You can be excited and have concerns because Shula is your OC and you're going up against a tough defense in the playoffs. We also haven't even come within 10 points of a playoff win since 2005.
When the expectations are high, historically, is when the Panthers fold. When they're not expected to win is when they do their best work.
There hasn't been much of anything tough about the Cards defense in quite some time. They have been getting absolutely murdered on the ground lately. Yeah they still have some playmakers...especially in the secondary, but don't believe the hype.
I have a sneaking suspicion that come late Saturday night, there are gonna be threads calling for Rivera to be fired and people questioning why Cam struggles in the playoffs. I just have a really bad feeling about the game. I feel like we're not gonna win and it fuging pisses me off.
Jesus Christ...it must be miserable to be you. If you can't be excited and optimistic going into THIS game with THIS set of circumstances, then damn.....
They are also 11-5 for a reason, and it's not the qb carousel they've been riding all year. Teams with a pedestrian defense couldn't play in that division with a third string qb and make the playoffs. Can't put too much value in those rankings.
You are absolutely right, they are 11-5 for a reason. They started 9-1...the reason they are 11-5 is because they're on their 3rd string QB --Ryan Lindley. They just got lucky Palmer / Stanton held out long enough for them to clinch a spot early and limp into the playoffs.
It is not going to be pretty for the Cards on offense.
I was doing family Xmas stuff and didn't get to see the game, but I saw that we started kneeling to run the clock down with like 2 minutes left on the 2 yard line instead of scoring. How does this fit in with the 'stay aggressive' philosophy?
Seriously? That's your example of them not staying aggressive? That's just fuging dumb. The Browns were out of time outs. The game was over. Kneel down is the only play in that situation. Why risk a turnover when all you have to do is kneel on the ball and win the game. Goddamn...