I disagree with you, booters.
I'd have to go with travel as the main reason for our lethargic starts. Play calling on D could have been much better too...not just the first half of both games, but the entire preseason. As far as the Atlanta game goes, don't dismiss how important Clemons was to this team on D. His pass rushing and run-stopping abilities were sorely missed.
As long as we stay healthy and keep the core group in tact, we should be just fine. Why would you want Paul Allen to get up in Pete and the other coaches grill about how this season went, when you look at the big picture as a whole, we're looking amazing!! <- this was my non-shack response.