Redskins defense: Mum's the word

Redskins defense: Mum's the word

There are 19 comments on the Fredericksburg.com story from Oct 25, 2007, titled Redskins defense: Mum's the word. In it, Fredericksburg.com reports that:

“They're doing good, but I'm not with New England, so it's not helping me.”

The New England Patriots are good. They're undefeated. It seems they score touchdowns whenever they feel like it. via Fredericksburg.com

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Redskins Fan

Williamsburg, VA

#1 Oct 25, 2007
Im a hardcore Redskinsa fan, but i know we are going to lose... Its sad how good the Patriots are and if someones gonna stop em' i hope its us.
QB Joe

Baltimore, MD

#2 Oct 25, 2007
Skins barely held on against a one-armed QB - so Pats will win this one blindfolded. I'm just hoping the Skins will be able to stop the Jets !!
patfan1111111111

Summerfield, FL

#3 Oct 26, 2007
not to sound bias but i agree with you guys. the biggest problem the skins will have on sunday is the biggest problem the cowboys had against the pats. a rookie qb. i know campbell isnt exactly a rookie but he is in his second year and hasnt faced anything like he will see on sunday. thats why tony romo, despite playing pretty well, couldnt get the plays he really needed. its lack of experience against a really good defense coupled with having to play from behind against a team that doesnt make any mistakes right from the opening kickoff. the skins have a shot in the NFC but not this sunday.
Myself

West Chester, PA

#4 Oct 26, 2007
If we can just keep the ball and physically beat the crap out of the pat's offense then we have a shot. I think it will be a close one, all of our games are.
patsfan111111111 1

Orlando, FL

#5 Oct 26, 2007
Myself wrote:
If we can just keep the ball and physically beat the crap out of the pat's offense then we have a shot. I think it will be a close one, all of our games are.
hahaha. ififif. its the same commentator gameplan every week on the pregame show. IF you can get pressure on tom brady you have a shot. You cant beat the crap out of the offensive line and as much respect as i have for jason campbell and joe gibbs, campbell just doesnt have the experience. just like romo. look at the way the pats beat teams with qb experience. it doesnt matter, they are rewriting the game and again forcing everyone else to catch up.
Myself

West Chester, PA

#6 Oct 26, 2007
patsfan1111111111 wrote:
<quoted text>hahaha. ififif. its the same commentator gameplan every week on the pregame show. IF you can get pressure on tom brady you have a shot. You cant beat the crap out of the offensive line and as much respect as i have for jason campbell and joe gibbs, campbell just doesnt have the experience. just like romo. look at the way the pats beat teams with qb experience. it doesnt matter, they are rewriting the game and again forcing everyone else to catch up.
Well the fact remains. If we get pressure on Tom and beat the crap out of his receivers so they get scared to run across the middle of the field, then we can limit their passing game a lot. I wasn't talking about the Pat's O-line. And Jason Campbell might be a young QB but he doesn't play like it or act like it. Besides, what matters is how you perform on Sunday regardless of experience, and I think Jason will perform in a way that compliments that. Heck look what Ben Roethlisberger did his rookie season. And I think I can guarantee that this will be the closest game for the Pats thus far this season.
patsfan1111111

Summerfield, FL

#7 Oct 27, 2007
Myself wrote:
<quoted text>
Well the fact remains. If we get pressure on Tom and beat the crap out of his receivers so they get scared to run across the middle of the field, then we can limit their passing game a lot. I wasn't talking about the Pat's O-line. And Jason Campbell might be a young QB but he doesn't play like it or act like it. Besides, what matters is how you perform on Sunday regardless of experience, and I think Jason will perform in a way that compliments that. Heck look what Ben Roethlisberger did his rookie season. And I think I can guarantee that this will be the closest game for the Pats thus far this season.
your offense has 0 passing touchdowns this season. you act like santana moss is just going to start mirroring randy moss overnight. the fact remains tony romo has way better weapons than campbell and they couldnt get it done. i like your team and quarterback and especially your coach. its just you are in the way of something that cant be stopped right now. ive heard this every week, this week will be the big test for the pats. and every week look what happens. not to mention they have 7 buy weeks this season if you count division games. and the other 9 games are against 8 0f 12 of last years playoff teams. mix in those practice games and they cant be stopped. hopefully your skins can get it together in a really tough division and meet us in the superbowl but this sunday just wont be your day.
Damien Pryce

Herndon, VA

#8 Oct 27, 2007
Being a Skins fan, I would like to think we have a shot. The Redskins, in all things fair, will probably fall to the Pats this week. But if it does, it won't be on Cambell's experience or arm. It will be on the offensive line. We lost 3 of our 5 starting linemen to injury (2 of the three are pro-bowl players: Jon Jansen, Randy Thomas and Casey Rabach(who is probable). Its our running game that has been hurt. Our first two games.... 250+ rushing yards. After that, injuries took the toll.

