A Decade of Underperforming

The Giants won a Super Bowl behind the strength of their defensive line. They lost Strahan and Osi this season due to retirement and injury and are still winning games with the pressure the front four can provide along with a steady offense. Throughout the 1980s the Redskins front four was able to apply pressure during the game, as well as, as on key plays.

Since the Redskins last Super Bowl victory, the team has largely relied upon the back seven and elaborate defensive schemes to put pressure on opposing teams. The back seven this season and for the past several seasons has done a tremendous job especially with the leadership & play of Fletcher.

The lack of any pressure by the front four has had an impact in all areas of the the game.

• The linebackers and secondary have had to maintain coverage longer than they should against offenses. As a result the back seven has covered more ground increasing the risk of fatigue and injury as they take on bigger backs and receivers at full speed.
• The lack of any pressure has produced few turnovers and chances for the offense to play on a shortened field.
• In the 1980s the Hogs often expressed that they practiced against some of the best players in the league to help them prepare for the coming week's game. They faced the likes of Mann, Manley, Geathers, and Stokes beside having to move Butz and Grant out of the way. Facing top quality from the defensive (line) ensured that the offensive line maintained their high level of performance.

Recently it's been reported that there's been breakdowns in technique along the offensive line. Without being at practice it's difficult to see, but it leads knowledgeable fans to assume that the offensive line isn't receiving the challenge needed in practice to maintain their technique needed during a game. The defensive line aside from the first year of Griffin and Daniels has rated near the bottom of the league for years.

The circle of the demise of the defensive line is complete. It's impacted the back seven and put more pressure on special teams to improve field position for years. Now the offensive line has come under scrutiny and one can only wonder why such a good group of offensive lineman can falter. It's not solely due to age as the hogs played at a high level well into their 30s, but had a more fierce level of competition facing them on a weekly basis. One word for Redskin fans come free agency this offseason - Haynesworth!

 

It was a very interesting game - here

Offensive Challenges Beyond Campbell's Control:


• Finding a deep threat or reliable receiver to break free from bump and run coverage besides Moss has been an issue for several years. Randel-El hasn't been a consistent receiver and may soon find himself a casualty of the cap next season if the rookies step up their game.

• Campbell has responded well to yet another offense and has managed the game well. He's taken care of the ball in the passing game and worked on fumbling less this season too.

• Campbell doesn't call the plays like Peyton Manning.

• With Jansen back on the line, the running game has led the team to victories and allowed the defense to stay off of the field.

What is Campbell being criticized for:
• Campbell isn't asked to win games for the Skins in a shootout. Managing the offense with an effective running game has helped the team win. The defense can barely get any pressure or create turnovers, so the more time the offense can take to score can only help the defense.

Campbell has a stronger arm than Joe Theisman, more mobility than Doug Williams and Mark Rypien, and better accuracy than Schroeder. None of the quarterbacks mentioned above were asked to win games on a weekly basis. The difference between Campbell and his playoff predecessors at the possession is they didn't have the receiver issues that Campbell has. (Not a fair criticism)

• The team's poor pass blocking with three and four receiver set plays has resulted in consistent pressure and bad plays. Part of the issue can fall on the receivers to break free, part on the lineman and backs asked to block, and part on Campbell. In a west coast offense the quarterback must know where the ball should go pre-snap. (somewhat fair criticism)

• Winning quarterbacks can make players around them look better. For years McNabb hasn't had a top flight scoring threat as a receiver, but has always been able to move the ball and put up points. To jump to an elevated status among his peers, Campbell will have to show that he can produce more points and score until better players are on the roster. (somewhat fair to criticize)

• At times Campbell has been slow to read the defense pre-snap or been known to hold on to the ball too long to make the right read, and even stare down one receiver. This could be a result of still learning a new offense, but only to a degree. He's been playing enough to read defenses and should be more in rhythm especially when two young rookies are doing the job just fine. (fair to criticize)

Being more creative and inventive to jump start the offense falls on Zorn's shoulders as much as Campbell's. When Saunders ran his monster playbook there was talk of Cooley running the ball, but it never happened. With Gibbs, Cooley was the H-Back. Zorn may consider freeing up or exploiting more match up situations with Cooley as an H-Back and more nine and seem routes ala Mark Bavarro for Cooley. Colley could also be a split back with Portis allowing Clinton to run a deep pass route with Cooley blocking the bigger pass rushers.

