Pretty much everything I was thinking.Totally out played. Congratulations to the New England Patriots far far too good.
I thought our defence were very good to keep Brady, Edelman and Gronkowsky to 13 points. Couldn't stop the run when required though.
The Offence was deplorable. Very ordinary play calling. McVay was pantsed by the master.
Goff was overawed by the occasion and didn't play well - having said that his O-line and his coach didn't do him many favours. The Pats D was immense.
Gurley was totally under utilized. So many missed opportunities.
Sad way to finish off such a fine season.
Thanks Fuey -- appreciate it -- a bit shattered at the moment ( a bit like we all felt after the 2012 GF )Pretty much everything I was thinking.
Bad luck mate!
Cheers mate. Fingers crossed we can learn from it and get back there - obviously no guarantees - such a hard game to get back into ( for everyone except the Patriots of course -- sigh )Bad luck guys, obviously today didn't go anywhere near what you'd hoped. You had a good season and I hope, for your sakes, that they use this as a launching pad to bigger and better things.
I think I read on a site that checks salary caps for all major leagues and sports in America listed that we had nearly 30 Million in space for this offseason, which was bottom half of the league, but about a third of the teams were on same or less space than us. Adding in the 13 million today, it will give us 40 million in cap space to play with for this year. Hopefully we make a play for a legit LB in the free agency. But it does give us room to sign 2-3 solid players on short deals given Goff still has a couple of years left on his rookie deal and our two best players are locked down long term. OL depth, LB and DB our biggest needs. Probably could do with a tall/strong legit deep threat/red zone WR. Catch those balls Cooks dropped, we may have just got up in the SB.
Cap relief. Sullivan started all 16 games for the Rams and seemed to have good synergy with Goff. Snead must have options at both positions as depth was lean at C and ILB throughout the season.
Clay Matthews as well now. I was hoping badly we'd get a safety, DL and two LB's in free agency. So far we have covered two of those. Matthews has lost a fair bit of pace, but should still be a solid pick up for us. We just need a younger more athletic type to be able to play both pass and run situations.
And for those who wondered why we haven't been overly active during the early hot days of the free agency window. Apparently our cap space was only around 8 million, not the 25-30 I mentioned. Turns out the info was based on last year, which was before the previous season began, new contracts etc. That's why we have let a few players go to open up some more room.