Sewell is 20 years old, playing a new position and nearly 2 years out of consistent football!
Based on the draft capital we swindled, the vast majority believe we regressed significantly at QB.
We needed almost an entire roster purge to reset culture and talent levels.
We have been a 5-6 win team for 2 years. We let most of our best players go this offseason.
There is literally zero reason to be concerned about Sewell, the WR corps, or our safeties. Why? Sewell was given a pass to learn a new position and be 20, and we knew we didn’t have any WRs or safeties back in April.
Please- find a B team to cheer for in 2021. Take the edge off. Personally, I’m looking to see marked improvement from Barnes, Sewell, both Okwaras, Jackson, Hock, Swift, McNeill and Levi. That’s it. If they all get much better throughout the season, then great. If Goff is just Goff, that’s great too!
Gotta start deep in the hole. That way, the only direction you can go is up.
This team’s going to suck. No doubt about it. But I’m ok with that for 1 year. Playoffs 2022 or MCDC is JAC.
(Imagine if MCDC pulls the upset of a lifetime, and gets this squad to the playoffs this year. I mean, that’s what I want. But I don’t EVER get the things I want in football)
I don’t have a B team. I also don’t really care whether or not I’m capable of predicting our favorite teams 2021 fate.
I know we are light in talent, have a née HC, and a supposedly lesser QB…. Math and Vegas say we win about 5 games right?
So why go crazy about Sewells developement, Goffs check downs, or B Perriman. They are the same 20 year old LT a full year away from football, a guy who struggled with minimal talent around him, and a cut bait journeyman.
We know what we are. Accept it and enjoy the 4-7 wins and progress.
I’m comfortable with being patient with this new regime after suffering through the last “train wreck” group. Holmes will build a very competitive roster, it will, however, take time & not happen overnight.
My HOPE is that we simply show consistent improvement. This means players AND staff. As much as I hated the last staff I would have hated them a lot less if they simply would have made changes when it was clear that their plan wasn’t working, esp on D. By the time we get to the 2nd half of the season we’ll have answered plenty of questions.
IMO, this is a well moderated message board. There are vastly different perceptions, opinions and fundamental understandings. Acceptance is the key. The moderators do a good job with the “Stop”, not so much with the “Please”.