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    Re: We will go 8-8.



    I have a question for you Redskins. If we beat the Texans this week, then what would your prediction be?




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    We? What's with the douche bag name if you're a Ravens fan?




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    Re: We will go 8-8.

    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleApocalypse37 View Post
    I have a question for you Redskins. If we beat the Texans this week, then what would your prediction be?
    Wow! Hmmm.... I guess it depends on the circumstances of the win. If someone (Ellerbe) comes in and lights it up at LB in replacement of Lewis and the Secondary plays strong.... and it's a well deserved win (Not necessarily a dominating win, but a win that isn't a fluke). And, if they could replicate that performance week in and week out, then I would probably guess in the range of 11-5ish.... That would be an impressive win.

    But if it were another win where we give up 500 yds and only possess the ball for 20 min... then I would stand by my poor prediction for the remainder of the season.... although I guess it would probably be 9-7, since they got a win in a game where I predicted a loss.




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    Re: We will go 8-8.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSkins Fury View Post
    ... But if it were another win where we give up 500 yds and only possess the ball for 20 min... then I would stand by my poor prediction for the remainder of the season.... although I guess it would probably be 9-7, since they got a win in a game where I predicted a loss.
    I guess you don't understand that the Ravens and Texans are the only two AFC teams over .500 now... or that if the Ravens win, they will be the #1 seed as of October 21st. The AFC does not have a really dominant team at this time, so why (Bc asks rhetorically) can't the Ravens thrive in this 2012 environment? Your negativity may end up being dead-on, but since it's all conjecture, I feel just the opposite... Bc




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    Our pass rush remains a concern. Webb is a definate loss.

    But why does everyone think there will be a dropoff in the LB corp with Lewis down? The Ravens defense played admirably the last time he went down, and dare I say it, better and more athletically with out him.

    PS: as scary as Arian Foster is, Houstons WRs have been inconsistent and their offensive and defensive lines are both in shambles. I think the Ravens have a fighters chance at the end if Flacco, Rice and and co. can be efficient with their posessions throughout the game. That's really all you can ask for on the road, against a quality opponent.




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    Re: We will go 8-8.

    Quote Originally Posted by BcRaven View Post
    I guess you don't understand that the Ravens and Texans are the only two AFC teams over .500 now... or that if the Ravens win, they will be the #1 seed as of October 21st. The AFC does not have a really dominant team at this time, so why (Bc asks rhetorically) can't the Ravens thrive in this 2012 environment? Your negativity may end up being dead-on, but since it's all conjecture, I feel just the opposite... Bc
    "but since it's all conjecture"

    I agree 100%. And I agree with your point. But I just don't see it happening. Also, I do realize they will be the #1 seed as of October 21st, but October 21st is not December 30th.




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    Re: We will go 8-8.

    Quote Originally Posted by bensmotorcyclehelmt View Post
    Our pass rush remains a concern. Webb is a definate loss.

    But why does everyone think there will be a dropoff in the LB corp with Lewis down? The Ravens defense played admirably the last time he went down, and dare I say it, better and more athletically with out him.

    PS: as scary as Arian Foster is, Houstons WRs have been inconsistent and their offensive and defensive lines are both in shambles. I think the Ravens have a fighters chance at the end if Flacco, Rice and and co. can be efficient with their posessions throughout the game. That's really all you can ask for on the road, against a quality opponent.
    Not everyone does. Personally, I feel as though the defense is about to improve.




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    I know I'm counted among the resident boo birds, but funny thing--I feel curiously upbeat about the rest of the season. Look at it this way:

    The defense is now missing its first-ballot-HOF field general, the reigning DPOY, and one of the top young CBs in the league.

    The offense is probably going to need to score points in bunches to keep the team in games, & while it has the hosses to do it, it has to do it with an OL consisting of 2 guys still learning their positions (Oher & KO) and 2 old guys who are an injury away from retirement.

    I think we can all agree that the team is walking the cliff's edge right now: One more major injury (or, I hate to say it, Sizzle not making it back to playing condition this year) & they could easily go into freefall (remember 2007). And the so-called law of averages affords no protection--the chances of someone else getting hurt are pretty much the same as they were last Sunday morning.

    But:

    They're 5-1. Tied for the best record in the AFC, with a 2 game lead in the division. Even if they lose at Houston they will still go into the bye week a game ahead of one divisional rival and 2 or more games ahead of the others, and in line for the #2 seed.

    After Week 9--halfway through the season--the Ravens will still be no worse than tied for the top of the AFC North.
    IOW, they're playing with house money right now. They've suffered terrible adversity, and the "smart money" has already written the season off. But there is time to regroup, refigure, rededicate, while staying (mathematically at least) in the hunt for the postseason.

    Can they do it? Can the underachievers elevate their games? Can real leaders step forward & guide them to do whatever it takes to win? Can the coaches get past any remaining preconceived notions & embrace whatever works??

    I think the Ravens can still make it to the dance--10-6 ought to do it, & going 5-5 the rest of the way is a real possibility. (I don't know why I think that, but I just don't believe Harbaugh will allow a 2007-like collapse.) And then anything can happen. (And yeah, you might construe that as "whistling past the graveyard"--but in the current state of affairs, what's the alternative?)

    Even if this season goes down the tubes, it won't be lost: We will learn so much more about what sort of team this is, what sort of players they have (& what sort they need to find), & how to reinvent it going forward.

