hawker84 wrote:No doubt Percy makes a differnece when he's out there. But we've beaten SF here in wk 2 without him , and barely lost in SF without him..
We beat a physical carolina defense in carolina without him.
we beat a physical AZ/STL defense on the road without him.
we beat a good Houston D on the road without him.
We're back at home now, I have no reason to believe we won't still be competitive with or without him Sunday...
Only problem with that rationale is you're banking on all variables remaining the same.
For some goofy reason, they tried to run a finesse game plan against us last time they came to C-link, which was not good headwork. Too much complexity that requires a lot of communication.
They're best off using a simpler game plan with power-running formations and short, chain moving passes, as AZ did. They have, since their game with us, shifted to more of that style of play, and the results are clear.
Our hands will be full. It's 'big boy pants time,' and building a lead is almost a must, because if you try to grind it out with these guys you are immediately at a disadvantage.