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Old 08-20-2011, 08:53 AM   #451
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Keep in mind these defenses having been playing very very conservative and have not been using close to 30% of their defensive plays (coverages, and blitzes). Also keep in mind that Pittsburgh was without arguably their 2 best players James Harrison and Troy Polamalu. And when we scored against them it was against half 1st teamers, half 2nd teamers.
Keep in mind that opposing teams are receiving the same from us.....
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:12 AM   #452
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Re: How far can Beck take us?

The impression I got from last night is that Mike and Kyle don't plan on Beck taking us anywhere. Wherever we go, we're taking Beck with us through smart playcalling, consistent execution, and a strong running game.

Question to me right now really seems to be how far can Kyle and Hightower take us.

Now that's not to take anything away from Beck, who I'm still not sure is our opening day starter over Grossman. Beck did nothing last night to make me truly doubt him. But I'm totally a beckliever? Not yet. I didn't really see him get challenged too much (granted it's a preseason game against the Colts) and while he had nice stats I didn't see what he did that really stood out from what Rex did the week before.

I guess at the end of the day, I didn't walk away from last night's game excitedly thinking this is definitely the guy for us. At the same time, I didn't leave it worried he might be either.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:33 AM   #453
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:42 AM   #454
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Keep in mind that opposing teams are receiving the same from us.....
I can dig it... Just hope it carries over into the season. I live in NY so when we loose to the Glee-men, they really put me through it up here.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:55 AM   #455
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The impression I got from last night is that Mike and Kyle don't plan on Beck taking us anywhere. Wherever we go, we're taking Beck with us through smart playcalling, consistent execution, and a strong running game.

Question to me right now really seems to be how far can Kyle and Hightower take us.

Now that's not to take anything away from Beck, who I'm still not sure is our opening day starter over Grossman. Beck did nothing last night to make me truly doubt him. But I'm totally a beckliever? Not yet. I didn't really see him get challenged too much (granted it's a preseason game against the Colts) and while he had nice stats I didn't see what he did that really stood out from what Rex did the week before.

I guess at the end of the day, I didn't walk away from last night's game excitedly thinking this is definitely the guy for us. At the same time, I didn't leave it worried he might be either.
He really didn't do anything that stood out. Fortunately for him an uncompromising adherence to a simple game plan made managing the game easier for him executing short passes mixed with a strong running game. There's much more I want to see from Beck, especially the ability to get the ball downfield and demonstrating he has to ability to bring a team from behind.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:23 AM   #456
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The impression I got from last night is that Mike and Kyle don't plan on Beck taking us anywhere. Wherever we go, we're taking Beck with us through smart playcalling, consistent execution, and a strong running game.

Question to me right now really seems to be how far can Kyle and Hightower take us.

Now that's not to take anything away from Beck, who I'm still not sure is our opening day starter over Grossman. Beck did nothing last night to make me truly doubt him. But I'm totally a beckliever? Not yet. I didn't really see him get challenged too much (granted it's a preseason game against the Colts) and while he had nice stats I didn't see what he did that really stood out from what Rex did the week before.

I guess at the end of the day, I didn't walk away from last night's game excitedly thinking this is definitely the guy for us. At the same time, I didn't leave it worried he might be either.
IMO Grossman's start was better than Beck's start.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:32 AM   #457
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Re: How far can Beck take us?

Beck has more upside and is the better choice.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:51 AM   #458
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The impression I got from last night is that Mike and Kyle don't plan on Beck taking us anywhere. Wherever we go, we're taking Beck with us through smart playcalling, consistent execution, and a strong running game.

Question to me right now really seems to be how far can Kyle and Hightower take us.Now that's not to take anything away from Beck, who I'm still not sure is our opening day starter over Grossman. Beck did nothing last night to make me truly doubt him. But I'm totally a beckliever? Not yet. I didn't really see him get challenged too much (granted it's a preseason game against the Colts) and while he had nice stats I didn't see what he did that really stood out from what Rex did the week before.

I guess at the end of the day, I didn't walk away from last night's game excitedly thinking this is definitely the guy for us. At the same time, I didn't leave it worried he might be either.

Welcome aboard the Hightower bandwagon. If he doesn't get hurt, this kid is going to be very good!
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:48 PM   #460
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For anyone who ever got a good laugh out of the Cris Carter thread....

You are right warriorzpath, we all must have been wrong about your heartfelt diatribe:

From ESPN NFC bEast blog -
"A preseason game can have value for a team like the Redskins. No, the result doesn't matter. And no, you can't assume they'll look as good in real games as they have so far in two fake ones. But think about where the Redskins are right now. Nobody thinks they're any good. Everybody thinks they'll finish last. They've got people saying they could be the worst team in the league (which I seriously doubt). And while they can pretend they don't hear it, they all have the internet, and cable TV, and AM radio in their cars. And even if they don't pay attention to any of that stuff, they all have friends and relatives who undoubtedly keep them posted on it. But world-class professional athletes aren't inclined to doubt themselves, and having success -- even if it's on a micro level in a game that doesn't count -- is the kind of thing that can bolster confidence internally when nothing's happening to bolster it externally. This is two weeks in a row that the Redskins peeled the tape off their ankles and went home feeling good about themselves. And a team that's going to be an underdog in the majority of its games this season can benefit greatly from knowing what it's like to feel that way. "
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:59 PM   #461
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IF Beck s hows us some good stuff against the Ravens I am game for him starting Sept 11 vs the Gmen, unless Rex also comes out strong. I would start Beck against the Ravens to see if he can up his game, then start Rex the last game.
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:14 PM   #462
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IF Beck s hows us some good stuff against the Ravens I am game for him starting Sept 11 vs the Gmen, unless Rex also comes out strong. I would start Beck against the Ravens to see if he can up his game, then start Rex the last game.
Let's see what happens in the next two games.

But if I were Shanny and I had to choose right now, I'd choose Beck. He was solid if unspectacular. But when Rex threw his pick I covered my face and prayed that he would not be the starter - same old Rex. So, by elimination, it's Beck.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:00 PM   #463
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I really like Beck's mobility and his quick release.
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I really like Beck's mobility and his quick release.
But he struggles with the long ball. What happens when defenses stack the box and take away the short to intermediate throws?
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:25 PM   #465
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I think the knock on his long ball has been a bit overblown.
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