I'm not someone who believes stuff like "the streak was bound to end so end it now" or that "this loss was good for us"
But I also am not calling the season because of one away loss to a good team. Perspective boys, get you some. We are a good team that lost to another good team. We didn't lose as badly as the Saints did last week and they came back pretty well.
Nope, so basically both plays would not get us the lead, thus we needed to score points any way we could. Early in the 3rd cutting the lead to 2 scores with no 2pt conversion required is an acceptable outcome, and Gano has been pretty consistent.
Basing the process on outcome is a terrible strategy.
Not really, because I wasn't. There is a difference between productivity and potential. Everyone is operating on the assumption that they know what the problem was--I think I do--hear me out
Maturity. We had a young coach, a young QB, a young DC, and (last year) a young OC and an unproven one this year.
Cam was not playing up to his potential (2-14) in games we were leading in the 4th. Rivera was not coaching up to his potential--playing it safe and never giving his talent a chance to shine.
I was not wrong. When we started winning, everyone noted the changes I had been asking for---more leadership from Cam, better game management from Rivera.
The line is worse now than when we were losing. We have the same receivers. What changed? I was not wrong, but I am happy that I am no longer right about that stuff.
You were not wrong that we needed to execute better and now we are, but everyone could see that so your observation was nothing special.
However you were absolutely wrong in thinking that we should have ever considered blowing up the team. Sure we were not playing up to our potential and that was bad, but it's far better to play worse than you can and do poorly than to play as well as you can and still suck. Close losses can be turned to wins with minor adjustments, wholesale firings are unnecessary.
So to sum up, the people who were preaching patience with the current regime and insisted we were very close were right. The people who were insisting that we needed to start over were wrong.
Not that it matters in this game, but shouldn't we still have officially "won" the challenge since it was a fumble, even though it wasn't clear we had possession? We challenged that the ball was down by contact after all.