Unlike many fans who were at the stadium last night, I haven't given up on them already. There's still 17 games to go. I also didn't give up on Calvillo. He played good last night, thre the ball to open receivers, and yes of course, he made throws he shouldn't of thrown. No one is perfect, is Tom Brady? Peyton Manning? Ricky Ray? Dave Dickenson?
The offense was moving the ball. We were missing Thurmon and Edwards, who I know will help this Offense with their return. This is a new playbook the Als are running on, and they were playing against the best defense from last year. The Riders have a great defense again this year.
Our Offense was moving the ball. That's a good sign. They need to keep going, now just for 50 yards or so, they need to take it to the zone.
Defensively, they were fantastic. One issue, keeps coming back over and over, is the MISSED TACKLES! This is the basic of football, how many times did they have Joseph sacked, but he got away? The only Rider touchdown, was a result of a missed tackle as well.
I am still confident, that we will have a good year, and will finish first or second in the east.
A good note from last night, was the receivers seem to be a lot better. Cahoon of course was the best last night, so he doesn't count for my pick. I would say the best receiver was Chris Davis. Made good catches, displayed good speed. The only thing I'd like to see him, when he is being swarmed by Defenders, put your helmet and shoulders down and earn yards the tough way, rather than trieing to dance around everyone and lose yards in the process.
1 game, new team, new system and 1 loss. Nothing to worry about yet.