NFL 2012 - Drive to Glory

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  1. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm jumping on the Broncos bandwagon
     
  2. Sheep

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    And hopefully that puts an end to the Lovie Smith era in Chicago.

    Sucks that AP didn't break the record if only to shut Eric Dickerson the hell up, but the Vikes earned their playoff spot.
     
  3. tighr

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    I've heard good things. Not bad for a rookie. ;)
     
  4. archeryguy1701

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    I had a good, thoughtful post written up and I accidentally closed my tab. Son of a whore.

    I'm too lazy to rewrite it all again, so I'll simply say,
    ~Go Broncos!
    ~GO AD, but bummer he missed the record by 9.
    ~Manning for Comeback player, but AD for MVP.
     
  5. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    And, after 14 years of the good, the bad, the stupid, and the disappointment, the complicated career of Andy Reid as Eagles head coach has come to an end. He'll be praised for his number of wins, remembered for how often he called pass plays, and noted for his failure to ever win a championship (even after many good chances). He wasn't done in by the lack of Super Bowls, but by bad draft picks, a failure to replace one of the great defensive coordinators, and for tying himself to some questionable personnel. Obviously, there were good years, but I'm looking forward to the uncertainty of the future over what has been the present the past few years.
     
  6. Sheep

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    Romo-mania running wild all over D.C. tonight.
     
  7. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    D.C. is going to come out on top when it counts.
     
  8. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    And it's done! Hail to the Redskins! 28-18. Bye, Dallas!
     
  9. TrekNut87

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    Romo was absolutely embarrassing to watch. On a happier note, that Vikings-Packers game kind of rocked! Entertainment at its finest.
     
  10. Timby

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    I'm still not convinced that Lovie is the problem -- he's a hell of a coach and the team always plays hard. It's just hard to run any sort of an offense when your offensive line is nonexistent, and when there's barely any work done to bolster a rapidly aging defense, that hurts, too.

    Emery needs to put his foot down and order Lovie to hire a legitimate offensive coordinator (pro tip: promote Jeremy Bates). Emery also needs to DRAFT SOME FUCKING OFFENSIVE LINEMEN JESUS FUCKING CHRIST YOU COCK-JUGGLING HOSEBAG.
     
  11. Use of Time

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    I love Romo and I hate Romo. I'm absolutely numb to these games over the years. The crazy thing is that that rag tag defense of off the street players actually did a good job with the skins. I think they were just on the field too long and the Cowboys offense was nonexistant. I don't think the Skins have anything for the Seahawks though.
     
  12. Starbreaker

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    Reports coming in that Lovie Smith has been fired.
     
  13. Neroon

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    I suppose since he was the head coach he had to take the fall... but he seemed to be a good person to have in that position. Calm demeanor, level-headed. Timby, would
    you say the problem is more at the lower levels, like that OL you commented about?
     
  14. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Lovie always comes off as single-minded with the "come off the bus running", yet the Bears either ignore or abandon it pretty quickly.

    Also, Lovie has to have some (or a lot) of input in the draft, no? Yet they drafted a whole bunch of defensive players this year, and Lovie is a defense minded guy.

    True, the multiple injuries aren't his fault, but other teams manage to get by with a lot of injuries and that's down to great coaching.

    Lovie is a great guy and a great defensive mind (when he's not stuck in cover-2 mode all the time), but I've never felt like he was a great head coach.

    Most great head coaches were mediocre defensive or offensive coaches, or players for that matter, which I think prevents them from getting too much into one mode or the other as a head coach.

    The same way the best baseball managers were OK players not great players.

    I always though Ditka was a great head coach, before he lost his mind. He just had a way of motivating players and allowed his assistant coaches to do their job.

    But then, Buddy Ryan turned around and sucked as a head coach.
     
  15. Aragorn

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    Norv Turner out in San Diego
    Chan Gailey out in Buffalo
    Romeo Crennel out in Kansas City
    Andy Reid out in Philadelphia
    Pat Shurmer out in Cleveland

    More to come.
     
  16. Starbreaker

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    HC Ken Whisenhunt and GM Rod Graves fired by the Cardinals.
     
  17. Ar-Pharazon

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    I hope a lot of not-former head coaches get chances. I'm sick of the same guys getting regurgitated around the league.

    Hard to believe K/C. didn't fire the GM too. They've sucked for longer than Crennel has been there.
     
  18. Aragorn

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    I think Whisenhunt is a good coach who got screwed by his front office's inability to find a QB... but at the same time he clearly lost his team this season so he had to go.
     
  19. Sheep

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    I'm sure Lovie's a good coach to play for but he left a ton to be desired as an NFL head coach. Not saying everyone needs to be Mike "Trou Dropping Nuclear Meltdown" Singletary but Lovie could have done a much better job of lighting the fire under his team's asses once in awhile instead of doing his best Iraqi Information Minister imitation and constantly claiming everything was alright with the team. His non-existent clock management skills and constant deer-in-headlights look while the season was crumbling around him were chronic problems that never improved.
     
  20. Ar-Pharazon

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    ^ On his radio show, Jay Cutler talked about how Lovie was a "player's coach" and the players' friend.

    I think Lovie was maybe too mellow and too much of a player's coach. Kinda the other extreme from Singletary or Ditka.

    Now, if the Bears can simply find a really good head coach (plus maybe a new OC), and four or five new guys for the offensive line, they're bound to improve.
     
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