Trying to think positive in a very negative year

Posted December 14, 2012

Now that we finally(too late) made the right adjustment, we actually know what our defense was capable of.  Obviously the front four wasnt getting to the qb because the opposing qb's were getting the ball off quickly to open targets and our secondary was playing bad because they were playing run first (due to the wide 9) and pass second. Now our "shut down" corners are actually doing their job and forcing opposing qb's to hold onto the ball.  Same goes with our linebackers who actually arent that bad.  I really dont think we need to gutt this team like a lot of people think.  Restucture Namdi's contract, give DRC the tag, draft Joeckel, replace Scott with Herremans, pray Peters comes back close to 100%(even 80% is better than career back up Dunlap).  Now the coaching staff is a different story.  This team lacks DISCIPLINE!!!! And terrible terrible playcalling in the redzone!!!!

As far as Foles, he has what it takes.  He needs to work on timing and his long throws.  That is fixable.  Last night he was playing against the best d-line in the league with ALL BACKUPS on the o-line. One starting caliber reciever(Maclin, when he tries), a backup tightend and a backup rookie running back.  He stands tall in the pocket with his eyes down the field with someone(usually more than one person) breathing down his back.  He has composure,pocket presence, he has an arm, he isnt scared, he has an nfl body.  We need to be patient and give him a chance.  Troy Aikman started off 1-15 and look how he did.  Last night Foles would of done a lot better but he was barely even on the field in the second half.  He had no chance of getting on a roll because of all our fumbles.  He did have 144 yards passing in the first half with no running game and against a very good opposing defense last night. His only interception came when he made a rookie mistake and forced and underthrew a long throw downfield.  Hes still adjusting to NFL speed.  Im excited with the possibilities

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