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Old 08-25-2007, 11:21 AM   #46
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Re: Mike & Mike: low expectations for the Skins

I don't care what Mike & Mike, Simon and Simon or Arm and Hammer will say about the Redskins. If we're to be the underdogs, so what?
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:29 AM   #47
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Re: Mike & Mike: low expectations for the Skins

IMO I like being an underdog. Second Mike & Mike don't know what they are talking about, they should watch a game tape of us THIS year.
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:28 PM   #48
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Re: Mike & Mike: low expectations for the Skins

I'm not as confident as the rest when it comes to our defense.
The truth is we stopped a backup QB with the Titans and we slowed Pittsburgh...it seems we wore down and gave up long drives over a period of time. Yes, no touchdowns, but long drives eventually wear defenses down.
I dont see the Ravens as a particularly strong offensive team to measure against either...I am concerned.

I am Very concerned about our offensive line.
To expect strong showings from Betts and Portis this year is a stretch...especially before the bye...the OL has not played well together...period.

I think Campbell will be good but I am still waiting for good performances by ARE or Lloyd.

The only significant differences in this years team and last is this:
Campbell starting.
A missing LG (at least until they jell)
A much better MLB

Thats probably good enough for an additional 3 wins, tops.
I would be shocked if the skins went 9-7

Last year, I thought the team would go 6-10 at this time..I was wrong...but, take a good look at first team performance....struggling to score and giving up long drives against a decent offense....hmm.

I sure hope I am wrong
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:30 PM   #49
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Re: Mike & Mike: low expectations for the Skins

I think all of the folks who are expressing skepticism based on last year haven't looked very hard at last year's W-L record -- by this I mean that a very large number of losses were by a handful of points. In other words, even with a terrible D last year (and it was), we still managed to make games close even when we lost. A few plays in the other direction (e.g., a few turnovers going our way), and last year's record would have potentially been quite different.

Bottom line: last year was last year, and even last year could be the springboard for something better.
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:33 PM   #50
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Re: Mike & Mike: low expectations for the Skins

Tonight will be a good test of our run defense IMO.
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:48 PM   #51
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I'm not as confident as the rest when it comes to our defense.
The truth is we stopped a backup QB with the Titans and we slowed Pittsburgh...it seems we wore down and gave up long drives over a period of time. Yes, no touchdowns, but long drives eventually wear defenses down.
I dont see the Ravens as a particularly strong offensive team to measure against either...I am concerned.

I am Very concerned about our offensive line.
To expect strong showings from Betts and Portis this year is a stretch...especially before the bye...the OL has not played well together...period.

I think Campbell will be good but I am still waiting for good performances by ARE or Lloyd.

The only significant differences in this years team and last is this:
Campbell starting.
A missing LG (at least until they jell)
A much better MLB

Thats probably good enough for an additional 3 wins, tops.
I would be shocked if the skins went 9-7

Last year, I thought the team would go 6-10 at this time..I was wrong...but, take a good look at first team performance....struggling to score and giving up long drives against a decent offense....hmm.

I sure hope I am wrong
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Its very interesting that the same thing is happening to our D that happened against the Steelers....fantastic early, then giving up long drives as the half wore on...I wonder how they would wear down over an entire game...This is the thing that makes me think our defense is not as good as everyone thinks right now.
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:31 PM   #52
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Re: Mike & Mike: low expectations for the Skins

Mike and Mike are a prime example of morons in the media. I take very very little stock in their opinions.
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Old 08-26-2007, 12:47 AM   #53
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Re: Mike & Mike: low expectations for the Skins

They just could be right if the offense doesn't get any better. Is it just me or has our defense outscored our offense so far in the pre season. This is unexeptable considering we have the most expensive offense in football, from the overrated playcallers to the overatted players. We look terrible (again) and I'm almost certain it will leak over into the season. The offense doesn't look any better than it did in our first pre season game last year. I don't even have to do research on this but I already know that our starting offense is ranked # 32.
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:36 AM   #54
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Re: Mike & Mike: low expectations for the Skins

The starting defense hasn't outscored the starting offense. Plus, the offense has been missing some fairly important players.
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