Did Shanny Screw Our Season?
CP out again at practice, and almost certainly MIA for Indy. Tweaked and rusty for GB, if he's even on the field. We lose both games, and likely miss the playoffs. If a miracle does occur and we make the playoffs, CP will be far more gimpy than the team is letting on at present.
The fact is, Shanny got our main asset injured. Dr. Z has been all over this:
"On the sidelines, owner Pat Bowlen was swinging his leg in a kicking motion. In the stands the fans were yelling, "Kick it! Kick it!" No, it wasn't a drug habit they were screaming about. They just wanted the logical play when their team has reached the enemy 10 in overtime. Twenty-eight yard field goal. Game's over, everyone goes home to a nice warm dinner without any misgivings or second thoughts. No, the call was carry No. 38 forClinton Portis into the heart of a Cleveland defense that had been putting the wood to him all afternoon. I mean, why kick a 28-yarder when you can set up a 25-yarder, right? Which was what his three-yard gain earned the Broncos. And now all you hear are medical reports. Good news. The ankle is just sprained, not broken. The knee is just twisted, with no torn ligaments. The patient is resting comfortably. Oh my sweet ... what's with these coaches? Do they go into brainlock, or what? Three more yards! I can't go on without becoming incoherent."
So, how much blame falls to Shanny when we lose out, and then flame out if we sneak into the postseason? Or does he--again--get another pass for almost getting us there?