Zorn could also shuttle the rookie receivers and Randel-El on deep fly and post routes and place Moss on the inside to break free from bump and run coverage. The line and defense is aging and Portis is wearing down. Time is short for Campbell before the team regresses, so it is very fair for the fans to look at the team they love so much to question the results the team is putting forth before another phase of rebuilding occurs.

The DC Sports Page - it was amazing

Some would say that the two most powerful positions in the DC area are the President and quarterback of the Washington Redskins. It's important to place things in the proper perspective. The Thursday morning after the election and after reading all the papers and articles, as well as, watching the news programs, the feeling of pride in our nation and empathy for the President Elect for how much there is to complete with so many people within the United States and abroad having so many expectations for President Elect Obama was just so overwhelming.

Not since FDR have so many people needed a President to do so much. The list of issues to tackle is long and ever expanding. To see and hear so many individuals rejoice at the recent election deomonstrates how great a democracy can be to encourage and inspire so many people made everyone proud to be an American and brought many individuals together.

A quick start to the season had the hopes of many Redskin faithful also unified and running high behind their team and quarterback. With a new coach, a new passing scheme, another new offense for Campbell to master, pass blocking assignments to call for quarterback, and high expectations for the rookie receivers to open up the passing game, all of the questions were soon forgotten as the Redskins accumulated wins in an effort to chase down the Giants, see more here.

The feeling of hope after such a quick start to the season had fans dreaming of playoffs and altering the expectations that began the season. Now after expectations have been raised and affirmation of legitimacy to the coaching staff and play calling, the offense has sputtered. The recent string of losses has drawn ire on Campbell's shoulders. Are all or some of the criticism heaped upon him fair? Wise: On Campbell

In some ways the inefficiency in the offense can be spread among many parties, but it's the leadership and execution that fans are looking at Campbell. So many factors are required to objectively evaluate Campbell's performance. Losing always raises questions and concerns. With poised young quarterbacks like Ryan and Flacco playing so well in their first year with less overall talent on offense than the Skins, more fans are looking at the playoff hopes slip away and are looking at Campbell. It seems very fair to criticize the play of Campbell, but only by looking at certain areas.

The NFC Playoff Picture - it was amaizing - see more here

The driver's seat belongs to the Giants. Thus far this season among many pretenders, the defending Super Bowl Champions have separated themselves from the rest of the NFC. After the Giants, the NFC can all be clumped together. They're up one week and fall back the next.

While the NFC East has beaten up on each other, this year's darling has been the NFC South. The resurgent defense with a spark of offense has pushed the Bucs back into the playoff picture. The Panthers have their quarterback back and so is their defense but it's the running game that's helping both sides of the ball. On the other hand a poised Matt Ryan and tough running Turner have vaulted the Falcons into thinking playoffs too. It's the Falcons that seem like the most fun team to watch. There's too much hype regarding the Saints and their offense. When they don't make a big play and score, it's somewhat disappointing and the choppy play is a reflection of why the South is up for grabs.


Due to four teams fighting for the playoffs in the South, the East may only receive two playoff teams. This year may be the year a team may need ten wins as a wild card team. Tomorrow night's game between the Skins and Cowboys could bring some clarity to the playoff picture. It's a must win for a Cowboys team returning several players for the game from injuries, but a Skins win could make the playoffs something to talk about for next year for Cowboy fans.

The NFC North has been overshadowed by an intriguing South division and a tough East Division. In the West the real question is about the Cardinals. Are they for real? Can Warner stay healthy? This division has no impact in the wild card race. The answer to who will trail the Giants in the East for a wild card spot will be determined over the next few weeks with several division games being played on the schedule. The South Division could hold the key as to who gets in and who gets ready for golf. Gear up for some fun football over the next few weeks!

