notwithstanding, no matter who we play there, beating the Hawks would be my favorite memory of the season. The reason is pretty clear. They have outplayed us and, more importantly, in my mind, outcoached us more than once in the recent past. Of course, they have had the advantage of home stadium, which, at least next year, will be rectified and I have no doubt we will get our own back, then. But, it would just prove this team's potential more than anything to bring it to them in their own house.
I really lay the loss, mostly, on the coaches. It looked to me like they got so hypnotized by the mantra of stopping Lynch that they forgot everything else on defense. I'm guessing that won't happen, again. And, it sure seems like, unless Drew is allowed to use a flare gun on the field, that the idea of communicating, especially outside of the huddle, ought to be forgotten. So, the kill-play just has to go. Heck, I'm not even sure that calling a play at all is a good idea. Payton sets up, beforehand, the first 25 or so plays. They'd best just run them, no matter what the defense is doing and don't try to change the play at the line of scrimmage. Heck, I don't know, maybe they need hand signals in the huddle after the first twenty-five?
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