Listened to Bill Polian talk about the boost Manning have to his Colts. Said the trust factor enabled the whole team to play better.
Luck can do that. In the meantime, the Oline played pretty good last night, the Dline stopped the run (other than the big run at the end), and so much crap play (dropped passes, missed assignments, etc) can be cleaned up. People point to the ineptitude of the defense but they were gassed in part, because the offense couldn’t move the ball.
Truth is, things are wide open in the AFC South. The teams that get/stay relatively healthy and peak at the right time usually do well.
I find it hard to believe the additions of Luck, Good, Swoope, Rogers and Geathers won’t make this team better. To ignore that is not being realistic.
We don’t know how this is going to turn out but this season is far from over.