It was not the usual NFL Sunday in the Mike Brown household. I did not have time for my usual 3 beers before kickoff, or my fried pickles before 12:30. I only had time to get up, shower, and put on my lucky Suh jersey. Turns out all the game day rituals in the world wouldn’t have meant a thing because our boys sure as hell did not show up for the game against the Saints.
The offense stunk, the defense looked decent at times, the special teams had no impact, and we were out coached thoroughly. As I watched the game, there was exactly ONE player who showed any emotion and that was Jay Ajayi. He showed frustration with what was going on, and it was refreshing to see. As a fan, I want to see someone throw a Gatorade bucket, bang the bleachers, ANYTHING IN THAT MANNER TO SHOW WHAT WE AS FANS ARE FEELING.
I was a staunch defender of bringing in Jay Cutler and I liked the idea of slinging the ball around to our WR's the whole game. However, maybe I was wrong. Everything everyone was saying about him might have been true: Gutless, heartless, only cares about himself,.. etc. Or, maybe the offensive line is below average and none of this is on Cutler.
What we need more than anything you ask? We need our swagger back. I believe it starts with Jarvis Landry as I would consider him our emotional leader. We need to get the ball in his hands by any means necessary. Also, Adam Gase has to be better in his role as head coach. For example, I loved the move of benching Maxwell for Tank but there needs to be more changes like this. If he can’t be better we may as well fold it up, and call it a season.
There are no player projections this week, or areas of emphasis, or anything like that. One simple request: SHOW UP AND PUNCH THE TITANS IN THE MOUTH. I am desperate for my team to show some heart and act like they give a flip about us as fans and themselves as a team. There is too much damn talent on this team to not compete (no number of tweets saying that we don’t have talent will change my mind.) GO FINS… NOW AND FOREVER.