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    Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Washington Redskins
    What: Week 4 of the 2009 regular season
    When: Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 1 PM ET
    Where: FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland

    HISTORY

    The Buccaneers hold an overall 9-8 lead in the all-time series between these two teams. Tampa has won the last 3 matchups, including a 19-13 victory in 2007.

    WHEN TAMPA BAY HAS THE BALL

    RB Derrick Ward, who started last week in place of an injured Cadillac Williams, will likely not play against the Redskins due to injury, having missed the last 3 practices. Cadillac will get the start, with a hobbling Earnest Graham backing him up. Williams is averaging over 5 yards per carry this season, but on only 22 carries and he seems to be an injury waiting to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSr619 View Post
    Coaches: Buccaneers advantage

    ouch. sad but true though. even after they cut brooks and still allow barber to play they are better then zorn and blache.

    Washington 13 - Tampa Bay 9

    double ouch....

    They say we are going to open it wide, WRs will be running all over the place and we can shut them down but they only credit us for 13 points. I would love to argue against it...
    So true. I actually hate reading our pessimism at DCPSR, but damn, every time we get a little optimistic, the Redskins smack us down. It has been a very pessimistic week, we at DCPSR were part of that, we refuse to be another voice box for Redskins Park propaganda. It is what it is. It seems each week since the Giants, we expect this team to explode, we expect this team to put the teams way they should, and then each Monday, we are angrier and more upset at the franchise.

    So I guess, let the Redskins prove us wrong.
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    nothing will be proven in the positive on Sunday. if the Redskins win a tight game, the response will be 'well, you were facing an 0-3 team that lost 24-0 last week'.

    if the Redskins lose on Sunday, Zorn is toast. That kind of pressure/panic in the system rarely leads to stellar results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog's Twin View Post
    nothing will be proven in the positive on Sunday. if the Redskins win a tight game, the response will be 'well, you were facing an 0-3 team that lost 24-0 last week'.

    if the Redskins lose on Sunday, Zorn is toast. That kind of pressure/panic in the system rarely leads to stellar results.
    You left out one possible scenario, however minute the probability: the Redskins blow out Tampa Bay. I do agree though that nothing will be proven by a Redskins victory, even a blowout one. They would still be 2-2 and one game, even a blowout, would not definitively show they have rectified things.

    But it sure would be nice for a change.
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    China, I'm not even sure how I'd react to a blowout of the Bucs, say 27-7 or even more decisive. I think I'd be tempted to think "well, got past that damned hurdle"-but, to be honest, part of me would still harbor a worry-almost like "o.k., when's the crash coming?"-like waiting for the other shoe to drop.

    My imagination plays tricks with me at times, seducing me with wild hopes which I then dash with, I think, a healthy dose of reality and frankly I would feel less apprehensive with a 6-10 point win.

    Why?

    Last season's opening 6-2 run now seems almost surreal, a "did that really happen?" fluke-an anomaly. As has been said here and elsewhere, this is not a "quick fix" situation but one that takes time and patience. I would like to see a gradual improvement that shows a deep-level change in team philosophy and outlook that gives indication of a higher level of performance generally-a more long term perspective. Frankly, a sudden jolt demonstrated by a blowout of the Bucs would feel good short term but would leave me with a nagging "did they just shoot their wad?" feeling causing me to wonder if the crash back to earth was imminent-that they had just suddenly overachieved and the burnout was close behind. Or it could be that the recent history of the Skins has just made me extra cautious about expecting too much too soon.

    Oh, BTW, I'm saying Skins 20, Bucs 14
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