|07-21-2006, 12:36 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2005
ESPN - "Truths"
I love the way analysts are coming full circle. In the winter and spring, as always, everyone in the media predicted the Redskins were going to fall flat on their faces. When Arrington went to the Giants and with our seemingly dismal draft, it was a wonder that they didn't move the Redskins to the CFL. Yet with each passing week, with each reference to Al Saunders, with each realization of our strengthened receiving corp and bruising defense, with the acknowledgement of deeply thought out decisions which did nothing but positively impact the team - all of a sudden people are starting to give the Redskins credit. Below is an EPSN article written by Jason Whitlock which defines some NFL "Truths" for the upcoming season. You can read the whole article at EPSN.com, but personally I like point #6 & #7 (attached below). (Bear with the Cowgirls reference until you read #6.) On that note, HAIL!
7. As much as I dislike Terrell Owens, I have to admit he's going to have success in Dallas this season.
I've gone back and forth on how I feel Owens will work with Bill Parcells and Drew Bledsoe. Right now, I'm firmly in the "Owens will have his best season ever" camp. Playing opposite Terry Glenn and with tight end Jason Witten drawing attention in the middle of the field, I can see Owens scoring 18 touchdowns. His number of receptions will be down, but T.O. will get in the end zone frequently. And he'll behave during the regular season.
I like the Cowboys a lot this year.
6. But I don't like the Cowboys as much as I like the Washington Redskins, my pick to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
Washington made one mistake this offseason, letting LaVar Arrington escape to a team within the division. Other than that, you have to love what the Skins did.
New offensive coordinator Al Saunders is a bit of a glory hound. He campaigned for the Kansas City head coaching job by gassing up members of the media. But make no mistake, the guy knows how to call plays. He has a terrific imagination, and he has a major chip on his shoulder because he's out to prove he deserves another shot at being a head coach.
The Redskins added two receivers -- Brandon Lloyd and Antwaan Randle El -- during the offseason to play with Santana Moss. Wow. Clinton Portis in the backfield, a trio of talented receivers, H-back Chris Cooley and Saunders calling plays. QB Mark Brunell can't screw that up.
And, of course, the Skins play outstanding defense, even without Arrington.
|07-21-2006, 12:44 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Re: ESPN - "Truths"
"Hail to the Redskins!" and "Fight on State!"