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Everybody told us this wouldn't be easy.



It isn't and it won't be.  But, seems to me the fix is apparent.  Not necessarily easy, but obvious.  You can't lose the turnover battle.  Which means you can't give the ball away.  That simple. You could try to just outdo the other team- in other words if we turn the ball over 3 times, we need our defense to take it away 5 times. Nah, no good, won't happen.  Secure the ball.  Catch the ball.  Don't drop the ball.

We just need to secure the ball.  I am not worried about Drew. The Ints will work their way out- some games they have been non-existent.  And it really is a tough thing for Betts and Ivory with limited or no playing time prior to October-  but they still have to come through and secure the ball. I think Payton would have run the ball more but he was a little worried about Ivory and Betts as far as ball security.  And the receivers have to stop the drops.

That's the recipe- that's the plan.  It may not be quite that simple, but then again it just might be.  No team is ever perfect so there will be other tweaks and improvements to make. We need to NOT MISS FGs also.  But, if we don't turn the ball over we win.

On the bright side our defense played well. P Robinson had a monster game in his first start- that's big.  The best receiver in the league (IMO- Fitzgerald) was on the field too. Jeff Charleston also played well among others. And I feel I should mention that Jenkins has done a very good job all year at his new position. Somebody will surely disagree, but I don't think you can expect anymore from Jenkins in only his second year and learning a new position. And he is playing with a revolving door of a defensive secondary.  The defense forced an INT and a few fumbles this past game ( who would've thought a forced fumble results in a TD for the freakin' offensive tackle??)   Wow, that was just bad luck.

And, we have a lot to look forward to- we have Bush, PT, Porter, Sharper, Will Smith, Ingram and more to look forward to.  It should get better.

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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