What are you babbling about?Originally Posted by NWNewellThis is why it's call a team sport, ladies. Total production from all phases for 60 minutes has to exceed the other teams production.Originally Posted by Steeler Mafia
OK...I will. The Miami game is a bad example becase they are a descent team. Not a great team, but a descent one. However, how many points did we leave on the field in the Oakland game, or the Cleveland Game, or the KC game. Are you telling me that these bottom feeder teams could have powered their way back into the game and recover a 21+ point deficit? I don't think so. Now granted, our D made Miami's 3rd string QB look like the second coming of Dan Marino with some of those passes. But you have to admit, in every game we played, the offense would start out looking dominant and would then go dormant like Bermuda Grass in the winter time. The Defense.....they were much more like a tall fescue.
It's not rocket science and can be twisted any way you want. But simply put both offense and defensive overall production this year was simply a bit better than average this year, making the total team accomplishments, only a bit better than average. The bit better than average 9-7 record and missing the playoffs.
One or the other, preferably not both, has to pick up to get the total team production back to playoff caliber.