Gah! I think that's the only word for this team right now. How do they make me feel? Gah! Where are their collective heads at with the game on the line? Gah! How does Favre fumble in that situation AND Clifton fail to cover up a ball that was his alone? Gah!
Rooting for a bad team comes with some understanding that bad things will happen more often than I would prefer. I get that. They deserved to lose because they didn't take care of the ball at the beginning and end of the game. I get that. But what is it about bad teams that makes this sort of thing happen? How does Al Harris drop that interception? Gah!
Is anyone else confused as hell about the offensive line? Are they rapidly improving or was that luck? I'm just asking because I swear to God that A) I haven't been drinking and B) Noah Herron looked like a competent tailback. I've seen Noah Herron play the game. I am EXTREMELY skeptical that Noah Herron has suddenly become competent. Also, noting that after he entered the game he would break the line of scrimmage untouched and then carry a linebacker a couple yards and ta da, we have a 7 yard gain. Am I crazy or was that all O-line? Noah was covering up after every 1 yard gain and by the time anyone got to him he would have 6 yards or so.
I've heard/read before that the zone blocking schemes in Denver, Atlanta and other parts unknown clicked around the 4th or 5th game and took off. I hope that's the case here because if we can get a legit running game going with a 4th stringer like Herron we might just have a chance to win a game or two. Gah!
On the plus side of things I think the team is better this year than last. I know that seems overly optimistic considering the ol' 1-4 record and no, I haven't forgotten the Eagles debacle. This team has looked competent and competitive more often than it has not. Also, that 26-0 loss to the Bears looks less embarrassing by the hour. Just ask a Buffalo fan if you have any doubts. That doesn't make us a good team but it does provide just a sliver of hope. And hope always goes down easy.