Knight Of The Mind

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Greetings and welcome. My name is Steve, I'm 35 years old and I work for the US Army as an Operations Research Analyst. Hence my blog title Knight Of The Mind.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Return Of The King IV: He's Down, But He'll Never Quit.

Slumping teams find new and even more frustrating ways to kick away ball games. The Washington Redskins took a 10-3 lead, looked dominant and then proceeded to get that big piece of steak lodged squarely in their collective gullet. Clinton Portis has a hard time finding yards and has put the ball on the ground three times. Mark Brunnel has to feel like a pinata behind the much-maligned 'dirt-bag' offensive line.

Coach Gibbs described the daily life of a 1-3 NFL team to perfection after the game:

"Right now, it's penalties, mistakes and turnovers," admitted Gibbs. "We are hurting ourselves, and because of that we are not consistent."

However, the players will not quit on a coach who has three prior Super Bowl victories. Quarterback Mark Brunell spoke like a veteran after the disappointing loss.

"There is no one giving up and nobody is going to point fingers," Brunell said. "We are going to work our way through this, one game at a time, and hopefully get back on track."

The Redskins were a 5-11 squad last year and have a hard slog uphill to get rid of the culture of quitting and accepting defeat. Next, they face Ray Lewis and The Baltimore Ravens Sunday Night in a backyard brawl. They can only hope Star Tailback Jamal Lewis gets suspended for his legal issues between now and Sunday Night.

"Reciprocals"

As you may or may not already be aware, members of the Watcher's Council hold a vote every week on what they consider to be the most link-worthy pieces of writing around... per the Watcher's instructions, I am submitting one of my own posts for consideration in the upcoming nominations process.
Here is the most recent winning council post, here is the most recent winning non-council post, here is the list of results for the latest vote, and here is the initial posting of all the nominees that were voted on.

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