With all the moaning about our three point loss to the Falcons I thought I'd look at how one of our competitors for the SB is doing. The Colts lost franchsie back Edge James to Free Agency, along with a starting DT and a starting LB. They drafted a guy named Joe ... (Addai). How is their new running game going? They went 16 carries for 37 yards overall, (2.31 YPC). Six of the yards came on a scramble by a QB, so the RBs went 15 for for 31 or 2.1 ypc. Eleven of the yards came on a single carry by our old Practice Squader UDFA Kory Chapman. No one ever accused him of being a franchise back. The "real" ballcarriers Addai, Rhodes, and Mungro went 11 for 19 for a 1.72 YPC. Horrors! Since the Clots depend on a overpowering Offense to offset their terrible Defense, where is the Colts "PANIC BUTTON" ? It should be worn out from pressing by now... Now, I know the Chicken Littles are loose but remember the proverb... "I cried I had no shoes, untill i met a man who had no feet." I thought I'd offer another comparison of another SB competitor. The Champion Steelers lost the Bus to retirement. They had hopes that Duce Staley would return from injury to take his carries, and spell little Willie Parker, who is too small to take the punishment of a full time back. The Steelers team is structured around a punishing running game, averaging 150+ ypg. The Steelers rushing game went 22 for 72 yards against the mighty Arizona Cardinals (?)! Duce Staley provided lots of encouragement for worried Steeler fans, when he produced 7 carries for 14 yards, 2.0 YPC, with a long of 6. Discount that "big run" and its even worse as he went 6 for 8 yards or a 1.33 YPC. Where is the Pittsburgh "PANIC BUTTON' ? Its time for it to be pressed and hard. BTW, they lost 21-13 and it wasn't as close as that because they scored a cheap TD with a minute to play in garbage time, other wise it would have bee as lopsided as the entire game was. I was there as Cards fans started leaving with ten minutes to go in the game as is usual; but this time they were up by two TDs. It must be a force of habit that they can't break. RE:Cassel QB Did you know he went 16/32 for 229, 1TD and 0 INTs, 1 sack 6 scrambles for 32 yds (5.33 YPC), for a 93.3 QB rating? Yet people were criticizing him for a "shakey" start including a strip sack by Abraham. In his last three outings, Cassel has gone for QB performance ratings of 122, 89 and now 93. That is not the ratings of a chump QB. In reality, his lifetime NFL QB rating is in the top twenty in NFL history!