A few random thoughts:
Zack was impressive. The kid has convinced me that he is the real deal. His mobility and strength in avoiding a rush are great and were on display last night. D ends who get a free rush at Zack are not going to be able to tee off and will have to start breaking down and thinking about contain rather than rush right at him. There are no free shots now. Advantage Cats.
Haven't seen a QB throw frozen ropes like Zack has from the dead run with accuracy since Damon Allen was in his prime. Advantage Cats.
Banks in the wildcat worked well, the dropped pass by Grant notwithstanding. On that play, Banks showed great skill, heart and effort to get that pass away, and even though he was falling and was almost DBC, hit Grant in the hands for what should have been a catch and a first down.
Early in the game Grant played with some nasty intensity. He bounced off first contact and made gutsy YAC on pure heart. He finished his YAC runs with authority and like a running back by initiating the contact, not waiting to get hit. (a la Giguere) Great job by a guy who is clearly growing into a leadership role.
Forget the "speed sweep" as the TSN talking heads like to call it. It doesn't work anymore. The Cats have run it too much and teams are ready for it now. Shelve it for next year.
What was with a player rushing free into the Cat back field on every play? Unacceptable and that is how a QB gets knocked out of a game, or more. Austin is all about in game adjustments and I didn't see that get adjusted for. Good thing Zack can scramble.
The Cats' D was great again. Not flashy great but grinder, get the job done great. If Breaux was in there it might have been a shut out (no disrespect to Gainey. He's just not as suited for that spot as Delvin is.)
Has Sinkfield redeemed himself in the eyes of the all critical Cats' fan base? Not sure what happened with him in Tranna but I'm sure glad it happened and made him available.
Please, add to this as you see fit.