    For Ravens fans who can accept the adversity & put their disappointment behind them, it's gonna be a helluvan interesting ride.




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    Re: We will go 8-8.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSkins Fury View Post
    I predict two straight losses at Houston and Cleveland. We will beat the Raiders. Then, we will lose the last 5 of 7. That is my new close to midseason "doomsday" prediction.


    EDIT: I also predict that Suggs will have little, if any impact on the D. I would not be entirely surprised if he ends up being IR'ed after a couple weeks of practice.
    I predict that it will become apparent that you have no clue what the hell your talking about.

    Now anyone wanna hazard a guess whose prediction is more likely to come to pass???
    A linebacker's job is to knock out running backs, to knock out receivers, to chase the football,
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    Re: We will go 8-8.

    I predict 10-6 and we win our division.
    As for the playoffs...I predict that anything can happen once it's one and done time.




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    Re: We will go 8-8.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSkins Fury View Post
    I predict two straight losses at Houston and Cleveland. We will beat the Raiders. Then, we will lose the last 5 of 7. That is my new close to midseason "doomsday" prediction.


    EDIT: I also predict that Suggs will have little, if any impact on the D. I would not be entirely surprised if he ends up being IR'ed after a couple weeks of practice.
    Wow, take all your money and bet with Las Vegas. Hope you make a lot of money. Whats your prediction for the skins?Truly amazing that you did this post. I think you just needed attention on this forum. I'll just wait for each game to happen and then see how the Ravens are doing on the field. I couldn't begin to call the whole season today, I much smarter then that given the way the whole NFL has played so far.
    If you are wrong, maybe you should take a year off from this forum so you can get your thoughts together for 2014 season. If Ravens win 9 games or more, I hope people bring up this post to show what kind of fan you are(Ravens or Skins?).




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    Re: We will go 8-8.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenous1 View Post
    I predict that it will become apparent that you have no clue what the hell your talking about.

    Now anyone wanna hazard a guess whose prediction is more likely to come to pass???
    I predict that your prediction is more likely to be realized in reality (than his prediction).

    Prediction.




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    Re: We will go 8-8.

    Quote Originally Posted by lobachevsky View Post
    I know I'm counted among the resident boo birds, but funny thing--I feel curiously upbeat about the rest of the season. Look at it this way:

    The defense is now missing its first-ballot-HOF field general, the reigning DPOY, and one of the top young CBs in the league.

    The offense is probably going to need to score points in bunches to keep the team in games, & while it has the hosses to do it, it has to do it with an OL consisting of 2 guys still learning their positions (Oher & KO) and 2 old guys who are an injury away from retirement.

    I think we can all agree that the team is walking the cliff's edge right now: One more major injury (or, I hate to say it, Sizzle not making it back to playing condition this year) & they could easily go into freefall (remember 2007). And the so-called law of averages affords no protection--the chances of someone else getting hurt are pretty much the same as they were last Sunday morning.

    But:

    They're 5-1. Tied for the best record in the AFC, with a 2 game lead in the division. Even if they lose at Houston they will still go into the bye week a game ahead of one divisional rival and 2 or more games ahead of the others, and in line for the #2 seed.


    IOW, they're playing with house money right now. They've suffered terrible adversity, and the "smart money" has already written the season off. But there is time to regroup, refigure, rededicate, while staying (mathematically at least) in the hunt for the postseason.

    Can they do it? Can the underachievers elevate their games? Can real leaders step forward & guide them to do whatever it takes to win? Can the coaches get past any remaining preconceived notions & embrace whatever works??

    I think the Ravens can still make it to the dance--10-6 ought to do it, & going 5-5 the rest of the way is a real possibility. (I don't know why I think that, but I just don't believe Harbaugh will allow a 2007-like collapse.) And then anything can happen. (And yeah, you might construe that as "whistling past the graveyard"--but in the current state of affairs, what's the alternative?)

    Even if this season goes down the tubes, it won't be lost: We will learn so much more about what sort of team this is, what sort of players they have (& what sort they need to find), & how to reinvent it going forward.

    For Ravens fans who can accept the adversity & put their disappointment behind them, it's gonna be a helluvan interesting ride.

    I'm inclined to agree with everything you said. It's funny, after the injuries were announced, I didn't feel anything. Then, it hit me. I have absolutely no expectations for the rest of the season. Now, I know some people would say that's a horrible attitude to take. As a fan though, it's great! I get to watch and analyze Raven's football without having the need to get blind drunk by the end of the first quarter.

    If our season does go down the tubes, hey we needed to fire some people and rebuild the D anyway, so all is not lost.




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    Look, if this team isn't able overcome this then the front office hasn't done its job. With the exception if QB, no one injury should be able to derail a good football team. Heck, sometimes losing your QB doesn't even derail things that badly as evidenced by the Texans and Matt Schaub last season and to a large extent the Ravens and McNair/Boller/Troy Smith in 08.




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    I see this season divided into thirds. We just fnished the first 3rd, going 5-1 with 4 of 6 at home against average opponents. The 2nd 3rd that we are heading into we have 4 out of 5 on the road with some tough opponents. I think we could go 2-3 in those 5 games. Then the final 3rd, with 3 out of 5 at home with some tough opponents, We will probably win 3 of those 5 and finish 10-6. I would have picked them to win 2 more games than that if not for all of the injuries.




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