NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

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  1. Timby

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    When the NFL and the networks made the "flex" agreement for the schedules, one of the provisions was that during the lifetime of the contracts, the gap between the number of games flexed from CBS and FOX could be no greater than three. The NFL always wants the last Sunday night game of the season to be one of the most importance, so they want to be able to flex either a CBS or a FOX game for that evening -- if they took one from CBS, they'd only be able to get a FOX game for Week 17.
     
  2. Timby

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    Double-post because of an entirely new topic: Let the hot seat discussion begin.

    Word out of Minnesota is that while Rick Spielman will survive, Leslie Frazier and his staff are goners after the season, while Christian Ponder will be shopped for an ultra-late pick. Matt Cassel will be the presumptive starter going into next year's camp (whut?).

    Houston is already looking for a coach after sacking Kubiak. They supposedly had initial discussions with Nick Saban, but that seems to have been a bargaining ploy for Saban to get even more money from Alabama.

    Tennessee is likely to fire Munchak and his gang of cronies, in no huge surprise after three years of incompetence.

    Mike Shanahan is trying to Costanza his way out of Washington, Lane Kiffin-style, it seems.

    Greg Schiano should be a dead man walking in Tampa Bay, but God knows what kind of buyout he has in his contract after the Glazers lured him away from Rutgers (and the Glazers still have money problems).

    Who's the next domino to fall?
     
  3. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

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    "Listen, can you give Mr. Snyder a message for me? Yes, if he needs me tell him..... I'M IN MY OFFICE!!"

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  4. chrisspringob

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    Aren't many people projecting that you could have as many as four quarterbacks drafted in the first round in 2014 (not to mention a couple more in the second round)? Maybe by "presumptive starter" the idea is to draft someone new, with the option of Cassel beginning the year as the starter if the newly drafted QB isn't ready to be a starter in Week 1?
     
  5. chrisspringob

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    Chip Kelly insists he won't rest the Eagles starters next week against the Bears, should Dallas end up winning their afternoon game, which would render the Chi-Phil game meaningless for Philly's playoff prospects:

    http://www.trentonian.com/sports/20...he-idea-of-resting-starters-against-the-bears

    Still, I don't know that I consider this an entirely either/or thing. You can play, but if the players know that the outcome is irrelevant to their playoff prospects, will they still play with maximum effort? If the game starts to look lopsided, will Kelly pull some players, in a situation where he wouldn't be doing so if the game was meaningful? If Kelly has some trick plays he's been saving up, will he really waste them on a meaningless game?

    I guess we'll find out. (Or not. If Dallas *loses* to Washington on Sunday, then the Bears game wouldn't be meaningless for Philly anymore, because winning it would allow them to clinch the East.)
     
  6. Spider

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    Any team needing a coach is welcome to take Wade Phillips off the Texans hands because we sure as hell don't want him.

    A group of blind girl scouts in wheelchairs could play better football than the Texans.
     
  7. Pegaritaville

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    Yeah, but I'm not sure there will be four good QBs entering the draft. Of course, drafting a QB seems to be kind of a crapshoot anyway- there's a big difference between college and the NFL. Minnesota will no doubt draft a QB, but if they keep playing spoiler they may win their way out of a decent draft position. Regardless, they'd be wise to stick with Cassel while whoever they draft learns the ropes.
     
  8. Danny99

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    The Lions don't deserve to make the playoffs. Hopefully this collapse and the fact that they were in a division where they were the only team with a Number One Quarterback will mean Schwartz will be shown the door and this team will stop being these idiots on the field and the sideline.
     
  9. tighr

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    Peter King did a write up on Michael Thomas, the CB who intercepted Brady on the last play of the Dophins/Pats game Sunday. It's definitely one of those feel-good stories, and something that player will remember the rest of his life.

    http://mmqb.si.com/2013/12/16/nfl-week-15-monday-morning-quarterback/

    Thomas was a practice squad Safety for the 49ers on Monday, having never played a down in the NFL, and on Sunday he's in at CB nickelback (not even his position). Tom Brady is targeting the receiver he's covering on every play, because why not? He's the new guy and doesn't know what's going on.

     
  10. Pegaritaville

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    I'd feel a lot better about today's Packers/Steelers game if Rodgers was cleared to play. Either he's taking a long time to heal or the team is being extra cautious with him.
     
  11. Timby

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    A little from column A and a little from column B. The Packers' medical staff is known for being one of the most conservative in the league, but collarbones can take a while to completely heal. I think the coaching staff is self-aware enough to know that the team really has no business being in the playoffs with that defense, and it isn't worth shoving Rodgers out there to potentially get hurt again.

    If Week 17 is a "win and in" situation for the Packers, though, I have no doubt in my mind that he'll be on the field and absolutely abuse the Bears' secondary all day long (Chris Conte will wind up with PTSD, I'm sure).
     
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    And Peyton Manning takes the touchdown record with a full game to go! He needs 265 more yards to take the passing yards record from Brees and the team needs 17 more points to take the scoring record.
     
  13. SmoothieX

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    Let's go Pats!
     
  14. Kirby

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    I've never seen Manning look so relaxed on the sideline after he threw that last touchdown. Congrats Peyton, well earned!
     
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    It was nice to see the crowd in Houston cheering for Peyton's 51st touchdown. I saw a lot of Broncos fan jerseys in the crowd, but there were many Houston fans as well. Good on them, especially for a team that has seen Peyton play in their house once a year for the last 12 years.

    It's starting to look like a possibility of the Colts playing the Broncos in Denver during the playoffs. With the loss to the Colts earlier in the season, Indianapolis remains the only team in the NFL that Peyton Manning has never beaten.
     
  16. Peach Wookiee

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    Hawks game... That was dreadful.
     
  17. Danny99

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    Jim Schwartz needs to be fired now. They went from leading a division at a time with no Jay Cutler, no Aaron Rodgers. Sure, McCown and Flynn have kept them in it, but the Lions have had ample opportunity to put it away and are now eliminated.

    I feel like Timby watching the Bears.
     
  18. 1001001

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    I was glad to see the Cowboys help us out yesterday. They cut it awfully close though...

    The Bears...geez...play defense much?

    I'm sure the Falcons/49ers game looked good when they were scheduling, but now...:shrug:
     
  19. Ar-Pharazon

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    The Bears let too many good defensive backups get away in the offseason, then had massive injuries. But still, 54 points???

    Overall the team has no sense of urgency. The rest of the fucking North lost & they couldn't take advantage.

    And I thought the NFC East was a wasteland of suckiness.
     
  20. Pegaritaville

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    Luckily for the Packers, every other team in the NFC North is as inept as they are.

    The Vikings sure stunk up the field against the Bengals. Next week both they and the Metrodome can be put out of their misery. If the Packers weren't playing for the division title at the same time, I'd be tempted to go to the Vikings game next week just to have one last look at that dump.
     
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