Originally Posted by Oh_Canada
They crumbled when the game REALLY mattered.
Look at the supposed "leaders" of this team in the final game:
Ware whiffing on plays like he was Mark Reynolds.
Austin jogging into the locker room, than jogging back only to tell his coach he couldn't go. Miraculously coming back in when Bryant couldn't move anymore without the help of a wheelchair.
Sensy missing tackles in the secondary.
Ratliff not showing up on the sidelines for the biggest game of the season.
On and on and on.
They did make progress from the mental aspect of the game I agree...but overall they are still as soft as a fire roasted marshmellow on a hot summer day.
Excellent post. We certainly don't lack the talent but we do lack the mental toughness, leadership on the offense & defense, etc. That comes from a culture that Jerry has created. He doesn't let his coaches control their teams, he meddles too much, etc. Also, I feel some of our veterans don't know how to lead out there.