We played a much more basic zone defense at the beginning of last year than we had previously & I believe that was because of the injuries & inexperience in our secondary. Once players were healthy and showed talent within our system, we went to man-to-man & disguised defenses. Benwikere returned healthy & Norman got his groove on and they were freed to play man-to-man & cover tightly. IMO that is why we won the 2nd Saints game but not the 1st. We didn't make any big changes from the end of last season so, if everyone stays healthy, we will sweep them this year. ::fingers crossed, sacrifices made to football gods::
I wouldn't get excited by this. Veterans Colston & Byrd are on the PUP list probably so they can avoid the full rigors of training camp. They'll start when it counts. No clue about Foster, this is only his 3rd season.
After the 1996 Steelers game that sent us to the playoffs, winning the NFC WEST in just our 2nd year. No one wanted to leave, no one! And then watching my children (13 & 11 then) high-fiving the players as they came back out & ran around the stadium. My kids were so excited, I'll never forget that night. Then us surprising the world by going to the Super Bowl.
I feel so sorry for Reaves. From his tweets, he was really excited about training camp, more so than anyone else. Here's hoping they re-sign him at some point or he lands nicely somewhere else & does well. Stay in shape, bud!!
I was deeply disappointed by all that have been mentioned, especially the 2005 Dallas game, it ruined Christmas. But when our guys are playing the best they can with their hearts on the line, I can’t complain. There was one game where I was truly angry at our defense & I don’t get angry very often. 2007, Colts in town. Testaverde had given us a chance before he came out. 3rd qtr, Colts ball on the 1 yard line. The world knew Manning would give it to Addai to run it in for the td. The stadium was ¾ empty, only a handful of fans in my section. 11 rows up from the field, then halfway from the sideline to the action, I could see it all. I’m yelling, “Fight! Don’t go backwards! Fight! Fight!” over & over. Everyone knew the Colts would score; but damn, it shouldn’t be easy. Manning snaps the ball, gives it to Addia. Our entire d-line proceeds to, as one, take 2 steps backwards & Addai scores standing up. Standing up! I was livid! So I shouted, “How does it feel to know that you just played the worst football ever?” Chris Harris (not in on the play) was on the sideline right in front of me & he heard what I had shouted. I know because of the shocked look on his face as he turned to look at me. I was so angry that if I had been John Fox, that d-line would’ve been benched for the rest of the game. Also, I’m still pissed at Kerry Collins. Very pissed.
I cut the cord earlier this year and you just do not know how blue I was feeling that this would be the 1st yearbook telecast I'd be missing. Thank you so much! I can cast youtube to the tv! Now I'm feeling blue, black & silver!! lol