C'mon, folks. You're embarassing yourselves

Discussion in 'Overtime Zone' started by erod, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Idgit

    Idgit Riding the Red Rocket Staff Member

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    Welcome to the NFL, Catch. Where teams' outcomes change significantly from year to year all the time.
     
  2. Western

    Western Well-Known Member

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    Correct.
     
  3. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I don't think anyone would argue that. I also think you have to see more than just good individual performances. You have to start establishing yourself as a unit.

    You can't get gashed against the pass all pre-season and expect anything to change once the regular season begins.
     
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  4. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    That same roster beat only one team with a winning record that 13-3 year. That was fool's gold.
     
  5. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    The offensive line did. So did the backup offensive line.

    The defensive unit didn't play.
     
  6. CATCH17

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    Well I completely disagree that the team that got Wade fired lacked talent.
     
  7. Idgit

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    Ok. The team apparently thought coaching was part of the issue that season. But then the also flipped the roster fairly aggressively afterward, do it's a safe bet they thought talent had something to do with it.
     
  8. CATCH17

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    The offense will be fine as long as Garrett keeps his hands off the playsheet. It should be one of the best Offenses in football.

    I think we have a solid secondary but our front 7 on defense could be the worst in the NFL.
     
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  9. PA Cowboy Fan

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    Yep I knew we were going to be awful that year. You play that bad in the preseason, it will carry over to the regular season. Wins and losses don't matter but you have to at least see some good out there.
     
  10. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Regular Joe....

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    Time to go to work.....
     
  11. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    I don't know. They didn't play last night.
     
  12. Zordon

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    I can't believe that defensive performance didn't move some of you.

    Are you guys purposely tricking yourselves to be positive. Why can't you guys tell it like it is for once?

    Lord knows if the defense was flying around out there last night, we'd have no issues making gross predictions in the other direction.
     
  13. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    I'd be concerned if the real dudes were out there. They weren't, so I'm no more or less positive than before. Wake me when they show up.
     
  14. DallasEast

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    Too much dread is being automatically assigned to preseason yet again. Nothing seems different from regular season performance.

    Well, that dread is understandable. Different results are wanted. However, different results are not an impossibility until the actual season is played.

    So, another season is about the start. If different results do not happen, it's "See? That's what I've been saying all along." If different results do happen, it will be as if the spirit of Jerry Jones possessed the conversational skills for some folks:

    "Ahh umm the defense *SMACK!* came on, uh, fantastically greater than *SNORT! KELLY CLARKSON!* we thought err, back, umm *SMACK!* in preseason... SON! Check out the ladies restroom! And umm..."
     
  15. DallasEast

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    If one reads the unemotional game analyses, it's apparent no one appreciated the poor performance of the backups on defense. Even posts that run over a three-word, "The defense sucks" narrative clearly state or firmly infer just that.
     
  16. Dodger12

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    Unless you're the Cowboys and in a multi-year rebuilding mode.
     
  17. Idgit

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    Good point. We have done a good job of not bottoming out under Garrett.
     
  18. Dodger12

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    It's called willful blindness. It's not that we lost a pre-season game, but the way we looked doing it. SD didn't throw an incomplete pass until what, the 4th quarter? And even then that didn't bother me because we signed two guys literally off the street. I was looking at the D line. It wasn't that they played bad, it's that they played horrifically bad. Some guys got pushed back so far off-line they should be listed in the next game program as a LB or safety since they spent more time in their areas of coverage.
     
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  19. Dodger12

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    Thanks to #9. Garrett should give Romo a percentage of his salary.
     
  20. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Did you see what happened to San Francisco's defense last night?

    Let's just wait until the guys that are actually going to play take the field. There were very few last night.
     

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