I've been reading a lot of confrontation between which has the fault for the loss games. both side has good points. Lets check some of them.
1-If the offense score more points, then doesn't matter the last drive of the opponent. True. Lets see our O from last year and this year. 2008 21.69 points per game against an average 12 rank D. 2009 15.6 points per game against an average 16 rank D. So less points against weaker Ds. What happened to this offense.
2-The D has to stop in 4qtr, and save those leads. True Lets check our D. 2008 13.9 points per game against an average 17 rank O. 2009 16.7 points per game against an average 18 rank O. Again we are accepting more point from weaker O. this is the number 1 D from the last 2 years. We are 7th in points.
3-Our "always make the field goals" kicker has missed 3 field goals, that cost us the games. True. 2008 Field Goals 87% 2009 57%. WOW. Reed is playing crap.
OK, so the 3 parts of this team is playing like sh..., Maybe the fault is in the coaching staff. You remember how in Training camp and pre-season, Tomlin rest the vets all the time, My guess is that he got soft on those players and the players got soft in their approach of the game. In year 1 Tomlin burn out the team, year 2 was perfect, but now they all are at half speed, with no desire of playing like if they were playing flag football or "tochito" like we say in Mexico.
This team needs to wake up, our we will fase 3-5 by the bye, with Bal far away from us.