2020-2021 NFL Season

Which team will win more games and have the most success this season?

  • New England Patriots

    Votes: 5 55.6%
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Votes: 4 44.4%

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Exactly. I've always hated the Falcons but, since I currently live in ATL I do somewhat follow them. This trend is most attributable to the current owner, Arthur Blank. He doesn't have the stones to fire a coach who's best attributes are pep talks and figuring out how to lose games that should be impossible to lose. It's great theater for me but it sucks for their true fans.
Blank is just the current version. This goes way back to the early days, multiple coaches, multiple owners, all sorts of veteran and rookie QB, multiple kickers just good enough to be a disaster late in the 4th Quarter except the one kicker the Falcons kept letting go. The Falcons failed to sign NFL's all time leading scorer and one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history Morten Andersen not once, but twice after career years so they could sign far worse kickers.
 
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Blank is just the current version. This goes way back to the early days, multiple coaches, multiple owners, all sorts of veteran and rookie QB, multiple kickers just good enough to be a disaster late in the 4th Quarter except the one kicker the Falcons kept letting go. The Falcons failed to sign NFL's all time leading scorer and one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history Morten Andersen not once, but twice after career years so they could sign far worse kickers.
Seems to me QB Matt Ryan doesn’t get criticism he deserves. The Super Bowl choke- he made 2 horrendous mistakes that contributed to the loss. The 3rd and 1 play that turned the game upside down- yes, it was an asinine play call, but Ryan held the ball WAY too long. The drive before the 2:00 warning where the Falcons could have iced the game with a FG- Ryan takes a sack when they were still in FG range (before they were called for the holding). Two rookie QB mistakes that a veteran QB shouldn’t make.
 
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Seems to me QB Matt Ryan doesn’t get criticism he deserves. The Super Bowl choke- he made 2 horrendous mistakes that contributed to the loss. The 3rd and 1 play that turned the game upside down- yes, it was an asinine play call, but Ryan held the ball WAY too long. The drive before the 2:00 warning where the Falcons could have iced the game with a FG- Ryan takes a sack when they were still in FG range (before they were called for the holding). Two rookie QB mistakes that a veteran QB shouldn’t make.
I think of Ryan as a decent QB who is heralded as a great one, even though the standard for that has always been a Superbowl win, which he famously doesn't have. What Ryan does have is the personality and demeanor the NFL now wants from its leaders. Ryan may be dull as a can of paint but you don't have to worry about what he will do off the field [think back to Michael Vick] or what he will say when a microphone is placed in front of him. He's basically a politician in a football uniform but these days the NFL values that more than true athletic talent, which is why he is given a pass when it comes to his on-field performances and a blank check when it comes to his salary.
 
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Wow, after watching last night's game I think it is safe to say that Drew Brees licks his fingers more than any player in the game. I mean every play he is out there he is licking his fingers at least half a dozen times. I think they need to coach him out of that trend in these times.
 

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Wow, after watching last night's game I think it is safe to say that Drew Brees licks his fingers more than any player in the game. I mean every play he is out there he is licking his fingers at least half a dozen times. I think they need to coach him out of that trend in these times.
I believe all the major sports have rules about spitting and licking, but no one is going to enforce them. Same with the sideline mask rule. Pete Carroll had his around his neck most of the time Sunday night as he roamed up and down the sideline, chewing his gum, shouting, and spraying his saliva all over the place.

EDIT: I guess I was wrong, at least about coaches and masks:

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, three coaches were fined $100,000 each for failing to properly wear masks: 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, Broncos coach Vic Fangio, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. Their respective teams were fined $250,000 each.
Surprised the fine was set so high, but that's what needs to happen to get their attention.
 
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Since Denver destroyed him in the Super Bowl, he had been just awful
I don't think I've ever seen such a prominent player so utterly destroyed, unable to recover, from a single game. I tend to believe it revealed his real character, particularly by the point when he had a clear opportunity to recover a fumble and possibly save the game, and he jumped away. Year after year, he simply didn't recover. I admit, he has looked pretty good these last two games, but you have to wonder how thin the line is between that and him losing it again.
 
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I don't think I've ever seen such a prominent player so utterly destroyed, unable to recover, from a single game. I tend to believe it revealed his real character, particularly by the point when he had a clear opportunity to recover a fumble and possibly save the game, and he jumped away. Year after year, he simply didn't recover. I admit, he has looked pretty good these last two games, but you have to wonder how thin the line is between that and him losing it again.
I disagree with you as I think his major issues since that SB were major injuries with his throwing shoulder and foot issues that really affected his passing and running abilities. As far as his character, well I'll pass on that type of speculation.
 

