The last two seasons we ran the schedule the first half of the season, only to be poorly equipped to handle the second half and it has gotten us nowhere. Unless you count the fact that it led to a complete coaching change. Marc Trestman has emotions. I think it was Earl Bennett that dropped a critical pass today and Coach looked pissed, yet restrained. I need that as a fan. I want to know that they care just as much as I do. I’ll never forget a comment I read about Lovie Smith’s sideline demeanor of “always looking like he’s trying to find his wife at the mall.” Gold, Jerry, gold!
Our defense rose to the occasion and it was our offense that struggled, shined, struggled, shined. I think we’ve got ourselves another elite receiver in Alshon Jeffrey – 218 yards! If Brandon Marshall and him ever show up in the same game, we’ll have two of the best. I’m not sure it works that way though, one gets the coverage, and that gives the other opportunities. Let’s call it a team sacrifice.
Think of these two back-to-back losses as castor oil, difficult to swallow, but the benefits outweigh the path you took to get them.
We don’t have long to wallow in this loss, I think that’s a good thing……………..
We have a short week because we are hosting The New York Football Giants on TNF. I was hoping for the Giants to win today because they’re going to win sometime, and I’d rather it isn’t on Thursday. It’s like a balloon filling up with air that will inevitably pop, I just don’t want it to be on Soldier Field.
Dave Schmidt is my friend from Long Island and a huge Giants fan. He also taught me most of what I know about football. Fortunately for Dave, he has hockey season and The New York Rangers, (which he prefers anyway.) I can’t say I really feel bad that his Yankees missed the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years. Working with him and the rest of the gang at Digital Press was one of the most amazing times in my life.