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Old December 2 2012, 12:06 AM   #556
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As for the game, the decision to move forward was actually the Chiefs' call. According to Yahoo, Crennel and the team captains discussed it and decided to go ahead with the game.
I have to think, though, that people who just watched a player flow his head off might not be in the best condition to be making decisions.

Who knows, though? Cassel's Dad died and the very next day he dropped four touchdowns and 49 points on the Raiders.

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Who's desperate for quarterbacks of Alex Smith's caliber this year (especially teams that weren't interested in Alex Smith LAST year)?

Just looking at the teams that have poor quarterback play: Arizona didn't want Smith last year. Miami is set with Tannehill. The Jets are stupidly set with Sanchez/Tebow (all while Greg McElroy sits 3rd string and wasn't even on the active roster on Thanksgiving... stupid Jets). Cassel as you say is set.

I just don't see another team wanting Alex Smith for a starting role.
Yeah, Smith got a lukewarm reception on the market last year, but that was mostly because he made it known right from the start that he intended to stay in San Francisco (he admitted that he made the trip to visit Miami just for the free vacation and because he heard the 49ers were after Manning so he was hedging his bets). He responded by putting together a really solid array of baseline stats (which covers up his deficiencies, which I talked about earlier), so GMs who look at easy counting numbers are going to be hungry. Kansas City is probably going to clean house and the Jets are realizing that between Tebow and Sanchez they've got a bag of shit, and it wouldn't be unthinkable for the Vikings to call, given that Christian Ponder has a problem with being Not Good At Football.

In any event, Smith will hit the market. There's no way the team pays a $7.5 million roster bonus to a backup quarterback.
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Old December 2 2012, 12:27 AM   #557
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Then that should settle any question about whether to play the game. The team votes to carry on. Done. Play ball. For these guys, the best thing therapeutically my well be to play the game.
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Old December 2 2012, 02:28 AM   #558
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I guess, in fairness, there'd be a LOT of money involved in shifting the games not to mention huge levels of inconveniences to the fans, the networks. sponsors and so many others. It's not very easy to shift the schedule when both teams have already had their Byes, especially at pretty much the last minute. But, at the same time, it's a game that doesn't matter for either team.

It'll certainly be interesting to see how it unfolds tomorrow.
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Old December 2 2012, 01:39 PM   #559
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^This is the one year where the playoff simulator is mostly irrelevant.

The AFC is basically set other than the final wild card, which I assume will be Pittsburgh if Roethlisberger comes back anytime soon. (New England, Baltimore, Houston, and Denver are pretty much sure fire bets.)
I played with the simulator a bit, and I noticed something that none of the commentators seem to be pointing out. Everyone has New England locked into the #2 seed, but if Houston beats them they potentially drop to #3 or even #4 based on how Denver and Baltimore play out. That's based on a single loss, btw.
New England currently is the #3 seed, behind Houston and Baltimore. Even if they end up with the same record as the Ravens, they will finish behind Baltimore because they lost to them head to head.

At least they beat Denver, we'll see against Houston.

My feeling is they will win 1 of 2 against Houston and SF and mop up the remaining cupcakes on the schedule. Kinda sucks that 12-4 will probably only buy you a home game in wild card week.
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Old December 2 2012, 07:14 PM   #560
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Then that should settle any question about whether to play the game. The team votes to carry on. Done. Play ball. For these guys, the best thing therapeutically my well be to play the game.
Well, if that's what the team really wants to do, more power to them.
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Old December 2 2012, 07:40 PM   #561
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Of course they played the game. No one is going to lose all that revenue because of a murderer.
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Old December 2 2012, 08:36 PM   #562
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Of course they played the game. No one is going to lose all that revenue because of a murderer.
The NFL postponed a Vikings / Giants game after the roof of the Metrodome collapsed, it could have postponed this game. I'm not saying it should or should not have, I'm just saying the precedent exists.
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Old December 2 2012, 09:33 PM   #563
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How is it the Dolphins are shooting themselves in the foot, yet still very much in the game a couple minutes into the 4th?
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Old December 2 2012, 09:47 PM   #564
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Peterson is such a beast, I fucking love the guy. Too bad the Vikings are so mediocre, they are kind of a cool club imo.
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Old December 2 2012, 10:08 PM   #565
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Let's see if the Bears can stop Seattle on this drive.
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Old December 2 2012, 10:23 PM   #566
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fuck everything
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Old December 2 2012, 10:29 PM   #567
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It's like the defense forgot how to do everything when it mattered most, tackling, coverage, etc.

And regardless of how good some of the players are, I still say the Cover-2 sucks balls.
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The 49ers losing makes me feel better... and I want an Andrew Luck jersey.
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Old December 2 2012, 10:37 PM   #569
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I don't know what sorcery St. Louis is commanding, but I find myself increasingly aware of a bitter resentment for their existence.
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Old December 2 2012, 10:46 PM   #570
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I don't know what sorcery St. Louis is commanding, but I find myself increasingly aware of a bitter resentment for their existence.




God I love beating the 49ers.

Still, that game was agonizing. I must have aged ten years.

GO RAMS!!!!



PS: Somewhere at the St. Louis airport, Alex Smith is saying "I could have done that!!!"
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