And it won't be on our defense. Those Sportcenter highlights of Bradys bombs to Moss or those slants to Welker... well... we have the best (statistically, draft position and intimidation-wise) secondary in the game. Sean Taylor leads the league in interceptions right now... and all were snagged on those 20+ yard attempts that Brady is fond of these days. If he made the catches, he would have 8 or 9 (Favre caught some lucky breaks). Do you think Taylor, who is bigger, faster and as quick as Polomalu or Reed will not jump those Brady-to-Moss deep attempts? Moss is playing lights out right now and torching secondaries, but that philosophy of "throw it up and Moss will catch it" doesn't work on the Skins. The Skins have the best YPA in the league (5.56), and have only allowed 5 passing plays of over 20 yards all season (22, 23, 27, 33 60).

I guarantee, despite the Redskins most likely losing, if Brady attempts 5 or more deep passes, anywhere from sideline to sideline, Taylor will pick one off. Otherwise, I have no idea what will happen this week.
Damien Pryce

Herndon, VA

#9 Oct 27, 2007
patsfan1111111 wrote:
<quoted text>your offense has 0 passing touchdowns this season. you act like santana moss is just going to start mirroring randy moss overnight. the fact remains tony romo has way better weapons than campbell and they couldnt get it done. i like your team and quarterback and especially your coach. its just you are in the way of something that cant be stopped right now. ive heard this every week, this week will be the big test for the pats. and every week look what happens. not to mention they have 7 buy weeks this season if you count division games. and the other 9 games are against 8 0f 12 of last years playoff teams. mix in those practice games and they cant be stopped. hopefully your skins can get it together in a really tough division and meet us in the superbowl but this sunday just wont be your day.
Oh, by the way.... the Skins have passing TDs this season. Four to Chris Cooley and one to Mike Sellers.
Myself

West Chester, PA

#10 Oct 27, 2007
patsfan1111111 wrote:
<quoted text>your offense has 0 passing touchdowns this season. you act like santana moss is just going to start mirroring randy moss overnight. the fact remains tony romo has way better weapons than campbell and they couldnt get it done. i like your team and quarterback and especially your coach. its just you are in the way of something that cant be stopped right now. ive heard this every week, this week will be the big test for the pats. and every week look what happens. not to mention they have 7 buy weeks this season if you count division games. and the other 9 games are against 8 0f 12 of last years playoff teams. mix in those practice games and they cant be stopped. hopefully your skins can get it together in a really tough division and meet us in the superbowl but this sunday just wont be your day.
"I act like Santana Moss is going to start mirroring Randy Moss overnight." Where in any of my statements did I mention anything remotely related to Santana Moss? And I'm not at all questioning the ability of the Patriots to win football games. I'm merely stating what WE could do if we are going to have a chance. Don't take it so personally.
patsfan1111111

Summerfield, FL

#11 Oct 27, 2007
Damien Pryce wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, by the way.... the Skins have passing TDs this season. Four to Chris Cooley and one to Mike Sellers.
sorry i meant none to their supposed star santana moss but still not gonna be enough on sunday.
patsfan1111111

