seattlest7 wrote:I know our championship window is wide open, and there's no roster in NFL I'd trade ours for, but stuff like this really makes me feel even worse about the Atlanta game. We were the hot team going into playoffs that no one wanted to play, the one with the new innovative and unstoppable offense putting up historic numbers - 3 straight 50+ scores, etc - but we couldn't close deal this year like NYG did last year and GB the year before. And now everyone is going to school on and will be able to scheme against the offense in future.
Really feels like stars were aligned for us this past year. I don't feel as bad as I did right after the Atlanta loss, but the last few weeks I've been feeling more and more like we missed out on an unbelievable opportunity this past year. One we may not get again now that everyones studying our offense and duplicating the best parts of it.
Oh ye of little faith. We have quite a few things in our base attack that are hard to stop, regardless of defensive game plan. All it take is few twists to keep 'em off balance.
And let's not forget we have a QB that tilts the field with his multiple threats, preparation, leadership and ability to improvise. We aren't talking about a one trick pony who only leans on his athletic ability (Mike Vick). That QB will have full reps with his receivers in TC and pre season. Not to mention Russell will be entrusted with making all of the calls next season. Would you bet against him quickly mastering that after what we've witnessed so far?
Stop our offense? All plans look good on paper. Slow them down for half of a game?...maybe 8-)