2011 NFL thread

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  • DrowGamer77DrowGamer77 Serious Business
    edited September 2011
    HeyRiles;4507287 said:
    Dolphins are 0-3 and I'm dying inside

    But you might get a sweet QB draft pick if things don't change.

    Just like my 'Hawks.


    In the subject, it's good to see Hasslebeck playing well down in Tennessee. Too bad he waited until the 'Hawks got rid of him to do so.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited September 2011
    DrowGamer77;4509016 said:
    In the subject, it's good to see Hasslebeck playing well down in Tennessee. Too bad he waited until the 'Hawks got rid of him to do so.

    Matt Hasselbeck has an actual offensive line blocking for him, something that the Seahawks are still trying to rebuild. He would've been injured for the season during week 1 if he was still in Seattle.
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited September 2011
    Cubecubed;4509006 said:
    Darren Mcfadden is certainly one of the best backs in the league, that's for sure.

    I am extremely happy I picked him up in my one fantasy league. He has been a beast.
  • FloodOneFloodOne Headliner
    edited October 2011
    Stop thinking your teams are worse than my Colts guys, you'll just let yourselves down.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited October 2011
    FloodOne;4511504 said:
    Stop thinking your teams are worse than my Colts guys, you'll just let yourselves down.
    Dan Orlovsky is almost as bad of a starting QB as Tavaris Jackson. Plus the Seahawks were spankedby a Pittsburgh team that the Colts nearly beat. I still see Seattle losing out the rest of the year if Tavaris Jackson isn't benched.
  • soup567soup567 Headliner
    edited October 2011
    Go Niners, but wow that was a close game.
  • CubecubedCubecubed Washed Up
    edited October 2011
    Lionsssssssssssssssssssssssss
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited October 2011
    Kinda funny how the Eagles and Cowboys both choked.
  • soup567soup567 Headliner
    edited October 2011
    clashcityrocker10;4511822 said:
    Kinda funny how the Eagles and Cowboys both choked.
    I'm really glad they did. Especially the Eagles.
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited October 2011
    soup567;4511830 said:
    I'm really glad they did. Especially the Eagles.

    Same here. So much for that dream team they had over there.
  • soup567soup567 Headliner
    edited October 2011
    clashcityrocker10;4511833 said:
    Same here. So much for that dream team they had over there.

    Indeed.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited October 2011
    The Bad News: The Seattle Seahawks lost in heartbreaking fashion at the end thanks to Tavaris Jackson's pathetic excuse to a 2 minute drive.

    The Good News: .... (Give me a while, I can't think of any positive things to say about this)
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited October 2011
    darkwinterbeast8;4512000 said:
    The Good News: ....

    They played a tight game against a team that was expected to roll over the Seahawks?
  • CubecubedCubecubed Washed Up
    edited October 2011
    Ed reed: The best defensive player in football.
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited October 2011
    *sigh*

    At least it's still early.

    JOE MCKNIGHT
  • HairyManHairyMan Always Rock On The Bright Side Of Life
    edited October 2011
    Lawdog1521;4509004 said:
    I agree. It's frustrating. I think we have one of the best offense's in the NFL right now but every game turns into a shootout because our D can't stop anyone from scoring.

    As a pessimist, I guess I can say I'm happy since I stated earlier today's game would happen. Oakland Defense just couldn't stop New England and Campbell on Offense made one of the most horrific throw-aways on the planet when he threw the INT right to Chung. Oakland keeps showing so much promise, yet, they can't seem to get over that hump. Being a Raiders and Yankees fan, I always thought that Al Davis and George Steinbrenner were the same people. George learned what to do. As long as Al Davis is alive, Oakland will never win. :( Thankfully, in my weekly football pool I bet in favor of the Pats as I knew they'd win. Oakland has no defense. Statistically, the Pats Defense was apparently worse, but I still think that Oakland's D is the worst in the NFL. They can't stop anybody. Oakland is rebuilding, but they still need to show that they are better. They "should" be playoff bound in the next few years, but some stupid decisions they've made will prevent that. Uggh this sucks. Hurts even more that in their ONE Superbowl appearance in my life, their team decide that a night of booze and cocaine would be a good idea the night before. Worse that Jon Gruden (my favorite Raiders' head coach EVER) beat them. That was the last time Oakland was any worry. Sure they can beat the AFC West (hell, who cant?), but the rest of the league owns them.