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I disagree with you as I think his major issues since that SB were major injuries with his throwing shoulder and foot issues that really affected his passing and running abilities. As far as his character, well I'll pass on that type of speculation.
Well, I have to admit that I rarely see him play since the SB. But when I did, I saw a distinct difference in his confidence. That boisterous, arrogant guy seemed like a scared kid by comparison.
 

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Wilson is playing out of his mind this year. So far I think he has to be a favorite for MVP based on numbers alone... But no lets talk about Rogers when it is the team putting up 40 points not him. Moving on... :)

Still worried about the Seahawks defense, we just can't get off the field on 3rd down.

I was really surprised with the Raiders last night.
 

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I was really surprised with the Raiders last night.
So was I and I'm a Raiders fan. Their defense, particularly the lack of a pass rush will hurt them this season. I predicted a less than .500 record and I'm still sticking with it. They got fortunate last night. I think it's going to be ugly at Foxboro this weekend.
 

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Wow, after watching last night's game I think it is safe to say that Drew Brees licks his fingers more than any player in the game. I mean every play he is out there he is licking his fingers at least half a dozen times. I think they need to coach him out of that trend in these times.
I hear ya but no one's going to coach Drew Brees out of anything. He's Drew Brees!
 
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I disagree with you as I think his major issues since that SB were major injuries with his throwing shoulder and foot issues that really affected his passing and running abilities. As far as his character, well I'll pass on that type of speculation.
I'm with you on this one and I'll go further and place the ultimate blame on how Carolina basically used Cam as a wrecking ball for so many years. No one can withstand the abuse his body took for too long. I'm amazed he can still walk. While I'm deeply saddened by Ron Rivera's recent diagnosis, I was glad to see him leave the Panthers.
 

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A sad day for me as I just found out one of my favorite athletes growing up just died. Gale Sayers at 77 years old just passed away. The HOF running back had his career was cut short by knee injuries. From what I can gather, he was also a great human being. May he R.I.P.

 

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I think of Ryan as a decent QB who is heralded as a great one, even though the standard for that has always been a Superbowl win, which he famously doesn't have. What Ryan does have is the personality and demeanor the NFL now wants from its leaders. Ryan may be dull as a can of paint but you don't have to worry about what he will do off the field [think back to Michael Vick] or what he will say when a microphone is placed in front of him. He's basically a politician in a football uniform but these days the NFL values that more than true athletic talent, which is why he is given a pass when it comes to his on-field performances and a blank check when it comes to his salary.
Basically, he's Matt Stafford, but with some post season success.
 

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A sad day for me as I just found out one of my favorite athletes growing up just died. Gale Sayers at 77 years old just passed away. The HOF running back had his career was cut short by knee injuries. From what I can gather, he was also a great human being. May he R.I.P.

Gale Sayers and Jim Brown are the two players that make me sad that I am just slightly too young to have seen play. The film highlights of Sayers are just incredible.
 
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Gale Sayers and Jim Brown are the two players that make me sad that I am just slightly too young to have seen play. The film highlights of Sayers are just incredible.
I'm just old enough to remember both players, moreso Sayers than Brown. It was Brown's last couple of seasons that I only have memory of while Sayers I remember his entire career. They're still the most impressive running backs I ever seen in my life. Sayers was really multi-talented on the football field which is why I found him more exciting to watch than Barry Sanders.

 
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I'm just old enough to remember both players, moreso Sayers than Brown. It was Brown's last couple of seasons that I only have memory of while Sayers I remember his entire career. They're still the most impressive running backs I ever seen in my life. Sayers was really multi-talented on the football field which is why I found him more exciting to watch than Barry Sanders.

I was lucky enough to watch just about every game in Barry Sanders career, and I always thought it would have been great to see Gale Sayers play, who was the original player of this type.
 

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Speaking of the bolts game, I know it happens all the time but I will never understand: if its 3rd and whatever and you are a receiver run your route to whatever, not two yards shy of whatever!

It was a great game until overtime. Two 1 yard runs. They had to throw on 3rd and the Chiefs defended it perfectly, then punt on 4th and 1?! Youre playing the current champs, you know theyre going to score when they get the ball back no matter the field position. Be freaking aggressive.
Before OT you could see that momentum had changed. The game was broadcast in my area so I watched it and there came a point in the 4th quarter when I knew the Voldemorts would snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. They have done it so many times. Actually, for most of the game I strongly felt that “this” wasn’t gonna last.
I wonder if they get their medical staff from Docs R Us? They bean count on everything else.

Anyone know if this is Bosa’s final year on his contract? If so, I expect him to want a big payday and the Voldemort’s to make a lesser offer.

Wow! That is some stadium. It looks beautiful, empty. Last I heard the Voldemorts were having trouble selling seat licenses and would have trouble paying their share of the stadium bill. Has that changed?

Did I read somewhere that the Philly QB was booed by a non-existent crowd?

Jeez, Herbert was great as a last minute sub.
 

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