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Yes we got Hosed, BUT......

 

wow was that painful!!! Despite the blatent theft by the refs, we have to admit we still had plenty of time to pick up a few first downs and get us into field goal range. Many teams and Qbs easily pick up the yardage and kick a game winning FG. Good teams know how to win and do this far more often than not. When we succeed in this important aspect of football, will we become a very strong legitamate contending team. The Pittsburgh result shows that we are not there yet-- despite the refs jamming it to us with no Vaseline. It is not fair to   blame this on Henne....YET. However we would all bet that the Brady led Pats, Mannings led Colts, Brees led Saints all regroup get their teams into FG range and pull out that game. How great would we all feel today if we win that game AFTER that ref BS. I would still have a woody!  Without consulting the stats, our defense seems to has discovered the ability to close out and win games, while our offense has not yet shown this ability. Is this simply the difference between Dansby leading the D vs. Henne leading  the O?? My opinion is yes, most likely it is. I view our talent on O and on D to be very similar. Yet at crunch time our D seems much more reliable. Anyone else catch Ray Lewis on the sideline pumping up his team while the Ravens were down big to the Bills in the first half yesterday. Guess what the result was? That is just great leadership, confidence, resilience, etc etc. I think Dansby now fills the role on D. The clock on Henne is ticking to emerge in this role.   I view us playing good enough for 90% of the time to be 5-1. However here we are at 3-3.    Henne's stats look good for a QB of his experience, but that "leadership light", "the closing light", or just the inate ability to lead a team to victory will hopefully come on for Henne sooner rather than later. When this happens this team is more than good enough to contend for a championship. While Henne can certainly play a lot better, I am still not ready to place the blame on him yet. I think he has exactly one year from today to grow into this role. Week 7 next season, if Henne is still not good enough to consistently put us in position to win those type of games then we must look elsewhere for a QB. On a side note to this thoughts.  I believe HenNING is the wrong OC for this team. He calls a weak predictable game. When is the last time you saw our OC show the ability to keep his counter parts off balance in his game calling. Other than the brief success with the wildcat, it has not happened. Also Ronnie and Ricky are showing signs of wear and tear and lack of a burst. We are in need of a upgrade at RB.   On a final positive note, our team plays tough physical football and is really close to turning a corner. We must learn how to win on BOTH sides of the ball. OOOPS I almost forgot the very last and least item--- special teams.    I could start writing a book about that, but I can only afford to pay so much for psycho therapy for one season.
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