- 10/24/2010, 02:03AM ET
rnw111377 said 10/24, 02:03 AM
I will pull a first and let my opponent start. Giving you the advantage.
DJRoxalot said 10/24, 02:19 AM
The Dallas Cowboys have to be the most surprising team in the NFL this season.
They stand at 1-4. A loss to the Giants and they are all but out of the playoffs. Even with 10 games to play. A 1-5 record would be near impossible to recover from.
After coming into this season with so many expectations after finally winning a playoff game last year.
Sure, there are teams like Kansas City and Tampa that have been impressive early. Even Chicago has looked good at times.
But the Cowboys?
Starting 1-4 (and possibly 1-5) has to be much more of a shock than the Cheifs and Bucs who really have not beaten a very good team.
Lets do this!!! And do not foget.....
TO BRING THE PAIN!!!
rnw111377 said 10/24, 03:37 AM
Not surprised. They've played about the toughest schedule so far. 3 of 5 on the road. UOpponents are 18-12. Wade is a coordinator, not a hc. Their qb is unproven in big games, so I am not surprised that they lose to superior teams. Dallas has lost to the McNabb lead Redskins, Bears w/ Martz, Titans' Chris Johnson and last years JRC runner-up Minnesota. My team was 9-7 a year ago w/ their starting qb. Lost backup, and third stringer in the second game. Picked by experts to be lucky to go 2-2 in first 4 games, they are now 4-1. Went 3-1 against opponents that were 15-8, 2 of them on the road. Only loss was to the Ravens on a last second play. No one had them 3-1 against the likes of Atl, Tenn,Tampa, and Balt w/ a 4th string qb. This defense has been unbelievable. Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch and what top flight receiver? Their star D-line was out the first couple games. You expected this? Did you? No one did! Giants, McNabb's Redskins and a loaded Philly team. That division is wicked and someone is always going down.
DJRoxalot said 10/25, 01:16 AM
Space out your argument. It is much easier to read and less confusing for the audience voting.
And myself when I was trying to decipher what you were writing in order to provide a rebuttal argument.
They have an excellent head coach.
A healthy Troy Polamalu playing on a stacked defense and have a good running game. They judt needed Dixon and Batch to "manage" the offensive game plan and not screw things up with INT's.
I do not thinjk the Steelers strong start is as surprising as Dallas' unbelieveably horrible start.
Even in the always tough NFC East, Dallas was expected to be the best team in the Division. And being in last place is horrid. Especially since the other 3 teams in the Division all have weaknesses.
"Picked by experts to be lucky to go 2-2 in first 4 games, they are now 4-1."
It is why they play the games. The "Talking Heads" are just offering their opinion. Much like the fine folks here.
The only difference is they get paid to do it.
rnw111377 said 10/25, 09:38 PM
Sorry it was b/c I was using my cell. How is it you state what was expected of Dallas and then turn around and rip on what experts thinking Pitt would be lucky is any different?
Romo has won 1 post season game. Floundered the others away. McNabb has been to 5 NFC championships; winning 4 of them. Eli has a superbowl ring.
Wade Phillips is a career DC; horrible coach. He has failed everywhere. Mike S. has 2 Superbowl rings while Tom C. is has 1. While Andy Reid has 4 NFC titles. Division wise it appears Dallas has trouble at the top and a bad OC.
Skins, Bears, Texans, Titans and Vikings. The Bears are the weakest link and they are 4-3. The Ds are phenomenal. You have the two best backs in the NFL and 4 of the best Ds.
Experts did not say Pitt would go 2-2. They said they would be lucky too. It is one thing to win w/ a 4th stringer in college but this is the pros. Put in the Colts back up and they can't win a game. Would the Ravens or Jets compete w/ their 3rd string qb. NO!
They were 9-7 last year w/ their starter and you saw them going 3-1 against ATL , TENN , TAMPA and BALT. Chicago has a great D and they struggle w/ a franchise qb. Explain that! 4th string.
DJRoxalot said 10/26, 01:39 AM
"Wade Phillips is a career DC; horrible coach."
82-58 is not horrible.
It is a winning percentage of 58.5%.
Not great, but not awful either.
You cannot blame everything on Wade. A portion of it is the controlling, owner, the players and Wade.
Just because he will be the eventual fall guy does not mean it is all his fault.
"Experts did not say Pitt would go 2-2. They said they would be lucky too. It is one thing to win w/ a 4th stringer in college but this is the pros."
Trent Dilfer replaced Tony Banks at QB. And not many expected the Ravens to win much. The point? QB is important but if you have a very good defense and a running back, you can get by and win games without your star.
Or even an All-Pro QB.
That is exactly what the Steelers showed without Big Ben. They did not panic. They stayed the course, played sound football and did not make many mistakes costing them the game.
"Chicago has a great D and they struggle w/ a franchise qb. Explain that."
A FRASNCHISE QB??? LOL.
A franchise QB does not turn the ball over like Cutler does. He has thrown 33 INT's in his last 22 games.
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