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Lets be realistic for a moment

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I can't stand losing more then the next person, But lets all be honest before the season started during preseason on the prediction thread almost everyone expected a 5-7 win season with hopes of a 10+ win season.

With everything that has happened this year, 5 or 6 on IR new coaches new coaching schemes new players i think we are on par of what our expectation were.

Steve smith is having a career year and that's so nice to see

Offense is clicking, we have a new franchise QB

Gamble is back we have a pretty decent d-line we just need more depth considering injurys they have played up to par.

all things considered 1 more off-season i think we are done with the rebuilding stage and it went faster then expected, we have accomplished alot this year, next year im betting we get some sunday night games maybe even a monday night game, not saying this year is over and look in the future, it's not that bad of a year.

TL;DR: not having the best year, but better then expected imo.

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Truth

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Nanee starting. Poor clock management. Poor halftime adjustments. Horrid special teams. That's all real, and it's all cause for concern. Losing with promise to get better is one thing, we're looking incompetent in some areas that will cause problems no matter how much talent we field.

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Thing is, Cam has changed the expectations... nobody had any idea he would be this good. Having a QB play this well just makes our weaknesses even more glaring.

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Thing is, Cam has changed the expectations... nobody had any idea he would be this good. Having a QB play this well just makes our weaknesses even more glaring.

I think thats a bittersweet thing.

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Hey, at least we didn't lose to St. Louis.

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LB play and a few DB issues along with a sometimes problematic running game is basically the only problems we had this past game. Also an issue with kicking apparently.

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LB play and a few DB issues along with a sometimes problematic running game is basically the only problems we had this past game. Also an issue with kicking apparently.

now theres no reason for our LBs to play this badly considering we had one of the better LB core the last couple of years and it is the NFL, but considering injurys they do earn a little bit of sympathy, and our running game isn't even close to what it used to be... but we do have a new philosophy i think with time will be fine.

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The big complaints are not that we should have been winning from the beginning. Everyone expected exactly what you posted. The outrage stems from us being in every game and blowing it. We should be winning these games.

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Let's be realistic followed by *a bunch of comments that continue to dodge the real issue*

Realistic? There are only 2 main issues:

1. Our offense chokes and can't score points to win close games in the 4th quarter.

2. Our offense turns over the ball too much, giving our opponents easy points, and puts themselves in that position.

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Let's be realistic followed by *a bunch of comments that continue to dodge the real issue*

Realistic? There are only 2 main issues:

1. Our offense chokes and can't score points to win close games in the 4th quarter.

2. Our offense turns over the ball too much, giving our opponents easy points, and puts themselves in that position.

You can't pin blame on only the offense or the defense or the special teams, I mean the steelers have a leagues worst -9 Turnover ratio, yet they are one of the better teams this year.

but there is no excuse for our redzone offense and turnovers, but in every single game this year you can blame it on 1 bad call, 1 missed FG, 1 blown coverage, 1 punt return

i can understand the frustration in these losses as every single one of them could have been wins and it makes me sick knowing that, but i can't place blame on any one thing.

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realistically i thought our team turned a corner in the 2nd half of redskins game but as a whole we just fell back many steps today in the 2nd half of this one. I'm not really sure how the bye is going to effect our team. Will they take a step back and find what's been missing, or will this lose and the rest of them finally get to them now that they can't look to the next game to forget past losses.

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