We are RIGHT there

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Nors, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    Lets break it down

    Carolina - We beat them
    Seattle on Road we make a chipshot FG and win it
    Denver - Beat them too sans FG miss - lose in OT

    Steelers? - gave them all they could handle last year.

    We have the nucleus that could do it next year with another majical draft class....
  2. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Hmm. I see three out of four losses--and the Carolina win was a semi-miracle. You're quite the liberal grader.
  3. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    i know nors........it's pretty damn painful watching the playoffs this year .
  4. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    We couldn't make the playoffs.

    Nothing to see here. Move along.
  5. goshan

    goshan Well-Known Member

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    Don't get confused.
    We wouldn't have scored 10 points against any team in the playoffs.
    Our o-line is horrible and our D-line gets pushed around by the best teams.

    Carolina didn't show up for us--they are clearly better.

    Denver was the best we played all season.

    But the Giants, Rams, Skins and Eagles totally dominatyed our offense the last half of the season. In a big game we wouldn't have been able to do anything.

    Not trying to be negative but with an oline like ours there is no chance to win in the playoffs.
  6. ddh33

    ddh33 Active Member

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    A healthy Dallas team could have made some noise, I believe. It didn't work out that way, and I won't cry about it. But I don't think it's coincidence that the teams that are winning are all relatively healthy.
  7. goshan

    goshan Well-Known Member

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    We had less injuries than almost any team in the playoffs. The Injury excuse is plain silly.
  8. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    We beat Carolina
    Denver beat us in OT by 3
    Seattle beat us with last second FG

    Both those losses we make a FG we win.

    Just wanted the facts out there. We are right there. None of these teams are heads and shoulders better than us by any means.
  9. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Even if that WERE true Nors, let's just say it is.

    Doesn't that make it all the more painful finishing 9-7 and sitting on the Couch for the Playoffs for the 2nd straight year?

    - Mike G.
  10. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    Painful - Yes

    Just trying to throw some promise out there. I get real sick of all the chicken littles and gloomers painting how much we suck. When in fact we are right there. One offseason away from making a real run.
  11. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Oh okay.

    Yeah, I am right there with you that is why I have a hard time giving Parcells a pass because this team has so much talent on both sides of the ball and we failed to make the playoffs.

    The 35-7 blowout loss to Washington really stands out here, seeing how they played in the Playoffs.

    That really is my point in saying Parcells didnt deserve a raise and this season was not successful as we were better than some of the squad that got it...I really believe that but you have to prove it on the Gridiron.

    - Mike G.
  12. LarryCanadian

    LarryCanadian Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I posted almost the exact same message you did, 8 minutes before you did, hehe.

    We are darn close. Nobody in NFC impresses me as being anywhere near significantly better than us. An upgrade at Field Goal kicker and fill a few holes, luck with injuries etc .... who knows.

    I do agree that with horrible oline play our RB's, QB, and WR couldn't produce enough points this year. Next year, if addressed though......?

  13. ddh33

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    I wasn't trying to use injuries as an excuse. The Flozell loss hurt this team in a horrible way, but I won't make excuses about it because that is part of the game, and everything shouldn't have just completely fallen apart the way that it did.

    I still think that if Dallas had kept a couple of guys healthy, it could have been a different story. As is, I think the team showed their immaturity at times, and that is what killed them.
  14. marsbennett

    marsbennett Mars Man

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    If by 'right there' you mean that we need 2 or 3 Olinemen, a couple of LB's, a safety, a kicker, an impact WR, and quite possibly a OC and a QB for after Bledsoe, then yes, I agree we are 'right there'.
  15. Drederick Tatum

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    They are playing in their respective Championship games, we are 9-7 and didnt make the playoffs, I'd say that's pretty head and shoulders...
  16. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Nors, I'm right here with you on this one buddy. Good RT play with steady OL play, few key injuries, and good S play with Bledsoe, Glenn, and Key staying healthy for sure are keys.

    Got your back on this one. We are closer than I thought two weeks ago which is my problem in judgment then; perhaps disappointment???
  17. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    I agree with the premise of Nors' post. You just need to get in the playoffs and get on a roll. We aren't that far away in today's NFL.

    Parcells knows what he sees and he told Shanahan after our game with Denver that his team, (Denver), could go places this year and Parcells said ours could as well.

    We just didn't play well after the Thanksgiving loss to Denver. That loss took a lot out of our team.
  18. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    I didn't see anyone say they were head and shoulders better.
  19. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    We are thin on this roster. It's that simple. I don't know if stats are kept on these things but I'd be willing to wager that we lost less starter to injuries than most teams

    The reason our injuries had the impact they did is because the roster is STILL thin.
  20. scottsp

    scottsp Well-Known Member

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    This is the NFL. Been that way for a while now. Yes, we were close in those games. Could have won. But the San Francisco 49ers pushed us to the brink as well. I hate quoting Bill Parcells, but we are what we are.

    There are some really nice things about this team, but there are some pretty substantial issues looming. Dunno if those games, the narrow margins anyway, are the barometers we should be using.

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