Re: NFL Thread: Week 1 - Glorious
Great win, I'm hoping the 3 straight TD's came out of complacency more than anything else. It's a lot more assuring after going straight back down the field and putting it to bed. That being said, it shouldn't have happened.
Sanchez was terrific, looked sharp in the pocket and the ball came out well and accurate. Early mistake was poor but he dealt with it very well, which is even more promising. Could have easily fallen apart for him there, one throw away from the stadium turning hard on him. He stayed very composed throughout the game, very promising. Offensive line was great, didn't see Mario Williams at all. Holmes was good and Kerley/Hill were fantastic - For a position that had so much question marks, those guys delivered. Keller was invisible, but coming off and injury and helping out the OL, that's nothing to be too concerned about. The major concern is the backs, Greene looks so average, painfully average. OL will have too be spectacular for our running game to be a force.
Defensively - Started like a house on fire - Secondary was incredible. Revis, Cro, Wilson and Landry really stood out. We missed Pouha in run defense, he's one of the best in the league in that area, but even his absence doesn't justify allowing Spiller to look THAT good. LB's look very slow, that could be a major issue down the line. It mostly came with a huge lead though, so I'm actually hoping the intensity dropped and we just got sloppy.
Special teams - Excellent. As pretty much always, Kerley's return was beautiful and effectively killed the contest.
Overall - Incredible start to the season, puts all the negativity behind us. Get that swagger back. CAN'T WAIT for Pittsburgh, although it's going to be a very tough test. Not a must win, but I want to see us compete, to show that we belong. A beatdown there and Week 1 will be put down as a fluke against a bad team. They shouldn't beat us down though, it's a good matchup. Massive game for Sanchez, who could do with less of the Tebow stuff, just let the guy play.