First, rewind back to last year. Forget about all the "fluff" that we read about training camp and OTAs. What were are major concerns? Linebackers, safety play, the DC.
Have ANY of those concerns been remotely eased? Horrible, and I do mean horrible play from Jarrett (woo hoo another 2nd round disaster to add to the list), shaky LB play at best, and we looked HORRIBLE on offense.
And I get the whole pre-season thing, but we all thought that last year when we looked disastrous in pre-season and then embarrassed all season.
My biggest concern is Juan Castillo. He was terrible last year and I was NEVER one to think that just because we abused Mark Sanchez, Matt Moore and Stephen McGee that we turned the page. Juan Castillo could very well be the end of the Reid era if we bomb this season, especially when there were other DC options out there in the off season.
And I was never one to bash Vick, after the 2010 season, but I do have concerns whether or not he can play well enough. Forget the injuries, he hasn't looked sharp in camp and in his limited time he didn't look sharp last night. I thought I was watching McNabb as he dumped the ball off to McCoy while a defender had the play covered from a mile away. Good thing he didn't lay a huge hit on Shady.
And how is it that OJ Atogwe can go from pro bowler, to the point where JJ gets the start over him? I get that he may have lost a step but when JJ never had a step to begin with how does Atogwe not get some playing time.
Listen, I'm not going to say that the season is doomed. We could go 16-0 for all I kn ow and it wouldn't surprise me because there's a LOT of pro bowl talent on this team. But I am going to say this: The 4 game win streak against bottom feeders didn't convince me this team was above average, the off season hype, nor the draft convinced me that this team was going to be a true contender.. And quite frankly, until we see a different product on the field, I don't see us being better than the 8-8 embarrassment that we saw last year.
And I'm so tired of hearing "The draft was amazing," "DeMeco was the best trade ," "this team is stacked, and ready to go," "it's a hungry team that learned from their mistakes." I don't know why the media loves us so much, from national to local. Even Vegas has us pegged as contenders. Even after we started out 1-4 Vegas still loved us... Now where the hell is the results?????????? I haven't seen a good team since early and mid 2010..... I want to see some good football.