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It just Feels different this season

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by EMMITTnROY, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. EMMITTnROY

    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    I know everyone is quick to say "don't get excited, it was just the Rams" or "we're still an 8-8 team", etc... but things just feel different this year.

    When a flag appears on the field, I don't automatically assume it's on us.

    When an opposing QB launches a ball down field, I don't automatically assume it's going to be caught.

    When Romo drops back to pass, I don't automatically assume 3 defenders are going to crash in on him immediately.

    This team has a little swagger, a little confidence, and a little bit of that well oiled machine look and feel to it. I think these coaches have transformed the team's mentality, and I think we finally have some true leaders on this team. I think the team is focused and wants to win. That want-to goes a long way.

    If my gut is right and this team's desire has finally caught up to its talent, this could be a special season.

    Now, cue the "don't get excited, it was just the Rams" crowd...
  2. Irvin88_4life

    Irvin88_4life Well-Known Member

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    Rams are a decent team, I too have noticed a change in this team since last year after the Bears game. No matter how far they got down they never gave up, they kept fighting. Our team is..well..becoming a team, fighting for each other. This team can be special and we will know in 2 weeks and what our record is looking like. After 5 games we will know
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  3. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    The next 2 weeks can be very telling. Ive thought the same thing before so im not sold We obviously played a good game yesterday but the 2 before that were horrible.
  4. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Don't get too excited, it was just the Rams.
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  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    How they played yesterday deserves credit no matter who they played. Dallas did a lot of good things. However I agree with Jimmy that this team suffers from over confidence when they win. They have to play at this level of intensity game in and game out. They can't go around acting as if they won the SB they won a game by playing hardnosed hustling football and to get where they want they need to bring it game after game. Cowboy players need to stay away from the their clippings and focus on the job at hand.
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  6. Don Corleone

    Don Corleone Well-Known Member

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    I agree, but it is what I'm hearing OFF the field that has me optimistic. Marinelli getting on Ware with the "close but no cigar" incident. Then Hatcher getting on the team about passing when they should be running. The ragtag bunch of last season or recent history never went off this way.
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  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I have had this feeling before only to have it crash down on top of me and making the pain that much more powerful.

    So now I am very cautious with my optimism for this team.

    Will stay in my sit back and see mode just to see if we can finally turn things around or remain an 8-8 type of team.
  8. jaybird

    jaybird Active Member

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    KC game irks me, but there were a bunch of positives, just missed on some golden opputunities. We seem to have cut back on penaltys, we seem to have a swagger, next two weeks are huge we could create some seperation in the EAST.
  9. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL.....


    OK, even though I new it was coming, it still made me laugh.
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  10. Irvin88_4life

    Irvin88_4life Well-Known Member

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    What 2 games were terrible? You can't be talking about beating a.division foe for the first time since the new stadium was built (5 years) or going to a tough place to play against a good team (undefeated) and losing by a point. So since it's not those two which two you talking bout willis.......
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  11. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I can't say if this is the year, but I do sense we have turned the corner, and clearer heads are prevailing at Valley Ranch.
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  12. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    To me the offense seems less predictable and the defense seems more sturdy -- for lack of a better term.

    Watching a solid O-line also seems ... weird.
  13. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    I noticed a different feeling way back in camp. Feelings are nice, but whether or not they equate to more wins remains to be seen.
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  14. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    I agree that the next 2 weeks will clear up things. Can we go on the road and follow up a convincing win with another strong showing?being inconsistent is hopefully a thing of the past. then they need to come back home and at a minimum, compete hard and challenge the Broncos
  15. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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  16. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    i believe, 'cautiously optimistic' is the phrase that would decsribe how i feel right now
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  17. bbailey423

    bbailey423 Well-Known Member

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    A big part of the reason it "feels different"....is because the rest of the division is stunningly bad. Traditional solid organizations like the Giants and Steelers are winless. Everyones chic Super Bowl pick the Atlanta Falcons are 1-2....and for the first time since 2007 we are fielding a NFL caliber Oline!
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  18. JakeCamp12

    JakeCamp12 Well-Known Member

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    Jaybird, is that a picture of Jay Saldi in your avatar?
  19. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I think we'll know whether or not we should feel good about this team after the Denver game.
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  20. EMMITTnROY

    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    I'm not even ready to concede to the Broncos like so many others have.

    They aren't unbeatable. And at that point, they will likely be 4-0. Why can't we be the first to beat them? We have the talent, and it will be a home game.

    That's another big difference I've noticed- for the first time since we've had the new stadium, we actually seem to have a real home field advantage. That could be huge for us.
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