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Old 03-08-2007, 12:52 PM   #46
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What is it going to take for you to be mildly satisfied irish?
2 or 3 straight years of being in the playoffs.
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:53 PM   #47
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psssssst - the broncos didn't make the playoffs last year, and I think they've only won 1 playoff game since 2000.
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:55 PM   #48
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2 or 3 straight years of being in the playoffs.
So let's say we make the playoffs next year, we can expect more of the same from you for another year or two after that?
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:57 PM   #49
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So let's say we make the playoffs next year, we can expect more of the same from you for another year or two after that?
Maybe (and making the playoffs will be a stretch next year).

What am I saying that is untrue?
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Maybe. What am I saying that is so bad or untrue?
I'm just saying, I think we're making some smart moves dating back to re-signing Betts during the season. I think others would agree, others would disagree as well. But I guess I'm just asking would success this season mean anything to you and it seems like I wouldn't. Am I right?
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psssssst - the broncos didn't make the playoffs last year, and I think they've only won 1 playoff game since 2000.
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I'm just saying, I think we're making some smart moves dating back to re-signing Betts during the season. I think others would agree, others would disagree as well. But I guess I'm just asking would success this season mean anything to you and it seems like I wouldn't. Am I right?
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I'm just saying, I think we're making some smart moves dating back to re-signing Betts during the season. I think others would agree, others would disagree as well. But I guess I'm just asking would success this season mean anything to you and it seems like I wouldn't. Am I right?
It would be a step in the right direction thats for sure. I thought 2005 was a step in the right direction but then last season came along and made 2005 appear to be anomaly. It the Skins make the playoffs in 2007 and 2008 then I'll believe 2006 was the anomaly but until they start really moving in the right direction its hard for me to buy into what they are doing because it hasnt worked yet.

BTW. Every year everybody on here thinks the moves made were smart and just what the team needed, this year is no exception. We'll find out how smart these moves were in Dec 07.
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Does anyone else think that simply it was because of key injuries on both sides of the ball to people who are arguably their best offensive and defensive players?
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It would be a step in the right direction thats for sure. I thought 2005 was a step in the right direction but then last season came along and made 2005 appear to be anomaly. It the Skins make the playoffs in 2007 and 2008 then I'll believe 2006 was the anomaly but until they start really moving in the right direction its hard for me to buy into what they are doing because it hasnt worked yet.

BTW. Every year everybody on here thinks the moves made were smart and just what the team needed, this year is no exception. We'll find out how smart these moves were in Dec 07.
FYI Irish,
I, and many like me don't think each move the Skin's make, and will make are in the right direction, or decision. Their recent history has proven that. I choose to paint things in a generally positive light, rather than a generally negative one.

Does anyone else think that simply it was because of key injuries on both sides of the ball to people who are arguably their best offensive and defensive players?

It certainly killed an already reeling D
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:43 PM   #56
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One injury to our best defensive player at a very inappropriate time was the key. Springs rarely plays the whole season, but he almost always plays at least 13 games. It was the timing of the surgery that changed that. (If the surgery had been done after the prior season, he probably would have had a season like the ones before it.) After pushing to get back in the lineup, naturally he was injured since the rest of his body didn't have time to strengthen.

I might note that it was not one but two important injuries on the offense. (Don't forget Brunell.)

Let's hope there's no more "friendly fire" injuries (Taylor) or we won't have a secondary. (Springs and Smoot)

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Old 03-08-2007, 04:56 PM   #57
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If you think Denver and Washington were the same last year you know less about football thank I think you do. Losing in the playoffs is not winning a championship but its not losing and over the past 14 years or so Denver has been winning and the Skins havent.

I see no evidence that this team is doing anything much different. They are just doing less of the usual (well maybe that is something different). When they start winning (or not winning as you say) then I'll believe something has changed.

