We’re 3-0 just as I predicted but unfortunately with each win our play has been progressively worse than the prior week. Today’s squeaker was ultimately dependent on a blocked field goal attempt by a struggling Jacksonville team. We get the “W” but the win did not instill confidence in our playing ability for upcoming opponents.
Joe (after 21 straight completions) started throwing the ball over the heads of our receivers, our cornerbacks are getting burned and our I’m beginning to cringe when top tier kick returner makes a play for the ball. What really riles me up is when Harb’s starts the press conference with “That was amazing, that was awesome, that was incredible!” I hope this was for show because EVERY GAME SHOULD NOT HAVE TO COME DOWN TO THE LAST SECOND!!
For years I have said that we play to our opponents level. When we play New England or Pittsburgh, we show up and win or lose its a competitive game. But when we play teams that are clearly struggling, we somehow find a way to make it a close game. I don’t like that, I hate it watching a nail biter every week. Its ridiculous.
I understand that every player in the NFL is good enough to play in the NFL. So far our schedule has been fairly easy. Playing this close is what caused us to lose games last year. Lucking into wins was not the domination I was looking for against the Browns and Jaguars. If we don’t start playing better soon, our luck will run out.