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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Carabimero, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. Malcolm R

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    Yeah, I didn't understand that spot either, but I guess anywhere inside the 1 yard line they didn't think they needed to quibble with another challenge.

    They always say that the ball should be spotted "where the ball is located when the player is down," but that's hardly ever where they spot it. I'm not sure why. They usually always bring it backward 1/2 to 1 yard.
     
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    Latest reports have the Bengals hiring current Rams QB coach Zac Taylor, when the Rams season is over. As a guy who lives in Bengals country, I’m OK with this move- I think it’s better to give an unknown a chance than to recycle a guy who has failed elsewhere. I still think Mike Brown is the worst owner in the league, and I thought he was going to slide 3-36-1 Hue Jackson into the pilot’s seat as a way to keep his costs down.
     
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    I am going by the philosophy that a tiger can’t change his stripes. And Reid is a chip off the ol’ Marty Schotenheimer. Competive in the regular season, sucks on the post. I’m picking Indy of KC. I think the Rams will beat the Cowboys.
     
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    Yeah, Johnny- Reid leaves a lot to be desired as a sideline coach. He uses timeouts like money-
    they burn holes in his pocket. He’s never been good with clock management. He also seems to not know how to make adjustments (last year’s loss to the Titans is a great example of this- when their tight end left the game due to a concussion, their offense went into the toilet).
     
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    Rams, Chiefs, Chargers and Saints.
     
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    You don’t need great time management when your team outplays the other by a clear margin. Better luck next year, Indy.
     
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    The Cowboys/Rams game- that game was more in doubt than it should have been. I wasn’t impressed with either QB- both of them missed on throws. The Rams defense isn’t as good as the names of the players on the defense. They will have a tough time with the winner of the Eagles/Saints.
     
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    I’m not going to say I told you, but “I told ya!” The Voldemorts suck in NE again.
     
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    Yes, you are correct sir!!

    How pathetic is this? Zone defense worked so well the first three drives, why not stick with it?

    Does Lynn not understand that this is the playoffs? You cant watch film and fix it next week. After the second NE touchdown he should have thrown the defensive game plan out the window.
     
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    Tony Romo said it before the game started- zone defense isn’t the way to play The Brady Bunch. The Patriots are an entity that we won’t see again in our lifetime.
     
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    Good grief. that was a full on ass whooping the Patriots delivered. Andy Reid is going to have night sweats leading up to the AFC championship game.​
     
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    That should be a really good game at Arrowhead next Sunday night. As much as the Patriots are known for winning in the playoffs, their last road playoff win was 13 years ago.
     
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    Should be a good game. Basically, one of the things that surprised me was how the Patriots ran the football with such authority. The Patriots O-line was just shoving the Chargers all over the place. If they can run the ball like that against Kansas City, and I don't see much reason why they can't, that will greatly reduce the amount of time Mahomes spends with the ball in his hands. Plus Belichick has seen Mahomes in person once this season. That is likely a big problem for Reid and the Chiefs. If anybody is going to come up with something that frustrates that Chiefs offense it is Belichick.

    I honestly thought the Patriots would not survive the playoffs this season but they just played their best football game of the season today.

    None of this bodes well for the Chiefs but Mahomes and Hill can turn pretty much any play into a quick score.

    No defender on the Patriots can keep up with Hill so that's a positive for the Chiefs. Also Gronk no longer looks like he is a weapon anymore in the Patriots offense.

    Patriots at Chiefs is certainly the most interesting match-up we could have got in the AFC Championship game so it should be fun to watch.
     
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    Heartbreaking way for the Eagles to lose last night. The Saints can breathe now- after last year’s giveaway in the playoffs, they needed to get past what happened in Minnesota with a win.
    I thought at the time the fake punt for the first down was going to be a turning point.
     
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    This will be New England's 8th consecutive visit to the AFC Championship game. That just isn't supposed to happen the way the NFL is setup now. Amazing.
     
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    Yeah, I thought this was supposed to be a better, different Chargers team this year. But it ended up just more of the same (as Johnny predicted). They didn't come up with anything different on defense against Brady, just more of the same old zone and some of the 7 DB look they used last week, which NE anticipated.
    I hope they did not run out. They had to shoot the muskets five times already by half-time.

    Thought we might be headed for a possible SB rematch with the Patriots and Eagles, but Philly shot their wad in the first half of the first quarter and were never heard from again.
     
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    That fake punt really was the turning point of the game. I was surprised when the Saints did not line up to go for it on fourth down before the punt, as they really needed something to change the momentum. Running the fake accomplished the same thing. The Eagles pretty much did nothing for the rest of the game, while the Saints dominated the rest of the way.

    Both conference title games look like good matchups. On paper, you would think the Chiefs would be a big favorite at home, but I will never count out Bellichick and Brady in the playoffs. It's amazing that this is the first time the AFC/AFL Championship game has ever been played in KC during the Super Bowl era. The Saints will be very tough to beat at home, too.
     
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    There was more than just Mahomes. He also had Baker Mayfield at Texas Tech (before Mayfield went to Oklahoma) and he was the OC at A&M when Johnny Manziel won the Heisman. The idea is that even if Rosen is not as talented as Mahomes, Kingsbury is the best guy to maximize his talents. Many teams wanted somebody who could do for their QB the same "magic" that McVay did for Goff. Plus, Kingsbury will barely touch the "D", which will be controlled by Vance Joseph.
     
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