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    Quote Originally Posted by purplepoe View Post
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    Did anyone pick the 2008 team to remotely close to 11-5 and make it to within a play or two of the Super Bowl?

    I think we all know the answers to those questions.

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    yes. I argued with you for many pages about how much better the team would look.
    Hensley has a pessimistic slant on almost every raven article I have read on the espinoza page.







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    Re: LOL @ Hensley

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    It's just the same old schtick from him. That's all.

    I totally think that the Ravens could very well have a down year. I don't think it's likely given the obvious improvement with Flacco, Torrey, and Boldin, but if the Ravens were to finish say 8-8 or 9-7 and place 3rd in the division, it wouldn't surprise me.

    Hensley just says the same damn thing every week. IMO he is almost as bad as the guys like Jaime Dukes and Heath Evans who completely ignore things to put a negative spin on the Ravens simply because they're not a fan. Contrarians for the sake of being contrary with very little journalistic quality to anything they really say.
    For example, the way that Jamie Dukes brings up Joe Flacco's career playoff numbers, in order to neglect the reality that Joe's numbers have improved in the playoffs, the past two seasons. Then, in a game where he threw two TDs and no interceptions, behind a line that did hardly anything positive, Dukes just says that Joe played terrible (The Houston game).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremiah W View Post
    yes. I argued with you for many pages about how much better the team would look.
    Hensley has a pessimistic slant on almost every raven article I have read on the espinoza page.
    Even you weren't that optimistic.

    And you weren't here before the 2007 season.

    I'll go ahead and assume your preseason prediction wasn't 5-11.

    PP




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    Quote Originally Posted by purplepoe View Post
    Even you weren't that optimistic.

    And you weren't here before the 2007 season.

    I'll go ahead and assume your preseason prediction wasn't 5-11.

    PP
    I was not as optimistic under the former hc, but no my 2007 prediction was more like 11-5 than the opposite.
    Anything can happen and predictions and the debates are a fun part of it.
    JH just seems Evans or dukes like in his consistent negative approach to the purple.







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    Re: LOL @ Hensley

    Quote Originally Posted by purplepoe View Post
    I have two questions for those who go ballistic at this kind of stuff.

    What were your predictions for the Ravens in 2007 and then in 2008?

    Did anyone pick the 2007 team to be remotely close to 5-11?

    Did anyone pick the 2008 team to remotely close to 11-5 and make it to within a play or two of the Super Bowl?

    I think we all know the answers to those questions.

    PP
    2007, I never saw that coming but 2008, I had us at either 9-7 or 10-6. I never thought they'd repeat 2007. In 2007 the Ravens had far to many injuries to overcome.




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    Re: LOL @ Hensley

    Quote Originally Posted by purplepoe View Post
    I have two questions for those who go ballistic at this kind of stuff.
    Who is going "ballistic"?

    I'm pretty sure my thread title points out that I was getting a chuckle out of it




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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Maybe you can point to something specific in the piece thats not objective?
    Well, I thought I made that clear in the OP. His assessments of the Steelers and Bengals seem overly optimistic, given how their starters have looked in the preseason, and given the injuries, particularly the Steelers have incurred. While the Ravens aren't without questions, to suggest that the Steelers(with their line and rb issues), or the Bengals(with their current offensive woes and inability to beat good teams last year, and not having back to back winning seasons since 1982), seems a bit unobjective to me.

    I think Hensley's recent history of trying so hard to "not be a Ravens homer" has been pointed out time and time again, and that certainly affects how people see this article, but it still smacks of the same shtick.

    I'm not at all "bothered" or "upset" by the article, I got a kick out of it, which is why I started the thread. I'm more bothered by fellow fans on this board acting like I actually am thin-skinned and upset about the article, to be honest.




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    Re: LOL @ Hensley

    Whilst I'm not fan of Hensley (fucking chump that he is) I do have concerns about this upcoming season and finishing third wouldn't entirely surprise me, the passrush or lack thereof is quite frightening.




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