What can I say???? I never could fathom that my team would be 0-3. As a Fan, I’m heartbroken. As a PSL Owner, I’m pissed. Every game has been win-able and yet when the clock hit 0:00 – we were on the losing end.
Every game is painful to watch. Seeing the struggles on the Offense and Defense is mind boggling. Is it leadership, lack of leadership, subpar playing or just bad breaks? Our opponents know all too well our weaknesses while we struggle to play without shooting ourselves in the foot. The penalties assessed during yesterday’s game was just enough to give Cincinnati the win. (Melvin I’m talking about you!). The lack of effort and plays that gave up points. Now we’re 0-3 and facing the Steelers during a short week.
I work hard Monday through Friday and have obligations, college tuition for my son and daughter and other random life events that seem to suck money from my wallet like a vacuum. I have a certain amount of discretionary spend which I choose to spend for my season tickets. I expect to see the team give their best effort. At any given moment there are at least five other things I could be doing with the money paid for my tickets, the time and effort spent on getting to the stadium and the costs incurred for the “GameTime Experience.”
Per the Ravens mantra, I should expect the players best effort but it should be EVERY PLAYER and EVERY COACH’s Best Effort. I shouldn’t be able to call plays based on predictability (1st down run play). Joes looks like he has regressed and is afraid to get hit. While I love the energy and intensity Steve Smith, Sr. brings to the team – I wish he would harness his emotions for the Raven instead of jawwing with every opponent within earshot after making a play. The fake punt showed desperation.
Right now my team looks broken. They haven’t played a full game since the season began. We’re playing catchup to stay in the games but our games are now coming down to the last score, unfortunately we’re not the one scoring last. Jim Harbaugh needs to roll up his sleeves and give attention to every aspect of our game. I hate feeling like I’m wasting money and I can’t bear to watch any more games being played like this.