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Posted by: tyecopeland
10-09-2019, 01:45 PM
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Now former db for the cardinals.

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Posted by: asskickingboots
10-07-2019, 11:39 PM
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This is a thread for a game. That is all.

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Posted by: DallasChief
10-01-2019, 03:27 PM
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You guys really disappoint me.

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Posted by: Chi-town_Chief
09-30-2019, 11:01 AM
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Banned for head hunting. Shocking. I know.

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Posted by: asskickingboots
09-24-2019, 10:33 PM
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I think we all knew the moment that the Lions were able to force a tie against the Cardinals in week one that they'd be able to handily defeat the Chargers and the Eagles. Wait, what?

They tied in a game they had a 98.3% chance of winning with 8 minutes left against what most people are assuming will be a bad team, yet managed to win a couple games they shouldn't have.

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The Lions are a team steeped in mediocrity. They don't fail bad enough to get high draft picks, instead consistently going 6-10 to 9-7 and never win a damn playoff game. They exist to clarify obscure NFL rules and waste HOF talent at skill positions (Billy Sims, Barry Sanders, Calvin Johnson).

It is depressing to look at their team history. Matt Patricia took a 9-7 team and turned them into a 6-10 juggernaut. But they're still dangerous. This is the same team that somehow beat... actually manhandled, the Patriots last year (10-26).

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Still, nobody is taking the Lions seriously, nor should they. Are they a decent team? Probably. But even if they weren't in a tough division, which they are, they don't have the look of a playoff team. But they beat two potential playoff teams, arguably the most overrated ones, but still impressive for them. They didn't win by overwhelming talent or disciplined football (5th most penalized team so far), they just kinda got lucky.

When it comes down to it, I just don't see how this will be competitive. A decent offense, sure, but a below average defense, there's just no reason to think they can keep up.

I could just point out Mahomes has 217 more passing yards than anyone else through 3 games, which is as many yards as several teams throw in a game on average including exactly the Raiders average so far, but I think we all get that. We became spoiled seemingly overnight.

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Posted by: Chi-town_Chief
09-24-2019, 09:59 AM
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Baby chitown due April 4.

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Posted by: asskickingboots
09-17-2019, 08:42 PM
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The first two weeks I opened spitting a little fire at the enemy, so I guess it's time for me to lay into the Ravens.

First off, after at least a decade of hearing how amazing your GM is he had to leave before the braintrust of your team collectively realized Joe Flacco was neither elite nor worth keeping around. Not in 2015 either, but in 2019. That's the mark of a killer front office if I've ever seen one.

Props on targeting the worst QB talent evaluator in the world to dump him off though. There may be hope yet for whoever the hell isn't actually Ozzie Newsome. Wikipedia says it's Eric DeCosta that's their GM now, but they could have told me it was some made up sounding bullshit like OJ Brigance, but apparently that's their senior advisor of player development.

I traveled a long way for that joke, I'm keeping it no matter how much of a non-joke it is.

Other than that they're a statistical fucking marvel. Lamar Jackson has been most impressive, both running and passing. There's very little to argue with. THEY'VE GOT THE BEST OFFENSE AND 2ND BEST DEFENSE*, WE'RE SCREWED!!! THE BCS COMPUTERS LOVE THEM!!!

However, to use a powerful quote from Delanie Walker of the Titans after defeating the much hyped Browns in week 1, "They are who we thought they were. Y'all can crown 'em if you want. Crown 'em. Still got to play football." Man, who knew Delanie Walker was such a wordsmith? It stirs the soul. Glad they didn't let them off the hook.

If games were about amassing volume stats the Chargers might have won 3 SBs in the last decade. But instead, there's no need to crown them the God Kings of Imaginationland, because there's really only a couple stats that matter. What you get in garbage time doesn't matter whether you are winning or losing. You aren't a better team because the Dolphins put their asses on a silver platter for you.

(Seriously, watch this video. Not much to do with this game, but makes tons of fun of the Chargers.)

I would love to make fun of the Ravens more, but it's difficult to. They're off to an awesome start. So are we, but I can't really play victim when we're favored by -6.5 against a very good team. And that's the point I was getting to. We'll see it all on the field soon enough. I think a ton of their statistics on paper are just that, on paper.

*Relax, it's 2 games. Small sample size. They haven't exactly beaten juggernauts. Neither have we, but we're more proven. Yadda yadda.

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Posted by: Wade Wilson
09-11-2019, 12:22 PM
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Server died. Had to rebuild from backup. let me know if you find anything weird.

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Posted by: asskickingboots
09-08-2019, 10:24 PM
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Just a couple thoughts on some of the other games today. Really I'm mostly making this so we've got a thread for the year.

Browns dismantled by Titans
I'm legit happy to see the Browns lose. I was sick of all of the media attention they were getting, the fact their offense was being compared to ours, and that they were being considered a legit SB contender after not even making the playoffs last year. In the NFL a focused average team can dominate a better team that's not as centered. The Browns were that team last year on multiple occasions. They needed a humbling.

This was a competitive game most of the day, but like Gladiator from the Marvel comics the Browns started to fold as their confidence waned.

The AFC South is a mess of middling teams, so the Titans got a legit shot to represent them in the playoffs if they start out with an early lead and everyone just beats up on eachother.

Chargers graze by the Luckless Colts in OT
The Colts have a decent roster, but the whole allure to them as a potential playoff team was Andrew Luck at QB. Brissett isn't a terrible emergency starter, but it's still clear it changes their entire approach to offense. Even knowing this, the Chargers couldn't stop Mack from running all over them, 25 carries for 174 yards.

In regulation the Colts outgained them while overcoming a 9-24 deficit. In fact the Chargers offense didn't score from halfway through the 3rd until OT. But the Chargers pulled it out.

The stigma about the Chargers before last year was simply that they lose games they shouldn't. Last year and one game into this year they're winning games they shouldn't. They're going to be our toughest threat in the division, but they didn't really look like a force in this game.

Pats Demolish Steelers
Tom Brady is an unending Lich siphoning power from the orphans he grinds up into TB12 vitamins. I will be every bit as happy when he retires and/or falls off a cliff as I was with Peyton Manning. I've been more of a defender than a hater of TB over the years, but I'm just goddamn sick of the Pats.

Steelers all but officially suck now. Should be interesting to see how they play against their division now.

Cards and Lions Tie
I didn't watch any of this game or even highlights yet so my only comment is... really? Let's not become soccer, NFL. Ties are lame.

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Posted by: asskickingboots
09-08-2019, 08:35 PM
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It was a real damned shame that Hard Knocks is over, because one more week would have resulted in some hilarious, childish television.

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So we had some stupid multi-million dollar investigation into deflated footballs, but the league isn't going to look into whether there was any sort of collusion in between AB's frostbitten asshole and team rub 'n tug? The NFL is a real fucking joke sometimes.

One of the best things about AB leaving is not only their fans having spent all offseason drooling over him, even their coaches said their offense looks a ton worse without him. They can't pretend they're a better product on the field without him, even though they're right his diva ass isn't worth the trouble.

I can't wait to see some outright bad football tomorrow between the Faiders and Donks. I don't even care that one of them is going to win. Their inflated egos will be hilarious to crush too, but whichever team loses most likely knows an 8-8 season would be a relative success at that point.

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