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Old 09-18-2006, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default Ratbirds . . . overated so far?

Ok so after the second week of the ratbirds playing a terrible team, I am already sick of hearing they are "for real" and everyone jumping on their superbowl bandwagon. I mean they beat the Raiders this week for petes sake and their def is now unstoppable?!? . . . it is the Raiders and they actually sacked the QB LESS than the Raiders last opponent. Next week they play the clowns so we will not hear the end of it, hopefully they will play a good Chargers team and shut everyone up! Sorry just had to vent about stupid commentators and their love affair with Lewis and the Ratbirds!
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:24 AM   #2
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i dont think that their overrated. their a tough physical team.
why do you think their overrated? cos they diddnt score 40 points?
the overrated team in the nfl i think is the eagles.
after they beat the texans, the freaking texans! nfl network said eagles were going places.

by the way, anybody see # 85 get rocked in the clowns game? lol
i respect tough teams, doesnt meen i like them though.
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:34 AM   #3
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Let's wait and see how well they do against a team capable of scoring outside of their practice facility.
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:37 AM   #4
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Default Re: Ratbirds . . . overated so far?

I don't think they deserve number 1 power rankings and what not so quickly, just because of the teams they played so far. But they are a tough, physical team who we always have very close games with.
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:46 AM   #5
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Default Re: Ratbirds . . . overated so far?

Only 2 games into the season, I think ANY team is overrated at this point, especially those teams who have soundly beaten opponents who are in rebuilding mode or don't have as much talent as the team they lost to. I usually wait until Week 5 or 6 to really start paying attention to the teams on top and the power rankings.
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:49 AM   #6
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i dont think that their overrated. their a tough physical team.
why do you think their overrated? cos they diddnt score 40 points?
the overrated team in the nfl i think is the eagles.
???..Well to start with The Ravens have beat a Bucs team that hs managed to score a total of three points in two weeks and an oakland team that has scored 6 points in two weeks...Philly has now scored 48 points in two weeks against Houston (who is a considerably better team than Oakland) and the Giants (who they would have beat if not for an idiotic penalty at the end of thegame that let the Giants withing field goal range.

I am not an Eagles fan...but based on two weeks this season..I would say that the Eagles are the best team in the NFC...and the Ratbirds will be grounded when they play their first real opponant
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Default Re: Ratbirds . . . overated so far?

I haven't acctually had a chance to watch the Ravens play, but I have heard their defense plays very well. Are they over rated? I am not sure yet, it is too early to decide that. It is true they have played 2 of the worst teams in the NFL and next week won't be any different when they pllay the Browns. But on the flip side, I heard they hit hard, make their tackles and play a hard core physical defense.
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I think the ratbirds defense is what it has always been tough. Remember last year they were without Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and that took away from the overall defense, but they were still a hard nosed defense last year. This year they've got some spunk on that side of the ball again, some swagger (if you will).
However, on offense, I think they're still just average and they haven't played a team that plays hard nosed defense. We'll see what they can do then.
I think the ratbirds are overrated but it's the media (i.e John Madden) that creates the love affair with them (i.e. Peyton Manning) and then those who don't know football (i.e. the media) try to convince those of us who do know football (the diehards) that these love affair teams and players are the real deal.
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is a typical Ravens defense to me .. McNair isnt putting up very solid numbers considering who he is playing against.. but I guess will have to see .. I still think thier offense is suspect .. but they havnt played anyone and wont next week either so is just something will have to wait and see.
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i dont think that their overrated. their a tough physical team.
why do you think their overrated? cos they diddnt score 40 points?
the overrated team in the nfl i think is the eagles.
after they beat the texans, the freaking texans! nfl network said eagles were going places.

by the way, anybody see # 85 get rocked in the clowns game? lol
i respect tough teams, doesnt meen i like them though.
I AGREE 100% WITH YOU MAN!!!!!!! EAGLES SUCK!
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