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Old 09-13-2004, 03:33 AM   #31
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You totally lost me with your OL and RB analysis, so I did not bother reading any farther. To make negative comments about the running game that netted 148 yards for Portis alone (more TOTAL rushing yards), shows me your expectations were higher than any team could live up to - especially against a quality defense like this one.
I gave them both 8/10? Not bad first game! My criticism is that the OL wasn't consistent. The 2nd and 3rd qtrs were weak, and they didn't pick it up again until the 4th. If we played 4 qtrs like we played 1 & 4, we'd have had over 200 yds rushing. I'm not complaining, merely pointing out that there's still a bit of work to do.

As for the backs, Portis too kind of went to sleep in the 2nd. He looked more lively in the 3rd, but the holes weren't there because the Buccs stepped it up and the OL didn't adjust quick enough. The adjustments in the 4th allowed him to pick it up again a little. Betts was fine in relief, and that juking run he made for the 1st down was excellent. Like I said 8/10.

If we get 9/10 from both OL and backs next week, expect the Giants to get run over like a 200mph bulldozer hit them.
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Old 09-13-2004, 08:25 AM   #32
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I agree that he will be a decent game manager for the Skins... but I don't think he will be able to step up and win a game for them if they need him to. I think Ramsey has the potential to be a game winner and I wouldn't be surprised if he got a few extra snaps with the first team this week.
It's still too early to write off Brunell as a guy who can't make big plays for us. As he gets more comfortable working in this offense and with the WR's he's only going to improve.
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Old 09-13-2004, 08:52 AM   #33
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Folks, we better fix the special teams!!!! If we don't, it will cost us at least 1 game this year!!!!

JG said, he will take a look at the film and already knew they have a problem. Imagine they will work hard on that this week.
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Old 09-13-2004, 09:29 AM   #34
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yeah the Special Teams almost killed us, but again the defense bailed us out. Also the QB center exchange needs a good looking at. But I would not right Brunell off, He showed veteran leadership yesterday and kept that offense together, he showed some durability to he got knocked down a few times but popped right up (of course with the OL help). I think he will chuck it deep like he did with Jimmy Smith in Jax, give him some time he will find Coles deep.
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Old 09-13-2004, 10:19 AM   #35
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yeah ST was awful, so were the center exchanges... and the QB/WR chemistry and run blocking need some work... playbooks a little super-conservative (on offense) too right now.

as long as we don't doze off during the gints game, we have plenty of time to rev up our weak spots.
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Old 09-13-2004, 11:03 AM   #36
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Great game!
I agree with all the positives already mentioned, but one thing I'd like to see is more plays running Portis outside the tackles, rather than up the middle, using that awesome mobility of his.
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Old 09-13-2004, 11:56 AM   #37
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How many times did we see the counter tray yesterday? I dont remember many. I would like to see that reverse we saw during the Atlanta game also.
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Old 09-13-2004, 12:39 PM   #38
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yeah, he does a lot better on screens and running around the corner...
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Old 09-13-2004, 12:56 PM   #39
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My comments:

- Seeing Gibbs back on the sideline is really a dream come true. Always calm, always in control, always planning. Unlike Spurrier...

- Defense looked great. I love all the different blitz packages we brought. It was impossible to tell who was coming on any given play. Great job by G.Williams!

- Would like to see Taylor eventually claim Bowen's role as the blitzing safety. I'll never forget what Roy Williams did to us last year, and I think Taylor could cause similar havoc. Great job by Bowen though, he looked great.

- The offense was extremely conservative (Gibbs trademark), but I would like to see a few more shots downfield. Coles is too good and should be getting more touches. I think Gardner can have a huge year if he holds onto the ball. Gibbs loves to use the "possession receiver" (see Art Monk) and Gardner fits the mold perfectly.

- Great display by Portis. His speed is awesome and he seems to be able to grind it out just as easily. Personally I'd like to see Betts get more carries to take some of the load of Portis. Especially on those drives where Gibbs is just grinding clock and running between the tackles. No need for Portis to get beat up when we're grinding for 2-3 yards.

- Special teams were a little shaky especially on coverage. Also, I wasn't too impressed with Morton back there, he seemed a little sluggish. I would have liked to see a little more of what Gari Scott could do especially on punt returns. He seemed very quick in the preseason.

- Both lines played well. Props to the OL. It was a pleasure to see our QB upright for the whole game.

All in all a very solid performance. Great work by Gibbs, the staff, and the players. It was the first time in a while that we looked like one cohesive unit (ie a TEAM)!

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Old 09-13-2004, 01:07 PM   #40
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Gibbs loves to use the "possession receiver" (see Art Monk) and Gardner fits the mold perfectly.
wouldn't he need to... umm... possess the ball then? he's kinda got a history of the drops.
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Old 09-13-2004, 01:08 PM   #41
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Well put, Canuck. Man, wasn't it incredible to see Gibbs out there again? Goose bump city!

And I expect we'll see more of Gibbs flash on offense as everyone gets more comfortable.
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Old 09-13-2004, 01:15 PM   #42
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wouldn't he need to... umm... possess the ball then? he's kinda got a history of the drops.
Agreed. That's why I said "I think Gardner can have a huge year if he holds onto the ball."

I realize that "Gardner holding the ball" is a big if.
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Old 09-13-2004, 01:17 PM   #43
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Man, wasn't it incredible to see Gibbs out there again?
Ya, seeing Gibbs back out there is the real highlight. Everything else is just gravy.
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Old 09-13-2004, 01:22 PM   #44
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my boy LaVar was causin a lot of problems for them, just an awesome game for the D. its fun watching the defense again, after last years crappyness
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Old 09-13-2004, 01:47 PM   #45
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Apparently the key to completing a pass to Gardner is to throw it out of his reach, make him leap or dive for a catch he'll get it but throw it at his chest and he might as well have his back to you.
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