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  1. #1
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    Semi bright spots



    1. Mike Anderson quietly served notice as to why he ought to be less under-utilized in the future.

    2. When was the last time we had a kicker put five kickoffs into the end zone out of five tries? Oh, yeah... never.

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    Re: Semi bright spots

    There weren't realy any bright spots.

    1) this team plays badly in the rain, especially McNair.

    2) McNair arm still seems to be dead, and its preseason. The pass that was intercepted hung up there forever. Even if it had hit Williams it would have been a jump ball situation for how long it hung up there.

    3) The O-Line showed its youth

    4) Troy Smith really needs play actiong & passing lanes to get anything done, and Olson showed nothing

    5) Yamon Figurs continues to be mediocre beside 1 kick return where his speed was handy




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    Re: Semi bright spots

    Quote Originally Posted by ClericBlackDave View Post
    There weren't realy any bright spots.

    1) this team plays badly in the rain, especially McNair.

    2) McNair arm still seems to be dead, and its preseason. The pass that was intercepted hung up there forever. Even if it had hit Williams it would have been a jump ball situation for how long it hung up there.

    3) The O-Line showed its youth

    4) Troy Smith really needs play actiong & passing lanes to get anything done, and Olson showed nothing

    5) Yamon Figurs continues to be mediocre beside 1 kick return where his speed was handy

    I have been skeptical of McNair's arm too, but his pick last night had nothing to do with having a dead arm. The pass was overthrown into Double Coverage. It was a stupid decision, but the pass was thrown pretty deep.




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    Re: Semi bright spots

    Quote Originally Posted by Tex Ritter
    Making statements like number 2 show that you really need to learn a lot more about the game before making such totally false claims.
    Listen up Dave, and learn from our resident football expert.




  5. #5

    Re: Semi bright spots

    You had but to watch the other sideline to see the biggest, hugest bright spot we could possibly hope for:
    No injuries.

    I just can't care too much about the rest of it. Troy Smith looked fine at the end of the game. Last week Drew Olson looked fine at the end of the game. Coincidence? I think not.

    It's preseason. Everybody remember to breathe. We have *never* as far as I can recall done well with Billick in the preseason. Whatever anyone says officially, I do not think the coaching staff is running plays designed to win the game. They are focusing on other things, which is fine with me.

    Our record over the last few years during the *regular* season is all the evidence I need not to worry during the preseason.

    NO INJURIES is the only priority.
    Festivus

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    Re: Semi bright spots

    I have to agree.

    I cant imagine that once the weather was factored in, Billick had any intention for the team to go out there and play their hearts out.

    McNair did fine under the circumstances. My only worry is McGahee's lack of production again. The combination of youth on the O line and his being new to the scheme may very well prove to be dangerous.
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    Re: Semi bright spots

    There were injuries to the ravens tho last night

    Mark Clayton and Samari Rolle Both have ankle injuries




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    Re: Semi bright spots

    I am :ihope: those are not injuries that will interfere with the regular season.

    Certainly they were overshadowed by the injuries on the other side of the ball, but you are right about my purple glasses overlooking what could be more serious then it appeared. . .
    Festivus

    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.




  9. #9

    Re: Semi bright spots

    The bright spots were few and far btn.

    1. Mike Anderson - only RB to have any success last night
    2. Troy Smith - looks OK out of the pocket, but not too sharp in the pocket
    3. Rhyees Lloyd - looked really good for having no camp. But there is no way we keep 2 K on the roster.

    They have a LOT of work btn now and the opener at Cincy.

    FM




  10. #10

    Re: Semi bright spots

    If McNair had followed, or handed off to one of the backs and they had followed Gaither's block on the 4th and inches, they'd still be running. He blew his man at least eight yards off the line. Very impressive.

    The game... very unimpressive for the most part. We'd better hope for good weather this season because these birds do not play in the rain.




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    Re: Semi bright spots

    well put tex ritter i agree some just dont know the game and how its played mcnair will be fine as well as willis and the rest of the team i dont like troy smith at all and wish they woiuld have threw the ball more with olsen and lets see what we are really getting out of him we have 2 more games left of preseason lets hope for no injuries and to start the regular season 1 and 0




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    Quote Originally Posted by bmorebirds_24 View Post
    well put tex ritter i agree some just dont know the game and how its played mcnair will be fine as well as willis and the rest of the team i dont like troy smith at all and wish they woiuld have threw the ball more with olsen and lets see what we are really getting out of him we have 2 more games left of preseason lets hope for no injuries and to start the regular season 1 and 0
    Freakin' great. A Tex Ritter fan who doesn't even use punctuation.

    Tex is **killing** this board and I blame the mod.s, with humble apologies and thanks for all their hard work, for letting him kill every thread he posts in.

    Great.

    By the way all of you, it was *preseason* - as someone who "knows the game" should know - so please do not worry about this play or that play. Worry about injuries.
    Festivus

    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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