Originally Posted by wolfboy
I'm kind of surprised at how strong the negative reactions are. Like you, I don't think you can draw too many conclusions from week 1. Also, as far as losses go, I see a few positives: the problems we saw are correctable; it wasn't a division opponent; and, it wasn't even a conference opponent. I was at the game and I came away thinking that the Bears are no slouch team. I also don't think you can get an appreciation for how loud the stadium was. That was not an easy place to play in.
In a short 16 game season you can't give games away. You can't give games away if your hoping to be one of the best teams in the AFC. IMO that is why you have such a negative reaction.
There was little doubt watching the game on TV who the better team was. Gruden called a heck of a game. The defense kept the Bears in check for most of the game. The problem was turn overs and POOR coaching. Not getting the proper number of players on the field reflects poorly on the coaching staff. Burning time outs early in the 4th quarter reflects poorly on the coaching staff. That was a game where defeat was snatched from the arms of victory.
The biggest concern that many people had with Marvin is his time management skills. Well right now he is 0 for 1.