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View Poll Results: What qualifies this season as successful? Vote for record and playoff outcome
7-9 or worse 13 9.77%
8-8 37 27.82%
9-7 36 27.07%
10-6 24 18.05%
11-5 6 4.51%
12-4 6 4.51%
13-3 or better 7 5.26%
Make playoffs 42 31.58%
Wildcard win 12 9.02%
Divisional win 10 7.52%
Conference Champions 6 4.51%
Superbowl Champions 16 12.03%
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:37 AM   #1
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:38 AM   #2
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IMprovement on defense and special teams.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:40 AM   #3
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IMprovement on defense and special teams.
Yeah, same here but that didn't really fit into my poll
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IMprovement on defense and special teams.
Agree give me improvement from week 1 -17 and I give a damn about the record.
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IMprovement on defense and special teams.
Yup. I agreed with this so voted for everything to be fair.
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Yup. I agreed with this so voted for everything to be fair.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:52 AM   #7
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Over 5 wins will be a wild success.


Anybody thinking we'll do any better is delusional.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:54 AM   #8
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I don't buy the "i don't care about the record" rhetoric. If improvement doesn't translate into being better than 8-8 this season and making the playoffs, then it's not much of a standard.
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I voted 8-8

when you give up a talented QB and completely revamp a defense that was downright dreadful to start out with, at least matching last year will be a success in my mind

now, if we go 8-8 in the same glorious die in a dumpster fire fashion to close the year out as last year...then I will cut myself
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Over 5 wins will be a wild success.


Anybody thinking we'll do any better is delusional.
According to the Ortonites we should be better then last year, so I'd say worse then 8-8 is a fail.
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I don't buy the "i don't care about the record" rhetoric. If improvement doesn't translate into being better than 8-8 this season and making the playoffs, then it's not much of a standard.
I disagree this year. You cant judge the improvement of last years team to this years team. A new HC new starting QB and new DC new OC. Add in a b**** of a schedule and IMHO all you can hope for is to see this team making strides towards becoming a threat to make a run at the SB in a year or 2.
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I disagree this year. You cant judge the improvement of last years team to this years team. A new HC new starting QB and new DC new OC. Add in a b**** of a schedule and IMHO all you can hope for is to see this team making strides towards becoming a threat to make a run at the SB in a year or 2.
McDonalds has a 'win now' vision as evidenced by the signing of Dawkins and what he reportedly said to bring him in. As a fan of this team I'll never judge anything less than making the playoffs a successful season. I won't be any less of a fan if they don't, but as a franchise we need to set the bar high IMO.
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McDonalds has a 'win now' vision as evidenced by the signing of Dawkins and what he reportedly said to bring him in. As a fan of this team I'll never judge anything less than making the playoffs a successful season. I won't be any less of a fan if they don't, but as a franchise we need to set the bar high IMO.
I dont argue this but I just dont see the playoffs this year as a reality.
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I don't buy the "i don't care about the record" rhetoric. If improvement doesn't translate into being better than 8-8 this season and making the playoffs, then it's not much of a standard.
Really?

New system.
New Coach.
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New Defensive Coaches.
New Defense period.

And you dont buy the record doesnt matter? I want to see improvement on defense and special teams, period. I DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE RECORD. We aren't winning a superbowl this year, so the record doesnt ****ing matter. What matters is that we show improvement throughout the season instead of pulling a Shanny and fading down the stretch.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:05 PM   #15
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I think our schedule is extremely tough and if we lose some close ones and end up with 6 or 7 wins that is not a failure. I am looking for us to hang tough with the big kids, play consistently (i.e. avoid humiliating blowouts like 2007-2008), and improve steadily as the season progresses. A positive turnover ratio would be a good sign too.

Also if Ayers, Smith or Moreno could be ROY that would be great.
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Really?

New system.
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New Defensive Coaches.
New Defense period.

And you dont buy the record doesnt matter? I want to see improvement on defense and special teams, period. I DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE RECORD. We aren't winning a superbowl this year, so the record doesnt ****ing matter. What matters is that we show improvement throughout the season instead of pulling a Shanny and fading down the stretch.
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I know I have said it many times now but before any trading or coaching changes after the schedule was out, I had us lucky to get more than 7 wins as it was then because of the crap we were sure to roll out again on defense
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Really?

New system.
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New Defense period.

And you dont buy the record doesnt matter? I want to see improvement on defense and special teams, period. I DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE RECORD. We aren't winning a superbowl this year, so the record doesnt ****ing matter. What matters is that we show improvement throughout the season instead of pulling a Shanny and fading down the stretch.
Ex-freaking-zactly.
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In order for me to view this season as a success I would like us to go 8-8 or 9-7, hopefully sneak into the playoffs and finish better than the Bears for draft compensation.
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I voted for everything over 9-7 because anything over 9-7 is a success.
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If McKidd pulls off an 8-8 record or better it will be one of the great coaching jobs ever... That and I wouldn't have nearly as much to b**** about concerning the alphonso smith trade.
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If McKidd pulls off an 8-8 record or better it will be one of the great coaching jobs ever... That and I wouldn't have nearly as much to b**** about concerning the alphonso smith trade.
You know this is going to upset the golden load crew
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