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Postby UK Skins Fan » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:11 am

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UK Skins Fan wrote:Honest prediction: 7-9. An 8-8 season would represent real hope (that's how far we've fallen), and a winning season would be a giddy experience. Could be as bad as 5-11 if the offensive line doesn't come together, but I'll stick with 7-9 as my prediction.

Well, I can certainly foresee 5-11 rather than 7-9 right now.

But hey, win the next game, we're 2-2, and all of a sudden we start imagining that we're an 8-8 team again. Until we look at the schedule for the second half of the season. We needed to win against the Lambs and Bungles in order to have a shot at getting to 8-8.

Right now, I'll settle for RGIII getting out of this season alive, and mentally intact. And then it might be a question of whether Dan Snyder's new found patience can be stretched to a 4th season of the Shanahan project.

A lot of questions have been answered over the last three weeks. Suddenly, my expectations have moved from 5-11, to the prospect of being disappointed if we only make it to 8-8. It's a funny old game.
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Postby riggofan » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:57 am

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UK Skins Fan wrote:Honest prediction: 7-9. An 8-8 season would represent real hope (that's how far we've fallen), and a winning season would be a giddy experience. Could be as bad as 5-11 if the offensive line doesn't come together, but I'll stick with 7-9 as my prediction.

Well, I can certainly foresee 5-11 rather than 7-9 right now.

But hey, win the next game, we're 2-2, and all of a sudden we start imagining that we're an 8-8 team again. Until we look at the schedule for the second half of the season. We needed to win against the Lambs and Bungles in order to have a shot at getting to 8-8.

Right now, I'll settle for RGIII getting out of this season alive, and mentally intact. And then it might be a question of whether Dan Snyder's new found patience can be stretched to a 4th season of the Shanahan project.

A lot of questions have been answered over the last three weeks. Suddenly, my expectations have moved from 5-11, to the prospect of being disappointed if we only make it to 8-8. It's a funny old game.


hah. Thanks for pulling up this old thread! I love reading all of the "sky is falling" comments from two months ago.

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Postby Deadskins » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:11 pm

crazyhorse1 wrote:
SkinsJock wrote:this past sunday was filled with teams losing games they clearly should have won


this team has some major defensive issues but we also have an incredible QB that Kyle needs to use differently before he gets hurt


winning 8 games is still doable .. but Mike & the OC + DC have got to make some major adjustments in how they use the players we have


We'll win 5 games, lose 11, if RG111 stays healthy. We cannot defend against the pass. We're cooked.

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Postby DarthMonk » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:46 pm

DarthMonk wrote:Anything could happen. If we find a way to win a few early, confidence can make crazy things happen. I'm not giving up but I expect 6-10.

No QB drafted 1st or 2nd has EVER led his team to a .500 record or better. I'd love to change that stat.

At the overly optimistic end we go 4-2 in the NFC East, 2-2 against the NFC South, 2-2 against the AFC, and 2-0 against the dregs.

We top out at 10-6.

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Postby Countertrey » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:18 pm

The Redskins will be 6-6 going into week 14.
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Postby Deadskins » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:30 am

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ATX_Skins wrote:My honest opinion, 5-11 or worse.

:roll:
I'll go 11-5 or better to balance you out. :shock:


Well Mr. Simpson, I hope you are right

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Postby ATX_Skins » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:16 am

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ATX_Skins wrote:
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ATX_Skins wrote:My honest opinion, 5-11 or worse.

:roll:
I'll go 11-5 or better to balance you out. :shock:


Well Mr. Simpson, I hope you are right

Closer than you, Mr. Smithers.


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Postby langleyparkjoe » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:36 am

I can't remember but didn't I say like 13-3 or some kind of crazy nonsense that only a fan would say? :lol:
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Postby Mississippiskinsfan2 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:43 am

VRIEL1 wrote:Ok since we are doing this. I'm doing my best to keep my "Redskins Goggles" off my head.

