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Old 11-29-2005, 08:13 PM   #76
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I disagree. Portis is paid like a top five back and I don't see the production. He has turned the ball over too much and its affecting his running style. He seems to be concentrating on "not fumbling" and not instinctively hitting the holes at full speed and using his vision and allusiveness to run to daylight. With the same personnel, same blocking, Betts and Cartwright seem to run harder at hit the hole at full speed and have better success. Neither Betts or Cartwright are breakaway runners so these runs very rarely go the distance. Portis is a breakaway runner. He is not hitting the holes hard. I see him avoiding contact, falling prematurely and running into the back of his blockers. In the fourth quarter, Gibbs called his number repeatedly. He didn't deliver. I saw Marty do the same with LT and he delivered.

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Old 11-29-2005, 09:23 PM   #77
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This year's team definitely is an improvement over last year's.

However, this trend of losing close games (after winning the first three) is very disturbing and shows that something with the team is extremely flawed. We need to find out exactly what's wrong, or we're in for more a couple more seasons without going to the playoffs.
I wouldn't say that losing those close games means that something is extremely flawed. If we lost those games by 14 points or more, then I would say something is extremely flawed. Losing games by 2 or 3 points, late in the fourth quarter is distressing, but I don't believe it means that something is way wrong. This team is still going through transition, like it or not. I believe we're expecting this team to be Super Bowl champions right from the start.
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:00 PM   #78
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I wouldn't say that losing those close games means that something is extremely flawed. If we lost those games by 14 points or more, then I would say something is extremely flawed. Losing games by 2 or 3 points, late in the fourth quarter is distressing, but I don't believe it means that something is way wrong. This team is still going through transition, like it or not. I believe we're expecting this team to be Super Bowl champions right from the start.
Maybe saying "extremely flawed" was a little, well, extreme.
However, something is wrong, and it seems to be getting worse in the past couple weeks. Trust me, I do not expect us to go to the Super Bowl this year or next. I just want us to continue to make progress toward that goal. Unfortunately in the past three weeks, we've moved in the wrong direction.
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:00 AM   #79
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Just like last week, and the week before .
Or his substitute son Brunell
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Just like last week, and the week before that, Gibbs went to the apple of his eye with the game on the line and failed again
Or his sustitute son Brunell
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:22 AM   #81
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Maybe saying "extremely flawed" was a little, well, extreme.
However, something is wrong, and it seems to be getting worse in the past couple weeks. Trust me, I do not expect us to go to the Super Bowl this year or next. I just want us to continue to make progress toward that goal. Unfortunately in the past three weeks, we've moved in the wrong direction.

We are making progress. Not all progress is going to show up as wins unfortunately.
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