Ok, so that SUCKED.
BUT.... geez people, If you need to get any kind of reality check please go back and read threads from over the summer. Probably can read your own comments. Not so long ago we were nearly all in agreement that this year was going to be challenging, potentially disastrous. We have a very young team and an almost complete rebuild on defense. Yeah the hype train came to Blacksburg after FSU. It looked damned sexy... like it always does... and it seduced us with it's siren call to get onboard and believe that we might have this covered to go all the way!!! LET"S GO......
and then we stumbled. But for phuck sake. Go back and read through the summer. The expectation was for some serious suck this year. And here we go. Not the game we expected to lose. Not the game we SHOULD have lost. But we lost.
So we got kicked in the nuts, what are we gonna do next? whine? take a step back, read some comments from the summer and welcome yourself onto the 2018 Adversity Train, because it could be a bumpy ride the rest of the season. (I am a Saints and Browns fan. I know actual sucking. This ain't it) We gotta get through some hard times.
1) Jimmy and Joes. Can call out Fuente and Foster for sticking to their plans but ultimately we know their methods work. The players didn't perform. That simple. Adjustments weren't going to get better effort out of a team that didn't want to win.
2) The offense sucked but it put numbers on the board. Defense lost this game and exposed a big flaw to every team we're gonna face: Throw the jump ball in 1-on-1 match-ups. Now that is a Lethally Simple game plan.
3) FUCK ORANGE JERSEYS. Our colors are MAROON & Orange, not Orange. Maroon comes first, orange is a highlight. There needs to be 2 hard and fast rules in place. i) NEVER wear White Jerseys at a home game, and get rid of the dumbass copycat WhiteOut game. ii) NEVER WEAR ORANGE JERSEYS.