Given our new found objective of drafting a QB out of college (and retaining the FFO), apparently the strategy is to play well so we can evaluate our younger talent, but not win!! This makes sense if Snyderatto are going after a high No.1, high profile draft bust yet still expect to see overall team improvement while resting our overpaid free agents
Is there any other explanation for our 1st Qtr WTF plus our two game-defining offensive turnovers to end the second half? OK - they do have a stealth receiver in Desean "The Invisible Man" Jackson and we were comfortably ahead with a few minutes to go in the half which kinda blows the strategy, but... Of course, the completion of the game strategy is to simply play well the rest of the game (for the most part) and allow the team you have dominated all day to waltz down the field for the game winning score.
Now that I understand the overall organizational strategy, I feel pretty good about this. I saw improvements everywhere with our young players making outstanding plays, hard hits on defense and a lot of pressure on McNabb with a 4-man rush. We also saw an amazing number of 3rd and long conversions. All of this is pretty amazing and very satisfactory after the garbage I've watched the first 7 games or so. All this improvement and entertainment - without the inconvenience of securing the W and moving down the draft ladder.
And sorry, LETJASON PASS, I think we saw Jason pretty much at his best with some good play calling, nice runs and passes (to M. Kelly was as pretty as I've seen him throw) and yet he continues to miss wide open receivers and commit the game-defining offensive turnover(s). Letting Asante Samuel jump him twice on forced passes along with missing Moss wide open down the sidelines pretty much cemented it for me Yes, QBs are allowed to make mistakes, but....