Reports are coming out of Texas Tech that Jerry Gray is interested in the head-coaching job Tommy Tuberville just lost. Given the shaky ground the entire staff is on right now I can't blame him for putting out some feelers, but he better damned well learn out to do that kind of thing without it getting into the media's purview.
Mike Munchak and his staff say that the crucial punt that set-up Jake Locker's pick-6 shouldn't have been allowed to stand after two Colts committed false stars on the play. Munch says that the official standing near him confirmed that they missed the call, which is probably the case given the shear number of colossal screw-ups made by that entire crew.
Derrick Morgan and Karl Klug totaled four sacks with seven QB hits between them, which is the kind of pressure we've been missing all year long from those two.
Perhaps even more interesting than the flashy plays Morgan and Klug made was the production of the unit's most consistent performer of the year, Sen'Derrick Marks. PFF gave the late blooming DT a higher score (+6.5) than either of his counterparts. Don't miss their astute observation on Locker either:
- Where did it go wrong for Jake Locker. Well he completed 16-of-22 passes when he wasn't blitzed, and just 6-of-13 when he was.
David Climer writes that while Jake Locker is showing signs of why he was our front office's selection to be our next franchise QB, his continued mistakes when the game is on the line are a cause for concern. While I agree that you can't dismiss the results thus far, making any broad assumptions on this limited data sample is unwise. Plus, Locker has had to deal with the dysfunctional game planning and play calling that cost Palmer his job and the team any shot at the playoffs. I still have complete faith that the wins will come as Jake gets more comfortable as the starter and the coaching staff learns how to better manage his strengths and weaknesses.
Jim Wyatt makes a good point that I can't argue: for all of the issues that have created this four win season, this team hasn't quit on Munchak.
Kenny Britt blew-off the media again after the game, showing that he doesn't need a terrible performance to act like a juvenile twit.
Ben Muth has a great observation on the problem with the murky way NFL refs call the Ineligible receiver downfield foul, and how it came into play with the Colts' first touchdown.