I am starting to wonder if we should be looking a little bit more at the coaching staff as a whole for a lot of the problems on the field and not blame just the players. On more that one occasion I noticed assistant coaches arguing at the bench. (I sit in box J). Clock management was terrible at the end of both halves, caused mostly by the slow signaling in of plays. The worst example was sending in the punting team with 1 minute left and then changing their minds. What was the head coach thinking and did they actually think they would get the ball back before the gun? Also didn't agree with Taffe pulling Maas when he did, should have given him at least one more series to try an regroup himself. Just one mans opinion.
I agree with all of your points.