The Sun is just rising on a new era.
This team will make the playoffs and go deep next season. This,lets not forget this(despite Marvins line) was a rebuilding year. Heck we were supposedly the worst team in the NFL...we made the playoffs. We had a Rook QB and rook no 1 WR and a first year OC. Ok the OC may go to the jags but I see Urban getting promoted and running essentialy the same system.
I see us drafting a CB, OG and RB high. Its goodbye to Ced Benson,Chris Crocker and hopefully some revamping/retooling on the o line,and at the very least we are far more desirable for FA's this off season than we were this year. One move that we gotta make that nobody has made much noise about is resigning Pat Sims,IMHO his loss had a massive effect on the Dline rotation. I can also see Clements moving inside to safety. I will take Manny lawson, and Frostee Rucker back too.
This team has a real chance to progress,the dark spectre of Mike Brown always tempers my hopes but Surely we cant allow this chance to pass.
Todays loss hurts to my core,it was a slow painfull slide starting in the last few moments of the first half(or if your a true cynic, around midseason) but put it in perspective if you can...sideline the hurt,the angst,the damaged pride,the dull throb in your guts,dry your eyes, keep your chin up lads, coz this team will be back next year. I'm not drinking the Kool Aid( I did that in my teens and twenties when I used to think Big Daddy and jon Copeland could be great and Neil O'donnel could be a great pick up..lol) this is different.
This is a new dawn. the time of being afraid to believe completely is over.
THIS IS THE BEGINNING
We all love our team...love hurts sometimes.