Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


Redskins vs. Browns gameday thread

Redskins Locker Room


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-19-2008, 08:42 PM   #511
Fire Bruce NOW
 
Lotus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 11,434
Re: Redskins vs. Browns gameday thread

The Ravens in 2000 won ugly a lot. They could afford to do so because they had a terrific defense. They ended up winning the Super Bowl.

For the 2008 Skins the defense brings it every single week. And the offense is better than the 2000 Ravens.

The point is that, although winning pretty would be nice, we may be on the right track.
Lotus is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 10-19-2008, 08:54 PM   #512
Camp Scrub
 
exit0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Vienna, Va.
Posts: 85
Re: Redskins vs. Browns gameday thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lotus View Post
People were blaming Portis for fumbling.

That was his first fumble, and he's been leading the league in carries.

His fumble was unfortunate, but Portis is still a god who carried the offense on his back today.
That was a very unfortunate fumble but it's silly for anyone to get on Portis the way he is running. That defensive player came up from behind and hacked the ball from behind Portis hard as hell. Portis didn't even see him. He's certainly having the MVP year.... just think if he had done weights and off-season workouts in previous years like he did this year!

I agree with most in here... a win is a win but they cannot keep trying to lose games that they should have won easily. Last week, they totally dominated the Rams but still lost. Today, they had tons of more yardage in the first half than Cleveland but still had no score and punted like five times or so. They gotta put these teams away. I really didn't like it when they went up 14-3 and let Cleveland come right back down the field and only a magnificent goal line stand stopped them from scoring.

But 5-2 is pretty damn good right now with this schedule and in this division and just one game behind the Giants.
exit0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 09:05 PM   #513
Registered User
 
GusFrerotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Detroit area
Posts: 4,153
Re: Redskins vs. Browns gameday thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lotus View Post
The Ravens in 2000 won ugly a lot. They could afford to do so because they had a terrific defense. They ended up winning the Super Bowl.

For the 2008 Skins the defense brings it every single week. And the offense is better than the 2000 Ravens.

The point is that, although winning pretty would be nice, we may be on the right track.
I beg to differ. The Ravens D was killer, the offense was adequate. Our D is good and our offense has dropped recently from being great to just adequate(statwise it is excellent, but it is points that count). Our D does not produce turnovers, but the 2000 Ravens did. The Ravens also played in a rather weak division. The NFC East is rarely weak. The game that will help us truly gauge this team is the MNF game against the Steelers. This team might just have a hard time getting up for weak games and get jacked up for the big ones. The Pittsburgh game is the next 'big" game. Hopefully we will rise to the occasion and kick some ass.

Last edited by GusFrerotte; 10-19-2008 at 09:19 PM.
GusFrerotte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 09:05 PM   #514
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 42
Posts: 85,611
Re: Redskins vs. Browns gameday thread

Nobody said winning is always pretty. I'll take an ugly win over an ugly loss any day. LOL

5-2 is feeling good especially with Dallas going down today... again
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 09:24 PM   #515
Registered User
 
johnerotten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: commonwealth of va
Posts: 795
Re: Redskins vs. Browns gameday thread

an ugly win is a lot better than having to kiss your stepsister,but i'll take it every time.
johnerotten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 09:33 PM   #516
Registered User
 
GusFrerotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Detroit area
Posts: 4,153
Re: Redskins vs. Browns gameday thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnerotten View Post
an ugly win is a lot better than having to kiss your stepsister,but i'll take it every time.

I agree, but winning ugly is not really an option in our division, or more importantly getting to be the NFC rep in the SB.
GusFrerotte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 10:02 PM   #517
Pro Bowl
 
53Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
Posts: 7,462
Re: Redskins vs. Browns gameday thread

At the beginning of the season I thought if we could go 3-4 or 4-3 at this point, we would be in good shape with the rest of our division games at home. After going 4-1 I thought, damn this offense is already playing well, we're going to start beating the hell out of people soon. But other teams are getting better too, and we are still in only our 7th game in this offense. Portis is having a monster year and our D is playing lights-out. At this pace I think we will be playing our best football during the last half or quarter of the season. I still think we'll get better but 5-2 sure ain't bad.
53Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 10:08 PM   #518
Registered User
 
GusFrerotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Detroit area
Posts: 4,153
Re: Redskins vs. Browns gameday thread

Not at all 53. But I don't think we can use the 2000 Ravens as inspiration. Our D is good, but not air tight as the Ravens D was that year. There will be games where our D is going to have to create turnovers to give us a shot at winning if our O can't put points on the board. THe Pitsburgh game is going to show our true colors.
GusFrerotte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 10:39 PM   #519
Playmaker
 
WaldSkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Age: 31
Posts: 2,726
Re: Redskins vs. Browns gameday thread

Just got home from the game, man that was a good game. Just curious, did anyone see Portis throw his helmet after his fumble. He threw it off a case and it must of bounced 20 feet in the air.
__________________
"I would change that around, Jesus isn't Cutler. I guarantee you Jesus couldnt thread the ball like Jay does."-Monksdown

Last edited by WaldSkins; 10-19-2008 at 10:46 PM.
WaldSkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 11:04 PM   #520
Pro Bowl
 
53Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
Posts: 7,462
Re: Redskins vs. Browns gameday thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by GusFrerotte View Post
Not at all 53. But I don't think we can use the 2000 Ravens as inspiration. Our D is good, but not air tight as the Ravens D was that year. There will be games where our D is going to have to create turnovers to give us a shot at winning if our O can't put points on the board. THe Pitsburgh game is going to show our true colors.
Oh I agree. I don't see much comparison between us and the 2000 Ravens. For one thing I think that would be an insult to our players on offense. Our offense must get better, and I might be in the minority but I believe it will. To me using the Ravens as inspiration would suggest giving up on the offense. That would be a mistake. If the offense were in the mindset of just MANAGING the game, I think we would be in trouble. Zorn wants an aggressive offense. We'll get there.
53Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 11:20 PM   #521
Fire Bruce NOW
 
Lotus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 11,434
Re: Redskins vs. Browns gameday thread

My point in bringing up the Ravens was different.

I agree that our offense is much better. I thought that I said this above. Our superior offense leaves us on the better side of the comparison. And our offense will get even better with time.

I also agree that the 2000 Ravens defense was tight and scored more points than the 2008 Redskins. But that's where our more potent offense comes in...

The main point of my comparison is that Super Bowl champs often win ugly, too. Winning ugly is not necessarily a problem.
Lotus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.22738 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25