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  1. justinb

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    Im still a season ticket holder of the Pats, but i live in Maryland..

    i figured i would provide a "view from DC"


    1. The die-hards think they can win.
    2. The realist fans, know that Gibbs and Sauders offensive playcalling is horrible, and the defense would need to score 14 points to even come close in the game.

    they also know that there is no way that Campbell ( will be allowed ) to throw downfield, in order to avoid mistakes. the problem is, the only way the SKins win is by putting up 24+ points..

    but Gibbs ( IMO of listening to his press conferences..shows..) isnt an NFL caliber coach anymore ) and doesnt have the 120% dedication.

    Dont worry PatsFans, even if Brady has a bad game, this ones in the bag
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    #61 Jersey

    Just curious about your assessment of Gibbs: Why do you say he doesn't have the same dedication and isn't up to the task? Did the game pass him by like people feared?

    Also, what do you think of Snyder? Is he still a clueless rich punk?
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    this is my HONEST opinion. I dont dislike the skins at all, in fact, i think they have some of the most dedicated fans ive seen...

    with the way Gibbs does his conferences, you would think that his team is 7-0 and winning by 30, he gives game balls to the ball boy and the field goal posts... you just dont see that winning drive, but more of a "glad to be here"

    as for Snyder.....all about the dollar, all the time
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    I live in Annapolis, so I am stuck in Ravens and Skins h@ll! I actually find Skins fans to be more realistic than Ravens fans. Yes, they still live in the 90's glory years, but they get very frustrated with this team and coaches. No consistency from game to game....

    As far as Portis, he wants to be a mouthpiece for the NFL and will do anything to get noticed. So the whole "we are more talented" quote was strictly to get people to pay attention.

    The key to this game is the Skins O-line. They are extremely banged up and will have a tough time containing the pats d-line and LB's. If they fall behind early (like everyone else), they will be in BIG trouble. On top of that, their DB's are very overrated! Springs is ok, Smoot talks a big game, but hasn't been good in years, and Rogers can't tackle anyone.

    I'm looking for another big win for the Pats!

    I will post my Ravens thoughts later as that game approaches, but Ray Lewis is THE most overrated player in the NFL!
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  5. 5 Rings for Brady!!

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    90% of the local sports media here in Virginia is picking the Redskins.

    Talk about kidding themselves. :rolleyes:

    They had a power ranking and said the Pats where number two in the league, not number one, because, after all, they were going to lose this weekend.
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    I'd agree with that assesment....... I'd bet the box is pretty crowded Sunday.
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    I'm kind of surprised that a Pats fan would base their opinion of a coach on his press conferences?? Belichick seems to be comatose during his...I think good coaches know it is something that has to be done and their objective is to simply fulfill the obligation while shying away and/or distracting from any potential real discussion of the team or the game.
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    Welcome, I too, live in MD, and went to the last Pats - Skins game in '04. Skins fans are very loyal and actually treated the Pats fans around them very nice. I have to say that some of the Skins fans are crazy to the point of fanatical. The lady in front of me during the game would stand up and dance every time the Skins made a first down. Game day was a warm sunny, Sunday, and as the day went on, her layers were coming off, as the beer went in.
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    One of my favorite football fan stories is about a Redskins game, as reported by (I think) William Safire. This probably would have occurred during the Nixon Administration. And for context, you have to recall that a certain short and physically unattractive high government official with a thick German accent was proving oddly charismatic, and that in Washington even non-lawyers known how to talk legalese. And in pre-Jumbotron days fan opinion was formed immediately after the play.

    Anyway, the fans were watching a Skins game, and emotions were running high. The refs called a dubious-looking penalty. Jumping instantly out of his seat and throwing his hands into the air in outrage, Henry Kissinger shouted:

    "On vat theory???"
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    that was just an example. I listen to his peice on the Riggo show as well, and also past news articles.

    Its a fact, that coaches ( like Belicheck, Reid, Gruden ) have put in 20 hour days 7 days a week, to gain an advantage...

    do you think Gibbs does that....not a chance. He is just being outcoached by more dedicated coaches..

    Do i agree that anyone ( let alone HC's ) should neglect there personal lives for there job?? Ask CEO's and Business owners, how they got successful...it wasnt M-F 40 hour work weeks...
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    Look, seriously....

    The problems in Wash have nothing to with the head coach. The players admit it... it is them. Dropping balls, fumbles, etc...

    I cannot believe that some you are so naive to think that Joe Gibbs is folding. He is not. Since the early 80's he has operated just like this. He is here to win a championship, and I think he will and then retire. Make no mistake, the Skins are on the brink of being wicked good.

    Right now, at best we are dangerous. To your Pats, we are VERY dangerous.... more than the Colts.
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    On what grounds? That's kind of ludicrous.
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    This post is all kinds of stupid. I'll just focus on the idea that Gibbs will win a Super Bowl. He won't. Because Belichick is younger and will be coaching longer. It's like Ewing's frustration playing in the Jordan era. Not gonna happen, kid. Sorry.
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    on what grounds?

    Are you new to football?


    This is a very dangerous game for the Pats. Look at the parity. Look at the matchups.

    It is gonna be a tough game.
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    Man talk about rude...
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    I'm a Skins fan and even I think your Ray Lewis quote is rediculous. Go tell him to his face.
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    They coach in different conferences you idiot.
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    They dont match up well at all.

    I would be shocked if the Skins score more than 10, at most 13. The O line is banged up, and our linebackers are going to make Campbell look bad. Gibbs wont let the kid throw the ball, and he telegraphs the plays.

    THis isnt the 1980s, and Gibbs cant play his conservative approach. The Pats go for the throat.

    Dont be surprised if the Skins get shutout in the 1st half.
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    more dangerous than the colts?????
    the colts can score from anywhere on the field, can the skiins?
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    That is exactly what I am tired of....do people really think teams are afraid of Ray Lewis, physically? Yes, he would kill me (maybe even literally), but I doubt too many pats are losing sleep over him.

    Don't get me wrong. He WAS a great LB, arguably one of the best ever. BUT he has declined in the last few years. Unfortunately, I have to watch their awful games every weekend. You can see he gets pushed around a lot more than in the past and just isn't the same. I am trying not to be a homer, here because I would say the same thing about Bruschi.

    Yet Lewis talks like he can still win a game by himself. He threw Billick under the bus this week. Calls AD a coward. The team has major problems because of attitude problems caused by people like Lewis. Its more about looking tough and making a spectacle than winning. In reality, what have they done since 2000 (which some would say was a fluke)?

    They have beat up on the worst offenses in the NFL for the last 4 weeks and barely squeaked by (couldn't even beat the Bills). We will see when they start playing real teams in the coming weeks (SD, NE, IND, SEA, Pit x2). They will struggle to stay above .500
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