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Postby die cowboys die » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:34 pm

PulpExposure wrote:
elprez19 wrote:we could be only one game better than the Raiders after tonight....thats sick


We're only one game better than the Titans.


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Postby old-timer » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:45 pm

PulpExposure wrote:
elprez19 wrote:we could be only one game better than the Raiders after tonight....thats sick


We're only one game better than the Titans.


Don't knock em', they beat us didn't they?

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Postby SkinzCanes » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:47 pm

Don't knock em', they beat us didn't they?


Beating us isn't all that difficult.

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Postby air_hog » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:00 pm

Gosh, we gave up 180 rushing yards to Travis Henry... Travis freakin Henry.

I seriously don't know what has happend to the Defense this year.

It's like, I don't even know, seriously I have know idea why/when our defense lost it.

Hopefully we can pick it up against Indy, which is a game I trully think we can win.
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Postby REDEEMEDSKIN » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:30 pm

Chris Luva Luva wrote:Where is TRO? :lol: He must have hung himself after Brunell threw the game away. :lol:


Sorry, to dissapoint, but TRO's beenon the West Coast, and my internet access has been limited.

I was extremely disappointed with the team's play, and I have to finally admit it......



































Our defense sucks.

Brunell played well, but (until he threw the game away), even he (yes EVEN HE) needs to improve and get this offense clicking, no excuses.

However, in '04, th efan base complained about our inabilityto score 21 points to allow the defense to do its thing. Now, wescore 21+, and the defense allows enough to let the Titans roll out as vicotrs from FedEx.

The team has looked bad in consecutive weeks, and we are seriously hurting our chances of making a Super Bowl run this year.

We need a turnaround and fast.

Let's do it against the Colts!!!!!

HTTR

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Postby die cowboys die » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:38 pm

REDEEMEDSKIN wrote:Brunell played well, but (until he threw the game away), even he (yes EVEN HE) needs to improve and get this offense clicking, no excuses.

However, in '04, th efan base complained about our inabilityto score 21 points to allow the defense to do its thing. Now, wescore 21+, and the defense allows enough to let the Titans roll out as vicotrs from FedEx.

The team has looked bad in consecutive weeks, and we are seriously hurting our chances of making a Super Bowl run this year.

We need a turnaround and fast.

Let's do it against the Colts!!!!!

HTTR


please consult a mental health professional, as soon as you can. i am seriously worried about you- and i don't mean that as a jab, i mean that quite honestly.

brunell is the worst quarterback in the NFL, and we are an extremely bad football team, the end.

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Postby Snout » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:07 am

I am exhausted and apathetic. My team needs a spark and so do I.

This is not the same team that closed out last season with five consecutive wins.

All teams face adversity, and character is what matters most in times of adversity. But you know what? This team has been facing a lot of adversity for a long time now. I am tired of the theme of overcoming adversity.

The truth is that we are backsliding.

I was expecting that we would be competitive in every game this year, consistently good, and maybe even outright dominant. I was expecting smashmouth Redskins football.

Yes the team needs to work hard. Yes the team needs to study the film. Yes every player needs to look at himself and ask "How can I help this football team?" But what the team really really needs is a spark.

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Postby SCSkinsFan » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:58 am

SkinzCanes wrote:

One note on C Rogers also. Did anyone else watching the game notice when he was covering Drew Bennett on one particular play that he waited until Bennett was 2 strides past him before he started trying to catch up, had no idea where the ball was, and got burned for 26 yds when we really needed a stop?


You mean the play on which he got burned deep and didn't even look back to see where the ball was?


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Postby Snout » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:08 am

Another sign of how bad things have become:

In the offseason we snagged two of the best 49er players in Carter and Lloyd. The 49ers two top coaches (Mike Nolan as head coach and Norv Turner as offensive coordinator) are Redskins rejects who would never ever ever be welcome back in Washington. And yet both teams are 2-4. Go figure.

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Re: I don't entirely blame Brunell...

Postby joebagadonuts » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:52 am

Redskin Don wrote: As bad as we were, though, we did tie the game up and then the defense promptly let Tennessee pretty much eat up the clock.


You're missing the part in there where the offense got the ball back and went three and out. How many times is the defense required to give the ball back to the offense before they're off the hook for the loss?

Not that I'm saying the defense played great, in fact, they were bad, but I'm sick of hearing 'Brunell stinks' and then a rebuttal of 'Yeah, but the defense....'

Time of possession is a stat that is owned by BOTH sides of the ball. The Redskins gained 30 yards in the 3rd quarter (10 if you include the safety). Of their 12 drives after the first quarter scores, 3 went longer than 3 plays. That's 8 three and outs (one 3 play drive resulted in a TD). How is that on the defense? How do those 3 and outs NOT count towards the lack of time of possession?
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Re: I don't entirely blame Brunell...

