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View Poll Results: Will 8-8 Be Considered A Success In 2012?
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
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Default Will 8-8 Be Considered A Success In 2012? Manning Edition

Home games include games vs.

(13-3) Saints
(12-4) Steelers
(10-6) Texans
(8-8) Chargers
(8-8) Chokeland
(7-9) Chefs
(4-12) Browns
(4-12) Bucs



Away games include games vs.

(13-3) Patriots
(12-4) Ravens
(10-6) Falcons
(9-7) Bengals
(8-8) Chargers
(8-8) Chokeland
(7-9) Chefs
(6-10) Panthers



We will face seven playoff teams, four division winners and three wild cards, four of which are away and three at home. The only games that are not against division rivals or teams who made the playoffs are against the Panthers Bucs and Browns on the road.

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Old 02-04-2012, 02:56 AM   #2
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Shanny would call it a success...
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:59 AM   #3
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I have flash disabled-- always do... is that a dixie-land rimshot or a yankee one

Flash suck, fyi...
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:23 AM   #5
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Threads like this are pretty absurd right now. We have no idea what the final roster will be like next year for any of these teams, and history has shown that outside of a few solid franchises the league is turning over constantly year-to-year.





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Threads like this are pretty absurd right now. We have no idea what the final roster will be like next year for any of these teams, and history has shown that outside of a few solid franchises the league is turning over constantly year-to-year.





Short answer: No.

I appreciate you taking the time to bring absolutely nothing to the table.


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Old 02-04-2012, 08:54 AM   #7
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View Poll Results: Will 8-8 Be Considered A Success In 2012?

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Old 02-04-2012, 09:03 AM   #8
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There will be some significant changes to how good some of those teams will be next year - Right now I would say 9-7 is the minimum required for a succesful season in 2012 so 8-8 is not enough.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:17 AM   #9
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I appreciate you taking the time to bring absolutely nothing to the table.


You made a thread to ask a question that's incredibly obvious and completely hypothetical. Even worse, there's been several threads just like this in the past week or so. Don't blame me if there's nothing to really add to your big What If? Table.

The simple answer is no, 8-8 wouldn't be any kind of 'success'.
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I hoping for like 10-6 next year with a chance at a SB the year after.
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9-7 or 10-6 seems real if we nail the draft and free agency AND stay healthy next season. But like mentioned, it is way to early to play this game.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:11 AM   #12
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16-0 until we ain't!
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Considering that this year we overproduced and were not quite as good as our record indicated... hit some teams at the right times, etc.... Yeah, 8-8 would be a success next year. 8-8 will probably win the division again.
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I think its possible we have a better team in 2012 and end up with the same record. But its hard to tell in February what will happen in September.

So we will see.

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Considering that this year we overproduced and were not quite as good as our record indicated... hit some teams at the right times, etc.... Yeah, 8-8 would be a success next year. 8-8 will probably win the division again.
Agreed. Even with significant improvement from Tebow and the offense as a whole as well as the D....It might not necessarily be reflected in the W/L column.

I don't care who's on the schedule either because it's impossible to measure SOS until AFTER the season.

Said it in another thread that Denver has been a 6 win team for half a decade. Shanny coached 'em up a game or 2, McD's inexperience brought them right back down 6-10 and they were right there again this year.....Props to Denver for making the most of opponents mistakes though.

I expect a step backwards record-wise so I'd definitely be happy with 8-8 again.
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no. unless we are riddled with injuries to both sides of the ball or something.
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For the most part, our record is no longer a concern of mine. All I care about now is winning the division, and then let's see what happens in the playoffs. If we win the west with a 8-8 or 12-4 record, then so be it.

We should be the class of the AFC West since the rest of the teams in the division have serious dysfunction issues. As EFX has said all season, the future is now.
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not a chance...Super Bowl or bust.

this is pro-football for ****s sakes.
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For the most part, our record is no longer a concern of mine. All I care about now is winning the division, and then let's see what happens in the playoffs. If we win the west with a 8-8 or 12-4 record, then so be it.
I'm fairly certain that overall record plays some kind of role in who wins the division. I'll have to check.
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View Poll Results: Will 8-8 Be Considered A Success In 2012?

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I'm fairly certain that overall record plays some kind of role in who wins the division. I'll have to check.
My post clearly went over your head; not surprising.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:48 AM   #22
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I think 8-8 will be a miracle. Unless there is some sort of free agent haul that I just can't see happening this team just isn't good enough to compete with that schedule.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:15 AM   #23
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No. I demand to see improvement from this team.

That means improving the front 4 on defense and figuring out how to utilize one of the greatest atheletes ever to play the QB position. IMO, giving this team an out not to improve on next season is nothing more than a slap in the face of what they were able to accomplish this season.

There is absolutely no reason we shouldn't expect an improvement.
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Thinking about it, my answer would depend on what we accomplish in FA and the draft. If we sit tight in FA and just sign utility/backup players and then play it safe in the draft, then no I will not be disappointed if we go 8-8 in 2012. It would again be making gold out of lead.

If Denver decides they have the cap room to land a few big name free agents and then make dynamic moves in the draft to get guys who are playmakers, then yes I will be disappointed if they go 8-8. The talent they would have accumulated, plus a full offseason should have netted more than the previous year's team.

But as I said before...its february. Get back to me in June.

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It will not be perceived as a success, but it would be another feat to pull it off. This year's team overachieved significantly to get to 8-8. The overall talent level on this roster is still in the bottom 20% of the league.
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