You mean the same team that basically started the Super Bowl squad plus Mark Fields who came back from Hodgkins? Smith broke his leg in game 1 vs Gb, Jenkins went down but I believe it was Moorehead that tookover in the middle, and Davis injuries that finally derailed his career? Deshaun "Fumble" Foster was hurt. Goings had a few years in the NFL when he took over after four rbs had went down. Gamble,Wharton started as a rookies and Colbert was forced into it as Steve was hurt. Other than that, 19/22 from the Super bowl squad started that first game.
It was the year that Delhomme almost singlehandly threw them into the playoffs with Muhammad. He'd repeat this in 2005 with Smith.
I was impressed with Fox that year b/c he did show a half time adjustment and then adjusted his entire team the 2nd half. He got aggressive on defense....and it made a huge difference.
as far as Jake, that was the start of tunnel vision Delhomme. I'll give Jake some credit in 04 but Smitty deserves the bulk for 05. Smith had like 800+ yards after the catch that year. That really helps pad a QBs stats.
Edited by CRA, 25 August 2010 - 02:04 PM.