It appears that the recipe for today's "Two gun Pancho villa style clusterf#ck" in the desert was comprised of (as mentioned before),...familiarity, familiarity, familiarity.
Whiz and Grimm's familiarity with not only our blocking scheme,..but with our glorified 'backyard football' Qb, sub par corners, lack of actual talent in terms of depth at receiver. And suspect special teams coverage.
Now add that to Hines and Troy being on the sidelines, along with the Cards actually having more quality players in terms of the number of actual studs in terms of their football lives since childhood,(as oppossed to our bargain basement roster),.....and them playing "out of body" in light of the importance of this win for their coach,.....and you have today's result.
There is a great deal more football to be played this year. But i'm really having a hard time seeing how we overcome our considerable shortcomings offensively as a whole and in our secondary when it's crunchtime in the playoffs against teams that truly can and will take advantage of as much.