So we could have gone 5-7, Eh? Well, since we lost by 7 (fumbling on the goalline), 3 on the road, 3 in a game that should have went to OT, 4, and 4 in the worst officiated game of all time, can I say we really could have gone 12-0? How about at least 10-2? Unfortunately, it doesn't work like that. I could bring up losing star players to the NFL (Braylon), and positions decimated by injury (O-Line) as excuses, the same ones used to defend Rich...but no one cared then, and they don't remember now. Just like no one will remember "Decimated Defenses" and the like...just the records in the record book. And the real ones, not the imaginary "what if" ones.
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.