Erebus wrote:Since 2015 we haven't advanced past the division round for various reasons (slow starts every time, but other reasons too). Is there any reason at all to think this year should be different?
We were red hot at the end of the 2015 regular season. Both sides of the ball were playing well. That didn't carry over to the playoffs. The long trip after a miserably cold game in Minnesota probably caused the terrible first half against Carolina.
In 2016 we just flat out sucked against the Falcons in all three phases.
In 2018 Pete was dumb and kept running the ball for no reason when it clearly wasn't working, but the pass was. Very well could happen again this year.
In 2019 we were doomed by yet another inexplicable slow start before trying to mount a comeback that was too little, too late.
The Let Russ Cook campaign seemed to solve our slow start problem. But that's been shelved, so it appears extremely likely that we're going to have yet another slow start or two. Please tell me why I'm wrong.
One poster mentioned - all of these are on the road. On the road you have to play near perfect to win in the playoffs. Plus get perfect reffing.
That's why me a usual glass half fuller was soo ticked after the Giants loss.
But Mr. Glass half full guy here:
-Our offense is basically at full strength - We get our full compliment of oline back this week, and we really handled Carson with kid gloves since he returned. Pete recognizes how important he is to our playoff success. He will get a full load from here forward.
-Our defense has been playing lights out the second half. Very reminiscent of KC last year.
-Our special teams have been a real strength all year. Playoffs tighten up, not just Pete ball tight but tight in general. Having the ST advantage could be huge.
-Our offense has the ability to go off. I know Russ hasn't been cooking, but we have to weapons to do it.
-Russ is freaking DUE. There is NOWAY we're talking next year and saying 2020: Russ stunk so we lost. No way that's happening. (I hope)