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a Reason for Optimism....with fingers crossed


OK fellas, I started to put this on Sugar's "Dash of Hope" post, but it was starting to take a wrong turn into the abyss. I KNOW everyone is tired of the drama and futility of this team. I am as well. (and I STILL can't believe the dropped Marcus) We all know that things aren't gonna get better for good until Danny either sells the team or has an epiphany and hires a REAL GM. We also know we're doomed in the long run without a professional grade offensive line. The problem right now is, none of that can be addressed at least until the offseason. In the meantime, there are still games going on and I don't know about the rest of you jackasses, but I'm still planning on tuning in every week to watch this team, painful as it may be. So, with that said, let's see if we can uncover a silver lining here.

First of all, what has been one of the biggest concerns over this team for the past few years? (On the field, that is) I think it's the fact that we play down to our opponents. Obviously this sucks when you have a string of games against the dregs of the league. But the flip side if this coin is, we also play WELL against the better teams. Which means, HOPEFULLY, we haven't seen this teams best performance yet. Do they break out their 'A' game against the Eagles on Monday night (another problem for us) to show a spark still exists within the dying embers? Personally, I think it's a very good possibility. Obviously there's the fact that we swept them last year, which means we can beat them. Next, the blueprint for beating them is fresh with their loss to a team worse than us last week. Then when you factor in their O-line issues (almost as bad as ours), and their injuries around the rest of the roster, the sun seems to be trying it's best to pierce that black cloud that's been hovering over us. 

 

Obviously Philly can score points. But McNabb isn't the athlete he used to be, which Oakland proved last week. So if our defense can continue to improve in the pass rush, this may be the first time in a LONG time where we actually get to McNabb consistently. Boy wouldn't that be nice. Couple that with the fact that there's a good possibility that we could have the right plays called at the right time on offense this week, and I starting to get a little tingly. How about you?

 

One more thing - as I'm writing this I'm recalling the last time our season was seemingly past the point of no return this early . OK, OTHER than the Spurrier years. Anyway, I'm thinking of the Marty year. And I'm remembering a certain dynamic playmaker at SLB making a play that turned our season around. Could THIS be the week Orakpophobia is unleashed?

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