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Gmanc711 07-08-2004 05:46 PM

HOF Game
Just a question on what everyone expects from the hall of fame game. Coach Gibbs said that was just treating this game as a scrimmage, and wasent really excited at the number of preseason games we have. With that being said, what type of playing time do you guys think our starters, more specificaly our Quarterbacks ( Brunell/ Ramsey ) to see.

Second Question: I have tickets from everyticket.com to the Skins game vs Tampa Bay. Does anyone know when I should expect them to come? Thanks

MTK 07-08-2004 07:03 PM

I don't think we'll see much at all, in way of the starters playing much and also what offensive plays and packages we'll see.

The gameplan on both sides of the ball will be very vanilla.

diehardskin2982 07-08-2004 07:21 PM

we might see a good amount of Ramsey because he'll be second string

MTK 07-08-2004 07:27 PM

Maybe, but I don't think Gibbs would want to risk losing anyone important, especially Ramsey.

Timmy Hasselbeck anyone?

Daseal 07-08-2004 08:08 PM

Gibran Hamden anyone? =p

I bet you'll see a lot of our younger guys. I expect at least some playtime by our new big guns. Brunell, Washington, Taylor, Cooley, [b]Portis[/b]

Portis and Bailey will be flexing their muscles here.

Riggo44 07-08-2004 08:40 PM

[QUOTE=Mattyk72]Maybe, but I don't think Gibbs would want to risk losing anyone important, especially Ramsey.

Timmy Hasselbeck anyone?[/QUOTE]

I agree. I am just looking forward to seeing Gibbs back on the sideline with his "R" hat on!!! :biggthump And it's allway's fun to see our uni's on the feild after the long off season! :partysmi

BrudLee 07-08-2004 09:07 PM

About the tickets - mine haven't come in the mail yet, so you've got a wait ahead of you.

That Guy 07-08-2004 09:22 PM

i think it'll be like the other preseason games, he'll use very basic plays and just test out players he doesn't have much film on, as well as giving the 1st teamers some practice ;)

MIKEnDC 07-08-2004 11:08 PM

I agree. Gibbs will still be feeling his way with his players. I think he probably has solid impressions of many guys from the minicamps, but he still needs to see guys in pads and in a game-like situation.

We should certainly not expect to see much of the actual playbook in the HOF game. Somewhat, yes, but Gibbs will not want to get much on film for the early regular season opponents to study. It's an advantage that he recognizes he will have early on, and he will want to capitalize on it for as long as he can. By midseason, the whole league will have an idea of what to expect. Hopefully, the Bucs won't have a clue in week 1. I'll be very happy with a fast start (though I do not expect one--just being realistic).

BTW, I just joined up tonight, and am very happy to be here. I've been a veteran poster (and irrepressible Skins defender) over at the About.com football forums for about a year and a half. My screen name is the same over there. I used it here just in case some Skins fans recognize me. : )

SmootSmack 07-08-2004 11:14 PM

good to have you here Mike

MTK 07-08-2004 11:26 PM

welcome to the board, Mike!

MTK 07-08-2004 11:27 PM

I think Gibbs will use the preseason to get a good feel for his depth. Guys like Betts, McCants, Jacobs, etc., will get the chance to shine and show what they're made of.

Likewise for Bugel, I'm sure he'll be eager to see what his line depth looks like.

MIKEnDC 07-08-2004 11:28 PM

Thanks, ss. Good to be in a place where I can mention something about the Redskins w/o having a bunch of pre-pubescent Cowboys fans yelping about "the greatest franchise ever to grace the planet." Sheesh!

I look forward to many insightful Skins conversations!

MIKEnDC 07-08-2004 11:35 PM

Thanks for the welcome Matt. Hmm, no pun intended.

Excellent point about evaluating depth! I'm really pulling for Jacobs--the all-to-brief glimpse we had of him last year was too short, but still encouraging (I'm thinking of his over-the-shoulder TD catch v Dallas). Another guy I'm really pulling for is Robert Royal. There'll be some SERIOUS TC battles this year.

I'm also pleased with the O-line depth. Checking the depth chart at Ourlad's the last couple of years was almost embarrassing.

Gmanc711 07-09-2004 12:19 AM

[QUOTE=BrudLee]About the tickets - mine haven't come in the mail yet, so you've got a wait ahead of you.[/QUOTE]

When you recive yours, send me a PM if you dont mind just so I know when I can expect them. I got them through everyticket.com , which I belive is pretty reliable, but it was through ebay too, so I just wanna know when I should be looking for them. Thanks Brud.

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