The Als and the Bombers played a hell of a game, both teams playing their hearts out. But there was one thing that separated both teams, Don Mathews and Jim Daley. What was he thinking when he kicked the ball away after the safety in the fourth quarter. Honestly, why would you say that with 12 seconds left in the game? They could easily have scored had it not had been for our great defense who as of late has been saving our lives, play by play. When I was listening to the post game show walking to my car, I heard Jim talk to Bob Irving about how they have finally â€œrebuiltâ€? the team and how the fans were completely behind him. We were behind him alright, yelling about how he went for a yard and a half on third down. Why would you go for that? When you didnâ€™t have to, he commented on how â€œâ€¦well itâ€™s something that I wouldnâ€™t usually do.â€? I donâ€™t think that itâ€™s something anyone in their right mind as a coach could do if they didnâ€™t have to.
But letâ€™s continue on, the offense clicked on all cylinders as they scored 51 points against a great Al defense. Though after this game they may not seem that great, or they may not have been that great to begin with, but Kevin Glenn and Charles Roberts still laid a licking to â€˜em. While Roberts ran for an outstanding 195 yards, Kevin Glenn made an outstanding return throwing for I think around 160-190 yards I believe. Though they seemed to take the energy away from the Defense who loosely saved the game in the end as Calvillo continued to throw long all game and led the assault as they almost beat the Bombers. But Offensive honors really goes out to the offensive line THESE GUYS ARE THE PLAYERS OF THE GAME! And I must mention Goodspeed, he really has made a difference since heâ€™s come here.
The defense held the game intact for the Bombers but in the second half the game looked like it was slowly slipping away as they picked the DBâ€™s apart in the air. But the defense was led by the defensive line creating much needed pressure on Calvillo causing him to rush his passes. In the end not much to say for the defense, not much has changed except for the fact that the defensive backs do not stick with the receivers and allow them to trot down field with the ball, though much improvement has been seen.
Special teams got the initial touchdown in the game and I think that it sparked the team into their first half raid on the Als. My only beef with the punt returning team is that they continue not to open holes for Stokes, hopefully things become better in the weeks to come.
In closing I just want to say that in the future I hope that people begin seeing that Daleyâ€™s stupidity is going to be the end of the team. The sooner Taman fires him the better.