Choke special. Nearly second in two weeks. Criticisms of 2nd half offensive approach both games are spot on.
Luck - outside the INT looked pretty good and already has consistently shown his capabilities in 2 - minute/pressure situations
Hilton - Nice to see him get involved with some big plays; too bad for the penalty on the one 30 some yard punt return; if he stays healthy gives us an explosive threat
Run game - NOT! Was thinking it might have started clicking a bit in the latter part of the game, but after further review I'm chalking it up to Jags defending pass at that time; however, did think the O-line was pretty good on pass protection, at least relative to other two games
Vinatieri?: What is he now 2/4 on 40 or less FGs? And one of those makes yesterday was barely in. Sorry. Know he was once automatic and clutch, but at this point in his career I say he's no more than adequate. It's a crap shoot on every other kick now.
Defense: Don't care how decent you perform on all but two plays, you can't allow those types of one-strike big plays; absolute back breakers and the second one was straight horseshit in that situation of the game - straight choke.
Tough to lose like that period, but especially one of the handful you know are legit winning opportunities.
I think it's incredible just how good Luck is three games into the season. Yeah, the interception was awful, but those things are going to happen. But man he can play. He has been so poised leading drives at the end of games. And I can't believe how athletic he is. If he can just get by with running and scrambling this season while he is still young, hopefully we can begin to shore up the line this off-season so he doesn't have to do that for the rest of his career.
This sucks. We should be 2-1. But we now have two weeks to prepare for Green Bay. We likely won't win, but it would be nice to give the Pack all they can handle.
If we won yesterday, we would have had a better record than the Pats, Steelers, and Broncos.
When I was watching the Giants-Panthers game, the announcers mentioned that everyone on the Giants' offensive line has been in the NFL for at least 7 years. No wonder the Giants are so good. They created such big holes that a no-name running back was able to torch the Panthers for over 100 yards and two touchdowns. And Eli had all the time in the world to pick the Panthers D apart. We have to improve our line this offseason.
The people complaining about the running plays at the end are wrong IMHO. It forced Jax to burn timeouts, left less than a minute left, and put the fate of the game on the foot of your clutch veteran. And didn't Brown end up a yard away from getting the first down in 3rd down anyway? It's not the offensive strategy's fault the defense had another inopportune collapse.
so i am ok with losing for now.
Ouch, 1st pick of the 2013 draft can't get here quick enough. Trade it for multiple picks will be a great boost with a FA offseason with tons of cap will be a huge improvement.
A screen pass, a simple slant or curl route, anything over 8 yards essentially a wins the game and yet we choose to run it 3 plays in a row. Cowardly.
Those refs were terrible. They called 11 penalties on the Colts and only 6 on JAC.
How about going for it on 3 and 1? Luck is big enough to get one or two yards right?
It's not uncommon for young, inexperienced teams to not have a good grasp of putting their foot on the throats of their opponents. The fact that we're outplaying teams for large chunks of the game is really a good sign for the future once these guys "grow up" so to speak. Not gonna be the case 3 games into a new regime.
Also, 2 of our top corners were hurting and not able to go back into the game. It was a tough position to put our 4th and 5th string DB's when we didnt have to.
They should have called a few screen passes to get ball outside, being aggressive and still running time down.