So many comments in this thread that I must try to get my thoughts in...
"Game plan solid"..? The game plan is solid in that it is geared to what Maas can and cannot do. If we are completing short passes, that's because that is all our QB can throw.
"chokes when he gets close".. I've been waiting for someone to use the word 'choke'. It's been in my mind for a long time, but it's so derogatory with it's implications, that we hesitate to use it. I think the time has come.
"takes what the defense gives him" ..What a lame excuse for not being able to complete the long ones. How much success has been accomplished by 'taking what the defense gives him'? NONE
"no reason why this team shouldn't continue to improve".. All the time the other teams are also improving. Do we think the rest of the league is going to wait up fior us? As a matter of fact, there is a reason why we won't improve. See the above references to our QB situation.
Finally, "3 td's this week"...There is optimism, there is realism, but this proves that there is also pure delusion.
Long road ahead. True fans will still be fans. But, put away the rose-coloured glasses for the time being. They don't fit.