This season has been exciting, dramatic, up, down, ugly, pretty, etc. etc., but unfortunately, today, it ended.
Say what you will about the "well if we win out" or "if they lose and we win atleast..." this season, for me atleast, is over. To fight over table scaps and sneak into the playoffs through the back door to get blown out in the first round is not a victory, or a return legitimacy, but would rather be a testament to how horrible the AFC west is, similarily to the Seahawks last year. We will most likely lose 2 more in a row, a blow from which we will not recover. The Tebow story will continue to surprise us, I am officially no longer hating on the young man. 6-1 no more arguing that. He's good, he will continue to improve and most likely haunt us for years to come, all the haters get over it. It's not a fluke, its the real deal, Tebow is here to stay. Elway and the donkeys will likely make it a long term fit over the offseason.
Richard Seymour will be suspended for 2 games. I would be hugely surprised if he wasn't. So close to the Suh incident, the league will act on the Suh precidence. I'd have to agree with them too. For a superbowl & pro bowler to act like that is inexcusable.
You cant consistently win games without depth. Injuries is the name of the game. Other teams can cover the gaps, we simply can't. It doesn't help that we already mortgaged our future on Palmer either, so the future doesn't look very bright either, we'll be looking (as usual) for FA gems, older vets with juice still in the tank, and unfortunately we may end up trading some of our current talent just to get some early draft picks, another unfortunate turn of events, etc, etc.
we do have game changing talent, but with them all out, we have very little to lean on. Bush has been playing very well, but you cant demand that much from a back and not expect him to hit a wall eventually, I'm thankful he hasn't been injured.Carson has been effective, and even exciting at times, but today reminded us of his limitations. Moore out, Ford out, Mcfadden out (done for season?), along with the carosel of injuries on the defensive side of the ball.
This team has been through alot and will HOPEFULLY mature for 2012. Als death, campbells season ending injury, the extended loss of Darren McFadden, The Carson Palmer Deal, The "bengal" frenzy that ensued afterward, now the late season losses of ford & moore, Mcclains still "alleged" incident, and now this demoralizing, embarrassing, disgusting loss to the Miami Dolphins. This team is not ready for the playoffs, this team is not ready to dominate, for the time it seems, the only thing they are consistently ready to do is choke when it counts. Lose games they should win, win games they should lose, ad nasuem.
Unless we have a dramatic turnaround in the injury deptartment (which will probly be offset by this weeks injury list) and play like we did against SD for every remaining game, we go 2-2 on the remainder of the season finishing at 9-7, the Broncos will likely match or surpass us in either case they win the division and not us, as today was an AFC loss we can no longer get back.
I am drained, pissed off, sick, I may not even eat tonight. As much as I want to hold onto hope, I cannot, Green Bay may score 100 points on us next week. this is fucking awful.