Postby Chris Luva Luva » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:20 am

joebagadonuts wrote:You're missing the part in there where the offense got the ball back and went three and out. How many times is the defense required to give the ball back to the offense before they're off the hook for the loss?



YES YES YES YES!! I was screaming that last week. According to 99% of the people in this forum the answer is INFINTE. If we scored 7 freaking points on our drives it wouldn't be an issue. If we could control the clock the defense would play a bit better.

How about our offense carry our defense for a year? Are they not entitled to one year? They've kept us aloft while this offense pisses around for the past 3 years. Now the defense is struggling and the offense still sucks.
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Re: I don't entirely blame Brunell...

Postby Mursilis » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:29 am

Chris Luva Luva wrote:
joebagadonuts wrote:You're missing the part in there where the offense got the ball back and went three and out. How many times is the defense required to give the ball back to the offense before they're off the hook for the loss?



YES YES YES YES!! I was screaming that last week. According to 99% of the people in this forum the answer is INFINTE. If we scored 7 freaking points on our drives it wouldn't be an issue. If we could control the clock the defense would play a bit better.

How about our offense carry our defense for a year? Are they not entitled to one year? They've kept us aloft while this offense pisses around for the past 3 years. Now the defense is struggling and the offense still sucks.


In both our close losses (Minn. and this one), the offense had the ball last and failed. I'm not saying the defense is good (it's clearly NOT), but the offense is clearly doing far less than its fair share (as usual for the last three years).

If this team wants to win another game THIS YEAR, the offense is going to have to score a LOT of points (like the Indy/KC/Cinncy teams of the past few years). Every game is going to have to be a shoot-out, or it's going to be a blow-out, with us on the losing end.

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Postby RayNAustin » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:30 am

I'm sorry, but Brunell, however inconsistent he may be, doesn't play defense. And apparently, neither does Rodgers, Rumph, Marshall, Archuleta, Holdman, and Wright. That's our biggest problem right now, not Brunell.

Sure, it's easy to say Brunell should have done better, and that would be true, but guess what? Brunell won the Jacksonville game in spite of a defense that gave up two 4th quarter leads.....remember???

Yesterday, the Titans with a 1st year QB with 2 starts and an 0-5 record marched down the filed at will....running the ball down our throats....and when they weren't doing that, they were making our secondary look foolish as was the case against the Giants, and Jacksonville the weeks before.

So what must the offense do? Score 35 a game? From a long field? Part of our offensive problem I think is because we are also dealing with field position issues because our defense is playing so poorly. On the rare occasion that we do stop them, we find ourselves backed up, and playing a long field.

Yesterday, the Titans had the ball for almost 36 min to our 24 min. Some of that might be because of our 3 and outs, but most of it I think is because of our inability to get opposing offenses off the field.

Here's the problem: In 2004 we had a solid D. Our top three in tackles were Pierce 112, Washington 107, Clark 81. Pierce and Clark are gone. Instead of LB's being two of the top three tacklers, we now have Archuleta, Taylor, and Marshall about equal in tackles. Notice how in 2004 it was LB's making 2/3 of the tackles, with the SS 1/3. This year we have our safeties making 2/3 and and our MLB making 1/3 of the tackles. That's not a good thing, and that's why we're having so many big plays against us, and why we can't stop third and longs. When your safeties are accounting for 2/3 of your tackles up front, that means that you have no safety help in coverage leaving the corners hanging out to dry. If you drop the safeties, you get run on all day long. That's what we are seeing.

It get's worse....with Harris gone, and Springs and Prioleau out, we have to rely on Wright and Rodgers to cover and they aint getting it done, period. Rodgers can't cover and he can't catch a cold. Wright isn't doing much better, and we don't even hear Rumph's name. With no pass rush, what do you do? You can only bring safeties on a blitz when your LB's are making plays....ours are not. With no pressure, those questionable corners are all the more exposed.

This is why we are seeing a complete collapse of the defense. The missing element are the players the Redskins decided they didn't need to retain....Pierce....Arrington....Clark....Smoot....Harris...over the past two seasons. Their replacements are not getting the job done, and that's why we've gone from the #3 D to our current #21. I attribute this as much to Williams arrogance as I do to salary cap issues, because we decided that Pierce didn't earn a raise, and we're paying double for Archuleta what we were playing for Clark. We dumped Harris, and Arrington. Smoot is the only cap issue I see here, because Smoot was solid, but he thought he was Bailey (money wise).

In 2004, we gave up 20 or more points in only 4 games all year. Average of 16.6. This year we've given up 20 or more 3 times already, with an average of 22, and those numbers are likely to get worse next week when Payton Manning throws for 500 yards and 51 points.

