Did they show the Falls tonight? You know, going to or coming back from commercial? It’s an open invitation for anyone too weak to stay on board. They should have given directions to get there, just so we can all go hurl ourselves into the Gorge.
Listen, I’m not going to sit here and BS with you guys, because you know what you saw. There were a lot of good things we saw from the Bills tonight, and a whole lot of bad. We also saw that America’s Team has a lot of questions to answer next weekend against the New England Monster, and anyone who thinks Romo is the second coming should check their Bible again.
We all saw it, and we all felt it. The question is, are you still willing to do it? Are two humongous punches to the stomach enough for you to hang up the towel and move on to hockey season? From my view, I wouldn’t blame you if you shut it down now. I’m certainly not condoning it, but what else can you do if you’ve had your fill five weeks in?
I only bring it up because no one shut it down out in those seats tonight. If you were in that crowd you know exactly what I mean. I hope you felt it on TV, because that was the loudest I’ve heard the Ralph in years. We stood the entire game, made noise every down, and never lost thirst for an upset. Every single Bills fan in that place forgot the standings tonight and put on a show on national television. It was beautiful, and made me proud of this area and the fans.
The on field result, however, is what makes our reputation ring true. They don’t make commercials like this for just any team, and Dick Jauron did just enough to keep the universe in balance.
Listen, there are at least a half dozen times this game was won, and for everyone a different play will stand out. The fact of the matter is those players did everything they could to win that game, and the Cowboys did everything they could to give it to us. How we sit at a 25-24 final is just mind boggling, and when I think mind boggling, I think Dick Jauron and company.
Trent Edwards made four major mistakes tonight. Two were sacks, one was a fumble he recovered, and the fourth was an interception that wouldn’t have happened if they don’t call a five wide out package in field goal range. I know some people think otherwise, but there is a time to be aggressive, and a time to run the ball and make it a two score game. A half dozen decisions like this make the difference in a game’s end result, and each one tonight went against us.
This isn’t an aberration. Opening day our loss was a result of the same type of miscues, and to be quite honest, these decisions are balls. I highly doubt DiGorgio is the one who decided to play off late when the Cowboys needed a mid range sideline completion, nor did Schobel plead for a minimal rush on a quarterback who was flustered all night.
I guess in the end it doesn’t matter. A bounce here, a stumble there, and we are 3-2 at the bye with a defense beginning to mesh and an offense doing just enough to win. Instead we are a 1-4 team devastated by injuries and an incompetence that saturates every genuinely outstanding effort this team puts forth.
There are no answers, only the question of whether you have enough in the tank to be there for the next eleven games. Tonight, for both for fans and this team, will either be the turning point of the season, or the pinnacle of our disastrous fate.
My heart says it’s worth it, but on nights like this, my mettle is rocked to its very core.