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View Poll Results: Your thoughts on the Skins after 2 games?
They have exceeded my expectations 78 57.35%
They have met my expectations 58 42.65%
They have failed to meet my expectations 0 0%
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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I know it's only 2 games...

But how good are you feeling about the team this year?
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:25 AM   #2
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

I get to rub it in all of your faces at the end of the season when my prediction in the predictions thread about us being division winners comes true.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:37 AM   #3
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

I think the team overall has met my expectations. I don't think they have been an elite team, nor a trash team, but instead simply a middle tier NFL team, that has made some good strides in the second year of Shanahan's coaching structure.

Places they have exceeded my expectations:
Ryan Kerrigan - I expected more rookie mistakes from Kerrigan, and while I have high hopes long term, he has been much more of an impact player than I expected. Pretty soon defensive coordinators will have to be game planning for him and Orakpo, and that ought to free Orakpo up.

Pass defense - the way players stepped up with the injuries in the Arizona game, I think it says alot that with our 4th and 5th CB's in there, Arizona still ran - even if effective, rather than being able to torch the secondary for multiple big plays.

Places where my expectations were higher what they have shown:
Oline - This may change after the Dallas game, but right now, I am pretty fearful of what a healthy effective DLine can bring against our team. I think they did ok against the Giants, but I really felt that they should have had much better protection against a mediocre Arizona DLine

Scoring - obviously, 2 out of 7 in the redzone against Arizona just isn't where I thought they'd be (see my 35 point prediction...)
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:52 AM   #4
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

I feel good about this team overall, I said 8-8 but I'm starting to think we can win 10 games this year. Our run game is legit and Rex looks solid, he impressed me after those early INT's he didn't cave like he used 2. Our defense is improved and the Haslett haters from last year have seen our D become better, we shut down the giants and outside of a long bomb to Fitz we handled them also. Fred Davis is legit and becoming our Number 1 TE, Gaffney was a great pick up and how about the Rookie Kerrigan??? STUD
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:04 AM   #5
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

I said they met my expectations but in all actuality they have probably exceeded it. In my total wins I had the Giants and Cards a games won so they have met my expectation but again beating the Giants by 2 scores and although a close game with the Cards they basically dominated the game. Had they been able to put together scores on everytime they were in the red zone it might have been a blow out.

I think I had the Dallas game as a loss only because we would be in Dallas. Then I had the Rams as a win but they look good also. So we shall see. I think by the break I had us 3-1, but if we can enter the bye at 4-0 would be awsome and definitly be beyond my expectations.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:06 AM   #6
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

Well we are 2/0 so how could I even vote for failed to meet but I'm sure someone will?
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:07 AM   #7
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

Not too different from what I thought going into the season. Lots of challenges up ahead but we're off to a good start.

What I'm happiest about is that there don't seem to be any distractions and no true individual disappointments
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:17 AM   #8
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

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Well we are 2/0 so how could I even vote for failed to meet but I'm sure someone will?
Agreed. If someone had told me that there would be seven teams at 2-0 after two weeks, I would not have guessed that we would be one of them. We've all seen in the first two weeks weaknesses that will cost us games moving ahead, but the fact is that most impartial observers (granted, there are lots of haters) did not believe this team could win 8 games. Notwithstanding that the first two games were at home, with one being against a injury-plagued defense, the team looks solidly competent on both sides of the ball. My vote is for exceeding expectations.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:18 AM   #9
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

Hugh Douglas has us @4 on his P.R lol Nice
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:23 AM   #10
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

We've played hard and looked disciplined. There is more energy and more team spirit. That makes me happy.

But we haven't played a road game yet so that is all that I am willing to say at this point.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:29 AM   #11
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

The offense has exceeded my expectations. I expected our defense to play this well. But the entire character of the team has changed so quickly. Poised and focus, which leads me to believe those close games we lose so often will start to come out in our favor. First thing a skins fan said at work this week was, we lose that game last year. So true.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:49 AM   #12
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

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Old 09-21-2011, 12:05 PM   #13
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

They met my expectations. I don't see anything that precludes the Skins from starting 4-0. The thing that's a bit of a surprise to me is how good they run the spread offense. Any team that wants to stop the Redskins passing attack better have 3 good CB and 2 quality safeties because Davis, Cooley, Armstrong are coming.

I predicted the Skins will win 10 games and they are well on their way.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:14 PM   #14
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

Nobody hatting yet? dont see a couple posters yet to vote...that could change
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:25 PM   #15
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Re: I know it's only 2 games...

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They met my expectations. I don't see anything that precludes the Skins from starting 4-0. The thing that's a bit of a surprise to me is how good they run the spread offense. Any team that wants to stop the Redskins passing attack better have 3 good CB and 2 quality safeties because Davis, Cooley, Armstrong are coming.

I predicted the Skins will win 10 games and they are well on their way.
Yeah I said at the beginning 9-7 or 10-6. The injury pleagued teams have helped that out a lot but others look better then I expected also. Panthers, Bills, Miami, and 49ers really don't look that bad and they were my easy wins this year. I had us split in the NFCE (3 games), the Cards (4 games), Rams (5 games), Panthers, Bills, 49ers (8 games), Miami and Seatle (10 games), I'm thinking possibly the Vikes and Bucs also. I'm not saying we will win 12 games but that gives us a cushion for is we lose one I'm expecting us to win. The losses I figured would be Giants (which maybe we take both), Dallas (we might take both), Eagles, Jets, Patriots, Pitt, Baltimore, and I had the Colts but they look horrid.

Can anyone not possibly see 11-5 and our losses being Eagles (1), Jets, Patriots, Steelers, Ravens? I keep hoping no major injuries.
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