The progress this team has made.
The areas they still need to progress in.
The Ugly: Posters on this site who use the same old cliche's in an attempt to make everyone think they actually know something about football.
Truth be told if you use of these cliche's and don't back it up with any kindof substance you actually look dumber than if you would have just not posted anything.....
We can't make adjustments.
(I bet none of you even have a clue what adjustments are)
Our playcalling sucks.
(I bet none of you can even diagram a play let alone use the terms for it)
Our players looked flat.
(Faster teams make slower teams look flat.
We played a faster team).
We need to change the scheme to fit the players talents.
(You realize the players on this team were drafted because thier talents fit the scheme.)
Our coaches are hold the players back. (This one makes me just scratch my head and say WHAT)
When players such as Winfield & Sharper make note of it, I tend to regard that as credible.
As you craft your posts and feel the need to type one of these cliche's now that most knowledgable fans will feel the need to type YUTZ in responding to you but will hold back because we must play nice with the mindless posters of drivel cause if we slam on you we will be labeled as mean.
(No smiley face).
WOW Marr! You shocked me with that one.
(Now, speaking in general & not directed at you Marr, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just that your post & its following rebuttals prompted me to post thoughts that have boiling inside me for some time);
I used to think this was a fan site, but I guess this is fast becoming a site for Ã¢â‚¬Å“expertsÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“well learnedÃ¢â‚¬Â only.
Many of us havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t played football, but that doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mean just because we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know the intricacies of the game, doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mean we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have opinions based on our observations. After all, that is what this community was all about when I joined & one of the things I enjoyed about it.
People have been & fear to post here due to ridicule & if they are somewhat knowledgeable but make a typo, the thread Nazi(s) comes out & lays into them as if they were lower class citizens.
Spelling & grammar doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t matter here & shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be policed. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one of WebbyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s golden rules not to criticize people for it yet when it happens, it rarely gets enforced. Sometimes posters will do it in fun & make light of it if they know the poster & do it in jest followed by an appropriate smiley, but far to often, it is done in a belittling fashion as if to say IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m better than you & IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m smarter than you.
The last instance of it I read prompted me to delete my membership two days ago. Webby just hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pulled the trigger yet & is awaiting a reply from an e-mail he sent. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s becoming more evident which side of the fence I will fall on. The only thing that keeps me waffling is the friends I have made on this site & what this site has done for me both on & off the forums.
This is no longer the site I joined 2 years ago, far from it. It is sad indeed. Facts to disprove anotherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s observations are fine, but to make them feel like they arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t worthy to be or post here isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t.
There is none of here, with the exception of Brian Robison, who knows what goes on inside the locker rooms, in players meetings & what coaches actually change or donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t change & the reasons behind it.
All the football knowledge in the world wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t change that one iota. Everything is based off what we read in papers, stats & formulated opinions based on what we know.
No one should fear to post here, but they do. They feel intimidated. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve read it in several posts throughout the 2 years I was here & have had others tell me personally.
Ever wonder why so many lurkers continue to lurk & not join? Food for thought.
Most of the fun & enjoyment of coming here is gone & IMO is running on a shell of itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s former self. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not what Webby intended, I can assure you of that.
If anyone has any doubts, ask the questions. Start a poll where a member can vote anonymously & let his voice be heard or a forum where their identity wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be known when others read it.
IMO, their concerns should be shared with all, not just the mods.
God knows I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t been a saint here 100% of the time & I apologize for that. Sorry beforehand for possibly derailing this thread & getting chastised for it, but in all honesty it does fit in with the good, the bad & the ugly.
Three things to remember, especially with the draft approachingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦.
Courtesy, Respect & Tact