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Saturday, August 27, 2005
Football Thoughts
Well, I got to see my two favorite teams in action last night and I've gotta say--well one out of two didn't look that bad.

My beloved Redskins looked very good in their third pre-season game, esp. taking it to the vaunted Steeler defense in the 2nd and 3rd Quarters . One stupid mistake by Patrick Ramsey back and we easily beat them by two TDs. And our defense and running game, which is what this franchise were built on in the 80s and early 90s when we were ruling the roost, were spectacular. Seeing the counter-trey executed so well brought back memories of the Hogs and John Riggins. It was a great effort and I think we stand a chance to make some noise in the NFC East this year--esp. with Philly in such disarray.

And coach Gibbs, please, please, please take care of the Cowboys on Monday night the third week of the season. Don't keep it close...let's have a full-on blowout of my most hated team.

As for the Titans...well, it's good Pacman muffed two punts to divert the heat away from an offense that looked anemic at best. I began to wonder if last week's performance against the Falcons was the aberration and this is gonna be the rule. Our offense looked totally out of synch all night long and our special teams play is still less than special. We face the Steelers in week one and no matter who poor Ben R looked and seeing the Bus go out with a knee sprain, I fear a long afternoon for my Titans should things not get better and soon. I'll be there Thursday night to watch their final pre-season tune-up and I just hope we can find something positive on offense to build on as the season starts. We've got all the weapons in the world..it's time to use them.

posted by Michael Hickerson at 8/27/2005 10:20:00 PM | |
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