If it hadn't been for an amazing offensive effort against Jacksonville, we'd be 1-5 right now, with our only win coming against the Texans. This is a very bad football team right now, and I'm not sure that a Brett Favre in his prime could turn things around at this point....never mind Campbell. But I do agree that Campbell should be put in, if nothing more than to see if we have something to work with in him. But he's not going to be a magic bullet fix.

Sadly, I don't see how any of this is going to change significantly this year.

Even more sadly, as much as I've always loved Gibbs, he's ultimately responsible for this. Personally, I think Williams is too full of himself and his almighty defensive system to admit that the players like Smoot, Clark, Pierce, Arrington, Harris, etc were what made his system work, and now that they're gone, we are in big, big trouble no matter what the offense does or doesn't do.

Gibbs being the motivator that he is, may be able to keep this club from totally flying apart at the seams, but at this point 8-8 is about the best case scenario with 4-12 or 5-11 looking more likely.

Playoffs? Seek mental health assistence. The only playoff action this bunch is gonna see is on TV.

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Postby nnskinsfan » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:43 am

Hopefully we'll realize soon that we've got to run (pound) the ball instead of floundering around like we did at the beginning of last year. That should help also by keeping our D on the sidelines.

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Postby JPFair » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:54 am

Well, I was at the game yesterday. Before the game started, I told mself that I was going to look at the "big picture" to see if I could see what goes wrong, what goes right, etc.. What you see on the TV screen isn't always reflective of what goes on over the entire field, so I had planned on watching a few players from the beginning of the play to the end of the play, regardless of where the ball was.

First off, it was Brunell. I watched him for five consecutve plays to see what he did from start to finish. Two of the plays were pass plays, one of which was a quick screen to Moss. The other one was a deep pass to Moss where Brunell badly underthrew him and Moss had to defend it just to avoice the INT. On that play, I was watching Brunell and from the minute the ball was snapped, he never once looked at any WR other than Moss. In fact, his head never looked ANYWHERE but on the right sideline wating for Moss to get deep. I don't know if Lloyd was open or not cuz I was watching Brunell, but on a deep pass like that he should have checked the rest of the field for an open WR. He didn't do it.

I have been unwavering in my support of whatever Coach Gibbs decides as far as the QB position goes. And, that hasn't changed one bit. However, if it was me, and I'm thankfull that it's not, I think it's time to plug the new kid in there. Up until now, I've always given Brunell the benefit of the doubt because so many other aspects of the team were playing poorly, and they still are, but having seen what I saw yesterday I think Brunell is now more of a hindrance than he is a help.

Even though I think Campbell should be in there, and that Brunell is no longer capable of leading this team on a consistent basis, I think the 'anger' that so many are showing is unwarranted. We seem to be cutting all the other players some extra slack for having to learn a new offense, but Brunell isn't getting as much rope as the rest. I looked back at when Saunders became the OC in KC, and their record clearly shows that it took a full season for them to grasp the offense in a way that produced consistent good play. Is that what we're in the middle of? Overthrown balls are a classic example of learning a new offense, so maybe that's what it is. If so, then I give Brunell a little slack, but at the same time, maybe it's time to let Campbell learn it. If Campbell is our "future", and this offense is really that tough to grasp, then time is of the essence in getting Campbell in there to make him effective next year and for years to come.

So, yes, I would like to see Brunell out. But, I'd also like to see Kenny Wright out, Adam Archuleta, Andre Carter, and a few others. I really think our offensive line is more of a problem for this team than we think. So, why not make changes there as well?

It's too late for Brunell to change his approach. At first I thought it was Lloyd just wasn't getting open in order to get the ball, but when Brunell doesn't even look at him, how can he get the ball? Same with Patten. Thrash? Randle-El? But, those problems that Brunell clearly has doesn't automatically make the rest of the team innocent.

Diecowboysdie's comments about firing Joe Gibbs are absolutely ridiculous. Joe Gibbs should NOT be fired for ANY reason. He's signed a five year contract, and he's vowed to turn the team around in those five years. Let's see if he does it!! I'm sure there are a LOT of things going on behind the scenes that we don't know about, and one of them may very well be the QB situation. In this situation, there's nobody on earth that we should want coaching our team right now than Joe Gibbs. I don't agree with everything that Coach Gibbs is doing, but I support him 100% and will continue to do so. If he wants Brunell in there, then even though I'd rather Campbell in there, I'd support his decision and wish Brunell the best and hope he does well. Somehow though, I think Gibbs knows a lot more than people give him credit for. I think our ship is in safe hands, though it might be a bumpy ride.
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