The 2009 season is officially in the books. Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints for winning Super Bowl XLIV. And a hearty enjoy your 7-9 2010 campaign slap on the back to the Indianapolis Colts. It was a valiant effort, but Drew Brees would not be denied.
Overall, I’d call it a decent game. There weren’t a ton of big plays on offense, but both defenses came up stout at different times. Not surprisingly it came down to smooth quarterback play and smart, aggressive coaching, especially the called onside kick to open the second half, that paid off huge.
Hmm. It seems the very things that led to victory are the same things lacking on the Eagles. I would imagine the brain trust knows what needs to be fixed in order to improve their chances of reaching Super Bowl XLV. Of course knowing what to do and actually executing them to perfection are completely different things.
The real offseason begins now. Fasten your seatbelts.