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    A Sad Statistic

    So I was looking at the weekly league stats today at lunch and noticed that Matt Stover is third in the conference in scoring among kickers. So far, so good, but here is the line that caught my attention -- he's 7-for-7 in PATs. I realize we've struggled to get the ball into the end zone, but that's just seven TDs in five games! It looked even more lame when I noted that the placekicker right below Stover, the guy from New England, was 23-for-23 in PATs. Yes, I know that the Patriots are scary good this season, but 23 TDs to 7?

    I realize I'm stating the obvious here, but we MUST figure out a way to finish off drives with touchdowns. Given our problems in the red zone, an occasional bomb might be a good idea. It is possible to score from outside the twenty, after all.

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    Re: A Sad Statistic

    2 words: Fire Billick

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    Firing Billick won't make McNair more accurate or give him back his arm strength when he was "Air McNair" @ Alcorn State. There are 2 consistents since Billick has become head coach, an anemic offense and a lack of a franchise qb. Coincidence? I think not.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    In your head

    Re: A Sad Statistic

    It's worse than that. Only 5 of those TDs were scored by the offense. :grbac:

    The Bills and Vikings also have 5 each. No other team has less.

    Hey, there's no where to go but up, right!?!

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    Re: A Sad Statistic

    I love the firing Billick answer. That will work.....

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    Re: A Sad Statistic

    We all saw how San Diego firing Marty Schottenheimer worked out, right? :grbac:

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    It is all Cavanaugh's fault. When are they ever going to get rid of Matt Cavanaugh? He is the worst.

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    Re: A Sad Statistic

    The play calling has been wide open this year. The problem is we don't have the play makers. The only way we can win this year is boring ball control offense, good d, and solid special teams play. It's gonna be a long season. We'll be lucky to finish 9-7 this year unless something miraculous happens @ the qb position.

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    Re: A Sad Statistic

    The San Diego ref. to firing Marty can easily be evened out by the example of Tampa Bay firing Dungy and then Gruden wins the Superbowl the next year w/ the same team. It can work BOTH ways.

    IMO a different coach here w/ a fresh offensive philosophy could do more w/ the same team. We know what we have w/ Billick and he got the best defense in history to win a Superbowl. Is that a great achievement...yes?

    But then he had one of the best def teams since that time and hasn't won a playoff game since 2001...and that is almost impossible to fathom.

    Sorry, but he almost single handedly lost the playoff game vs the Colts w/ his "play not to lose and win 10-9 mantra"....what a friggin joke. Wake up people.


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    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Southeast England,where the only Raven flag flutters.

    Re: A Sad Statistic

    Sadly,it is called playing not to lose.
    Put the smile back on your face.This is a 60 minute ball game.

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    Re: A Sad Statistic

    The San Diego ref. to firing Marty can easily be evened out by the example of Tampa Bay firing Dungy and then Gruden wins the Superbowl the next year w/ the same team. It can work BOTH ways.
    Seeing as how you brought up Gruden (who was a favorite among the fire billick crowd a few years ago) how has that worked out for Tampa since???

    I'll answer the question for you. He has gone 42-43 since he became the coach of the Bucs. He has had a season with 7 wins, a season with 5 wins and a season with 4 wins and lost the only playoff game they appeared in since the season they won the Superbowl.
    I would hate to be around here if Billick ever lead this team to a 4 win season like Chuckie did.

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    Re: A Sad Statistic

    In the eyes of 'fans' like Fanman, Billick gets no credit for the following:
    1. Defense
    2. Wins
    3. The running game
    4. Making the playoffs
    5. The short passing game

    He is only responsible for:
    1. The deep passing game
    2. Gadget plays
    3. Putting up a lot of points every week
    4. Winning the Super Bowl every year

    "Fire Billick"? Hardly. How about "Minor Adjustments," "Frachise Quarterback," or "Stay Healthy." I like my two word answers a lot more.

    His definitions and arguments were so clear in his own mind that he was unable to understand how any reasonable person could honestly differ with him.


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