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All Is Not Lost

We're 0-2 to start the season. Optimal? Hardly. Reason to jump off the ledge into an abyss? Certainly not. We all would have liked a different start to the season, but unfortunately we have what we have. We're 0-2, and 0-2 in the division, at that. But all is not lost. Consider, we started 0-2 in 2008 (loses at GB and Indy), and still made the playoffs. We lost two straight divisional games last year (GB and Chicago mid-season) and despite that 0-2 divisional stretch, we still made the playoffs. Last year's 0-2 is no different from this year's 0-2 . . . simply moe the games from mid-season to the start of the season. We are definitely in a hole, but it's not anything that we cannot climb out of. Look at the standings, we are still only 1 game out of a wild card spot. Next week's game is winnable. The Steeler's looked awful last week and are banged up . . . Week 4 looks winnable. Week 5 is winnable (Panthers at the Dome). If we take care of business, it's not far-fetched to say we're 3-2 in mid-October. We'll be in the conversation, and that's all anyone can ask. On a separate note, I am by no means a Ponder apologist. I disagreed with drafting him, and, generally, I haven't been impressed with what I see on the field. But, with improved play-calling and blocking in the second half yesterday, he was more than serviceable. Yes, the first half was bad, but he was running for his life, and the play-calling was atrocious. He is never going to be Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, or Tom Brady, but we do not need him to be. We only need him to be what he was in the second half of yesterday's game. If he can do that consistently, we will be fine offensively. I'll choose to look at the glass half-full.

This FanPost was created by a registered user of The Daily Norseman, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of the site. However, since this is a community, that view is no less important.

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