This is my 1st fanpost in a while but i feel i need to write this now , after a tough loss , to keep us as upbeat as possible about what the team can build on going forward . I think there are lots of positives we can take from the season so far . I feel we can build on these positives and become genuine contenders when the playoff's arrive .
This 1st positive i have taken is the players attitude have changed for the better . Last year we looked like a large irish family at a wedding after too much to drink . We bickered , we fought , we called each other nasty names , we just looked like we hated each other . This year it looks like we have become a TEAM again . It looks to me like guys are fighting FOR each other rather than WITH each other and that has to be a good thing for us going forward .
Another positive i see is how much better Sanchez looks . After 2 games , he has looked more like the leader of this team than at any other time here .He looks like he has taken his game up a level both mentally and physically . The extra weight he put on during the off season has made a big difference . He looks stronger and fitter than any other year and he seems more in tune with what he needs to do to make the offence tick .
Our defence has looked great . We have the potential to stuff the run every play ( if we don't miss tackles ) , we look stronger against the pass and with the addition of Landry and Bell the middle of the field has become a more dangerous place for TE's and WR's to make a living . We have a stronger , quicker defence that last year and we have only seen a small bit of their overall potential .
I have been down on this team during the off season because of the somewhat lackluster approach by the FO to some of the teams needs but so far the players have shown us to keep faith with them . They believe they they are a good team and i believe it too. They have a hard fight on their hands to be the best but i believe they can do it . Do you ?