"If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us."
1 John 1:10
[Author's Note: We started working on this post late last night and put it down due to the late hour; we've decided to finish it as a necessary correction to the fanboyesque narrative that the press is trying to spin about last night's game.]
The short version: During the second half, Shane Buchele and D'Onta Foreman lifted the rest of the team onto their shoulders to salvage a disaster in the making against one of the worst teams in the country. The sloppy, self-inflicted, wounds got worse. We suppose a win is better than the alternative, but we weren't impressed.
That being said, a few specific thoughts:
- On both offense and defense, this team seems to commit a drive killing penalty with every single possible opportunity. Like clockwork, every time they get a big play, they follow it up a play or two later with a really stupid penalty. And it's not understandable mistakes like holding calls, it's BS like facemasks or unsportsmanlike conduct.
- Speaking of penalties, Kris Boyd needs to stop committing them or he needs to be kept on the sideline where he can't commit them.
- Charlie made several inexplicable calls related to special teams. He declined to go for it on 4th and short a few times and had Buchele attempt a screen pass on another drive. The point of the 18-wheeler is to use it in short yardage situations.
- Here's the weird thing about the defense: They get killed on the line of scrimmage during run plays, but the pass rush is actually pretty good.
- Jerrod Heard continues to look great as a receiver; it's a shame they don't get him the ball more often.
- D'Onta Foreman is a workhorse.
- Where would this team be without Shane Buchele?!?
Bottom Line: How many stupid penalties can one team commit in a game?!?
Shane Buchele second touchdown to Devin Duvernay:
D'Onta Foreman run for third touchdown: