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Old 12-07-2007, 12:10 AM   #16
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Re: Why are the Redskins jinxed?

That's interesting
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:11 AM   #17
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The starter under Gibbs always gets the vast majority of the work. No big surprise there.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:13 AM   #18
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That's interesting
isnt it though?:cool-smil
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:23 AM   #19
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Re: Why are the Redskins jinxed?

This shit fucking sucks!! Injuries are getting ridiculous, WE ARE CURSED!!!
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:28 AM   #20
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Spurrier years were worse, we got whipped almost weekly. At least under Gibbs we usually keep them close.
The Spurrier teams were much worse but this has been the most painfull season by far...at least in the 31 years I have been living and dying with this team. The easiest losses to get over are blowouts and that's what Spurriers era was filled with. But this season with the lost second half leads and the last second losses has just been agonizing. Add in the parade of injuries...nothing has gone right this year.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:32 AM   #21
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Re: Why are the Redskins jinxed?

Indian curse for not changing our name. I hope they never change the team's name and are able to change the curse.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:39 AM   #22
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Indian curse for not changing our name. I hope they never change the team's name and are able to change the curse.

What the domination in the 80's went unnoticed? Or are these newly dead Native Americans? Or is it that FedEx Field is built on an "Indian burial ground?"
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:54 AM   #23
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TODD DOESN'T get any reps...in practice did u hear that
They say Todd is like "Rain Man" when it comes to this offense. As long as the receivers run their routes precisely, he'll find them.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:13 AM   #24
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Re: Why are the Redskins jinxed?

Snyder curse (man means no harm but ever since he's owned this team there is just nothing we can do)...it all backfires
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:44 AM   #25
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Re: Why are the Redskins jinxed?

I think we've got three "curses" - we hired Steve Spurrier as a head coach (but Joe Gibbs is slowly but surely removing that curse), we moved out of the original "DC diamond" (the new stadium, if not in DC proper should have been at the old Potomac Yards in Alexandria as JKC originally wanted - it was on the Metro, had sight lines to the Monument and was in the original boundaries of DC) and we took Jack Kent Cooke's name off the stadium. I say we fix the remaining "curses" by building a proper football stadium - with lot's of natural crowd noise - inside the original DC boundaries and name it JKC Stadium. (And once Gibbs retires the second time, I'd want to call it "Gibbs Field at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium"...)
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:44 AM   #26
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I don't know why we are cursed but I think some sort of animal sacrifice is necessary.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:35 AM   #27
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They say Todd is like "Rain Man" when it comes to this offense. As long as the receivers run their routes precisely, he'll find them.
"Backside five, definitely backside five" (insert proper intonation here)
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:17 AM   #28
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Re: Why are the Redskins jinxed?

I don't believe in curses or jinxes. What I do believe in is character in the face of mounting adversity, and this team had that in spades last night. Everything these guys have fought through this year will make them a better team next year.
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:54 AM   #29
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Re: Why are the Redskins jinxed?

I'm not sure if I've ever seen a more heartbreaking season...
this has to be the worst season ever- SEAN TAYLOR, injuries, the ways in which we've lost (or not won), a tarnished gibbs legacy (to a degree), what else can go wrong????
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:35 AM   #30
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The injuries are way outta control.

Looks like Campbell is done for the season. Wake me up when this nightmare is over.

Matty - I was considering creating a thread about the injuries and there cause but I will just put my two cents in this thread. My theory on the high amount of injuries is due to how the team has been constructed (building through free agents over the draft). I would think most people would agree that as we age we become more prone to injuries and that this is especially prevalant with NFL players that go through a high amount of wear and tear. The average lifespan of an NFL player is somwhere between 3-4 years as the extreme hits players sustain on a weekly basis leads to a shorter life in the nfl and as players get older they are more likely to get injuries and take longer to recover. Now some positions are more prone to injuries than others (a DB or a running back is more likely to get injuried than a kicker) but I feel as a player gets older his ability to take punishment and recover from the constant hits goes down.

As many of you know the Redskins philosphy of building through free agents and supplementing through the draft puts them at a higher risk because a lot of our front line starters are older. Look at some of the players that got injuried and were acquired through free agency who are on the older side of their careers - Marcus Washington, Fred Smoot, Shawn Springs, Randy Thomas.

I know that a lot of injuries are the result of bad luck and happen regardless of how old a player is. I do also feel that as players get older and have constant wear and tear they become more prone to injuries - especially repeat injuries. This is just another reason the Skins should change their philopshy of building through free agency and the draft second. Plus I think this year is a stark reminder that depth is so important. If the team used more of their cap space on reserves instead of on front line players (which can be done if you spend less on big name free agents and build through the draft) than a team's ability to overcome the injury factor improves.
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