I am soo upset today that I had to post something today. I keep thinking to myself, "What if?".
What if David Akers had made that 49 yard field goal, he had the leg, but just missed it. What if he did not miss the extra point, we wouldn't have went for 2 points later. Basically we lost 5 points because of missed kicks. At the end of the game would have been trying to just get to the 30 yard line for a game winning Field goal, instead of trying for a TD.
What if Westbrook had done a better job of running the ball. I mean, really, come on. I can see why Andy doesn't run the ball. We are not good at it...Period.
What if McNabb had made one of the bad passess that the anouncers kept talking about. I love you five, but you got to come up big on at least one of those passes.
And most importantly, what if the officials have called that pass interferance on Curtis. He was tripped up.
I know people keep saying that we got lucky on the Abiamiri kick, but we were not lucky. Abiamiri touched the ball with his right arm while out of bounce. That becomes an illegal touch and the ball is marked dead with a 15 yard penalty. Please correct me if I am wrong. A player out of bounds cannot touch the ball, when they do, the ball is dead, and the team is penalized, therefore the fact that the ball stood inbounds is not relevant. It should have been dead. So don't give me the arguement that Arizona should have gotten the ball, she shouldn't have, it was Eagles ball. Even though the call on the field was wrong, the ultimate results was correct, we only avoided a 15 yard penalty.
All said and done, I was proud of my team yesterday. I really believed that Arizona had a good team and not surprised to see them play well. Heck, they have the talent to win. They are just showing now.
We have some interesting decisions to be made this off season. Please tell me if you agree or disagree with anything I said. Later on we can discuss what future moves we can make.