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Old 10-05-2005, 01:50 AM   #31
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On another topic... Did they put those glasses on Stuart Scott to hide his eye? That things getting worse every time I watch...
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Old 10-05-2005, 02:08 AM   #32
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offiss, many were saying Seattle was our first big test, but I guess that's just been explained away since they missed a FG and Holmgren made some questionable calls down the stretch.

I'm not arguing that Denver is better than Seattle, but Seattle isn't exactly a slouch either. They have one of the top ranked offenses and their D was ranked 8th coming into our game.

It's funny how fickle the media is week to week. After week 1 the Bears were bums, after week 2 they were on the rise again. After week 1 Dallas was headed to the playoffs, now they're headed back to the basement.

All the Skins can do is go out and beat the next team on the schedule, which they've done so far. I'm just wondering what excuses will pop up when we go on the road and beat Denver. Should be interesting.

The media is one thing, how many of these writers really know the nuts and bolts of football?

What you really have to focus on are my post's Matty the ones where I said I wasen't impressed with Seattle regardless of their record and said we should beat them!

So far as much as I have been in opposition of our offensive scheme I have predicted all 3 victories, reason? I knew the Bears had no QB, and the Hawk's have no coaching, as for Dallas my thought was they would beat us except for the fact that all our termoil that week I could see us winning on something out of the ordinary, although I thought it would be a defensive score it still was out of the ordinary.

What will they say after we beat Denver? Let's not put the cart before the horse here, I think we will come out of this game with much more media respect win or lose, I feel we will give them a good game and in doing so we will start to gain respect, but I don't see us winning this one, it's not by any means impossible, but it will be a tough one to come away with a W in mile high.

I do hope you are right though, I can handle being 3-1!
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Old 10-05-2005, 02:58 AM   #33
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Re: Underdogs?

The home team automatically gets +3, so Denver would only be favored by 4 if the game were in DC.
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Old 10-05-2005, 07:17 AM   #34
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offiss, many were saying Seattle was our first big test, but I guess that's just been explained away since they missed a FG and Holmgren made some questionable calls down the stretch.

I'm not arguing that Denver is better than Seattle, but Seattle isn't exactly a slouch either. They have one of the top ranked offenses and their D was ranked 8th coming into our game.

It's funny how fickle the media is week to week. After week 1 the Bears were bums, after week 2 they were on the rise again. After week 1 Dallas was headed to the playoffs, now they're headed back to the basement.

All the Skins can do is go out and beat the next team on the schedule, which they've done so far. I'm just wondering what excuses will pop up when we go on the road and beat Denver. Should be interesting.
Seattle is something like 1-30 in the eastern time zone so while they are a tougher team than Chicago they are not exactly world beaters when they go east. The bottom line is the skins have beaten 3 weak team which is a good thing because in the past few years the skins found a way to lose games that went down like Sunday's did. I just dont see a way to argue that the skins are one of the stronger teams in the nfl because they have not had a tough test yet. That will happen this week.
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:26 AM   #35
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There's room for more than one swami around here, offiss.

I'm putting the cart way before the horse and saying we'll steal this one on the road in Denver, and we still won't get much respect at 4-0. The majority of the media will still have plenty of excuses as to why we're now the worst 4-0 team in NFL history. If we lose and drop to 3-1, all the naysayers will pull out the "I told you so" takes as to why the Skins are beginning to slide back down to reality.

I really don't see the Skins gaining much respect until at least halfway through the season, if we're sitting there with at least 5 or 6 wins after 8 games, then I think some eyebrows will have been raised.
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:07 AM   #36
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I still say we beat a good Seattle team - this is a team, until we beat them, many thought would make noise in the AFC West.

I say the Skins have nothing to prove but to play their hearts out like they have all year, so far. Whether they win or lose, they've proven that they can now close out nail-biters. Now I'm not satisfied with a "moral" victory Sunday, but this is a quality that will take them into the playoffs. The blowouts will come, IMO, we're just learning how to win right now.

BTW, I sent a semi-nasty email to Vic Carruci?? from NFLnetwork.com. Their website had some commentary about the 4 undefeated teams in the NFL, but they had yet to update it with our most recent win v. Seattle. I let him have it!! I hope he responds.....him and that fat Lincoln Kennedy!!!
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:15 AM   #37
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I agree 12thMan.

I'm aware Seattle sucks on the road, but that doesn't discount they were still a quality opponent.

Seattle is a team that should win 8 or 9 games, possibly 10 if they play their cards right.

As for Dallas, I don't think they are a pushover either. I think they're also capable of winning 8 or 9 games.

I wouldn't say we've been truly tested yet, and I agree that Denver will be a great test, BUT I really wouldn't say we've played 3 weak teams either.
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:42 AM   #38
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The problem with the "quality of opponents" is that it's so easily twisted to meet the needs of the arguer.

The Bears may end up OK, but they aren't the team we thought they were. Why? They lost to the Redskins.

The Cowboys clearly still have some kinks to work out. Why? They lost to the Redskins.

The Seahawks need to restore some focus and fix their playcalling. Why? They lost to the Redskins.

IF the Redskins win in Denver, will the story be that they're 4-0, or that Denver had a breakdown of some sort. I mean, a Denver loss would have to be their own fault. They lost to the Redskins.
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IF the Redskins win in Denver, will the story be that they're 4-0, or that Denver had a breakdown of some sort. I mean, a Denver loss would have to be their own fault. They lost to the Redskins.
I definitely agree with the latter. The story will focus on how Denver lost, not how the Redskins won.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:32 AM   #40
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The redskins CAN win in Denver, especially with the injuries they have. The X factor here is Jake Plummer. Which one shows up, the Peyton Manning clone or the Shane Matthews clone. You never know which Plummer will show up.

I think it is IMPERATIVE for us to take advantage of every chance to score we get. Even if that means getting over a two TD lead! What scares me is our collapse against the seahawks. Our defense was so soft underneath that they drove up and down the field, and really should have won that game. That was an easy FG that Josh Brown missed.
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BUT the Seahawks have a FAR better running game than the Broncos. Their receiving corps is better than the Broncos. Offensively, the Seahawks are far superior to the Broncos. The main thing is our offense putting some points on the board. We put up 17 or more, I think we win.
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A 47 yard FG isn't exactly a chip shot and certainly not easy.

Norwood's famous missed FG in the Super Bowl was also 47 yards, again not exactly a chip shot but people seem to always overlook this fact. It's not like he missed a 20 yarder.

Anything over 45 yards in my book is not an easy 3.
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BUT the Seahawks have a FAR better running game than the Broncos. Their receiving corps is better than the Broncos. Offensively, the Seahawks are far superior to the Broncos. The main thing is our offense putting some points on the board. We put up 17 or more, I think we win.
Denver is 3rd overall in rushing.

Seattle ranks 7th... right behind the Skins at #6.
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I did look at the stats, but it's one of those paper stats that won't translate very well when the Redskins play them. Anderson and Bell aren't exactly a couple of the top backs in the league. I really feel good about our chances against their offense. Their defense I AM worried about however.
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:39 PM   #45
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Gold and Wilson could pose problems for our o-line, they are very good blitzers. And that make shift D line is playing well right now. With Champ out of the line-up, we can exploit their secondary though.
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