Summerfield, FL

#12 Oct 27, 2007
Damien Pryce wrote:
Being a Skins fan, I would like to think we have a shot. The Redskins, in all things fair, will probably fall to the Pats this week. But if it does, it won't be on Cambell's experience or arm. It will be on the offensive line. We lost 3 of our 5 starting linemen to injury (2 of the three are pro-bowl players: Jon Jansen, Randy Thomas and Casey Rabach(who is probable). Its our running game that has been hurt. Our first two games.... 250+ rushing yards. After that, injuries took the toll.
And it won't be on our defense. Those Sportcenter highlights of Bradys bombs to Moss or those slants to Welker... well... we have the best (statistically, draft position and intimidation-wise) secondary in the game. Sean Taylor leads the league in interceptions right now... and all were snagged on those 20+ yard attempts that Brady is fond of these days. If he made the catches, he would have 8 or 9 (Favre caught some lucky breaks). Do you think Taylor, who is bigger, faster and as quick as Polomalu or Reed will not jump those Brady-to-Moss deep attempts? Moss is playing lights out right now and torching secondaries, but that philosophy of "throw it up and Moss will catch it" doesn't work on the Skins. The Skins have the best YPA in the league (5.56), and have only allowed 5 passing plays of over 20 yards all season (22, 23, 27, 33 60).
I guarantee, despite the Redskins most likely losing, if Brady attempts 5 or more deep passes, anywhere from sideline to sideline, Taylor will pick one off. Otherwise, I have no idea what will happen this week.
you make some valid points but you also forget brady is completing almost 80% because he puts it where only his guy can get it in stride. and i dont care how big your guy is noone can out jump randy moss. but you may be right. so if you know it our coach knows it and maybe they dont try too many deep balls but welker, stallworth, moss across the middle? brady gets the pass where it needs to be and our receivers are fast and physical and they dont drop the ball. hard to stop a team that doesnt make any mistakes. intimidation is in the mind of weak teams and i dont see either team this sunday being intimidated. in a way i hope it is close to actually see a full game for once and not one that is over at half time but on the other hand i want to see the pats continue their domination.

Since: Sep 07

North Vancouver, Canada

#13 Oct 27, 2007
Myself wrote:
If we can just keep the ball and physically beat the crap out of the pat's offense then we have a shot. I think it will be a close one, all of our games are.
The Pats are not only the best team ,,they are the biggest team in the NFL right now. Nobody is beating the crap out of the Pats ! The Skins don't have the size or the talent to do that. Look at the last seven games,,which team beat up the Pats ??

********** GO PATS GO **********
patsfan1111111

Summerfield, FL

#14 Oct 27, 2007
Myself wrote:
<quoted text>
"I act like Santana Moss is going to start mirroring Randy Moss overnight." Where in any of my statements did I mention anything remotely related to Santana Moss? And I'm not at all questioning the ability of the Patriots to win football games. I'm merely stating what WE could do if we are going to have a chance. Don't take it so personally.
you dont have any threats on offense and your qb has never seen anything like the defense he will get on sunday. i meant santana moss is your deep threat and he drops everything he touches. you wont have a chance and you arent going to scare any of our receivers out of going across the middle.
Myself

West Chester, PA

#15 Oct 28, 2007
patsfan1111111 wrote:
<quoted text>you dont have any threats on offense and your qb has never seen anything like the defense he will get on sunday. i meant santana moss is your deep threat and he drops everything he touches. you wont have a chance and you arent going to scare any of our receivers out of going across the middle.
The guy had one bad game of dropping the ball. And the reason it seems like we have no threats is because of our over-conservative play-calling, not because there's a lack of talent. We simply don't get everything out of our players because we don't give them enough oppurtunities. As far as the Pats' receivers being scared of the middle of the field, I'm pretty sure that Sean Taylor and Landry could take that part of their game away from them. Will that be enough? I don't know.
Pats Apologist

United States

#16 Oct 28, 2007
Wow this game is getting ugly in a hurry..... 45 to ZIP.. oh and I should probably mention it the Patriots with 45......
X Ray Vision

Bradenton, FL

#17 Oct 28, 2007
Runner up Pats. Thats what they are going to be next week Runner Up.
Pats Apologist

United States

#18 Oct 28, 2007
The game next week I see as only going one of two ways: Either COlts or Pats are going to melt down and the score is a blow out, or it is going to be a down to the wire nailbiter with the score within three points.

This is the first real challenge for both teams so I am looking forward to it.

GO PATS!
patsfan111111111

Summerfield, FL

#19 Oct 29, 2007
X Ray Vision wrote:
Runner up Pats. Thats what they are going to be next week Runner Up.
gotta love you people. give you a lot of respect for consistency but how can you bandwagon jump week to week? a few weeks ago the media said dallas was to give the pats a run. and all you said dallas would hand them their first victory. and all this week you all jump on the skins bandwagon talking about how scared your secondary is going to make our receivers. and look how that turned out. and now its the colts. please. just let it go. the indy defense still cant stop the run like the skins were supposed to. i called this on wed. & thu. that the skins had no shot. and ill call it today. indy wont get blown out but they will lose next week. if you want to talk about a real possible loss. pittsburgh has the best chance to beat them if they continue their play.

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