I'm sitting on my couch, trying desperately to work on a class I'm taking online. But, as always when the Boys are playing, work gets set aside. As I'm finishing this sentence, Felix Jones just dropped a potentially drive-saving pass.
Honestly, while a win is still technically possible, I'm not holding out much hope. BTB is a passionate community, and I know many of us are gonna be really upset tonight (unless Romo works a miracle). 4th quarter meltdowns, suspect coaching decisions, and injuries have derailed what seemed to be a promising year. We have high expectations for our team, and we should. The question we need to ask is this; in the broad scope of the season, what has the team done as a whole
Looking back at earlier posts from the beginning of the year, most of us expected a .500 season, plus or minus a win or two. This team was fresh of a 6-10 debacle, with a (mostly) new coaching staff to boot. Through the various ups and downs of our season, expectations have gone from playoff contenders, to contenders for the #1 pick, and back again. Regardless, this team is exactly what we thought it was: a .500 team in rebuilding mode. Yes, there is talent. But clearly, there is a lot of work to do as well.
I, for one, am disappointed for what might have been. Yeah, it could be us in the playoffs next week. But don't give up on this team or this coaching staff yet, folks. Let's see what a complete offseason does for this team. Let's give Garret and Ryan a chance to work with the Boys uninterrupted for a whole offseason, without the distractions of the last.
We haven't been the best this season, but hope remains. Happy New Year, BTB, and God bless!