WHew! It's been tough the past few weeks - work, new contract, getting people placed and pre work for the new codes - DONE!
The team tried a few gimmicks that did not work. They don't need tricks. The character of this team is so old school they should wear the 1960s unis from now on. The term Smash Mouth doesn't convey it all. The defense is frightening - scary. How many noticed when they finally rushed 5 Eli couldn't get rid of the ball fast enuff. He did not care where it went. No completions made is the object of the exercise. Please - Coach - enuff with the rush 3... or only rush 5 when the game is out of reach. Rush 5 when you feel like it. It will modify the opponents game plan. You must stay a step ahead in this league.
The Kaepernick experiment was fun for a play or two. But WTF were you thinking after the 50 yard Moss gain? Kaepernick Gag plays shouldn't make the fans so do literally. Save those for the late fourth quarter in the next Bills
Alex will have a bad day - the Giants
are in his head. That game was not the time to add uncertainty. Bad move - very bad and unnecessary move.
The WRs are coming in to their own - at the right time. Two weeks off to heal and huddle will bear fruit - like no more losses until the trophy is hoisted. It can be done.
Each year quality teams fail at moments when they get cocky - over confident. Reading the press clippings can lead to losses. It happened. The Viking game was evidence of looking past an opponent. NO team in the NFL can be overlooked. Like Stanley said: They are all one or two players away from "being a contender".
The Giants loss was a cold slap on a warm day that embarrassed the team. It showed.
I expect a more focused and purposeful game planning the next 8 games. The room for error is gone. No more time or opportunity to run experiments or gimmicks. It is the home stretch. Most games are away. The last six are brutal. This team will shift into another gear and play like champions - or fade down the stretch. The table is set for them to take the Championship. It isn't won, Luck has nothing to do with it. A Championship is taken - brutally. We remember the days when the Niners beat teams and took possession of the Championship. We will soon see if this crew has it in them.
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