Originally Posted by LarryCanadian
Not really holding out a ton of optimism due to fact that we just get in our own way and find ways to lose too often to string enough wins together to really make a playoff run, BUT........
We have to basically sweep the rest of our division games to have a "wild card" hope. The Atlanta and Giant losses (each games we easily could have won) really hurt the conference record. Obviously we'd need help as well as there are alot of conference teams with a number of games lead in wildcard hunt.
Lose this game and I'd rather they spend rest of season evaluating a bunch of the younger players - play the Arkins, Kowalski's, Dunbars, Beasley's, Parnell, young safeties, and see what we got there, etc
[View Full Quote]Win this game and get Murray back (look at our record with and without this guy - our offense went in tank without him last year too) and then hopefully/probably? beat Cleveland, and we are sitting back at .500 with still only one team with a winning record and a bunch of home games (not that that has proven an advantage) on the schedule.
Lose this game and if anyone thinks the media and scrutiny was ugly before, it ain't gonna be pretty.......blech.....
From a tiny bit of hope perspective and for a bit more enthusiasm watching the games, I hope we can win the next 2 and hit .500 and at least have an outside shot at PLAYOFFS (cue "playoffs!, playoffs?" gif.).
If we lose, I really hope we don't waste the rest of season in mediocrity and still not know what we have in the middle and bottom of the roster, as major changes will be needed (what benefit playing Felix and Jenkins and Spears and Coleman et all, if there is little or no chance they are re-signed in offseason anyway!). Go 3 and 6 and I'd rather start preparing now for an attempted turn around next season.....(this team doesn't ever do that though - just like they preach accountability and earning roster spots but never or RARELY replace guys after multiple games of consistent mistakes.....).
Just my thoughts at the halfway point.
The thing is, that if we lose this game and go 3-6, they won't do that, they have the "easy" part of their schedule and probably end up going 5-2 to finish with the worst record of all, the despicable 8-8, then, they wont fire JG and will have the 14th pick of the draft, therefore staring right at the face of another medicocre season in 2013.