Nate Newton Speaks
I was listening to Nate yesterday on the radio with Cooperstein, I believe. They were talking about the 9ers and Ravens, and Coop made a remark about league parity, and Nate threw a shoe.
He said - and this is somewhat paraphrasing.
Coop - Jason and Jerry can look at this team, understand league parity and see that they are close.
Nate - That's not true. They are not close.
Coop - well surely Dallas could have eked out two more wins and make the play-offs.
Nate - Nope, they couldn't. And here is why.
The 9ers and the Ravens have something Dallas does not have. They have a team attitude that says they are going to get it done. When Ed Reed lined up and covered - fill in the blank - he knew he was going to get it done.
When Dallas lines up for a third and one, they don't have anybody that has that attitude.
Dallas will continue to go 8-8 until they put together a team that has a can do attitude.
For the most part I agree with this. This team finds a way to succeed to the middle of the pack and no more. When what I call those chilly winds of December come along, Dallas tends to either run out of gas, or get push around the field.
I was pretty surprised at Nate's position. He sounded like he flew out of the chair when Coop made the comment.
You've been weighed
You've been measured
And you've been found to be a casual fan