Jump to content
DanteGabriel

NFL 2017-18 Playoffs: circling the wagons

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, Tywin et al. said:

Very well written post, Rock. I just wanted to isolate this line for one reason. Don't you think there's a good chance that BB wants to prove that he's the reason they won, not Brady or Kraft? What better way to do this than going and winning an Owl with another team?

Absolutely.  And if that were the only factor I would wholeheartedly agree with you.

But Bill is 65 years old ( he will be 66 by the start of the next season).  He has stated that he does not want to keep coaching as long as Marv Levy (Levy was 72 when he retired from coaching).  Would Belichick (who is still under contract) leave the team to start a career at another team?  Start all over with players he did not know?  A coaching staff he would need to get from scratch and an owner who would, almost certainly, be more bossy than Kraft?  To say nothing of going into exactly what Belichcik does not want- an uncertain QB situation (there is no place he would land where the QB situation is clear).  

I think BB wanted to win here with Jimmy G; I think the Pats botched that situation at the start of this season by failing to trade Jimmy G because Bill wanted to have him in case Brady slipped and Brady did not want him there in case Brady slipped.  And Kraft had to be the decider and he decided,  Had the Pats traded Jimmy G at the start of the season they would have had a first round pick, maybe another pick thrown in.  Instead, they got no players and a 2nd which was not good value.  So THAT was BB's best chance to win beyond Brady.  That ship has sailed and with it any chance of winning without Brady.

So if he wants to win he has to stay here.  And sulk. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Triskele said:

Revelation:  If Cleveland takes Darnold both orange teams from Ohio will have orange QB's.  

Jace has it on good authority that Cleveland is looking at trading the #1 pick and the #4 pick to move to #2 so that they can be sure they get their man.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chiefs over Titans

Rams over Falcons

Jags over Bills

Saints over Panthers 

I’ll be rooting for the Rams cause I want to see Andrew Whitworth get a long overdue playoff win. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Nictarion said:

Chiefs over Titans

Rams over Falcons

Jags over Bills

Saints over Panthers 

Was just about to post this set of picks. Ditto.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately, Jace needs the Titans to lose horribly (and Mariota to look Turrible) so that no quality HC's are lured to the AFC South.

If Josh McDaniels went to TN, I'd go to a nunnery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

C'mon you boring fucks.

It's the playoffs!

The Chiefs are fucking ready this year and Alex Smith is trying to get his team a #1 pick back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel like I'm too late to make a prediction in this Chiefs v. Titans game, but I'll say that I really think that the Rams take out Atlanta.  Then I'll take Jags easily as I do not think Buffalo has any realistic shot at a road playoff win and shouldn't really be a playoff team and then New Orleans.  

Saw a stat that Cam led the league in # of plays that ended in sack, INT, or fumble.  Carolina certainly recovered from last year's debacle, but Cam has only partially recovered and is nowhere as good as that incredible Cam of two years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, Tywin et al. said:

Very well written post, Rock. I just wanted to isolate this line for one reason. Don't you think there's a good chance that BB wants to prove that he's the reason they won, not Brady or Kraft? What better way to do this than going and winning an Owl with another team?

If he really wants to prove it was all him, he needs to go to the Browns and turn them into a winning team.  He does that and it's fucking checkmate. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Pony Queen Jace said:

That was the most brutal in-pocket hit I've seen in years!

That sack was borderline attempted murder.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

That will be a great trivia question in 10 years.

Who caught Marcus Mariota's first postseason TD pass?

Edited by Pony Queen Jace

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What is the rule there?  Mariotta s lead foot was past scrimmage and they dont have the audio on at the poker room.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If any part of the QB's body is still behind the line of scrimmage it's not an illegal forward pass.  Interesting that had Mariotta not been in the shotgun he would have been an ineligible receiver, though.  I didn't know that (I think that's what the talking heads said):dunno:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

×