I don't think they have gone backwards, but improve they have not.
I am sorry, I thought I was done harping on this, but this team is no better than it was last year at any point in the season, in some cases they are much worse.
Where I say they are worse is in the coaching, last year we made adjustments to give these guys a fighting chance on the team. We went to the spread with Thigpen and that was completely Gailey's idea, Herm gets NO kudos for that because he laughed about the change when it was first introduced.
This team is not making those adjustments, Haley has this ego that says you do it the way I want it done, or you don't play. THe problem is these guys may not physically or mentally be able to do it that way, that doesn't mean they cannot do a good job in another fashion though.
Ultimately, where we are worse this season is in the coaching ego of this team. Last year we were not as bad because Herm at least would listen to what his people was telling him he needed to do. Herm made bad game call decisions and was not good at mentally preparing the team to play.
This year, we have less coaching staff to call on, and a head coach that won't seem to listen to anyone around him, who also makes bad game calling decisions.
Wait, did I just say something good about Edwards?