My thing is that with all the trouble in the world, football is the one area where I am satified to be happy and not right. If you can't be optimistic about the Redskins, even if it takes some doing, then you may as well be doing your taxes. This is not to say that we can't criticize, but at times certain posters here seem never to approve of anything the team does. At the same time they are all too eager to talk about what a great job this or that team does. I don't think being a fan means being relentlessly optimistic, but I also think that sometimes it helps to silence the inner critic and enjoy the thing. If they were paying me to be a fan, I might take a different attitude, but there not and never will, so I choose to find other areas of life in which to be miserable. Football should be fun.
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My thing is that with all the trouble in the world, football is the one area where I am satified to be happy and not right. If you can't be optimistic about the Redskins, even if it takes some doing, then you may as well be doing your taxes. This is not to say that we can't criticize, but at times certain posters here seem never to approve of anything the team does. At the same time they are all too eager to talk about what a great job this or that team does. I don't think being a fan means being relentlessly optimistic, but I also think that sometimes it helps to silence the inner critic and enjoy the thing. If they were paying me to be a fan, I might take a different attitude, but there not and never will, so I choose to find other areas of life in which to be miserable. Football should be fun.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I feel like I (and others here) have been saying this for years. I know some people here like to label Matty and myself as Redskins' apologists (Danny's kids is what I believe we've been called a few times) but it probably seems that way because we feel (well I feel) compelled to counter all the constant negativity that spews from the keyboards of some posters here.

Obviously this team is not without its faults but there are problems league wide with each and every team. It's convenient, I suppose, to think every team is awesome and we suck and will always suck. You probably can never be disappointed that way since you expect nothing. But it's just not the way I want to look at things. I'd love to have the life of the person here who's biggest worry is the Redskins.

Anyway, I digres....what was this thread about again?
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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I feel like I (and others here) have been saying this for years. I know some people here like to label Matty and myself as Redskins' apologists (Danny's kids is what I believe we've been called a few times) but it probably seems that way because we feel (well I feel) compelled to counter all the constant negativity that spews from the keyboards of some posters here.

Obviously this team is not without its faults but there are problems league wide with each and every team. It's convenient, I suppose, to think every team is awesome and we suck and will always suck. You probably can never be disappointed that way since you expect nothing. But it's just not the way I want to look at things. I'd love to have the life of the person here who's biggest worry is the Redskins.

Anyway, I digres....what was this thread about again?
Smoot... I was starting to wonder the same thing.. what did I start this thread about that has turned into this huge philosophical discussion. There are a lot of good points and I agree the negativity can be tiresome, and trust me I get down on this team. But as 70 said this is football and it is fun. I love talking about, but I think we are doing good and I have optimism for 2007... Super Bowl baby!! and if I was a Texans fan I would have the same thoughts. We love this team cause of tracitional and what it stands for. It is an escape from our day to day lives and lets us have hope and despair. Do you not think for the past few years Colts fans have thought Peyton is the best QB in the league, but damn does he suck when the big game is on the line.. they had problems too, but now look at them, they are on top of the world. I will forever be in love with this team and always bleed Burgandy and Gold, but after the game is done, I still have laundry to do, or bills to pay. It is just a game and lets all have the hope and faith that this year will be our year.... there are 31 other teams out there saying the same thing.

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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I feel like I (and others here) have been saying this for years. I know some people here like to label Matty and myself as Redskins' apologists (Danny's kids is what I believe we've been called a few times) but it probably seems that way because we feel (well I feel) compelled to counter all the constant negativity that spews from the keyboards of some posters here.

Obviously this team is not without its faults but there are problems league wide with each and every team. It's convenient, I suppose, to think every team is awesome and we suck and will always suck. You probably can never be disappointed that way since you expect nothing. But it's just not the way I want to look at things. I'd love to have the life of the person here who's biggest worry is the Redskins.

Anyway, I digres....what was this thread about again?

AMEN !!! I am with you a hundred percent. Not to get this thread going in yet another direction, but sometimes its just dreadful negativity boiling over and I just have to move on. Its supposed to be fun, we're fans.
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