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Old 09-08-2006, 05:03 PM   #31
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Re: No love for Ol' DC

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I think that the core of this board has grown into the realization that we honestly know more than just about every talking head on any major sports network. They simply dont have the time to know every little thing we do. When someone around here says something that I disagree with I will say so but I will have respect for that. When Dan freaking Patrick, who probably hasn't watched more than 7 plays by the skins this whole preseason, says we stink I take serious umbrage. Dont be hating or lovin' if you are uniformed. Most of these guys are woefully uninformed.
I hear what you're saying. I mean there's a difference between a Ron Jaworski who spends hours pouring over tapes, analyzing roster moves, studying games, etc. or a Dan Patrick who does his show in his bath robe from a studio in his home (you never heard that from me though, if anyone asks EEich told you about that)
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Old 09-08-2006, 06:24 PM   #32
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I hear what you're saying. I mean there's a difference between a Ron Jaworski who spends hours pouring over tapes, analyzing roster moves, studying games, etc. or a Dan Patrick who does his show in his bath robe from a studio in his home (you never heard that from me though, if anyone asks EEich told you about that)
Jaws got game. He brings it every week. I respect what he says.
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Old 09-09-2006, 12:12 AM   #33
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I think that the core of this board has grown into the realization that we honestly know more than just about every talking head on any major sports network. They simply dont have the time to know every little thing we do. When someone around here says something that I disagree with I will say so but I will have respect for that. When Dan freaking Patrick, who probably hasn't watched more than 7 plays by the skins this whole preseason, says we stink I take serious umbrage. Dont be hating or lovin' if you are uniformed. Most of these guys are woefully uninformed.
I think that makes two nails on the head for you today.
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Old 09-09-2006, 12:23 AM   #34
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Who said anything about That Guy? No one hired him.
Wait, That Guy or ThatGuy?
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:51 AM   #35
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Gil Brandt, who I really respect a lot, but some really gruesome statistics on preseason out there. He said while the score and outcome don't matter, the way you play the game really does. Execution is key, having some sort of momentum moving into the system is also really nice. Players know it's preseason, but they still start questioning.

The Super Bowl champs over the last 13ish seasons are 39-13 in the preseason. It was about a week or week and a half ago, don't remember everything. While preseason "means" nothing, you should never overlook just complete lack of production like the Redskins saw. I'm sorry, we were Vanilla, but so was everyone else. They had no problems scoring. Simple throws, etc.

Hopefully our offense can turn it on with a switch, but I doubt it. This division top to bottom will be seperated by no more than 3 games. If you told me the Redskins won it at 10-6 or 11-5 (doubt any team in our div goes 11-5) or lost it at 8-8 or 7-9. I wouldn't be the least bit suprised either way.

Daseal, my sentiments exactly. You and I are apparently the only ones on this board who feel that way. Everybody points to the 0-4 record in 1982 -- I doubt those Redskins looked as woefully inept as the '06 exhibition Skins looked.

Sometimes, we had people excusing their performance because of simple, vanilla schemes, while at the same time chalking the lack of productivity to a complex, 700-page playbook. Which is it folks?

I hope we light it up Monday night for 38 points as much as anyone here. I just don't think that's realistic. We'll beat the Vikings, I'm pretty sure of that. But it likely won't be a pretty win -- I'm thinking lots of field goals, maybe a defensive touchdown, but maddening three-and-outs, and some sloppy special teams kick coverage.

For me, the key this year was to stay healthy. Shawn Springs, Clinton Portis, Cornelius Griffin, and Philip Daniels -- all very key players -- were injured before the third preseason game.

I'll be ecstatic with an 11-5 record, but not surprised at all if we're 8-8 by season's end.
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Old 09-09-2006, 12:49 PM   #36
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What must not be forgotten here is that these guys are expressing their opinion. Opinion's are like a**holes. everybody's got one. Many of these guys of which we speak are always biased against the Redskins anyway, and you couple that bias with what we saw during the preseason and you have fuel for the fire. Most who think they know just a little about football that watched the Redskins play the last four weeks would hardly have a positive opinion. So we can just chalk it up by asuming they're basing their opinion on just that. Now all we have to do is win and prove them all wrong.
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Old 09-09-2006, 01:59 PM   #37
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Re: No love for Ol' DC

frplg is right on the money. jaws brings his A game every week. i really respect what he has to say
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