This team is stacked with talent. Their dismal 4-8 record, incredibly, is an improvement over where they stood merely a month ago.
Firing Wade Phillips seems to have alleviated a lot of that, especially with backup quarterback John Kitna behind center.
However, for a team who, in the preseason, talked of nothing less than playing in the Superbowl in their own stadium, for all that, they showed an incredible lack of discipline, focus, and smarts coming out of the gate.
Players have to have pride. They can’t always put the blame on the coach. Everyone saw all the missed tackles and players who weren’t even attempting to take correct angles whenever anyone got passed the linebackers.
One thing no one can deny, this team needed discipline.