    I think the Lions are a legitimate team this year. Be scared of them. They may surprise a LOT of people this year.
  • bmanincbmaninc Wetter of Fine Pants
    edited October 2011
    The Patriots are very mediocre. I like the 49'ers playoff chances over theirs.
  • Lawdog1521Lawdog1521 Squirrel Chasing Expert
    edited October 2011
    bmaninc;4512325 said:
    The Patriots are very mediocre. I like the 49'ers playoff chances over theirs.

    Alex Smith can't handle pressure. He's the Tony Romo of the West. (The more West than Texas anyway.)
  • bmanincbmaninc Wetter of Fine Pants
    edited October 2011
    Lawdog1521;4512331 said:
    Alex Smith can't handle pressure. He's the Tony Romo of the West. (The more West than Texas anyway.)

    You overestimate the Patriots. They smell of one and done. They haven't given up less than 350 yards to an opponent yet.
  • macamaticmacamatic Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    bmaninc;4512339 said:
    You overestimate the Patriots. They smell of one and done. They haven't given up less than 350 yards to an opponent yet.
    Exactly what "one" are you referring to? The only achievement they've reached only once with Brady is an undefeated regular season and last I checked that wasn't the bar for legitimacy.
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    I assume he's referring to the Pats making the playoffs and losing their first game, whereas the 9ers make the playoffs and win their first game. Of which both statements I disagree; especially considering the 9ers are still lead by Smith and the Pats are lead by Brady.

    What a weird weekend of games. The league is holding true to the phrase "any given Sunday."
  • bmanincbmaninc Wetter of Fine Pants
    edited October 2011
    If I had to pick between the 49'ers and the Patriots, I would take the 49'ers. They'll get a home playoff game, and they have some semblance of a defense.

    The Patriots look like the Colts of old. All pass, barely any run, no defense to speak of. Losing Mayo is going to have no effect on the defense. The reason? They're already the worst, can't get any worse than that.

    I've read macamatic's post three times and it still makes no sense to me. I guess there's always next post, sunshine. :)
  • FloodOneFloodOne Headliner
    edited October 2011
    bmaninc;4512339 said:
    You overestimate the Patriots. They smell of one and done. They haven't given up less than 350 yards to an opponent yet.
    Colts East!
    bmaninc;4512420 said:
    If I had to pick between the 49'ers and the Patriots, I would take the 49'ers. They'll get a home playoff game, and they have some semblance of a defense.

    The Patriots look like the Colts of old. All pass, barely any run, no defense to speak of. Losing Mayo is going to have no effect on the defense. The reason? They're already the worst, can't get any worse than that.

    I've read macamatic's post three times and it still makes no sense to me. I guess there's always next post, sunshine. :)

    There's one thing the Colts of days past had that the 2011 Pats don't. A pass rush.
  • CubecubedCubecubed Washed Up
    edited October 2011
    Its fair to say I am looking forward to next Monday night's game more than any Lions game ever.
  • macamaticmacamatic Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    bmaninc;4512420 said:
    I've read macamatic's post three times and it still makes no sense to me. I guess there's always next post, sunshine. :)
    I'm saying "one and done" makes no sense. "One and done" implies that they're like the 07 Giants, achieving something great once and never being able to pull it off again. They've won three Super Bowls in four years and went to another to cap off an otherwise undefeated season. And with respect to this season, since 2004 was admittedly a pretty long time ago, they've already beat down three teams by double digits. To be "one and done" you need to have done something once. I'm not sure what that is for a team that, save for a terrible showing in Buffalo, is an absolute juggernaut on offense (by the way, Brady still threw four touchdowns).

