The good news is field generals/ game managers can win super bowls. The bad news is franchise QB's will eventually be paid enormous contracts at the expense of other deserving players on your team. Since Peyton only got us one SB I'm willing to try the other route and build a stronger overall team.
A win today would show me a lot. Beating a good team in your division is always huge. If we lose for some reason it will be a downer but our schedule is favorable over the next month so it will not be a death sentence if we lose today.
I can't speak for Jskinns, but I have coached and pretty much anything past the peewee/middle school level the players know who the leaders are, this is absolutely true past high school. If the coaches want to pick captains, that's fine, but it better match what the players already know to be true.
Could be a breakout game for JB today. Houston's going to key on stopping our rushing attack, and will likely pay a ton of attention to TY. At the same time, 3 of Houston's starting DBs are "questionable" (2 CBs and 1 S).
Houston isn't great vs the pass anyway, regardless of injury, so will Reich try to exploit and ask JB to do more?
What I'd like to see from JB today.
1) Decreased TTT (time to throw). JB has ranked near the bottom in TTT, and given he also ranks bad in air yards, he really needs to improve here. Hoping the game will start to slow down for him and he can improve in diagnosing and going through progressions.
2) Increased air yards. Not saying I want JB to toss a bunch of bombs, but I would like to see him connect on a few per game. We're making it easy on opposing Ds to key on run stopping, as well as clogging the middle and doubling TY.
3) While I want to beat Houston by 100, I'd love to see JB be put into a place late in the game where he needs to win the game for us. And I'd like to see him succeed. I think it's critical that he builds confidence in the next 4 games, and has blossomed before going into the last 7 games of the season.
What do you want to see?