WOW. Just, wow.
In less than 12 hours, we'll be well on our way.
The blog hasn't gone the way I would have envisioned, because family and responsibilities have come first. For that you have my apology.
I had even done hours of prep in order to complete the Enemy Scouting for the AFC Championship. I had watched every offensive snap from two different angles of coaches film for all of the Patriots home games in the 2nd half of the season, the playoff game vs. Houston, and their two games against us, previous. I had identified my strategies and isolated my points. In the end, I had to choose other responsibilities over this one. I have a Calling, and it must come first. Young minds depend on me.
The game was greatly enjoyable, obviously, and the Ravens did well in the areas that I had observed. In fact, they did better than my observations, because that offense is very hard to decipher. Did you know that Ed Reed called that 4th down direct snap play? He read it before it ever happened. Note: I NEVER saw them run that play, in all my research!
And now, this. The XXLVII. I hope you have fared better than I with being able to immerse yourself in the media week offerings. I've had to play catch-up. When your team is in that setting, you really want to capture it all and soak it in, but time disallows that for we who provide for our families.
So, I didn't even try to do my research on this side of the Game. I was going to get all of Kaepernick's plays, and then also go back to when we played them last year. Instead, I have just tried to stay in tune to our men, our guys, and their experiences as narrated by THEM, on this ride.
What I will say, is that 4th and 29 will not go away after this. There is a plethora of topics and subjects that we can illustratively cover, post-Championship. Yes, I meant to say that.
So focus in, Ravens Nation. Let's collectively root our boys to victory tonight.
After all, the Spirit behind 4th and 29 is what got us here. Remember? It is laid out in the first post. and the name. No weapon, indeed.
And by the way--I don't think it will be close.
Because Kaepernick cannot beat us. At all.