What I saw Sunday was surprising, but not necessarily in a good way.
I should not have been surprised by the player performances. Players have only been together for 5-6 weeks, and many of them are rookies or second year players. Its foolish to think they should be anything more than that.
I was amazed by just how much the playcalling resembled the playcalling under any of the previous head coaches. Run against 8 man fronts, throw short passes to the backs, and once in a while the tight end. Go "max protect" when you're passing, so only a few receivers are in the pattern.
I still don't care much for Chad Pennington. He is supposed to be this super accurate passer, but didn't show that Sunday. He hit just under 50% of his passes, but he threw 42 times, and only completed 6 to the wideouts.
What is up with Ernest Wilford being *inactive* ? We paid him a pretty good sum, and he's not even active? This guy London was active ahead of him. Weird, that.
I was drinking the Kool-Aid last week, but I stopped yesterday. I was unimpressed by what I saw, and disappointed is a good word to sum it up.