It was another dark and stormy season…..
The Post mortem:
Primary cause of death: This one is pretty obvious: this season was over when a Shanahan decided that Rex Grossman and John Beck, in some sort of combination, would have at least a decent chance to provide some decent QB play. While the passing yards was decent, the 30 turnovers, 42 sacks and 108 QB hits between them was just too much for the offense(and team) to overcome. And the saddest part was that this disaster was completely avoidable. Grossman was a UFA, Beck could have been replaced for minimal cost(and replaced with a young QB with, you know, “potential”). The skins could have throw a flyer trade offer or contract to any number of available QBs(Orton, Fitzpatrick, Hasselbeck, Garcia, god help me but Favre, Leinart, etc etc) who aren’t the known quantity that Grossman was. Instead, the skins offered Grossman a multi-year deal(which he declined, supposedly due to the “competition” against John Beck) and the 2...