Great analysis KRL, as always. While I'm happy we're 3-1, I also have an uneasy feeling and it all comes down to Fitzpatrick. I just cringe almost every time the guy throws. He forces way too many balls into coverage which has gotten him into some trouble, but I feel he's actually been lucky that he got away with some. It could be much worse. I just don't see him as being able to make all the throws, particularly the big throws we're going to need when we trail in games. And no, Geno is not the guy either. I think the fact that we're 3-1 speaks to how good this team is really almost everywhere else. I really believe they could be an elite contender if they had a top 10 or 15 type QB. Think about it: other than the obviously enormous gaps between us and the Pats at QB and TE, where do they have us beat? You can make the case that we have a better OL, WRs, RBs, DL, LB and secondary. Now, the problem with that kind of team in this league is this: it's difficult to be really good, but also prevents you from being bad enough to earn the opportunity to grab a true impact young QB. Hope higher that high that Petty can amount to something over the next two years, otherwise this defense etc will be wasted.
I'd say that the only thing as tiresome as our futility for years at the QB position is this myth that somehow keeps being perpetuated that we have an elite defensive line. Where does that nonsense come from? Does anyone really watch this team and think they compare to those Giants lines that knocked people on their ass all game and won them their last Super Bowls?
it is a mystery to me how people let optimism creep in given our qb situation. How many years will it take some to realize that this nfl is ENTIRELY about the qb? And that we seem to be incapable of acquiring even an average one?
what an exceptionally dumb thing to say. More people means more noise. Its not rocket science. Arrowhead is the same size and is much, much louder due to better acoustics (also fewer know-nothing snobs) Ever attended a game at Auburn? Ohio State? Michigan? Larger, louder stadiums.and yes, it will inevitably be blown up, just like all stadiums are.