I was going to post this in the "Will this teach Austin a lesson" thread, but after typing it, thought it deserved its own thread instead, so here goes....
Regarding Mathews I have one thing to say. You should be judged, not by the adversity you faced (2 pick sixes), but, rather how you respond to that adversity - on Oct 2.
Those who have come right out and said he stinks (on this forum and others) should give their collective heads a shake. While we have enjoyed having arguably the best QB in the league up until now, this team has the talent to compete with anybody, as long as we have a (inexperienced) QB - Mathews - who can manage the game successfully. I still have great faith in Austin and Condell in getting Mathews ready to start. I, in fact, remember him absolutely shredding the REDBLACKS in the pre-season game. He looked unstoppable from a QB perspective. My only fear is that last night he lost his confidence. I, for one sincerely hope he hasn't.
Last night was a tough loss, but, Mathews has the chance on Oct 2 to show how he responds to adversity. I, for one, will be pulling for him to play smart and do the right things to manage the game and to earn a victory.
Jeff, if you read this, know that this fan, and hopefully others, will have your back on Oct 2. Take a deep breath, forget last night even happened, and listen to your coaches, and play well. I know you can.:rockin: :rockin: :rockin: