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Old 10-21-2014, 07:27 PM   #1
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We are 2-4, but looking at our losses, three of them are by a combined 6 points. One play here and one play there and we're 5-1 right now. Last year we were pulling out the close ones, this year the football gods are going the other way. But to think, with how poor we've played overall (compared to what we've come to expect over the last five years plus), we could easily be 5-1 right now is very interesting.
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We are 2-4, but looking at our losses, three of them are by a combined 6 points. One play here and one play there and we're 5-1 right now. Last year we were pulling out the close ones, this year the football gods are going the other way. But to think, with how poor we've played overall (compared to what we've come to expect over the last five years plus), we could easily be 5-1 right now is very interesting.
True, and that saying "you are what your record says you are" is a worn out cliche that doesn't take in to consideration all the factors that go in to that record.

Its an over-used cliche that way too many fans use to express frustration at under-achieving teams. Its weak.
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We are 2-4, but looking at our losses, three of them are by a combined 6 points. One play here and one play there and we're 5-1 right now. Last year we were pulling out the close ones, this year the football gods are going the other way. But to think, with how poor we've played overall (compared to what we've come to expect over the last five years plus), we could easily be 5-1 right now is very interesting.
Very true, but from the one play here and there point, we could easily be 0-6 now aswell
Colston fumbled in OT vs bucs, but was ruled an incomplete pass

Good teams make those plays, from 2009-2011 and last year we closed out games well, we are lacking mental toughness in big time situations and I honestly don't believe we will see a change this year .
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True, and that saying "you are what your record says you are" is a worn out cliche that doesn't take in to consideration all the factors that go in to that record.

Its an over-used cliche that way too many fans use to express frustration at under-achieving teams. Its weak.
Not really.... see Dizzle's response beneath.

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...but from the one play here and there point, we could easily be 0-6 now aswell
Colston fumbled in OT vs bucs, but was ruled an incomplete pass

Good teams make those plays, from 2009-2011 and last year we closed out games well, we are lacking mental toughness in big time situations and I honestly don't believe we will see a change this year .
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we were in them all. all hard fought defensive battles. that is the issue. 30 points for everyone is not going to win you many games unless your averaging 40
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I'm tired of all the close games. It's time to start destroying and finishing off teams for a change.
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True, and that saying "you are what your record says you are" is a worn out cliche that doesn't take in to consideration all the factors that go in to that record.

Its an over-used cliche that way too many fans use to express frustration at under-achieving teams. Its weak.
Disagree. There are no awards for playing well but losing, nor, being a really good losing team who is simply failing to play to it's potential.

At the end of this season, I will feel worse if we don't make it to the playoffs, I will feel worse if we don't win 9 games.

It is hard to win in the NFL, but, at the end of the day, "Winning isn't everything, but it is the only thing" - Henry Russell ("Red") Sanders.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:13 PM   #8
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We are 2-4, yes, but on the flip side really we could have lost to Tampa if they didn't keep shooting themselves in the foot in the Dome, and if Minn had any kind of red-zone effectiveness, could have lost that also.
The only team that is playing balance football that we have played is the Cowgirls, and we all know what happened there.

I'm not trying to be Debbie Downer, but our Saints haven't put together a total game yet. I'm still hopeful, and I really hope we right the ship Sunday night. I'll be there doing my part.

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Minnesota was without their only offensive weapon
Tampa bay had mike Evans out and their leading TE banged up

We could have very easily lost both games, especially if the booth had reviewed colston catch fumble in OT
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woulda, coulda, shoulda, but didn't so we sit at 2-4 and not 0-6...
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