The best case scenario is that somehow, someway, this team catches fire at the right time and makes a Super Bowl run.
But let's take a more realistic best case scenario. In my opinion, that scenario is: this team is the equivalent of the 1989 Buffalo Bills, who had had a great run in 1988, had assembled a ton of talent, but who had not yet learned how to overcome adversity as a team, and whose coach had not yet learned how to utilize his talent.
I know, I know. That game stunk. I agree with all the Rumblers who say in the Takeaways thread that this team just feels off. They do. They're inconsistent, prone to mental gaffes, often out-coached...basically, not very good. Can McD pull a Levy? I don't know.
I also don't know what the vision was with Singletary and Moss. The brain trust thought that this duo could work. They were wrong. I wouldn't mind seeing a complete overhaul of the RB room next year.
I don't know how the D gets shoved around in a game like that. Everyone knew the Pats would run, yet we still couldn't stop them often enough.
Knox picked a real bad time to revert to 1st-two-seasons Knox. He stunk.
Anyway, can McDermott redeem himself and bring back last year's passion? Or was last year a fluke? Best case scenario is that we look back on this year and say they just needed a little more time to bring it all together. After last night's game, that scenario feels a long way off. Man, that stunk.
I don't want to think about the worst case scenario.