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Old 07-26-2006, 02:53 PM   #1
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Default Off season reports cards from SI

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...des.afc/1.html

I figured we would at least get a C+.
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Default Re: Off season reports cards from SI

all these report cards tend to penalize a team that upgrades or replaces players from within.
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Default Re: Off season reports cards from SI

I don't completely disagree with this grade. Maybe a C+ tops. Harris, Reid and Smith being my main reasons for the grade boost. While he hasn't touched the field yet, Holmes being the main reason why I would not grade them any higher with Ben coming in second with his face plant.
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all these report cards tend to penalize a team that upgrades or replaces players from within.
That's our strength, promoting from within. Yet many people fail to recognize that.
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Well, the report card did not criticize us for dropping El and Hope. Total opposite actually. I was surprised by that.
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Well, the report card did not criticize us for dropping El and Hope. Total opposite actually. I was surprised by that.
Same here. It was good not to see another article indicating how much we would miss El.
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One thing that cracks me up. I'm trying to remember when the last time I went into an offseason and did not read that Baltimore would win the division. The ratbirds have been picked to win the division every year for the majority since they won the Super Bowl. What is the hard on for the Ravens? Is it an east coast thing or what. And I'm still trying to figure out how the Steelers had a bad offseason. If they want to pick us to suck, fine, but explain WHY. And please dont tell me because we lost El and Hope. 2 guys out of 22 in the Steeler org isnt gonna make that much of a difference considering we have great drafts and good backs that come in and fill in. Just doesnt make sense, thes aholes have zero crediability......
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Gee - isn't SI just a ray of sunshine?

I'm shocked they didn't mention The Bus' retirement as a negative, though I think the Parker/Duce combo can pick up the slack if Duce can stay off of the DL.
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And I'm still trying to figure out how the Steelers had a bad offseason. If they want to pick us to suck, fine, but explain WHY. And please dont tell me because we lost El and Hope. 2 guys out of 22 in the Steeler org isnt gonna make that much of a difference considering we have great drafts and good backs that come in and fill in. Just doesnt make sense, thes aholes have zero crediability......
Keep in mind. They are not grading us on how they feel we will perform this year. They are grading us on our offseason. Events that occured and the draft. Once again, they actually stated the cutting of ties between Randle El and Chris Hope was a good thing. In my opinion, we didn't have the greatest offseason.....far from it actually. Now, I'm by no means stating we are going to suck (neither was SI), just stating our offseason was not exactly our greatest.
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SI is a disgrace. Their subjective "evaluation" is an insult to their readers.
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