FlyingGreg wrote:I'm not really angry or pissed off. I think the words I would use are skeptical, reluctant, concerned.
I am not happy we are wasting a rare franchise QB's best years with a joke of an offensive line. We will see if the moves they have made and are about to make (draft) will help. I still am not a big Cable fan, although I do concede he is rarely given much to work with.
I am disappointed that we are not featuring one of the NFL's premier tight ends. Why is that so complicated? I know he put up some good numbers last season (in fact, a franchise record for catches and receiving yards by a tight end) ... but how many games do you remember him dominating? Lots of factors, sure.
I am bummed that our defense doesn't force turnovers like they used to. You want to get back to being that bada$$ defense?? FORCE TURNOVERS. Teams have smartly adjusted how they attack our scheme. It's time for our defense to attack back.
I also have this weird sense that the franchise is starting to fade a bit... seems like the hunger, commitment, togetherness, and selflessness that got them to the top is waning. Hard to put my finger on it, but there seems to be trouble in paradise.
I guess I am entering this season with a "prove it to me" mindset. I think the defense will bounce back with Earl back in there and a pissed off Sherman. Hopefully, we don't ever have to suffer through an offense that manages to put up games scoring 12 points (at C Link), 3 points, 6 points, 13 points (against a terrible defense), 5 points, and 10 points.
This is a balanced and informed way to be negative. I really can't argue with much here.