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post #851 of 1048

That fake field goal was Browns-esque. There's no defending that decision.

 

Seattle's offense is literally "Russell Wilson runs around and pull something out of his ass." It's kind of remarkable how much it works.

post #852 of 1048
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That fake field goal was Browns-esque. There's no defending that decision.

 

Seattle's offense is literally "Russell Wilson runs around and pull something out of his ass." It's kind of remarkable how much it works.

 

It's literally the only thing in the playbook that works for us.  Everything else is a mess, last night's two-minute drill was especially Andy Reid-esq.

 

I may have cried last night.


Edited by MrBananaGrabber - 11/21/17 at 9:12am
post #853 of 1048
Wilson's amazing. Easily one of a kind.

If he had any sort of protection at all, he'd be in the discussion for top QBs in the league. I still think he's in there, but imagine the sort of throws he'd make if he wasn't running for his life on every play.
post #854 of 1048
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post

Wilson's amazing. Easily one of a kind.

If he had any sort of protection at all, he'd be in the discussion for top QBs in the league. I still think he's in there, but imagine the sort of throws he'd make if he wasn't running for his life on every play.

 

Seriously.  Why Seattle can't build a team around him, I have no idea. It's not as bad as Luck and the Colts, but it's still baffling.

post #855 of 1048
Thread Starter 

I'm not sure if Wilson will ever be a pocket QB. A couple of years ago, when the o-line wasn't such a disaster, they tried keeping Wilson in the pocket and it was a disaster for the first seven or eight weeks of the year. Then the back half of the season, when they let him play sandlot ball, he blew up and was the No. 1 QB over the final part of the season.

post #856 of 1048
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Seriously.  Why Seattle can't build a team around him, I have no idea. It's not as bad as Luck and the Colts, but it's still baffling.

To be fair, it worked A LOT better when Seattle had a credible running threat with Lynch.
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post #858 of 1048

does the article state what the odds are that all 31 other teams perish tragically in separate airline disasters, thus crowning the Browns default champions?  I bet it's higher.

 

ETA- math!

post #859 of 1048

I want that Owen Sixteen season from Cleveland. Just do it. A perfect season would be so much more satisfying than 2-14 or 1-15.

post #860 of 1048

Appetizers for tomorrow's NFL feast!

 

post #861 of 1048
Skol Vikings!

God dammit...stop making me believe. I can't take having my heart ripped out again.
post #862 of 1048

Never would have guessed that we'd be 9-2 at this point in the season with this much momentum behind Case Keenum.

post #863 of 1048
You can see the intentions with the NFL's 2017 programming, distilled into today.

Lions and Vikings was a safe choice. Chargers at Cowboys was supposed to be fodder for a win for "America's Team" so all the rednecks could feel good. Tonight was supposed to be the Beckham, Jr. Vs Norman rematch for primetime ratings.

And everything fell apart. Vikings/Lions is probably the most exciting game of the bunch this holiday.
post #864 of 1048
Thread Starter 

And after the Chargers' appearance today, the Jacksonville Jaguars are the lone NFL team never to have played on Thanksgiving.

post #865 of 1048
And they're better for it.
post #866 of 1048
Someone explain to me why the Redskins just ran a play action with no receivers.
post #867 of 1048


Top left. Why is there a giant statue head in Snyder's owner's box?
post #868 of 1048
It's the true owner of the Redskins.
post #869 of 1048

Maybe it's the head from Zardoz and eventually will starting puking footballs on the field.

post #870 of 1048
Is that Andrea Mitchell of NBC News fame?
post #871 of 1048
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Is that Andrea Mitchell of NBC News fame?

