Watching the Lions offense play so poorly right from the get go had me fuming by the end of the first. Even before the game actually began I was upset and this leads to my question:
We won the toss, correct? Why did we elect to receive the ball? Both Schwartz and Staff said that the biggest factor of losing this game (besides the turnovers) was the wind! Why in the hell would you choose to receive? Were we looking for momentum to start the game? Well that backfired! I think it would have aided in keeping the ball away from Hester if we'd been kicking with the wind. I really feel this game would have turned out completely different had we simply chosen to kick the ball to start the game. PLUS even if we're losing at the half, we'd start with the ball in the second half. I'm almost always for electing to kick when we win the toss and was pissed about this one! 40 MPH wind is a huge deal and I think deciding to go for momentum against the elements (The Windy City!!!) was one of the poorer decisions we've made this year.
I know this is a silly post, but I was shocked at how much this decision about the coin toss bothered me and was wondering if anyone else had any thoughts on it.
Also, have we ever won a game that Brian Billick was calling? I think he's a solid announcer but I think he's jinxed us! If memory serves correct, his first game calling us was the opener last year when we lost at Soldier Field. I know he called our loss to the Falcons too.