...that even a bonus McPhee isn't enough to curb my anger.
|That's not to say I won't try it, though.|
First, my apologies for likely costing us the game by forgetting to do an embarassing admission. Second, what the hell Wilson? Are you kidding me? How can you play so poorly this late in the season? The offense's regression is beyond Shulaesque. At least with Shula we knew we were going to suck all year long, but this season we had least had a glimmer of hope that we would keep improving over the course of the year. This was just awful. Just flat awful. Fourteen points off of two idiotically bad decisions, and we lose to Mississippi State TWO YEARS IN A ROW? And that's not to say anything bad about State. Hey, I'm glad they're bowl eligible and all since I said they would be, so, you know, now I look like a genius and all, but I'd happily concede I had know idea what I was talking about when I made that prediction to not have Alabama be the sixth win to get them there. And when it comes down to it, to win football games you have to make the other team pay for their mistakes, and they did that. So hats off to them. They beat us fair and square, so congratulations, and best of luck the rest of the season.
As for Wilson? What do we do now? I thought he'd turned the corner there, but he looked downright miserable today. I'm not even going to bother looking up his numbers because, a) I know they suck, and b) I can't stand the idea of finding out how badly they suck right now. Sit this kid down! I've tried to be optimistic about him and say "if he's in there, it's because the staff has faith in him and he's our best option," but right now he simply can't be the best option we have. And that's not to say he doesn't deserve to ever play again. But at some point he needs to get the Brandon Cox treatment. Sit him down, put McElroy in, and let him know that he can't go out there and give games away and expect to be the starting QB for the Crimson Tide. Because that's what he did today, give this game away. Next weekend is a gimme with La.-Monroe coming to town (though after today's suck ass awful performance, can we really say anything is a gimme?), so will we see McElroy get a shot? I don't know. Right now, I sure as hell hope so, because we cannot rely on Wilson to win games anymore, we can just hope he doesn't give them away. This sucks.