Nothing much happens, and we start the preseason. Our first preseason game is a win, which is a first. We have only won in week 4 or 5 of the preseason in the past. Maybe this means good things are coming?
Oh we are sticking with the Smash Mouth attack again. I think it suits us best.
Win #17 comes in week 2. After losing by a point in the opener, we squeak by Baltimore 10-7. Reeves hauls in a TD from McG with 2 minutes to go, and the Ravens fumble away the next position to seal it. Both teams kept putting the ball on the ground, but we covered ours more than they did. Sloppy, but we pull it off.
Week 4 brings win #18, a 20-17 thriller over 3-0 Carolina. Bass kicks a FG with 2:30 left and the defense holds on two Panther drives, securing the win. McM is starting to worry me this season. He hasn't put up a dominating performance yet, and his YPC is real low at the moment.
Ugh, the wins are coming too far between. We pick up win #19 in week 12 over Pittsburgh, 20-17. Reeves is our lone bright spot even though we win. Backup QB Ellard starts due to playing time and an injury to McG, and he's just average. Our running game is still pathetic, but our defense pulls us through.
Butch is BACK! Not that he's worth anything now though, but he's back in week 13.
5-11 is a possibility again, with a win over Cleveland in week 16. This is win #20 for us. Our running game finally kicks in, with McM over 100 with 3 TDs. McG is effecient, and we hang on for the win again. The game costs us though, as we loose our good FB for the next game and probably some next season with a knee injury.
Well this was regression, clear and simple. 4-12, and our running game stinks now. McM was under 4 YPC for the second time in his short career, and we didn't have any major line injuries, and our FB didn't go down til the last week. The lone bright spot was Reeves again, with over 100 catches and 1200+ yards. Our defense had a bit more pressure with Brody getting 12 sacks. I forgot about him in the writeup for last season, he was injured most of the year which probably accounted for our lack of pressure. Willie Malcomsen had 8 sacks, which is a high for him too. Too bad our offense didn't play better, we might have done a bit better.