We can't afford to let McNair go this off-season, but there needs to be an open competition.
Okay now that we have had 24 hours to settle down. You must realize that cutting McNair is not a smart decision. He brought us several W's this season we definitely would not have had a chance of getting without someone so poised in the pocket.
I do believe that he has the arm strength to throw downfield, we haven't forgotten the pass in the KC game already have we?
We need to improve the O-line in the off season, whether it is through free agency or the draft we need either a Left OG and a right OG or a Right OG and a center, depending upon where Jason Brown plays next year. I thought Adam Terry did a pretty decent job filling in for Ogden the last two games of the season, but after re-watching today Ogden's domination of Freeney it was clear to me that he DOES NOT NEED TO, SHOULD NOT, and I HOPE WILL NOT retire.
We need an offensive coordinator and perhaps some redirection from the WR coach to call routes and plays that will enable us to get 1st downs. I grew so frustrated watching us run routes 3 yards shy of the 1st down marker - I used to think that was Fassel's fault cleary it was not. That needs to be rectified. Mason (while I don't support whining and throwing your teammates under the bus even your coach) had some good points about needing to open up the offense and allow deeper routes to be run. He needs to realize he has 2 other very talented receivers that he is sharing the catches with.
I think that we need to cut our losses with Jamal, due to cap room, even Samari, so that we can hopefully sign AD and get another corner in FA or start Prude. Hear me out - Jamal had his good plays recently but not consistently. The only thing he did consistently this season was leave yards on the field that would have contributed to more points and possibly even another win or two ( Carolina game comes to mind). Jamal can't be blamed for yesterday, how could he, he only had 13 touches in the game and only 4 in the second half. We completely abandoned the run, which was having more success in the second quarter as we began wearing them down. Remember Indy was the WORST team defensively against the run and instead we decide to give it up. Unexcusable! I hope that Besciotti reads many of the articles in the SUN as well as those reports on this site before he enters into his final meeting with Billick this season and asks some tough questions and demands some answers. I can't see how he can explain away some of the play calls, decisions, or lack of intensity that we saw yesterday. How can an offense loaf up to the line when they need 2 scores? They played with NO SENSE OF URGENCY and that had to be addressed by Billick at the half, on the sideline, etc. But CLEARLY it was never addressed!!
Time to start planning for the draft, I have already checked out the free aganets available.
Here's a thought...we trade Jamal Lewis to the Texans for their 1st round pick - not this year, but next then we draft Darren MCFadden!!!
Mike Anderson and Musa can handle the job for the next year or even two if he needs a year to get used to the system, that gives us explosiveness that we sadly did not see any of yesterday.
McNair will not be cut. Everyone needs to suck it up and stop whinin about the loss. I'm mad as all hell but sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. If it wasn't for Steve McNair, we wouldn't have been 13-3. He'll be back next year, and the RAVENS are gonna come back with a vengeance. I still believe in Steve.
We will not cut McNair, period. He brings many more intangibles even if he had a bad game. I thought the whole offensive scheme yesterday was out of last year's play book.
Look, we had a good year, and both of the bye week teams lost. I hope the Patriots beat the Colts, again.
Put down the pipe...McNair will NOT be cut. We need him to groom our next QB of the future (not Boller).
1. Big Kahuna is watching.
2. Slick Rick just might be a match for Billick when it comes to domination over what gets called. Neither Cavanaugh or Fassel had a chance in that department.