Bad news: We just got our asses kicked by an average Titans team
Good news: Sometimes it is a good thing for a young team and QB to get humbled like that. Although it seems preposterous for a 2-6 team to be overconfident; the string of games that we could have/should have won against some pretty good teams may have led to some complacency. The team may have thought, "we are good we just have been unlucky". An embarrassing loss like this forces you to pay more attention to detail and realize that you aren't as good as you thought you were, even at 2-6.
Bad news: Cam looked frustrated, confused, uncomfortable, and like a typical rookie on Sunday. The Titans clearly did something he hadn't seen before and as a result he held the ball too long, was rushed, inaccurate, and he bailed on some plays too early.
Good news He is a rookie. And he has been on the brink of elite all season before this last game. There is only so many wrinkles a defense can put in. Just imagine how good he will be once he has seen them all and knows how to counter them or has a better understanding how to diagnose a defense before the ball is even snapped allowing him to get rid of the ball quicker. :eek:
Bad news: Our defense gave up another 100 yard rusher and 23 points. Still too many penalties, blown coverages, and missed tackles.
Good news: They actually overall didn't play that bad. After giving up the long TD pass on the Titans first drive, they forced 5 punts and 3 field goals until the 4th quarter when they were gassed and the game was out of reach. The defense has shown marked improvement since the Atlanta game and that is even more impressive when you consider all the injuries that side of the ball has had to endure.
Bad news: We just went 1-2 in a home stand facing the weakest part of our schedule.
Good news: We still have several winnable games coming up and a chance to end the season on a high note giving us some confidence and momentum headed into next season
Bad News: Our next game will be against an angry Lions team that just got embarrassed.
Good news: Ditto. I expect a pretty intense game on Sunday.
Edited by teeray, 14 November 2011 - 10:33 PM.