Ok, I'm admitting it. We've been bad. Very bad. So, let's talk about how to fix it and list our ideas. Let's try and keep this to a constructive conversation. 1) Admit it's not the defense. Yes, we've leaked goals. But our major problems right now aren't on defense. We haven't been steam rolled of late. We've been boneheaded, but not steamrolled. Against NY we had ample time and opportunity to attack. NY had 1 shot on goal. 2) Admit it's the offense. 3) Edson Buddle still doesn't look good, but even in off form, he's better than the lead foots of Chad Barrett and Adam Cristman. So, you keep him in. BUT... 4) Do you move LD? Do you move him centrally where he can connect more and be creative? Do you move him closer to Keane? I don't think this means Franklin at RM, but it could mean a 4-3-3 with Becks and Landon out right. Although this is essentially what we played today and it didn't work. The reasons you consider moving him are: a) he's the one player that's looked consistently dangerous of the ENTIRE team and he's currently stranded out right, b) LD + Keane = goodness, c) he can help our passing game through the middle, we are overly reliant on the flanks right now. 5) Reinforcements in the summer. We would need to trim the squad. We could use a speedy winger, and another forward. And a decent LB for later. We have a distinct lack of speed - we look old. 6) Hire an offensive specialist for your staff. 7) STOP with the longballs. Please. Stop. This doesn't include stopping every cross Becks puts in. But the crapola longballs out of the back that NEVER hit their target, and the Becks countless crosses to our midgets, STOP. Play the ball on the ground. 8) Stop whining for every foul and play the damn game.