First, it's NOT one game..... the O-line was outstanding the last 6-7 games of 2016.
Second, the line wasn't the issue why we lost Monday night. The young quarterback was. Brissett is a talented kid, but he's got a lot to learn as all young quarterbacks do.
The blitzes that came in the 2nd half are blitzes that Luck can handle.... but most young quarterbacks struggle with them. Once the offense couldn't move the ball, we were screwed. You can only keep the defense on the field for so long before bad things start to happen.
Look..... you're likely going to get your wish after this season. Pagano will get fired. Most of the staff will likely go with him. Are you going to throw a fit each week we melt down? Because you'll be doing a lot of it. And what's the point? The staff will soon be gone, maybe not as fast as you'd like, but they'll be gone. And a new staff will come in and hopefully that will lead to much, much better football. It's just a matter of time...
You can't sidestep this problem. He started the sitting/kneeling thing and so he's the face and the symbol of it. People would feel that by signing him you are endorsing his protest, which is going to cost you fans. That's just the reality of it.
He is grasping at straws, he's hurt either emotionally or financially by the fact that he's not playing. A couple weeks ago he promised that he would stand for the anthem if he was signed. Now he's doing this.
But he can't go back now. That's just the way he is. He stood up for something and now he's going to pay for it. It's not any different with anyone else. Taking a stand on something controversial, no matter how right or wrong you are can cost you.