1. NO: Win. I think we suprise them w/o film for them to study.

2. STL: Win. New HC, offensive scheme, defensive scheme. Too much for 1st yr.

3. Cinci: Win. I'm a Dalton fan but our D will be too much for them.

4. TB: Win. My second team needs more time.

5. ATL: Loss. Good team, good system.

6. Minn: Win. close game but we take it with a better D.

7. NYG: Loss. Only cause we are in NYC. I really think we could take both again this yr.

8. Pitt: Loss. Were in Pitt folks. Terrible towels.

9. CP: Loss. Could go either way. Newton gives us fits.

10. Bye.

11. Phili: Win. At home with crowd noise? Besides Vick will be out by then.

12. Dal: Win. Coaching and Romo. I think they struggle this yr.

13. NYG: Win. It's home. I still think we might take both games.

14. BLT: Loss. Only cause they have been good for the last 10 yrs. Depends on injuries this late in the game.

15. CL: Win. Coaching and too much D for Weeden.

16. Phili: Loss. Only cause of Crowd noise. Could take this if Vick is out.

17. Dal: Win. It's home. Crowd noise. Plus the Girls are not as good offensively this yr.

10-6 folks. Wait didn't I say I would wear my goggles? Ok, some of the games could go either way but that could be said for all the games. how about 9-7.

Anything better then 4 wins is a plus and shows the team is heading in the right direction. MS will get another yr after this to see if he can do better with RG3 in the second yr. If not who comes in? Gruden?



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Postby Irn-Bru » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:52 am

Mississippiskinsfan2 wrote:
VRIEL1 wrote:Ok since we are doing this. I'm doing my best to keep my "Redskins Goggles" off my head.

1. NO: Win. I think we suprise them w/o film for them to study.

2. STL: Win. New HC, offensive scheme, defensive scheme. Too much for 1st yr.

3. Cinci: Win. I'm a Dalton fan but our D will be too much for them.

4. TB: Win. My second team needs more time.

5. ATL: Loss. Good team, good system.

6. Minn: Win. close game but we take it with a better D.

7. NYG: Loss. Only cause we are in NYC. I really think we could take both again this yr.

8. Pitt: Loss. Were in Pitt folks. Terrible towels.

9. CP: Loss. Could go either way. Newton gives us fits.

10. Bye.

11. Phili: Win. At home with crowd noise? Besides Vick will be out by then.

12. Dal: Win. Coaching and Romo. I think they struggle this yr.

13. NYG: Win. It's home. I still think we might take both games.

14. BLT: Loss. Only cause they have been good for the last 10 yrs. Depends on injuries this late in the game.

15. CL: Win. Coaching and too much D for Weeden.

16. Phili: Loss. Only cause of Crowd noise. Could take this if Vick is out.

17. Dal: Win. It's home. Crowd noise. Plus the Girls are not as good offensively this yr.

10-6 folks. Wait didn't I say I would wear my goggles? Ok, some of the games could go either way but that could be said for all the games. how about 9-7.

Anything better then 4 wins is a plus and shows the team is heading in the right direction. MS will get another yr after this to see if he can do better with RG3 in the second yr. If not who comes in? Gruden?



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Postby StorminMormon86 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:57 am

I predicted at best we'd be 7-9. Glad to see we've already exceeded my expectations!

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Postby DarthMonk » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:02 am

Hey riggofan, found it. I had us topping out at 10-6.
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Postby Chris Luva Luva » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:08 am

While I didn't give a prediction for the actual record, in a way I did predict the overall outlook of the franchise. The fact that I felt this way before our winning season says a lot. I understand some people have to see it in the win/loss column, but to those who are really paying attention... The clues were there.

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cleg wrote:I'm tired of being patient.


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Postby riggofan » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:45 am

DarthMonk wrote:Hey riggofan, found it. I had us topping out at 10-6.


hah. Thanks man! I kind of remembered lots of people expecting 7-9, 8-8 with an eye on the 2013 season. The predictions look a lot more optimistic this year.

Credit to you and the Hogster both for calling 10-6.

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Postby Deadskins » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:35 pm

Well, I went 11-5, but in fairness, we should have had that first vaGiants game.
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