In w/l column with only the NFC West being even close. Good. When we come out of the bye week it’s going to be “game on” in the North. The guys that we thought would really set the pace vs Philly had almost nothing to do with the win, Hock and Golladay. Finding ways to win when the plan doesn’t come together means that you suddenly believe that you can be in any game you play in.
We are ahead of last year not only in wins but in something we sucked at last season, creating turnovers. We are only +1 thru 3 games but if we can maintain that it means that we can get back to .500 ball. Last year we were -5. In 2017 we were +10. Austin worked wonders with that group in 2017.
Although we only won 6 games last year we were one of the least penalized teams with 94 penalties. This year we are killing ourselves with 26 thru 3 games. We are #2 in the league with false starts, we have 7. If we can get back to being more disciplined it will help plenty. I was chastised for being pissed about our penalties in preseason because those games don’t matter. The attitude matters. The attitude that says that you have to be disciplined matters, how you screw your head on for the game matters. Passing yards matter, running yards matter, but turnovers and penalties matter just as much. If you can excel in those area’s you can win more than you lose all day long.
Still not sold on the coaching staff but I like what they did in the off season in FA and the draft. I absolutely believe that this is a better team. Nobody would be happier than me to say I was wrong about them. I don’t hate them, I’m just not sure that we got the upgrade that everyone expected when we let JBC go.