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Old 11-23-2008, 10:25 PM   #1
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My soapbox rant Skins Frustrations!

I am serously concerned about this team and I am starting to get the feeling after today's game that the skins will be 8-8 and miss the post season. Why do I feel like this? Well the Offense is simply abismal in the redzone. The Defense is starting show wear and tear (especially against the stretch run). Lastly the play calling is seriously lacking and Campbell is reverting to his old ways.

I'm afraid that when this team faces a top tier defense, its gonna lose. We struggle against marginal teams (Seahawks, Browns, Rams, and Lions). I feel we have the talent to beat any team in the NFL, but I don't know whats the problem. My Questions: why can't Davis seem to find his way on the field vs. Yoder? Is there a rule that no more than 1 rookie can be on the field on offense at a time on our team? Why is Campbell still force feeding double covered targets? Does our line seem to get beat way too much in pass coverage? Lastly why does this offense still look the same as last years, and why are people actin like Mike Sellers as a target is something new? Gibbs used him alot! Do we just have too many weapons, they don't know how to utilize them all.

If we face the Giants like we played the Seahawks we will get beat. Please warpath ease my fears? Am I trippin, or am I justified in worrying?
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:37 PM   #2
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I have to say,I agree with some of your postings. The lack of progress with our rookies seems interesting. Look at Keller for the Jets, he is having a great season. I think the whole issue with our team this year is the line. Doesn't matter which one, they both were grossly over estimated going into the season. We get no pressure on D and the offensive line is struggling mightily. We should have used one of those 2nd round picks on a lineman. Going back to the Jets they have built one of the best lines in the NFL in only a few years. Zorn is a good coach and good guy and he is beginning to understand this I believe. He is calling plays that keep Campbell from being drilled on a consistent basis. Campbell should buy CP a new rolex though, that is for sure!
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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There are three things we did against the Seahawks that are apparently being overlooked. And if we do those three, we can beat the Giants next week. We moved the ball with a powerful running game, we got turnovers, and we play disciplined football with only two penalties...and we won.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:45 PM   #4
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Why haven't we seen one of those big rookies on a drag route and try to get YAC, Isn't that the West Coast Offense?
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:52 PM   #5
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There are three things we did against the Seahawks that are apparently being overlooked. And if we do those three, we can beat the Giants next week. We moved the ball with a powerful running game, we got turnovers, and we play disciplined football with only two penalties...and we won.
Yep. But I don't know if these three things alone will be enough to take us to the playoffs. At some point the entire offense has to break out and that seems more possible after seeing Kelly on the field. I thought Kelly [sic] looked very comfortable out there - my gut tells me he is smarter than Thomas and will be more productive over the final 5 games. Anyway, if Zorn continues to utilize big Mike here and there to keep defenses guessing and Kelly finds his mojo we have 2 legitimate new threats for this home stretch. May be enough to give us a shot @ January.

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Old 11-23-2008, 10:54 PM   #6
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The Running game did look very good, don't get me wrong. I like what we did, But the Giants defensive line can focus on rushing the passer and stopping portis I can't see the game going good for us. You can tell our Dline is hurt up front right now. Its been a long time since I've seen us give up running plays like we've given the past 2 weeks, and the Giants are the Number 1 rushing team. We have to be not just balanced in the run to pass ratio, but also the type of pass plays that we run.
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We still play Cincinatti, Philly, and SF. Thats atleast ten wins.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:58 PM   #8
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ur right WALDSKINS that does make me feel a little better... I just want to win this game against the giants BADD.
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ten may not be enough this year...
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There are three things we did against the Seahawks that are apparently being overlooked. And if we do those three, we can beat the Giants next week. We moved the ball with a powerful running game, we got turnovers, and we play disciplined football with only two penalties...and we won.
We've also seen Sellers more involved with the offense the last couple of weeks. We knew he could do it, now it appears Zorn knows it too. Kelly is getting involved in the offense and we took some deep shots today. The o-line played better today and Springs is back on defense. All these things are good signs to me. The Giants are not unbeatable. I hope they think they are. They are an excellent team but they have been beaten. They're not undefeated. The way Portis is running right now and Kelly getting on the field make us more competitive than the first time we played them. Will it be easy? No. Can it be done? Yes.
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Yep. But I don't know if these three things alone will be enough to take us to the playoffs. At some point the entire offense has to break out and that seems more possible after seeing Kelly on the field. I thought I looked very comfortable out there - my gut tells me he is smarter than Thomas and will be more productive over the final 5 games. Anyway, if Zorn continues to utilize big Mike here and there to keep defenses guessing and Kelly finds his mojo we have 2 legitimate new threats for this home stretch. May be enough to give us a shot @ January.
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What were you doing out there Goat?
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We still play Cincinatti, Philly, and SF. Thats atleast ten wins.
Look @ the remaining schedule for Tampa and Carolina... 10 wins may not get us in the playoffs this year. Both teams are now 8 and 3. I believe Tampa will take the division w/ 11 or even 12 wins because the Bucs have an easier schedule. Carolina plays the Pack, Tampa, Denver, Giants, and the Saints. They win at least 2 more games and possibly 3, so we may be facing a tiebreaker there. Meanwhile, I believe Dallas only wins two more games this season. They face Seattle, Pitt, Giants, Ravens and Philly. Obviously they have an easy win on turkey day against Seattle. But I think they'll lose the following three games and get a win over philly to go 9-7. If they played Baltimore after Seattle I'd give em the win but after getting the shit beat out of them in Pitt and then getting stomped in Dallas by NY I think Owens will lose it and the team will blow up.
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Thanks fellas - I know ya'll got my back.
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I got your back Goat. I enjoy your posts.
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