derekshank Posted September 29, 2009 Report Share Posted September 29, 2009 I just finished rewatching the game. While I don't think this team has as much individual talent as they had in '05, I really see this team as very cohesive.The O-Line is a perfect example. Back in '05 they had Willie and Levi playing in their prime. Rich Braham was the center and Steiny at LG. There was a lot of individual talent on that line. This line doesn't have nearly that kind of talent... but they play together. I noticed several plays where Harrison's speed was causing problems for Whitworth, and every time Mathis jumped to his left side and pushed Harrison out of the play. And after the play these guys are constantly patting each other on the helmet, helping each other get up fighting for each other when there is extra-curricular stuff going on. They are playing as a unit... and the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts.When the Bengals scored the 2-point conversion, Kyle Cook ran up and gave Palmer a big hug. It just seems like they are really in this together. This just made me laugh, because Palmer looked surprised. It looked like he wasn't used to having fun out there... and that is exactly what this team is doing. They are playing a game, and loving it. There is no finger pointing when things aren't going well. They all just try to do their own jobs. That's why I think this team has more potential than teams in the past. Maybe not as deep. Maybe not quite as talented. But they are a real team. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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