Well here we are. 1-10.
The John Fox era has reached a new low. Without a doubt the worst season of the Fox Era is upon us. It has become almost a weekly process; Lose game, await vaugue presser, await depressing news during the week, injury reports on Fridays, see who is inactive and question why, repeat cycle. There will be five more weeks of this.
One thing has come of all this. Or rather one word.
Luck. (That is the one I keep seeing.)
Yes, here we are possibly looking at number 1 overall in the upcoming 2011 Draft. For the time being we are Number 1. Have you noticed the drum beating has changed from “Fire Fox” to “Andrew Luck” ?Don’t get me wrong but the “Fire Fox” lobby is still strong but a lot of us are at the “Whats the Point?” stage of the season. More and more it is becoming possible that we will have that coveted spot at Number 1 in the NFL Draft this April. As it stands now, the Bills, Bengals and Lions are the next in line.
So as a true fan, where is one supposed to stand?
Get those wins: Not only are we blessed with some really good players, but by their nature, NFL Players are indeed competitive. Can you imagine asking Steve Smith or Jon Beason to just lay down for 5 more losses? I am not so sure they have that in them. Besides Jake Locker is out there as well. (Honestly who is to say who will be better at this point?)
Besides we have a terrific youthful core to work with. Lets fill in some needs at DT (and soo forth), get the new staff in place and get the heat going to the end of the season. Besides, why demoralize the players any further.
Get those L’s and secure the 1 spot: Why not? What are we playing for at this point? Pride? How about we go ahead and secure that spot and get what we really need. A QB to build around to go along with an Offensive minded Head Coach and take over this Division eventually. That is what we have never had. Lets get it this year. This is about the future of the team. The long term is what matters.
So this is what this season has turned into. And over the next several weeks, there is no doubt much more to come.