Just like I suspected, our offense is not that strong. I had been wanting them to establish a good rhythm in the easier games in preparation for a high scoring game. It was inevitable. And they weren't ready. Why not? Because Kubiak is too conservative and only plays to the level of his competition. How can Schaub just turn on the glory for the big game when he and the receivers (and rest of offense) hasn't been trained for consistency in the little games? He can't. We're weak in strategy. Oh, we know how to run up the middle into the line to run out the clock. But that's not all that hard, is it?
Then, with 5 minutes to go, Yates is in and throwing the ball as if on a real drive? Why not just run the clock out since the game is decided? Isn't that our MO? What a backwards strategy. Oh wait, so Yates was in to get some practice? Great. I like that idea. A Lot!!!!! But then why not use that strategy for Schaub and receivers in the first 5 games? Oh, they didn't need the practice? It appears they did.
It's either that (bad, conservative, weak game strategy), or our offense just isn't that good. Take your pick. But in any case, I knew we'd have trouble if we really had to play catch up, or score over 40 points. And I was hoping to be wrong. I wasn't wrong, even with all of your good points and positive yakkaty yak.