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Old 01-16-2006, 11:56 AM   #1
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Can Brunell lead this team to a super bowl?

Note to mods: If you think it worthy, how about a poll on the question above.

1. Assume the Defense is lights out next year (as it was in the latter half of this year).
2. Assume the O-line is relatively healthy (with un upgrade at left guard) next year.
3. Assume the skill players (Portis, Moss, Patten, Cooley) are relatively healthy for all next season and we retain all assistant coaches.
4. Assume Mark Brunell doesn't suffer any serious injuries (like in the Giants game) and starts all 16 games. However, he will have the normal wear and tear that a 36 yr old QB in this league would have.

Assuming 1 through 4, do you think Brunell can play well enough at QB for an entire season for this team to get to the superbowl and win? The reason jacka$$es like Pasta are so confident that the skins won't win the Super Bowl anytime soon is precisely because they don't believe any of the QBs on our roster are good enough to lead us to the SB. What do you think?
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:01 PM   #2
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Re: Can Brunell lead this team to a super bowl?

If all that is true and we get a legit threat at WR2, I think the answer is yes. But it would be next to impossible to make it through a season so unscathed by injury and wear & tear.
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:05 PM   #3
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Re: Can Brunell lead this team to a super bowl?

Trent Dilfer has a Superbowl ring-nuff said!
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:19 PM   #4
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Re: Can Brunell lead this team to a super bowl?

from the look of the last 2 games I don't think so there is a huge difference between season games and playoffs and he just could deliver you might have to win the division and get a first round bye for him to do it
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:20 PM   #5
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Re: Can Brunell lead this team to a super bowl?

I think Brunell can take us into the playoffs, but that he would run out of gas late in the season as he did this year. Brunell clearly had little power left in the Philly, Tampa and Seattle games. Moreover, he'll turn 36 before the Redskins play their third game of the 2006 season.

All four QBs who will play in the championship games this weekend are younger than Brunell - Matt Hasselbeck, 30; Ben Roethlisberger, 23; Jake Delhome, just turned 31; and Jake Plummer, 31.

Those four or five years make a huge difference in speed and ability to play a 19- or 20-game season, which would include the Super Bowl.
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Re: Can Brunell lead this team to a super bowl?

I think he can, but I don't think it's all on his shoulders.

A few more weapons, better offensive line play, and I definitely think Brunell is the kind of guy that is capable of taking the team the distance.
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:22 PM   #7
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Re: Can Brunell lead this team to a super bowl?

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Trent Dilfer has a Superbowl ring-nuff said!
The Ravens defense gave up some ridiculous number, like less than 10 points a game that season. Washington is somewhere in the 20's this season.

I think Brunell can be just as successful next season as he was this season, but he's not going to win a game when it's do or die time. He still plays not to lose, so unless Washington has a lead in most games next year; No, he won't win a Super Bowl.
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:26 PM   #8
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I think he can. If we can muster home-field advantage and develop just one other receiving threat, I think we'll definately get to the Super Bowl.
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:46 PM   #9
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I think he can. If we can muster home-field advantage and develop just one other receiving threat, I think we'll definately get to the Super Bowl.
Good point about the home-field advantage. That should've been assumption number 5. If we have home-field, then I can see Brunell do it. On the road, at his age & current ability to make all the throws, I'm less optimistic.
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I think Brunell can be just as successful next season as he was this season, but he's not going to win a game when it's do or die time. He still plays not to lose, so unless Washington has a lead in most games next year; No, he won't win a Super Bowl.
I think Gibbs coached teams try to dominate right from the start - if they're down in the 4th quarter, they're not "comeback-on-the-road" type of teams. No matter who the QB is. The MNF victory over Dallas was an exception.

I could be wrong, but it would be nice discussion material if anyone knows of Gibbs road record (regular season and playoffs) when trailing in at the start of the 4th quarter.
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I think Gibbs was able to win with Rypien and Doug Williams running the show, Brunell is good enough too. We need some upgrades to the supporting cast.
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I think Gibbs coached teams try to dominate right from the start - if they're down in the 4th quarter, they're not "comeback-on-the-road" type of teams. No matter who the QB is. The MNF victory over Dallas was an exception.

I could be wrong, but it would be nice discussion material if anyone knows of Gibbs road record (regular season and playoffs) when trailing in at the start of the 4th quarter.
Well, it wasn't the 4th quarter, but I remember this one game against Denver where we came back from a 10-point deficit...
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I think he can when healthy. Honestly if I could tell Brunell any single thing right now it would be that ....if he gets hurt in a game, its ok to take a week off and make sure everything is good before going back out onto the feild. I think the guy pushes himself too hard when hurt and this is where alot of the problems down the stretch came from.
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Of course i believe Mark Brunell can lead us to a Super Bowl. He almost led us to one this year, but when he got hurt, everything went downhill.
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:15 PM   #15
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Of course i believe Mark Brunell can lead us to a Super Bowl. He almost led us to one this year, but when he got hurt, everything went downhill.
Therein lies the dilemma, Mooby. If he gets nicked up, it clearly affects his ability to make all the throws, even if the injury is not relatively serious. For e.g., a healthy Brunell can throw very well on the run, but a nicked up Brunell throws a feeble, floating ball on the run. However, there is no way Gibbs will send in J. Campbell (or Ramsey if we have him next year) to start a game in place of a nicked up Brunell - especially if the game is near the end of the season or in the playoffs. Knowing that, do you still think Brunell can lead us to the SB?
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