Monday, September 10, 2007

In the words of the great Keith Jackson..."Whoa nelly!"

What can be said about that incredibly wheels off game last night? Well, America's Team did get the W, so at the very least I can be content with that. Also, Romo and the offense just looked outstanding, running on all cylinders, and had extremely efficient execution throughout the course of the game. Crayton also played fairly well in Glenn's stead. And needless to say, I am wearing my Witten jersey today.

However, I can't help but come away from that game thinking it was a Pyhrric victory. It appears Jason Ferguson may be lost for the season, which is a tremendous blow for a defense that, in a continuation from the end of last year, still appears to be coming apart at the seams. Who knows about when Newman will return, and if so, how effective he could possibly be. And freaking Roy Williams...what exactly does he do for the defense? Take bad angles and get burned by streaking receivers? I am absolutely terrified by the Cowboys' secondary, in the sense that there is no telling how many big plays they are going to give up in the course of a game. For as much as Wade's new system has been touted, I didn't really see any change in the pressure up front, which only serves to further expose our extremely expensive and utterly disappointing defensive backs. I think the only chance for that defense to perform well is to put significantly more pressure on a QB than Eli saw last night. If an opposing QB has a couple of seconds to make his reads, he is going to shred the Cowboys secondary. Sigh...well it's just the first game, perhaps Wade can get things turned around. Maybe the stress from class is filtering over into my sports world, but really, the defense has to be better than what we saw last night.

And speaking of which...time for some more studying. I'm out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yup, same ol crap from the defense *sigh*