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Ric-va-redskins 08-02-2006 06:43 AM

For once, Redskins could live up to hype
 
Here is a link to the article in The Washington Post by Michael Wilbon.

[URL="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14127554/"]For once, Redskins could live up to hype - washingtonpost.com Highlights - MSNBC.com[/URL]

Here is a sampler,

"But optimism doesn't begin to describe what's happening here, in Washington, where the Redskins appear to be positively loaded. The players sense it. Close observers sense it. Mark Brunell, probably never given to a word of overstatement in his life, said yesterday that anything short of a championship run this season would be a disappointment."

I don't know about all Skins fans, but In think every year is going to be the year.

dmek25 08-02-2006 07:56 AM

Re: For once, Redskins could live up to hype
 
all i need is kornheiser say he is ready to load up the bandwagon because once the skins start winning, we will probably see alot of new faces around here

Beemnseven 08-02-2006 10:02 AM

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Jeez, the expectations this year are astronomical. If the Skins don't trounce their opponent in the Super Bowl, some of us might need to be put on suicide watch.

firstdown 08-02-2006 10:09 AM

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This year on paper we look very strong and should make a strong push to the SB. We have the players and coaches that we have not had in a very long time but I'm not getting my hopes up. I'm going to sit back and let the season unfold. Yes, I will be jumping up and down yelling and all that stuff.

ArtMonkDrillz 08-02-2006 10:17 AM

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Is it odd that I'm already losing sleep thinking about the upcoming season? I've always hated having high expectations for anything because I am a huge pessimist, but I really can't help it this year. I finally feel like it could all come together like it did when I was a kid.
Looking back at some of the recent Super Bowl winning teams I see no reason why this can't be the Skins year. We obviously have the defense, we have the weapons on offense, and he have the coaching staff to gain the advantage. God damnit, I just want the actual season to start!

ArtMonkDrillz 08-02-2006 10:18 AM

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the coffee is strong today

amorentz 08-02-2006 10:18 AM

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[quote=dmek25]all i need is kornheiser say he is ready to load up the bandwagon because once the skins start winning, we will probably see alot of new faces around here[/quote]

Tony K needs a lot more than a preseason to fire up the bandwagon...he's getting cranky in his old age and might refuse until we're like 10-0!

Speaking of which, I occasionally love to go back and read all the Bandwagon columns, which are archived on the Post's website. Figured you all might enjoy a little trip down memory lane... [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/redskins/history/timeline/wagon/wagnfrnt.htm]WashingtonPost.com: Tony Kornheiser's Bandwagon[/url]

Ric-va-redskins 08-02-2006 10:27 AM

Re: For once, Redskins could live up to hype
 
Maybe it is too much to ask, but I wish there could be one season where the Skins roster was settled at the QB position. I know Brunnell is the clear starter, and just maybe we will end the season with the same QB we start with. However my mental well being is thrown into question every time someone hits Brunell. The guy is going to be 36 in September and has been taking a beating behind the line for years. I just wish we had a proven, reliable backup.

GTripp0012 08-02-2006 10:36 AM

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Wait. was that a PRO-Redskin article from Wilbon? Wha?

GTripp0012 08-02-2006 10:50 AM

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[quote=Ric-va-redskins]Maybe it is too much to ask, but I wish there could be one season where the Skins roster was settled at the QB position. I know Brunnell is the clear starter, and just maybe we will end the season with the same QB we start with. However my mental well being is thrown into question every time someone hits Brunell. The guy is going to be 36 in September and has been taking a beating behind the line for years. I just wish we had a proven, reliable backup.[/quote]I'm kinda tired of hearing how our QB situation is unsettled. And this has virtually nothing to do with what Ric-va-redskins just said. Yeah, some teams in the NFL have it better. Yeah, our backups are a guy who hasnt started in 7 years and a guy who has never taken a snap. Yeah, the starter is going to be 36 years old. So what. If you look at the negatives, you can find a problem with any team in the league. The Colts and Pats have backups worse than ours. Ditto with the Seahawks. Completely unproven.

