Friday, October 04, 2013

To Catch A Phrase Or Two At The Quarter Post

You Are Only As Good As Your Last Sunday:
Wow, that doesn't sound so good right now. Does it??  But getting schooled by an undefeated team led by Drew Brees at their place on a Monday night isn't as bad as, say, getting hammered at home by the 0-4 Jaguars.  Let's keep things in perspective.   Bad games come and nobody goes undefeated. Well, let's hope so.

You Are What Your Record Says You Are:
Lest we forget, as the press bashes away at Tannehill, we are 3-1.  That's pretty damn good folks. We have the 6th best record in the league right now and we played three of those four games on the road.  No too shabby!  Call up Roethlisberger or Eli Manning and ask them how they feel right now.

It Is A Marathon Not A Sprint:
Yes a 16 game season over 17 weeks isn't decided in the course of one month but at least we got out of the gate well.  We are positioned right now to make a good run for the playoffs and who wouldn't take that.  We are a much better team than recent memory and we will get better as the season progresses.

Stats Are For Losers:
Thank God for that! For total yards, our Offense is ranked 24th in the league and our Defense is ranked 27th.  Do we really think that trend will continue?  I don't.   For scoring, our Defense is ranked 16th and our Offense is ranked 18th.  Don't forget we have a lot of new faces in key positions this year on both sides of the ball so I do believe both units will get much better week by week.

Just Win Baby!:
We are heading home again into what should be a very boisterous stadium lending a lot of support to our weary travelers.    We are gonna play much better than we did Monday night.  Count on it.  Our players have more talent than what was on display against NO and more importantly, they know it too. So count on an emotionally charged team defending their turf and taking a well deserved 4-1 record going into the bye.

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971
Carldleone@aol.com




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