    Will the Pats win the Super Bowl? Maybe not. Hell, only one team can so the odds are pretty rough. But from what I've seen, they're for real. If they keep losing, then I'll buy it, but when I see a team that is winning by an average of two TDs per game, it's going to be tough to convince me they're not actually that good, at least until we see them play some more. Honestly it's way too early in the season to be determining who's a true contender anyway. Oh, and they're 9th in rushing - not what I would call "barely any".
  • Dante1847Dante1847 Headliner
    edited October 2011
    we all cherish our crystal balls....I think bmans comparison of the Pats to the older Colts is fair. but I also think the Pats for many years have never been associated with good defense or running anyways. So...what have we really learned here
  • HeyRilesHeyRiles Besse's Girl
    edited October 2011
    macamatic;4512979 said:
    I'm saying "one and done" makes no sense. "One and done" implies that they're like the 07 Giants, achieving something great once and never being able to pull it off again.

    One game, done in the playoffs

    That's what he meant and I didn't realize there was any other way to interpret that
  • bmanincbmaninc Wetter of Fine Pants
    edited October 2011
    macamatic;4512979 said:
    I'm saying "one and done" makes no sense. "One and done" implies that they're like the 07 Giants, achieving something great once and never being able to pull it off again. They've won three Super Bowls in four years and went to another to cap off an otherwise undefeated season. And with respect to this season, since 2004 was admittedly a pretty long time ago, they've already beat down three teams by double digits. To be "one and done" you need to have done something once. I'm not sure what that is for a team that, save for a terrible showing in Buffalo, is an absolute juggernaut on offense (by the way, Brady still threw four touchdowns).

    Will the Pats win the Super Bowl? Maybe not. Hell, only one team can so the odds are pretty rough. But from what I've seen, they're for real. If they keep losing, then I'll buy it, but when I see a team that is winning by an average of two TDs per game, it's going to be tough to convince me they're not actually that good, at least until we see them play some more. Honestly it's way too early in the season to be determining who's a true contender anyway. Oh, and they're 9th in rushing - not what I would call "barely any".
    9th in rushing because they run at the end of games because they have a lead.

    I'm gonna start calling you Vanderjerk. You're missing the point, and it makes me smile.

    You're basically telling me what I am supposed to mean when I say one and done. I've never seen it said in the context you're using. You're just making yourself look like a tool.
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    bmaninc;4513105 said:
    9th in rushing because they run at the end of games because they have a lead.

    I wouldn't go that far. The Pats still run a regular offense until the last drive or two; and even then, they're always a threat to throw. They only average 12 more rushing attempts/game than their opponents, but they're averaging as many yards/rush as they're giving up (4.8). They're 9th in the league in rushing attempts, which goes along with their place for rushing yardage, so it's not like they run the ball more than everyone else. Heck, they're 224 attempts behind #1 on that list (the Raiders).

    And from what I've seen of the Brady/Belichick era the Pats don't necessarily run because they have a lead; they run when they see it works. They're more than happy to throw it on 3rd and 3 as much as 1st and 10 in the 4th. Plus, with how terrible their defense traditionally is, they can't sit on a lead since they'll more than likely give it up as the game goes on.

    Of course, this is the first season in a long while that training camp and practices were cut short, so it'll be a few more weeks until the stats settle.

    But in the end we all know it'll be a GREAT LAKES Super Bowl! Detroit vs. Buffalo, PRIME TIME! :D
  • macamaticmacamatic Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    HeyRiles;4513081 said:
    One game, done in the playoffs

    That's what he meant and I didn't realize there was any other way to interpret that
    bmaninc;4513105 said:
    I'm gonna start calling you Vanderjerk. You're missing the point, and it makes me smile.

    You're basically telling me what I am supposed to mean when I say one and done. I've never seen it said in the context you're using. You're just making yourself look like a tool.
    That's not my understanding of the term. I don't care enough to look it up, but if it's what Riles said, it makes even less sense. Prognosticating playoff performance from four weeks of play? I guess that's why the Saints went to the SB last season. Wait...

    Seriously, I look like a tool? NE hasn't had a dominant defense since Belichick took over. Guess what? Three SBs in four years, and I don't think I have to go into 07. They're currently shredding offenses and would be 4-0 if it weren't for some costly picks against Buffalo. Considering he had four all last season, I'm going to go ahead and say that isn't terribly indicative of his level of play.

    In other words, you're trying to make playoff predictions a quarter of the way into the season. I'm telling you that that's ******ed. Remind me again how I look like a tool?

    Oh, and considering you're the one talking about how the Pats are going to lose, "Vanderjerk" is a really stupid thing for you to call me.
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