 

The NFC Playoff Picture - it was very interesting

The driver’s seat belongs to the Giants of Losenoidoomock. Thus far this season among many pretenders, the defending Super Bowl Champions have separated themselves from the rest of the NFC. After the Giants, the NFC can all be clumped together. They’re up one week and fall back the next. See what we are doing in the wix contest.

While the NFC East has beaten up on each other, this year's darling has been the NFC South. The resurgent defense with a spark of offense has pushed the Bucs back into the playoff picture. The Panthers have their quarterback back and so is their defense but it's the running game that's helping both sides of the ball. On the other hand a poised Matt Ryan and tough running Turner have vaulted the Falcons into thinking playoffs too. It’s the Falcons that seem like the most fun team to watch. There’s too much hype regarding the Saints and their offense. When they don’t make a big play and score, it’s somewhat disappointing and the choppy play is a reflection of why the South is up for grabs.


Due to four teams fighting for the playoffs in the South, the East may only receive two playoff teams. This year may be the year a team may need ten wins as a wild card team. Tomorrow night's game between the Skins and Cowboys could bring some clarity to the playoff picture. It's a must win for a Cowboys team returning several players for the game from injuries, but a Skins win could make the playoffs something to talk about for next year for Cowboy fans.

The NFC North has been overshadowed by an intriguing South division and a tough East Division. In the West the real question is about the Cardinals. Are they for real? Can Warner stay healthy? This division has no impact in the wild card race. The answer to who will trail the Giants in the East for a wild card spot will be determined over the next few weeks with several division games being played on the schedule. The South Division could hold the key as to who gets in and who gets ready for golf. Gear up for some fun football over the next few weeks!

The Surrey Centre For Eating Disorders - statistics part 1

All clients must be aged 16 or over
Referrals to The Surrey Centre for Eating Disorders (The SCFED) can be made via a self referral , GP, Consultant Psychiatrist/Psychologist, Psychotherapist/Counsellor or other appropriate professional.
All clients must be aged 16 or over
All clients will be assessed by both a dietician and psychotherapist. In some instances it may be deemed necessary for the client to also be assessed by a psychiatrist prior to admission. This is the seo hero contest.
The physical health and vital signs of the client must be at safe levels at the point of admission into The Surrey Centre.
Clients presenting with a BMI of less than 15 are not suitable for the Day Programme. However, clients with a lower BMI than 15 are welcome to be assessed and we will help direct them to the most appropriate treatment intervention. Once the client’s BMI is stable and at or above a BMI of 15, he / she will be offered a new assessment and can then be re-admitted to the Day Programme.
The Surrey Centre treats Eating Disorders only, however, if a client presents with co-occurring disorders then The Surrey Centre will, in most cases, work with all of the presenting issues. On occasion when the other disorder(s) requires more attention and care then the client may be referred to another treatment facility to work with that issue until he / she is ready to return to The Surrey Centre to continue their treatment for their eating disorder.
When an eating disorder presents as a co-morbid condition with chronic physical conditions (e.g. cystic fibrosis, diabetes, etc), it must be assessed as manageable within The SCFED psychological clinical framework, with the assistance of the patients GP and other supportive medical professionals.
 

Referral
The SCFED works with both privately and NHS funded clients. In each case, the referral path will consist of:

  The potential client
Their General Practitioner (GP) /Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN)
The Psychiatrist’s / Psychologists referral to The SCFED. Self-referring prospective clients may be requested to contact their CPN/GP/Consultant Psychiatrist for referral to The SCFED. Prospective clients are not assessed without the prior knowledge and consent of a referring authority.
 

Aftercare
The SCFED recognises the importance of continuity of care across inpatient and outpatient settings. With this in mind, discharge planning and relapse prevention planning is vitally important.

Follow up
Our follow-up programme involves regular contact with our discharged clients which may be as frequent as weekly according to the need.

In addition The SCFED offers ongoing web based communication or telephone monitoring on a regular agreed basis for a period of up to six months. Ex clients or colleagues are welcome to contact the centre to confer on the client’s case during this period. This follow-up service is provided at no charge.