere to go? Out of the 4 sacks last night, I credit Smith with 1. We have a good OL, but it was built for the run. I know a lot of people want him to take off like Young, but remember Young's career ending because of concussions?