We asked for them to come out strong and show some fight. We got it.
We asked for better line play and to stick with your best unit. We got it.
No tuba players from Snow University. We got it.
Asked for Tom to get more time in the pocket. We got it.
Use the run game to open up play action & short routes. Don't go pass crazy. Got it.
Asked for arguably the best press corner in the league to shadow their best WR. Got that.
Asked for Bill to trust the talent he has on defense by playing less conservatively. That happened too.
Hell...they even activated Dobson.
This is the most satisfying regular season win in quite some time. That dark cloud I spoke about last week can keep the **** away for now.
Did it help out that the Bengals played like the Bengals? Yeah. But this team needed to feel good about themselves after a poor start to the season. I'll take this **** any day of the week over the recent debacle on & off the field.
Originally Posted by DeadsetAce
Prez said it in the NFL thread...this year teams play phenomenal one week and come out flat the next. hopefully the guys come out with the same urgency and focus next week in Buffalo. don't want to lose another game in division. keep this ball rolling.
Absolutely. This team gets beat over the head on how important division games are. They'll be on the road too so it's even more crucial they find a way to keep the momentum going.
Biggest reason I'm happy they got this win is you get to enjoy it after admitting to having an emotional & stressful last few weeks. I saw your 30 post diatribe and wondered where was all that homerism during our recent fact-checking time, but it's cool.
Santa Claus delivers Christmas presents, the Easter Bunny is real, Bill is a top 5 GM in the league, and the Patriots aren't $14.1M under the cap. No one can tell us otherwise.