But looking at the positives:
-Brunell is a really, really accurate passer.
-Brunell still has good legs in his old age and they have kept us in games many a time.
-Brunell has had great success in the playoffs, and finally has the weapons to take the next step.
-Gibbs has never, ever let poor QB play get in the way of a playoff run.
-Neither has Al Saunders.
-Gregg Williams did once, but thats why hes a defensive mastermind.
-Jason Campbell to many reports, is exceeding expectations
-Jason Campbell could be the most physically gifted QB that Gibbs has ever coached.
-Todd Collins isn't expected to do anything, but plans to contribute.

I'm a little worried about the D-Ends, but if Carter can dominate on the pass rush, it will make up for any shortcomings he has in the run game. Philip Daniels is closer to the end than Brunell is. I'm worried about the O-line depth, but if we sign Lincoln Kennedy, I'm no longer worried. But yeah, I'd say the QB situation in Washington is pretty solid.

gibbs4life 08-02-2006 10:55 AM

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[quote=dmek25]all i need is kornheiser say he is ready to load up the bandwagon because once the skins start winning, we will probably see alot of new faces around here[/quote]

yeah you are probably right about that.
the wagoneers will be jumping if hen go on a winning streak.
should be interesting.

D'BOYZ 08-02-2006 11:03 AM

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[quote=Ric-va-redskins]Maybe it is too much to ask, but I wish there could be one season where the Skins roster was settled at the QB position. I know Brunnell is the clear starter, and just maybe we will end the season with the same QB we start with. However my mental well being is thrown into question every time someone hits Brunell. The guy is going to be 36 in September and has been taking a beating behind the line for years. I just wish we had a proven, reliable backup.[/quote]

hey we ask the same think even thought I prefer Bledsoe over Brunell I would like to know whos going to be there for the next 8 years.... at least you have a project in Campbell.

And I agree with the article there's reason to get hype about your team and your mayor concern its Oline as a group not as a big concern like ours but it the biggest second I gues is LB

ArtMonkDrillz 08-02-2006 11:07 AM

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bloody marys should replace OJ as the breakfest beverage of choice.

BrudLee 08-02-2006 11:10 AM

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[QUOTE=ArtMonkDrillz]bloody marys should replace OJ as the breakfest beverage of choice.[/QUOTE]
And Rae Carruth should replace OJ as the murdering football player of choice.

Drago 08-02-2006 11:26 AM

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[quote=D'BOYZ]hey we ask the same think even thought I prefer Bledsoe over Brunell I would like to know whos going to be there for the next 8 years.... at least you have a project in Campbell.

And I agree with the article there's reason to get hype about your team and your mayor concern its Oline as a group not as a big concern like ours but it the biggest second I gues is LB[/quote]
And we prefer Brunell over Bledsoe. IMHO Brunell has proven to be more athletic. Here's the Cowboy's depth chart at QB
[B]QB
[/B][URL="javascript:openWinStats('team_bios.cfm','424D8FC8-DFC7-50BB-182AA874F167FAE9')"][COLOR=#0000ff]Drew Bledsoe[/COLOR][/URL]
[URL="javascript:openWinStats('team_bios.cfm','7E667116-CBCE-1A66-FB9AC7A0756C8305')"][COLOR=#0000ff]Drew Henson[/COLOR][/URL]
[URL="javascript:openWinStats('team_bios.cfm','6C9587A5-F4D7-E21C-4B0B6D86B817316A')"][COLOR=#0000ff]Jeff Mroz[/COLOR][/URL]
[URL="javascript:openWinStats('team_bios.cfm','45419232-DFF2-5432-B98E95FA889450F3')"][COLOR=#0000ff]Tony Romo[/COLOR][/URL]
What's not to like about our depth chart compared to the other teams?


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