Having read some of the posts by the Caretaker recently on offering constructive critism, rather than just negativity, I’ll take my best shot.
Quarterback: If we truly are rebuilding, why do we keep throwing Maas out there? Chang seems like he could develop into a great QB with some experience. Let’s give him a shot. All this talk about Maas losing his confidence if he’s benched is hogwash. He lost his starting job to Ricky Ray and he made out just fine. Maybe he’s just more effective coming off the bench. Worst case scenario, a Maas with no confidence couldn’t be any worse than what we have now.
Defense: Shaw has definitely lost a step, and we need to look at finding a replacement as soon as possible. He took a bad penalty tonight that cost us one touchdown, and made a brutal play on another deep pass that cost us another TD. The defensive line looked much better tonight. Absolutely loved McKay, great free agent signing. Armour was good, has lots of heart, and Moreno looked good (especially on special teams). Our D was just on the field too long tonight, they’ll get better.
Receivers: Gardner should be put back on the practise roster so he can actually PRACTISE!!! Dropped catchable balls, route running was terrible. He wasn’t on the same page with the QB (not even in the same book). What’s with Brock Ralph and the offside penalties? Tonight’s didn’t really cost us since it would have been 3rd and 5 anyway, but he really needs to concentrate on the snap count. We should get him one of those invisible fence dog collars. In practise, everytime he crosses the line of scrimmage before the snap he gets zapped. Eventually he’ll get the message.
Special Teams: Setta is definitely the answer here. His punts are great. The coverage team just needs to hold up a little so we stop getting all the No Yards penalties.
Backfield: Lumsden looks like he’ll be great. Wasn’t sold on Dickerson, he dropped a pass in the endzone that looked catchable. I’m a big Radlein fan, so maybe I’m biased.
Hope that was balanced, it was a pretty ugly, frustrating night. It’s hard not to let a little of that frustration creep in.