In Bill's very brief post-game comments yesterday, he made a statement that I found very interesting. It was "At some point in time, you guys got to take over and do it yourself." *as quoted in Spags post game piece, and I'm sure will be quoted elsewhere today. I listened to the post game and one reporter, sonded like JJT, tried to get Bill to elaborate on it, but BP was in a rush. The differences between an inconsistent team and a good team, the differences between a pretender and a contender, can't always be determined from statistics - stats are just the quantifier of various tangibles -but those very obvious but less quantifiable qualities are what separate winners from losers. We know, for example, that yesterday's game demonstrated a stat indicating an pretty great leap forward in execution - no penalties (at least none accepted) - but the question is why? Why all of a sudden this crucial improvement in penalty yardage lost? We can't say it was the quality of the competition, despite AZ's record. No PI calls vs receivers the quality of Fitzgerald and Boldin, no (well, no called holding vs Berry and Okeafore...that qualifies in my mind as 'impressive'. I hope Bill elaborates today on his post game comment. Watching that game yesterday, I had that "breakthrough" feeling, more so than the more widely acclaimed victory over the Eagles. If it is true that the team is now better oiled, more confident in it parts and whole, more likely to compensate for its own mistakes, better equipped to make itself accountable, without micromanaging and constant fits and starts.....then that, imo, is an enormous improvement. This one is not going to be explained solely via stats..it's about spirit, heart, competence, and acountability. It won't be explained by individual performances either.... it's a phenomenon of team building that you see now and again in the NFL...when everything just seems to come together, and you know some essential gap has been bridged. Bill 'put this one on his players", and they responded like contenders. It's a great feeling to be taking into the bye week, for sure.