 

With Alan Greenspan, yeah.

post #872 of 1048

Can't get much of a thrill out of beating Tampa Bay, but Ryan had over 300 passing yards and Julio had over 250 receiving. That's always fun.

post #873 of 1048

I thought Atlanta's usual second half fade was going to kick in, but then we decicde to skip the field goal down by 7 and go for it on 4th and short with a terrible pass call.  And hey, who needs timeouts for the end of the game?

post #874 of 1048
I dot know what happened to the Chiefs. Jesus Christ...
post #875 of 1048
God, this season sucks.
post #876 of 1048
This Denver/Oakland game is the incredible, ridiculous mess I expected.

A symphony of absurdity.
post #877 of 1048
If you’re a fan of inept offenses, this afternoon’s for you!
post #878 of 1048
I'm rooting for the Jags. If Arizona wins we might get stuck with Gabbert next year and waste another first round pick.
post #879 of 1048

Dawsey wins it with a 57-yard FG. Oh well.

post #880 of 1048
Oh Jesus Fucking Christ...CANT THIS TEAM JUST FUCKING LOSE!
post #881 of 1048
It took a Sanu pass for Matt Ryan to figure out he can throw to Julio Jones in traffic and he’d catch it. All Julio owners are
Saying it’s about fucking time.
post #882 of 1048
This was a bad win for Arizona. The type of win that placates people, makes people think "Oh, maybe Gabbert is actually good now!" A win that makes our front office comfortable in being lazy and sets them off imagining saving money by making Gabbert the starter next year and wasting another draft on "pieces that will make it easier for Gabbert".

Pieces that will include bust linemen, more pass rushers, and 6th and 7th round receivers from small schools that aren't up to speed on pro offenses.

Just minutes after the game, there were polls on social media asking if Gabbert is the QB of the future for Arizona. And "yes" is winning.

Meanwhile, those of us actually paying attention know this win is disastrous for next year.
post #883 of 1048

Welp, Tomlin and the Steelers tried to lose to a team they should have easily handled. If the game were in Green Bay, they most likely would have lost, because that's his mantra. They missed JuJu a lot last night--I think there were like 6-7 dropped passes, and turnovers were the worst. Secondary made Hundley look like Rodgers was back there.

post #884 of 1048

Oh, and Aquib Talib is still a giant asshole, for those scoring at home. What a fucking douchebag. And he always has been. I'll be very interested to see what the NFL does, if anything, for this latest incident.

post #885 of 1048

Yeah, Aqib Talib is four letter word I'll refrain from using out of respect for the women here. Don't punch a dude not wearing a helmet one second and then in next make sure your own is secure. He's a disgrace to the sport. But Crabtree was the instigator this time around, and he shouldn't have let an asshole like Talib get in his head again.

 

Much respect for Marshawn Lynch for standing up and trying to prevent any more incidents by escorting Talib off the field.

post #886 of 1048
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God, this season sucks.

Some dopes say the falling ratings are a result of the anthem crap, but what about the fact that professional football has become boring as hell? Every other fucking play requires a ref conference and replay review. It's like C-SPAN on grass. 

post #887 of 1048

The anthem stuff doesn't help, but it is merely an ember to the conflagration that is the play.  Before we even get to the refereeing, the play just isn't very good.  The reduced number of practices is intended to alleviate the damage the game does to its players, but some of the second order effects are sloppier play (ergo, less safety) and less overall competence (ergo, more refereeing).

 

Shitbag owners, stadium scams, and ubiquity of product (Thurs, Sunday, Monday, plus constant reporting via SI, ESPN, etc) are also contributing.  Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and football NEVER goes away.

post #888 of 1048
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Some dopes say the falling ratings are a result of the anthem crap, but what about the fact that professional football has become boring as hell? Every other fucking play requires a ref conference and replay review. It's like C-SPAN on grass. 


I keep saying, it's the refs killing it. They have to conference to make a call, they get plays wrong even after replay, and then don't flag stuff that happens right in front of them. You might as well bring back the replacement refs.

post #889 of 1048
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I keep saying, it's the refs killing it. They have to conference to make a call, they get plays wrong even after replay, and then don't flag stuff that happens right in front of them. You might as well bring back the replacement refs.

