I still have no idea what happened. Decided not to DVR as I got about to the 8 minute mark of the 4th and gave up. Was awakened at 2AM by a sick child. After cleaning carpets for an hour, decided to browse the huddle.
Why would Al even think about opting out at this point? In one short year he went from looking like a reborn offensive post powerhouse to a broken down washout. I don't think his stock would be so high on the open market right now.
Clifford had been saying all year that his team lacks talent to compete, and that they need 150% effort every game to have a shot to win. That stance of his has always bothered me, sort of this built in excuse "remember guys, when we fold at the end of the season, I said we didn't have talent"