Wow monidaw, not taking Washington ? Your posts make it seem like they are set to be the greatest team of all time. Have some faith and pick them every week and pick against Dallas (it is a surefire winning strategy Big Grin ).
Donald Parham jr, the 6' 8" tight end I didn't want the Skins to let get away, went on to tear it up in the XFL, now plays for the Chargers and is catching touchdowns 30% of the time he touches the ball.
The temp and humidity dropped the other day like a rock so it appears the humidty/temp factor will now be a non factor for a West Coast team heading East in Sept.
The Skins are 50-50 in season openers and won last year so they're due for the flip.
They didn't play the starters during Preseason so I don't believe they're prepared in terms of endurance or cohesion. The team has a lot of new parts on all 3 sides of the ball that haven't and may not gel immediately including on O, a new O line, QB and several receivers, on D the secondary is a mix of new parts that should end up being good but may not gel immediately, especially rookie linebackers trying to stop Parham, the Chargers rookie LT apparently handled Chase pretty well in college so it seems like a recipe for a quick strike pass happy offense to light things up with quick strikes before the pass rush gets home while the secondary is a half step slow learning how to play with each other, Special teams have a new long snapper that appears to be causing a disruption in the kicking game while they gel and apparently kicking balls thru the end zone for touchbacks and putting the opposing team on the 25 every time is NOT a good thing when the league averages are figured out. It's better to kick it inside the 5 and let the coverage stop them shy of the 25 most of the time.
Fitzmagic or Fitztragic? I would love to be wrong and will be rooting loudly that it turns out that way, it feels like a week of Fitztragic is upon us while they lose a close one in the 4th late as opposed to milking an early runaway/blowout to the finish line.
Same thinking has us rebounding next week to beat the Giants which we apparently never seem to do.
I watched the 2nd quarter and blurbs of the rest of the game last night. It really feels like Dallas only has one play, throw it to the guy on the left side, over, and over, and over and over again. How many times was that and at least twice the ball should have been intercepted? Not impressed at all by what I saw. At least no matter what happens we end up tied with the Cowboys to start the season at worst!!!!