|QUOTE (Hodgey1989 @ Jul 17 2009, 17:08)|
|QUOTE (ass reamer @ Jul 17 2009, 20:40)|
| I'm a Skins fan, and I'm not looking forward to this year. We have Zorn again this year as coach after he thoroughly demonstrated that he cannot be an NFL head coach last year. The guy insists on calling his own plays and running this pseudo-West Coast offense bullsh*t, which more or less consists of running the ball between our weak tackles and calling a 5 yard slant route when we need 8 yards. What really kills me is that we have a guy with a cannon for an arm in Jason Campbell, yet we never throw the ball downfield. We also play in a tough division, with the Eagles and Giants (Cowboys appear to be in utter disarray right now, I'm not planning on them making much of an impact this year). The Eagles are going to come back completely healthy this year and there's no reason to believe the Giants will be anything but a force again this year. As of now I'm planning on a 7-9 season, finishing third in our division.|
Our big acquisition this offseason was Haynesworth, which I am less-than-thrilled about. He played well last year, but it was a contract year and the guy is known to have attitude issues. On top of that, the Skins have a long, long tradition (under Snyder) of shelling out massive money for a guy who eventually underwhelms. Brandon Lloyd, Dana Stubblefield, the list goes on and on. We haven't done anything to improve our O-line, which was a huge problem last year, and aside from Haynesworth we haven't done anything for our D-line which was incapable of applying any pressure last year. As I said above, I'd be very surprised if we won more than 7 games this year.
Agree with you on Haynesworth when i saw you make that deal, i just laughed, i mean hes a good player but not worth the type of money you have shelled out for him. Plus is he going to play as hard now knowing hes got all that money in the bank? I dont. But i still see you as a 8-8 team made 9-7.
He is without a doubt the best defensive tackle in the NFL. However, he doesn't play like the typical d-tackle. He is great at stopping the run and he's very disruptive in the pass rush. He's a very good player, but he comes with the risk of suspension because of his attitude problems. He will drastically improve your defensive line, especially after you drafted Brian Orakpo in this year's draft. Orakpo was a great pass rusher in college, winning many awards both in his freshman and senior years, and I don't see why he won't be able to do well in his NFL career, especially playing alongside Albert Haynesworth.
I can understand your concern after Dan Snyder shelled out that cash, making another player the highest paid player at their position. Does Adam Archuletta ring a bell? Snyder made him the highest paid safety in NFL history and he flopped. Him along with the players that AR mentioned, I understand why he might be weary about Haynesworth. This is coming from a neutral party, I'm not a Haynesworth fan, nor am I a hater, and I have nothing against the Redskins, Haynesworth will do well. I'm not sure he's worth THAT
much money, but he won't flop like other signings in the past.
Now, onto my prime topic; the NFL Network. NOTE: This may spark an argument
. It was once a great network, giving great insight and up to the minute news, getting stories well before ESPN got them. However, recently it's become unbearable. It might as well be renamed NESN 2. The NFL Network just ran a series where they were naming the top five players at each position over the course of a couple of weeks, and to finish off the series they named their top five players in the NFL overall. Who was the number one quarterback? Who was the number one player in the NFL? Tom Brady. People need to open their f*cking eyes. Brady is the most overrated player I have ever seen in American sports. People argue that he won Super Bowls with poor receivers. They say that because they want to make him seem better than he is. Troy Brown was a solid receiver. Deion Branch was a second round pick simply because he's 5'9". Did that stop him? No, he caught 21 passes in 2 Super Bowls, setting the record for receptions in one of them with 11 and 133 yards being named the MVP. Daniel Graham, yes the tight end, was a first round pick. He was actually picked ahead of Deion Branch. Also, Brady had a good running back in Corey Dillon for a few years before Moss got there. Brady has had good enough receivers and he never did anything worth mentioning STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
. His career high in touchdowns before Moss got there was 28 and he had 14 interceptions to go with it. When Moss gets there, a superstar receiver, he goes up to 50 touchdowns and goes down to 8 interceptions. What I'm saying is, people need to realize that without a superstar receiver Tom Brady is nothing. I said it, nothing. He did well and won Super Bowls on the back of an incredibly solid defense and the leg of Adam Vinatieri.
I could go on forever, but I think I'll stop here for now.