I agree. 3 things really holding us back, though that is a "why can't we just seem to fix it?"
Penalties, turnovers, special teams.
We lack in these phases pretty bad.
Special teams just need a re-boot and practice practice practice.
It's the penalties and turnovers that seem to be a psychological barrier that can only be fixed by some REAL accountability and leadership.
Leaders forcing teammates into more focus and accountability. This is what is baffling to me; penalties and turnovers.
But I'm excited for the last 3 games and the next couple years. Losing Martinez sucks a big one, but it may be a blessing for the future with experience if nothing else.
I would add to this our inability to develop depth. I know we've had a lot of injuries in the past years, and I know people say that we simply didn't have the talent and the numbers. But I feel a lot of this was simply due to coachs refusing to play numbers. I've heard Roy Williams speak about this at coaches conferences. I know its different sport but coaching philosophy is coaching philosophy. He has always said that if you want depth you have to play depth. you have to put some young guys in the game even if they're not completely ready. Instead we have a tendency to go with the same guys play after play game after game. then they end up getting injured because they never get a break and we're screwed.