The procedural penalties bother me more because it's a lack of discipline and smarts. The holding penalties are unique because it's not a lack of discipline and smarts, for the most part. Instead, it's just a case of a player not being good enough.
I remember Cook had one false start. I actually think he had the snap count, but I really believe he lost his grip on the ball as he was trying to snap and the snap came out a smidge late. So I could live with that.
And for somebody like Free to get holding calls...yeah, it sucks that he sucks. But, I didn't have an issue with him being re-signed when they did it. And I can't blame Garrett for playing him to start the season. I wish we would now start Parnell in his place.
It would bother me more if Benardeau and Livings were getting flat out beat and having to hold all of the time because they are clearly guys Garrett wanted and they were questionable signings.
I know it seems like I'm trying to pass off the merits of the urinal cake tasting better than the dog poop on the front lawn, but I do think there's a difference.
Still, Garrett needs to give the offense to somebody else. There was one sack where the Eagles were pinning their ears back on something like a 3rd and 8 and the O-Line did give some blocking there, but Romo was sacked because he couldn't find anybody. It's a play where everybody in the stadium knew what the Eagles were going to do and we couldn't come up with a play against it. That's what bothers me.
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