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Old 05-18-2005, 08:44 AM   #46
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Re: Offseason Power Rankings - # 29

i personally would like them to rank us 32, or better yet, add the NFL Europe teams in and rank us right below them. If we are ranked too high then the media has expectations.

Expecations = pressure.

The lower the expectations, the lower the pressure. Look at Rothlesburger and Brees last season. Look at Kitna the season before that. May I mention superbowl MVP seasons for Tom Brady and Kurt Warner. Or maybe even MartyS in San Deigo last season or heck, even Priest Holmes when he moved to the Chiefs.

I don't know about you, but I seem to perform in any situation when the pressure is off and I can just enjoy myself. I would guess that to be true of proffesional atheletes too.
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Re: Offseason Power Rankings - # 29

True. Just look at the D last year...
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Old 05-18-2005, 08:55 AM   #48
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I'm wondering why people think Gibbs won't make any changes to the offense this year. He's already upgraded the speed at WR, he's said they are going to try out the shotgun, and the staff as a whole has said they realize they need to be more aggressive this year.
I think it's because thats the same stuff he spewed at every press conference after a disappointing loss because his offense couldn't move the chains. Yet we didn't see much of any of it. The way we played on offense against MN is the way we need to play all the time. Granted MN's defense wasn't exactly stellar, we spread the field, we mixed it up, it was a pretty good game. We just need to start playing like we have nothing to lose all the time.
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Or how we played against the Giants the second time around...
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Old 05-18-2005, 04:08 PM   #50
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Re: Offseason Power Rankings - # 29

I fear we are in for a long hard few years!
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Old 05-18-2005, 10:39 PM   #51
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I like to look at it realistically but this is a little ridiculous. Not one person on this board would have bet a wooden nickel on SanDiego's chances last year... And let's face it, no one was looking at their draft or off season and going "Oh yeah... These guys are going to rock in '04". Why not stand a little behind your team and the fact that they are trying to at least do things differently this year in the offseason.

I for one thought the offseason was boring because I have been used to the splashy signings and trades. For once they didn't go after crazy names past there prime for big $$$. We all agree that we lost some players that we would like not to have lost, but the reality is we finally have the same staff, most of the same players, and we are picking up some ROLE players which we haven't done in the last 10+ years. I hope we hit it big this year so I can laugh in all of the nay-sayers faces...
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Old 05-19-2005, 02:16 PM   #52
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Re: Offseason Power Rankings - # 29

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I think it's because thats the same stuff he spewed at every press conference after a disappointing loss because his offense couldn't move the chains. Yet we didn't see much of any of it. The way we played on offense against MN is the way we need to play all the time. Granted MN's defense wasn't exactly stellar, we spread the field, we mixed it up, it was a pretty good game. We just need to start playing like we have nothing to lose all the time.
As frustrated as he was, at least Gibbs still appeared as the leader of the team and showed that he really wanted to fix things, as opposed to "I don't know...I guess I gotta coach 'em up better". Come on Daseal, give the guy a little respect....he has won three professional championships by adapting his style of offense to the players he had, combined with considering what most of the defenses were doing at the time. He can (and will) do it again.
It floors me that after so many people (especially the so-called experts)thought the Skins would be better because of Gibbs last year, many think they will be worse this season. Gibbs spent 11 years completely out of football....now he's "gotten his feet wet" and knows what needs to be done to apapt his "90's offense" to 2005.
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I like to look at it realistically but this is a little ridiculous. Not one person on this board would have bet a wooden nickel on SanDiego's chances last year... And let's face it, no one was looking at their draft or off season and going "Oh yeah... These guys are going to rock in '04". Why not stand a little behind your team and the fact that they are trying to at least do things differently this year in the offseason.

I for one thought the offseason was boring because I have been used to the splashy signings and trades. For once they didn't go after crazy names past there prime for big $$$. We all agree that we lost some players that we would like not to have lost, but the reality is we finally have the same staff, most of the same players, and we are picking up some ROLE players which we haven't done in the last 10+ years. I hope we hit it big this year so I can laugh in all of the nay-sayers faces...
Amen! Agreed 100%

It was the Chargers last year, Panthers the year before, and so on....so who's to say the Redskins can't be that team in '05? I think they can. (Disclaimer: I am not saying that someone who is more critical of the team is less of a fan...just try to have some faith in them.)
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I think that people are not understanding the point of Daseal's post. He is giving full credit to what Gibbs did back in the 80s and is stating that he believes he can do it again. It is completely fair to assess the things that Gibbs did last year as problematic, due to formations, protection and personnel. Those things lie solely on him (most of them). Just because he one of the greatest coaches of all time does not mean he shouldn't be questioned. I had issues with Gibbs myself last year. He made some good moves and he made some bad moves. But I WILL be the first to say that I think he has handled this offseason like someone who has learned something in his first year back.

I just don't think it's fair to crucify Daseal because he won't talk about only the good things. He's been very adamant that he believes Gibbs can do it again.
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Re: Offseason Power Rankings - # 29

I hate these polls, they favor certain teams.....I heard a commentator say, the pollsters hear their favorite team bought some new socks, and they move 'em up in their polls. The teams have to play a couple of regular season games before you can evaluate or rank the teams.......
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Maybe a uniform redesign will get us in the top 10!
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I think that people are not understanding the point of Daseal's post. He is giving full credit to what Gibbs did back in the 80s and is stating that he believes he can do it again. It is completely fair to assess the things that Gibbs did last year as problematic, due to formations, protection and personnel. Those things lie solely on him (most of them). Just because he one of the greatest coaches of all time does not mean he shouldn't be questioned. I had issues with Gibbs myself last year. He made some good moves and he made some bad moves. But I WILL be the first to say that I think he has handled this offseason like someone who has learned something in his first year back.

I just don't think it's fair to crucify Daseal because he won't talk about only the good things. He's been very adamant that he believes Gibbs can do it again.
I am not crucifying anyone. It is just brutal when people look at these polls and look at what was done in the offseason and try to say we are going to suck next year. I am not saying he is wrong and if you read some of my post I agree with him on many accounts.

I also thought Gibbs last year did a lot wrong in the games, but I think this year will be different. He knows what to expect and has gotten used to the playclock and different D's etc...

I am just saying that most everyone when we went out and signed Deon, Carrier, Jeff George, Bruce Smith, and the list goes on and on, would have said the Skins had a great offseason. They are going to make strides this year. What about picking up some role players and some depth in important positions on the team. OUr team could have easily been 10-6 last year with a couple small tweaks and the same personnel.

Just because we didn't go out and sign big name free agents doesn't mean our team did nothing in the offsseason to improve and that we will be worse off than last year.

It was a ridiculous statement.
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Maybe a uniform redesign will get us in the top 10!
By uniform redesign does that include our nickname, one of the reasons the media just hates the Redskins, is what THEY preceive as our politically incorrect nickname. Legend has it that some Native Americans put a "curse" on our team because of the refusal to change our name......it appears that the curse is working But I'm glad Snyder is sticking with his guns to keep the name.

I like to play cards and watch the Poker tournaments, and I get very amused
when they play at one casino, and it's owned by Native Americans, who find nothing wrong with performing a sacred warrior dance when they present the cash winnings at a poker tournament, but heaven help a football team for using as it's logo a Native American....to symbolize a brave warrior, etc...they consider that disrespectful......go figure..............
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