Yes, this loss sucked (just like every loss sucks).
I've had Bell's back and tolerated Shula best that I can, but even I'm done with giving them chances.
However, it isn't fair to focus only on the negatives. There were definitely some positives today.
1. Jonathan Stewart
He ran like a man possessed today. Vintage JStew as an earlier topic stated. I hate his contract and I hate how things go for him during the offseason, but I love the way he runs. Stewart fights and runs nasty. He's great after contact and has solid hands to go with it. He did a great job against a strong run D. Hats off to him.
2. Kawann Short
KK is my man crush on the defense. He blew up a couple of plays today and is a great complement to Star's brute force. This man's hands are so violent it's like watching Donnie Yen sometimes. Donnie Yen with a lazy eye and 300+ lbs of anger.
3. Kelvin Benjamin
Yea, he dropped a TD. The catch with Sherman and another player (was it Thomas?) draped all over him was a thing of beauty.
4. Kony Ealy
He did well when he was in. I like what I saw and hope that he continues to develop.
5. Josh Norman
He got lucky on the Luke Wilson drop when Wilson scrambled, but when he went over the top on that deep ball and almost got his 2nd pick of the day I beamed like a somamabitch. I've wanted this guy to "get it" since we drafted him and it was awesome to see him not lose us a game but instead keep us in it.