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Old 04-07-2010, 12:08 AM   #1
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How DonoShan will take us to the Playoffs this year.

With the acquisition of Donovan McNabb, Mike Shanahan can now put the pieces together for a playoff year. Since Coach/GM Shan took over, the over-riding question has been; "Who is the QB and leader for this team?" It was clear from the beginning that Big Mike wanted his own guy to lead his team. He finally found him right up 95 in Philly. ShanAllen now know what their QB's abilities are, and they can pick and choose the players to fit the scheme they intend to run.

McNabb will be the locker-room leader, and the on-field leader that Coach Mike wants and needs. Offensive co-ordinator Kyle can now unleash his full playbook, and have full confidence in Donovan being able to run and execute all the plays.

The receivers will all be better as Donovan is a move in the pocket passer who can extend plays, the running game will be better as defenses have to respect McNabb's arm, and the line will be better because Shanahan knows what he is doing.

I don't know how they will do it yet; be it trades, the draft, or picking up additional free agents; but we can rest easy in knowing that Mike and Bruce will get the pieces in place to compete this year.
There are 2 main reasons that I believe the Redskins will make the playoffs this year:

Reason number 1: Mike Shanahan, and Reason number 2: Donovan McNabb.

I rate Shanny as 3 wins better than Zorn, and McNabb as 3 wins better than Campbell. I can now see this team winning 10 games this year.
Philly is now rebuilding, and I expect a sweep. I believe we will split with Dallas and the Giants. I expect wins against Detroit, Tampa, St. Louis, and Jacksonville. Remember, Mike Shanahan is coaching. That would give us 8 wins, and DonoShan will find a way to win at least 2 games from the remaining opponents: Packers, Vikes, Colts, Texans, Bears, and Titans.

Shanahan and McNabb already have the full faith, confidence, and trust from the players. McNabb knows how to lead, and he has a Mission now. He has something to prove, and I expect him to have Laser Focus on the task at hand, and to keep everyone else focused as well.

My prediction: Playoffs this year, and a Super Bowl Championship in 3 years. I believe Mike and McNabb both retire after 4 years together.
Now is the time to get behind this team and enjoy the ride.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:09 AM   #2
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Re: How DonoShan will take us to the Playoffs this year.

Or, this thread could be titled "Why I love being an Off-season champion"
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:15 AM   #3
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Re: How DonoShan will take us to the Playoffs this year.

Please remember that the laws of physics do exist and chums like Stephon Heyer cannot play at the same level they did last year, even if it was not all their fault.
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Re: How DonoShan will take us to the Playoffs this year.

How about we get a left tackle before we talk playoffs?
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:25 AM   #5
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How about we get a left tackle before we talk playoffs?
And a couple of LB's and a replacement NT (if Haynesworth is traded), etc.
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Re: How DonoShan will take us to the Playoffs this year.

Those are some bold predictions but I'd love to see them come true. I think that Mike and team will be able to utilize whomever we have better than Zorn or Gibbs were able to. Haslett is still a bit of a concern for me but we'll just have to cross that bridge once we get to it. I'll be interested to see the success or lack thereof that a lot of our positional coaches have elsewhere. Unfortunately, for that evaluation, some have retired.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:37 AM   #7
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Re: How DonoShan will take us to the Playoffs this year.

It's cliche I know, but champions are made in the off season.
The team made the 2 biggest moves a team can make to be a winner.
Hired a great coach, and picked up a great QB
I think Heyer will be much better this year, and I am sure the team will get a
solid, if not great, LT in the draft.
They have 5 months before the season starts, look at what they have done in the last 2 months. They have plenty of time to get solid players in place.
They already have the 2 most important pieces a team needs to win. Coach and QB.
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It's cliche I know, but champions are made in the off season.
The team made the 2 biggest moves a team can make to be a winner.
Hired a great coach, and picked up a great QB.
And Defense wins championships. If Haynesworth is traded they better get Suh or McCoy.
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Re: How DonoShan will take us to the Playoffs this year.

DonoShan???


That's HORRIBLE, God forbid people start calling them that.
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And Defense wins championships. If Haynesworth is traded they better get Suh or McCoy.
A defense is NECESSARY to win championships. Most SB winners have stout O's
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It's cliche I know, but champions are made in the off season.

The team made the 2 biggest moves a team can make to be a winner.

Hired a great coach, and picked up a great QB.
after the past 10 years, you can say that and keep a straight face. championship teams are built, and sustained, not bought and pimped. Maybe shanahan and allen are making the right moves, maybe we make 9+ wins, but as of now, we are simply off-season champs for the 4th year in a row. hopefully it will turn out better than 4-12.

and no offense, but this is a retarded thread when we don't even have a starting left tackle yet.
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Re: How DonoShan will take us to the Playoffs this year.

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DonoShan???


That's HORRIBLE, God forbid people start calling them that.
Yeah I've always found those names really lame, it all started with Benifer BEN AND JEN and its never stopped since. People think its cool or clever.
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Re: How DonoShan will take us to the Playoffs this year.

Quarterbacks provide a lot of utility to the team. That doesn't mean they can turn water into wine. But laymen love the "he's like Jesus" metaphor, no matter how silly it is.
Super Bowl teams have players who can make enough plays from to win it all. Where it comes from, it depends. There is not enough playmakers to go be so certain of a playoff run this year. A transitioning defense means growing pains as they learn it, which means plays that hurt the team. An unproven O-line coach and unproven O-linemen means that we don't know how much of a foundation McNabb has to stand on.
I believe that Shanny+McNabb is going to be an excellent combo, but they aren't going to be miracle workers.
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Re: How DonoShan will take us to the Playoffs this year.

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DonoShan???


That's HORRIBLE, God forbid people start calling them that.
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Yeah I've always found those names really lame, it all started with Benifer BEN AND JEN and its never stopped since. People think its cool or clever.
nice points paintordie
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nice points paintordie


Hilarious...speaking of funny things, is this thread the first candidate in 2010 for the Thread Hell section?
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