I have been searching for a way to describe the horror that I watched last weekend, and have failed to come up with an applicable set of words to describe my feelings. I decide to read Bill Simmons (espn.com) playoff picks for this weekend today, and he summed it up perfectly.
The Patric Verrone Award for “Worst and most indefensibly damaging long-term strategy”
To Jon Gruden for tanking the end of Tampa’s regular season to play the Giants, then completely ignoring the two most logical ways to beat them: Throwing out of the shotgun to buy Jeff Garcia extra time against a great pass rush, and blitzing the living hell out of Eli Manning. I thought he spent three weeks preparing to play the Giants! Didn’t he see the second half of the Pats-Giants game? What the hell? Seriously, what the hell?