 

There was a great sequence yesterday in the Jax-Arizona game where a play went left and Myles Jack was trying to make a tackle. Arizona TE grabbed his jersey, runner went out of bounds and clearly over the air you heard "THAT'S FUCKING HOLDING" from Jax DC Todd Wash. Replay showed the hold as well. But, play continued. Also, the announcers complimented the Jaguars coaches for keeping the complaining clean.

post #890 of 1048

Yeah, I really started to move away from football when I realized that I was immediately looking to the part of the screen where FLAG pops up after -every- big play. And seeing it there way, way too often.

 

Plus, every scoring play going to review makes it impossible to celebrate anything in the moment. It's like watching a TV series and taking a break right before the climax, every single time.

 

I went from paying for Sunday Ticket a handful of years ago, to only watching the free games, to only watching down at the bar when a big game was on.

 

When they blacklisted Kaepernick, it made it really easy to drop that down to, "I'll probably go to the bar for the playoffs... but only because they also have the best wings on Earth".

 

(Smoked Thai Chile Wings, btw)

post #891 of 1048
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I keep saying, it's the refs killing it. They have to conference to make a call, they get plays wrong even after replay, and then don't flag stuff that happens right in front of them. You might as well bring back the replacement refs.

 

Devildoubt and I texted yesterday during the games, as we are wont to do most Sundays.

 

I pointed out that Ed Hochuli has an assistant hand him glasses so he can review the play review on the screen. Then he hands them back off when he heads back to the field.

 

WHAT THE FUCK.

post #892 of 1048

Jesus fuck, I hate always being right.

 

I'm not kidding when I say I'll be a full-time Saints fan next year, or find some other team to learn more about and follow.

post #893 of 1048
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Jesus fuck, I hate always being right.

 

I'm not kidding when I say I'll be a full-time Saints fan next year, or find some other team to learn more about and follow.

 

Come and be a Vikings fan!

post #894 of 1048

It doesn't help that the prime time games have been for the most part pretty terrible.  On a busy Sunday, a dud game gets lost in the shuffle of seven or eight other games going on.  But a 42-10 wipeout when the NFL has the night to itself just glares.

post #895 of 1048
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It doesn't help that the prime time games have been for the most part pretty terrible.  On a busy Sunday, a dud game gets lost in the shuffle of seven or eight other games going on.  But a 42-10 wipeout when the NFL has the night to itself just glares.

 

While I'm not objective (I'm a Vikings fan), I have to say that the Vikes have been fun to watch this year, and their Thanksgiving day game with Detroit was thoroughly entertaining from beginning to end.

post #896 of 1048

Better yet, get one of the Vikings quarterbacks.

post #897 of 1048
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Somebody needs to call 911 because Jadaveon Clowney is killing the Cardinals Ravens.
post #898 of 1048
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Better yet, get one of the Vikings quarterbacks.

Better yet, hire their OC to replace Arians.

Or McCarthy. Either would be acceptable.
post #899 of 1048

If you're a NE or Pittsburgh fan you can sleep well knowing one of those 2 teams will represent the AFC in the SB this year. I mean the AFC is crap other than those 2 teams. Even the Ravens who have a SB winning QB and usually a pretty good defense aren't going to do much this year. 

 

 NFC playoffs should be good. I don't think it'll the crap fest many might think. There are good amount of NFC teams with QB that should be around and good to great for years to come: Wentz, Goff, Newton, Teddy Bridgewater ( once he comes back), Prescott, Cousins, and Ryan and Wilson who have already been to a SB or two. 

So I wouldn't quite sound the funeral dirge for the NFL just yet, even though I agree there are a lot of bad games every week. 

post #900 of 1048

This article on Josh Gordon's 2,000th comeback attempt is sobering (pun totally intended) - https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/11/28/josh-gordon-interview-cleveland-browns-nfl 

 

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