Irsay loses no matter what he says. Look, I'm very disappointed too, kinda in a daze about how the season has gone. But a couple months ago, almost all of us were excited about the potential of the team. Sure, LB was a concern, and still is, but most of us were excited about the OL, DL, CBs, WR, etc.. We were hit with a TON of injuries, and I just don't see a chemistry on D. Perhaps partly players, a new coaching staff, etc has had a part of that but just better tackling would go a long way too.
On the bright side, the OL, imo, has done as well as could be expected. Our main problem is at the defensive point of attack (DL) , where we've had injuries. And at pass rush which we knew we were weak going in.
I' thinking (or hoping) that the OL will improve more, and so will the DL (somewhat) with Anderson and Jones getting back in the swing (hopefully).
Sure we're gonna have to count on Andrew "slinging it", but that's who we are right now.
If we win this week, we still have a chance if we get healthy or at least healthier, beat all three at home later, and win 60% to 70% of the rest. At this point , that's where we're at. We really don't need much more from the D. I feel it's achievable. The D could not have played any worse at times. And don't forget the unknowns we've had in the secondary. If these guys just tackle on an average level, we're a dangerous team again. I, for one, am hoping for that outcome. (Crazy or not)