Last week’s game came down to the wire and I am proud of this team for the way we answered back late in the game. Peyton and the Broncos are one of the best teams in the NFL and a playoff contender every year. For us to walk away with a victory against a great team this early in the season shows the talent our team possesses. As always, you 12s brought the noise! You guys are by far the best fans in the NFL, and have established the Clink as the toughest environment for visiting teams to play in. We can’t thank you enough for that!
Per usual, the beast was in his mode! Marshawn has been a huge asset for this offense, week in and week out. His ability to shed tackles to pick up crucial 1st downs are what make him one of the most elite backs in the game. Russell did a great job managing the game and coming through in clutch situations. What makes him so unique is his ability to extend plays with his legs and keep the chains moving. This enables our offense to win the time of possession battle and put points on the board.
Defensively, we played pretty well overall. Our guys up front did a great job of penetrating the backfield and disrupting the rhythm of Manning. Obviously we had a couple lapses toward the end of the game, but we have corrected those mistakes in film and have been ironing things out during practice this week. As a unit we need to tackle and communicate better up top. This group is a few corrections away from being the same caliber of defense we ended last season as. I look forward to continuing to make progress toward that elite level of play.
As we head into this bye week, I am happy with the record we have. Our first three games this year have been against some high powered offenses with great quarterbacks. I am proud of the way we handles ourselves. We are taking advantage of this early bye week to rest up, study film and mentally prepare for the long stretch ahead of us. We set out this season with the same goal we always have – to go 1-0 each week. I can’t wait to get back on the field to get after a tough Redskins team. I hope to see some of you 12s bringin’ the noise on the East Coast.