Iron_Eagle_04, on 01 March 2013 - 07:32 AM, said:
the whole team had mostly quit by the time Bowles took over, and the first two games he faced two of the best offenses in the league, both of whom were better than all the offenses put together we faced while Juan was still here.
Juan was garbage and clueless. A couple of blown leads here and there is one thing, but it being an every week thing is pathetic.
You can't be serious.........the bowles/washburn experience was a complete and utter disaster. Yes we took on the saints and falcons I'll give you that but Bowles made cam newton,tony romo twice,and virtually every other qb we faced last year look like a hall of famer. They didn't hold anybody under 30!! That being said they played much better against the bucs,bengals,and redskins down the stretch and seemed to be coming together as a team (i certanly didn't see anyone quit in those games). When vick came back against the giants.......yep they quit as soon as he squandered that onside kick recovery and threw a pick on the opening possession.
Back to this whole lead blowing thing you under juan you have too look at it both ways. In 2011 yep we blew alot of leads and our offense in the 4th quarter also did zip zero. In 2012 you've got to be kidding me ....they held onto a one point lead in the ravens game, they won us the browns game inspite of vick,and held on to a two point lead against the giants (again holding their opponent under 20). You can fault them for the lions and steelers games if you want but come one man ....big ben is big ben and something defenses crack. Vick fumbling on the goaline sealed our fate with the steelers. In all those previous games and that one included he failed to give our defense more than a one score lead at anytime in the game.
The lions game....yes the defense completely collapsed but let's be honest again. The offense had two chances to run out the clock and went 3 and out twice and then proceeded to get the ball first in overtime and not only went 3 and out but went backwards inside of their own 10 yard line !!
As a whole the juan defense far outperformed the bowles one and in closing the defense is primarily responsible for all 3 wins we had with vick at qb this year !!