Flat out altitude is a factor. Best strategy would have been to fly out that morning. Guys are used to getting up and moving in the morning.I would think the 25 plays in the 3rd quarter probably got the wheels on motion. That combined with the altitude was probably the death knell. Just a guess.
But I think Scott is full of it regarding the altitude. I really do. It is always a factor unless you dont run a bunch of plays or that you are in that much better shape than the team that is used to playing in that environment.
But I guess as the head coach, he doesnt want to use that as an excuse....despite admitting his team was gassed. He really is speaking out both sides of his mouth. Kind of like the no fear of failure mantra but being afraid to throw a pick in OT.
Lets face it, I think he is going through growing pains just like his kids. But I still have faith that he is the man for the job. GBR!