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GridIron26 09-24-2009 01:00 AM

Skins feeling the pressure
 
As long as they know it, now all we can do is wait..

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/23/AR2009092304378.html?sid=ST2009092305009]washingtonpost.com[/url]

Skinny Tee 09-24-2009 01:50 AM

re: Skins feeling the pressure
 
Everyone is talking about this pressure they are facing just playing the lions. Even if they win this game they won't "win" this game.

The Skins have to beat the lions by at least 20 points to "win" this game and our offense isn't ready to put that much up on the board right now, so technically this game is not winnable.


All of this pressure is not going to get resolved after Sunday's game against the lions. People will just say you were supposed to beat them if we win on Sunday.

NYCskinfan82 09-24-2009 06:46 AM

re: Skins feeling the pressure
 
Termoil sells papers, I'm disappointed we haven't put up more points but it's the 2nd game i keep telling myself we will right the ship.

HTTR.

Mattyk 09-24-2009 08:17 AM

re: Skins feeling the pressure
 
Not sure what's so nice about this article, if anything I'm wondering if maybe the fans and media need to chill out a bit and back off. At this point we could be doing more harm than good.

Slingin Sammy 33 09-24-2009 09:33 AM

Re: Skins feeling the pressure
 
I like Haynesworth not talking to the DC media. Good stuff. I want AH to stay pissed off. I hope behind closed doors the whole team is approaching this game with an "us against the world" mentality.

Lotus 09-24-2009 09:53 AM

Re: Skins feeling the pressure
 
[quote=Mattyk72;594691]Not sure what's so nice about this article, if anything I'm wondering if maybe the fans and media need to chill out a bit and back off. At this point we could be doing more harm than good.[/quote]

Agreed Matty. Notice the irony of the article: the article is a microscopic media examination of the Redskins which hints that a problem may be media pressure on the players because "the team operates under a strong media microscope."

We fans need to chill out and let 'em play.

Longtimefan 09-24-2009 10:13 AM

Re: Skins feeling the pressure
 
[quote=Mattyk72;594691]Not sure what's so nice about this article, if anything I'm wondering if maybe the fans and media need to chill out a bit and back off. At this point we could be doing more harm than good.[/quote]


I have felt that way for a long time now. This team has to operate under a giant microscope where every little thing is so highly scrutinized.

Case in point....Last year when Fred Davis overslept, it was reported in the media repeatedly for more than three weeks running. I remember a time when such a tribual ordeal would have been buried in an in-between colum of very fine print virtually overlooked. This new age of 24/7 rhetoric is a monster.

Mattyk 09-24-2009 10:35 AM

Re: Skins feeling the pressure
 
[quote=Longtimefan;594739]I have felt that way for a long time now. This team has to operate under a giant microscope where every little thing is so highly scrutinized.

Case in point....Last year when Fred Davis overslept, it was reported in the media repeatedly for more than three weeks running. I remember a time when such a tribual ordeal would have been buried in an in-between colum of very fine print virtually overlooked. This new age of 24/7 rhetoric is a monster.[/quote]

Back in the 80s and even the 90s we might not have even heard about it. The media/fan frenzy for constant info really is pretty ridiculous these days.

SouperMeister 09-24-2009 11:05 AM

Re: Skins feeling the pressure
 
[quote=Mattyk72;594755]Back in the 80s and even the 90s we might not have even heard about it. The media/fan frenzy for constant info really is pretty ridiculous these days.[/quote]I believe Dan Hellie said it best as a guest on SportsTalk 980 - media outlets in this town that reduce their coverage of the Skins [B]always[/B] see a subsequent slip in their ratings. Washington devotes more coverage to the Skins than arguably any other NFL city does for their team.

BrunellMVP? 09-24-2009 11:18 AM

Re: Skins feeling the pressure
 
[quote=Skinny Tee;594646]Everyone is talking about this pressure they are facing just playing the lions. Even if they win this game they won't "win" this game.

The Skins have to beat the lions by at least 20 points to "win" this game and our offense isn't ready to put that much up on the board right now, so technically this game is not winnable.


All of this pressure is not going to get resolved after Sunday's game against the lions. People will just say you were supposed to beat them if we win on Sunday.[/quote]

this is exactly it- its virtually a lose lose situation...yet the skins organization put themselves in this position. They price, market and sell themselves as an ELITE team with ELITE talent. Why is it unreasonable for us (as fans) to expect to see elite results? For over a decade now, they've paraded mediocre team after mediocre team in front of us all while trumpeting the same song and dance "we have the talent! we just need to execute!" When is enough, enough? when will it be acceptable for fans to demand progress? Do you get what I'm saying? Its not that we aren't patient, its just that after a decade of treading water, we are tired- how long before we drown?

CRedskinsRule 09-24-2009 11:24 AM

Re: Skins feeling the pressure
 
another response from Cooley:

[QUOTE]One of the players on the team that isnít the problem came out in defense of the organization on Wednesday. Chris Cooley posted this on the his blog:

Alright, Iíve spent the last two days listening to never ending gripe about how terrible the Washington Redskins are. Our coaching is dreadful. Zorn is on the hot seat. Our play calling is outright awful. Anyone can call better red zone plays. Our team is a bunch of overpaid bums. Getting booed by a bunch of ďdim-wits.Ē And I donít even need to mention the way fans despise our ownership. ITíS ALL BULLS***.

First of all we lost to an outstanding Giants team in New York. Bummer, yes, but not the end of the world. Secondly, we actually won the Rams game. A win for us is like a Van Gogh, it doesnít matter if itís pretty, itís having it. Now, of course itís obvious that we didnít score tons of points, but by no means were we terrible. We put together five different drives of over 10 plays. It doesnít matter who your playing, thatís hard as hell to do in the NFL. We work our asses off and we can play![/QUOTE]

redsk1 09-24-2009 11:50 AM

Re: Skins feeling the pressure
 
I agree. It's week 3 and we are 1 and 1. A nice win and we'll be a good team. The media and some fans are doing more harm than good.

PennSkinsFan 09-24-2009 12:11 PM

Re: Skins feeling the pressure
 
The Redskins have already proven they can move the ball up and down the field. Sustaining drives don't seem to be a problem. The problem is, the offense seems to freeze inside the 20. Zorn needs to think about what could work, compared to what has been done. IMO, and my opinion only, that means Chris Cooley, Malcolm Kelly, and Marko Mitchell in and on the field inside the ten yard line. Kelly and Mitchell are both 6'4" which means one, if not both, will be mismatched.

Mattyk 09-24-2009 12:14 PM

Re: Skins feeling the pressure
 
[quote=CRedskinsRule;594782]another response from Cooley:[/quote]

Man, if I were a player I wouldn't talk to the media, I wouldn't read what fans are posting online, and I wouldn't listen to sports talk radio. I can only imagine how this crap can drive you crazy.


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