Should we be writing the season off yet?
If we beat Tor / Wpg / Tor in the next 3 weeks, we'll be 4-5 and at the worst be tied with Tor in second place.
I personally don't think that this is realistic and August hasn't been good to us the last 2 years with just 1 win.
The way the West is playing, even getting a head of a terrible Wpg team doesn't guarantee us a playoff spot. Wpgs slow start is surprising to me.
With our pass rush and offensive offensive line, we are going to get only a couple more wins this year.
If you listened to the 5th qtr on Thursday nite, Ted Michaels said what I have been saying for the past 3 years, how do we still start Jon'ta Woodard at left tackle? He gets beat on most plays, holds like it's nobodies business, causes our QBs to drop like flies and is always good for a penalty or too. He's too big and slow to play left tackle.
Next, Nautyn M-L is the worst DE I have ever seen in my life. A DE is supposed to rush from the outside. Watch him closely on Thursday, he always starts outside and does this stupid spin move inside right into their tackle. Absolutely no press from him. You also see him get blocked really easy and most of the time he ends up on his back. His sacks last year were all coverage sacks. This year his sacks are the exact same. He is not getting a true pass rush like Montford or Grover used to get. I think it's time to let him go and move Cavka to the left side.
What else is there to say? The management told us that whoever we take out of camp will be on our team. 5 cuts in the last 2 weeks makes liars out of them and disbelievers out of us.
I watch Belli with Tor, and I know he takes dumb penalties, and he is just a force in the middle. No one can run up the middle on him and they only rush 3. To think we had this guy! I think now that I can put up with his penalties if he produces.
Bring Dunbrack back! I know this may sound crazy but if you look at the last 5 games of last year, no body ran up the middle on us cuz Roger was such a force in the middle.
If we can't get a pass rush with 4 people, then why even bother. Just rush 3 guys and drop one back in coverage because the good Lord above knows we need it, desperately.
We need to rush more man to man coverage with our safeties playing deeper. We are playing too much zone and getting beat by veteran receivers. I see Glasper up on plays all the time. I think we should put him back to lineback like he played last year before he got hurt. We have been beat deep too many times and he likes to pinch and make hits. Play a 3-4 D and use him as the extra linebacker.
I am just a truly frustrated fan right now. Very PO'd with the team. After the Tor game there was so much optimism. I guess each year we have that one dominating win in the first half of the season that everyone thinks will turn the tables (Wpg in 06, Wpg in 07, Tor in 08) and it never does.
I honestly don't know what to say anymore. I love going to games and will always support them, but I see why there are only 20,000 fans at the games. I switched sections because of the new ticket pricing and I see that all the people who sat near me last year have either moved or gave up their seats and the area is now totally empty.
But hey, look on the brightside, at least I get to save 25% off my tickets next year!