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Bill Barnwell (Grantland) article on which teams should have more W's next season

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It's all on Shula. If he can produce we are looking at a winning season.

 

It's not all on shula.. just 95% on him.

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Couldn't the same article have been written last year around this time?

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It's all on Shula. If he can produce we are looking at a winning season.

 

Agreed. I think he's the biggest factor of the whole season.

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Zod has an inverted boner for Shula.

It's the same thing as people saying it's all on Cam.

Inverted boner...isn't that what girls get when they get excited?

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Is this not the same article already discussed here on the huddle?

 

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Is this not the same article already discussed here on the huddle?

 

zuck it

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A big elephant in the room is not about whether we were unlucky in our close losses which should even up over time to closer to 50% but whether we lost for a reason which could plague us again. Did we lose because we choked or as a result of poor execution by players and coaches? If so then all the stats in the worlds are meaningless. What will win close games is good preparation and execution on the field by players and coaches. I hope that all the hard work over the off season has been designed to get off to fast starts and a killer instinct to finish off teams once we get ahead instead of prevent defenses and bend until we break crap. I think the first 4 games willntell us which direction we are headed.

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Feels like the offseason between 02 and 03.

Don't you get me excited

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I've said it before, but I truly belive the future has already started. If we continue to build upon the momentum we started last year. This team is ready, and able, to take the next step.

 

With Rivera, and now Gettlemen, I believe the culture is changing. This team is good, and is getting better. And I can live with that.

 

It takes time for teams to learn how to win. We started figuring it out last year. I see no reason not to think they can continue that trend this year. This team has confidence and believes in itself. That is huge.

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A big elephant in the room is not about whether we were unlucky in our close losses which should even up over time to closer to 50% but whether we lost for a reason which could plague us again. Did we lose because we choked or as a result of poor execution by players and coaches? If so then all the stats in the worlds are meaningless. What will win close games is good preparation and execution on the field by players and coaches. I hope that all the hard work over the off season has been designed to get off to fast starts and a killer instinct to finish off teams once we get ahead instead of prevent defenses and bend until we break crap. I think the first 4 games willntell us which direction we are headed.

I've been a Lions fan for longer than I would care to admit. And I thought I had seen it all. But last years Pantherz rewrote the book. You cannot prepare for that kind of weird stuff.

We cut those weird azz, cost us a game, plays in half. We can be in playoff contention. To me that says more about our chances than anything else. We can compete with anyone. As long as the voodoo chile stays on the sidelines and leaves us alone.

Let the players decide the game. Not some fluke of nature. And we have a shot at being pretty damm good.

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