Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


Reasons to believe...

Redskins Locker Room


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-23-2005, 03:44 PM   #1
Impact Rookie
 
SkinsRock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Crofton, MD
Age: 44
Posts: 907
Reasons to believe...

Every year there are at least one or two surprise teams that come in with a mediocre or losing record, and end up at least making a run for the playoffs or better when they weren't "supposed" to. Here are a few of them off the top of my head (I'm sure there have been more):

'99 Rams
'00 Ravens
'01 Patriots
'03 Cowboys (yuck!!)
'03 Panthers
'04 Chargers
'04 Steelers

'05 Redskins????
SkinsRock is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 05-23-2005, 04:04 PM   #2
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 81,985
Re: Reasons to believe...

Don't forget about the '99 Redskins
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2005, 04:06 PM   #3
I like big (_|_)s.
 
TheMalcolmConnection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Age: 32
Posts: 17,548
Re: Reasons to believe...

Hopefully, LaVar can spark something like that this year...
__________________
Regret nothing. At one time it was exactly what you wanted.
TheMalcolmConnection is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2005, 04:45 PM   #4
Propane and propane accessories
 
JWsleep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Age: 45
Posts: 4,590
Re: Reasons to believe...

I'm optimistic--I think we're a lot closer than the pundits think. Given that, and the overall weakness of the NFC (who, besides Philly, is all that good?), I think we can make a run at the playoffs. Also, our schedule goes from harder to easier this year, as opposed to last year. And we've got the same coaches and largely the same players.

And it's about GOD DAMN TIME!!!!!!
__________________
Hail from Houston!
JWsleep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2005, 05:27 PM   #5
Playmaker
 
djnemo65's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: MA
Age: 33
Posts: 2,836
Re: Reasons to believe...

It's really do or die at this point since there's not much more tinkering that can be done. Eventually, if we keep falling short the team will have to be blown up. I really think if we only win 5 of 6 games this year we might see Gibbs step down. It will certainly sting to have to send a top draft pick to denver - we have to make the playoffs for that trade to begin to make sense.

All that being said, I'm still guardedly optimistic and I'll remain on record as predicting 10 wins.
djnemo65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2005, 06:45 PM   #6
I like big (_|_)s.
 
TheMalcolmConnection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Age: 32
Posts: 17,548
Re: Reasons to believe...

As far as being realistic and from a "paper" perspective which means jack shit, I say 8-8. From a "true believer" perspective, I see us making the wildcard slot with 10-6.
__________________
Regret nothing. At one time it was exactly what you wanted.
TheMalcolmConnection is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2005, 07:01 PM   #7
The Starter
 
Riggo44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: San Clemente CA
Age: 40
Posts: 2,389
Re: Reasons to believe...

I really think are offense will step it up this year. The Rams weren't that great in Dick Vermills frist season back. But since then He has been one of the better coaches in the NFL.
I really do believe in or coaches. Gibbs will get it right.
__________________
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Benjamin Franklin
Riggo44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2005, 07:23 PM   #8
Pro Bowl
 
skinsguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Posts: 6,536
Re: Reasons to believe...

We will definitely be improved from last year. The question is, how much. I don't see us having a worse record than 8-8. We could have very easily had an 8-8 record this past year...and if our D remains as good as they were last year, and our offense improves at least a little bit....10-6 is definitely not out of the question.
__________________
Not the same Skinsguy that posts on ES.
skinsguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 07:41 AM   #9
Pro Bowl
 
BigSKINBauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Age: 26
Posts: 5,637
Re: Reasons to believe...

some of those teams on that list did bad the next year, does that possibly mean that the steelers or chargers might not be all so great. I hope we beat the chargers that is a hard division we have to play, possibly the best. I think our division is second best, so we play the top two divisions next year. That is not a easy schedule
BigSKINBauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 08:15 AM   #10
I like big (_|_)s.
 
TheMalcolmConnection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Age: 32
Posts: 17,548
Re: Reasons to believe...

I think the Eagles will fall off this year. They had their shots and now they have players holding out.
__________________
Regret nothing. At one time it was exactly what you wanted.
TheMalcolmConnection is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 09:09 AM   #11
Camp Scrub
 
TigersPawSkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Northern Va. about 5-10 minutes from redskins park
Age: 45
Posts: 11
Re: Reasons to believe...

I believe they will do better than 10-6. Recently I was watching games from last year and saw where there were alot of dropped balls (50/50 & Coles) in tight situations that could definitely have changed the outcome of the game. Do you remember how many games where we had a touchdown called back on some B/S penalty call. And then the game ends with the other team winning by LESS than 7 points. Our season last year should have ended better. But that is how the cards fell. With the addition of some "sure handed" receivers who WANT to be here, I feel very confident the season will end up being vastly different than last year. The defense will be stronger and more solid than last year. The team is going into camp knowing who their quarterback is going to be. Overall most of the players have been doing those little things as a group to come together. I think both the staff and the players are very excited about what they have here in place and what this coming season will entail. Again I am very excited about the direction Gibbs is taking this ball club!! I believe in him. He and this team WILL be successful.

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!! HAIL VICTORY!! BRAVES ON THE WARPATH!! FIGHT FOR ALL DC!!

GO SKINS!!!
__________________
believe in your dreams, but live in reality
TigersPawSkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 09:21 AM   #12
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,741
Re: Reasons to believe...

Welcome to the board TigersPaw!
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 09:56 AM   #13
Camp Scrub
 
TigersPawSkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Northern Va. about 5-10 minutes from redskins park
Age: 45
Posts: 11
Re: Reasons to believe...

Thanks !!!
__________________
believe in your dreams, but live in reality
TigersPawSkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 08:38 PM   #14
The Starter
 
monk81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 2,029
Re: Reasons to believe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SkinsRock
Every year there are at least one or two surprise teams that come in with a mediocre or losing record, and end up at least making a run for the playoffs or better when they weren't "supposed" to. Here are a few of them off the top of my head (I'm sure there have been more):

'99 Rams
'00 Ravens
'01 Patriots
'03 Cowboys (yuck!!)
'03 Panthers
'04 Chargers
'04 Steelers

'05 Redskins????
(Are you a fan of Hugh Ross.....if you don't know whom I am talking about that's okay.)_ Although the Cowboys were a huge surprise I think it was a mirage which was proved when they made the playoffs and were demolished and last year they came back to earth and were as "good" as we were
Chargers were impressive................and Big Ben was a nice surprise......
__________________
"It's absolutely criminal, in my opinion, that Monk has yet to be enshrined (in the Pro-Football Hall of Fame)" Dan Arkush PFW
monk81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.25753 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25