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I remember the last 2 seasons we suck during preseason and many of us were predicting a disaster before the season started. I know there were teams that finished under .500 in preseason but had success during the regular season. However the inconsistencies that we had during the preseason, plagued us all year long.

How important do you feel it is for us to have a winning record this preseason?

I believe in Quinn and I feel if we don't win a game or only win 1, the coaching staff will turn things around.

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W-L don't matter in PS. It's about how players perform and when they perform the best. When I watch preseason I watch starters vs starters. Once the starters are pulled the game is over, then it's time to evaluate the 2nd and 3rd stringers. If our starters look good but the 2nd stringers suck it's gonna be a long season. Our season will depend on how our starting OLine plays and how the entire defense plays. If we can't get any good runs against the Titans starting D or stop Marcus Marriota or freaking Zack Mettenburger from throwing TDs you kinda know what to expect the rest of the year.

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W-L don't matter in PS. It's about how players perform and when they perform the best. When I watch preseason I watch starters vs starters. Once the starters are pulled the game is over, then it's time to evaluate the 2nd and 3rd stringers. If our starters look good but the 2nd stringers suck it's gonna be a long season. Our season will depend on how our starting OLine plays and how the entire defense plays. If we can't get any good runs against the Titans starting D or stop Marcus Marriota or freaking Zack Mettenburger from throwing TDs you kinda know what to expect the rest of the year.

This pretty much sums it up.

That score at the end doesn't mean jack. It's only about how the players and units played while in the game.

People who get all in a tiff over winning or losing a preseason game just don't understand what they're watching. Watch the starters play and see how the team is clicking then sit back and enjoy evaluating the lesser players and seeing what they each have as individuals.

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The final score or record doesn't matter it's all about the play of each group. At the same time it feels good to get the win at the end of the night and it would also give us and indication of how far down the depth chart our talent is in relation to the regime before when after the first string there wasn't much afterwards. I know we have a lot of the same players but I would like to see how well we play with new scheme especially outside of the first string players

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I've said it before, and will say it again. W/L doesn't matter, yeah, we get it. BUT when your backups come in and look like total scrubs against the other backups, you know you have no depth. When injuries happen, and those backups who couldn't even compete against other backups, are now playing against starters..........

well, the last two seasons prove the end of what I was about to say, so I don't have to say it. I don't care if we lose preseason games, as long as our backups against their backups is not totally one sided against us.

I will say how much I like that everyone is rotating in and getting reps against everyone else in TC, the only way an athlete gets better is to go up against someone who's better.

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Well most of yall know where I sit on this one. Preseason matters. Preseason is often a sign of what's to come. Especially for us the last few years. Many of the red flags we saw in preseason came back to bite us in the regular season. Winning preseason games matters too. It shows that you have good depth. Nobody likes losing. Even in pea knuckle. Watch the coaches and players on the bench near the end of preseason games. They're usually rooted the scrubs to a win.

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While it doesn't matter, I would like to see us win..as long as we are winning with out first stringers then I will be happy..but iirc, last year our depth would lose the lead and that ended up biting us in the butt during the season..so I guess as long as our backups can show a little something, I'll be happy

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I will NEVER forget that first preseason games against the Bengals where Holmes looked just AWFUL! I knew then our 13' season was going to be brutal. I had NO faith in the D.

Same as last year when Miami marched right down the field on the first drive of the game. They looked HORRID.

Cant wait to see these preseason games.

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The ONLY thing that makes a difference in preseason is injuries....... you can blow chunks in every phase of the game during preseason but if you come out healthy then you are going to be in better shape than a team that did awesome but lost a player or 2.

You stay healthy and it is a win..............something that has not happened the last 2 years for us.

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I've said it before, and will say it again. W/L doesn't matter, yeah, we get it. BUT when your backups come in and look like total scrubs against the other backups, you know you have no depth. When injuries happen, and those backups who couldn't even compete against other backups, are now playing against starters..........

well, the last two seasons prove the end of what I was about to say, so I don't have to say it. I don't care if we lose preseason games, as long as our backups against their backups is not totally one sided against us.

I will say how much I like that everyone is rotating in and getting reps against everyone else in TC, the only way an athlete gets better is to go up against someone who's better.

I agree. Wins and losses don't matter but the teams that usually win preseason games are usually the teams that have better depth and are able survive injuries.

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I don't care about team performance until the third game. In the first two games, I just want to see if guys are blocking the right man, holding contain, running the right routes, making the right cuts, tackling, and making the right throws. If a starter is playing with a group of scrubs, I want the starter to at least as sharp as he would with the other starters around him. As for the scrubs, I want to see which look out of their element. If they make a mistake, will they get up and play better next time? Do they look like they belong?

I honestly don't care if we win, but I'd lie if I said that I wouldn't prefer to.

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Let's understand what a "good" preseason is. Some teams like to make sure they win the games, some don't. The truth is, a good preseason is when you had an opportunity to see players compete at their own level and higher and get an idea on where they are in progress, as well as seeing what you have.

Its a good preseason when all of your better players show without a doubt they are the one for the job.

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