November 26, 2019 at 12:42 pm #144544Laszlo PanaflexParticipant
Jackson has replaced Patrick Mahomes as the next sure-fire first ballot Hall Fame quicker than I’ve ever seen.November 26, 2019 at 12:50 pm #144545ComaParticipant
Jackson has replaced Patrick Mahomes as the next sure-fire first ballot Hall Fame quicker than I’ve ever seen.
I wonder if they’ll digitally replace Mahomes with Jackson in those State Farms commercials.November 26, 2019 at 1:41 pm #144546
The Ravens will finally vanquish the Patriots once and for all!November 26, 2019 at 1:48 pm #144547thatsnotwhatisaidParticipant
The Twitter is abound with oh my god how on earth can you stop Lamar Jackson bullshit. Bucs did it against Vick, Patriots did it against Wilson in 49 – keep him in the pocket and make him throw or get hit. So many teams emphasize the big name edge rushers, which works for your standard step back passer, but the edge rushers end up collapsing the pocket and allowing those guys to run. Also the edge guys tend to let the QB get in front of them and get them from behind, which is exactly what you want to avoid with a running QB. Bill has always been more about pressure from the middle and setting the edge to contain and maintain the pocket. I’m certainly not saying it’s easy peasy, you have to have the guys and the coach but more importantly you have to have the discipline.
I’m not shoe peeing over it but to me it starts with scoring first and playing from ahead. Then if you get a stop or two and force them to throw you have the advantage. Let’s see if they keep running the single wing down 2 scores. I thought the Pats did a good job against a comparable O-line vs Dallas so maybe they’ve got the run defense problems sorted. Who knows who will even be on the field in 6 weeks though? Lamar is playing on borrowed time, eventually he’s gonna get Tua’d.November 26, 2019 at 5:54 pm #14455002062Participant
This has been a thing for every decade since the ’70’s….November 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm #144551BrianInLAParticipant
Local sports radio on the way home has the Ravens as a lock to win the Super Bowl. The host (either Mason or Ireland, there is no difference) says “If I could I would bet everything I had on Baltimore right now.” It’s not as if there is a place you can do just that only a few hundred miles to the east. The very next statement, and I swear I almost drove off the road, he goes “This week I have no doubt that they take care of business against the Niners” to which the other host says “where is that game being played?” and Host 1 replies “I don’t have that info yet but I’ll try to get it. I know the game is at 10 AM our time….” I can’t recall a game every being played on the west coast at 10 AM locally. Wouldn’t knowing the 10 AM start sort of give away the location? ESPN Radio at its finest.November 26, 2019 at 8:23 pm #144552
How do you get on the air and say something like that? Have it looked up in the time it takes to ask the question.
Read Bryant’s thing about the Kaepernick tryout. Even taking the NFL at its word, they’re not in this world thinking people would accept it a good thing and not foreseeing any pr/public perception issues.November 26, 2019 at 8:42 pm #144553LeftyModeratorNovember 27, 2019 at 10:04 am #144554November 27, 2019 at 11:22 am #144556November 27, 2019 at 11:24 am #144557November 27, 2019 at 12:38 pm #144559November 27, 2019 at 2:29 pm #14456002062Participant
Squidward looking Nick Wright said the Ravens can win the Super Bowl “right now!” No they can’t. No one can. The Super Bowl isn’t for another 2+ months.
Must be the phrase that pays at the nuthouse this week.
@LouMerloni Nov25 – The argument started with me saying that if the played them RIGH NOW. Do you understand what that means? Not January. RIGHT NOW. But Pats fans can be so pissy that they can’t handle the truth. Can the Pats beat them in Juanuary? Sure. But not right now. Jeez… you people
From Nomie’s gopher to cribbing Felger….
@LouMerloni Nov 26 Cyrus Jones doesn’t play for them anymore. If it wasn’t for that fumble YOU lose by 30@LouMerloni Nov 25 YOUbeat the Chiefs in the Regular season. They didn’t beat YOUup like the Ravens did.A Go get your shinebox moment from Coach Bill?@OMFonWEEI Nov 25Bill Belichick on blocked punt and if later in the game that put concern in Cowboys causing delay of game:“Lou, in your next life if you’re ever a special teams coach or a head coach and you get a punt blocked, it will change your view on things.”November 27, 2019 at 3:22 pm #144561
I love people being so cocksure about something that can’t possibly happen. The schedule doesn’t allow them to play ‘right now’ so I can say anything and you can’t say I’m wrong. If they play right now Lamar Jackson’s knee will explode and Brother John will cry and Mark Ingram will actually get weirder and the Patriots will win by 500. Prove me wrong. You can’t. Quit being so pissy. Jeez, you people.November 27, 2019 at 3:24 pm #144562
12:34 and the first person who wasn’t the receptionist delivering mail walked by my office today, wtf did I come in for?
I like when someone thinks they’re throwing a grenade at you the day before a holiday but they don’t realize they blew off their own action item and it’s basically a boomerang grenade right back at them.
1 user thanked author for this post.November 28, 2019 at 6:27 am #144563RickkyboyParticipant
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
Sometime between now and 4pm when we go 4 miles to eat at my BIL place, I’ll listen to Ironhead’s podcast. This place has evolved.
Have a great day and stay clear of crazy talk with your family.November 28, 2019 at 9:16 am #144564Florida Sox FanParticipantNovember 28, 2019 at 4:13 pm #144565Canadian SoldierParticipant
When I was a kid, I read Plimpton’s Paper Lion and became a casual Detroit Lions fan. He had a respectful and affectionate take on Lions’ players like Joe Schmidt and Night Train Lane. (IIRC Alex Karras was suspended for gambling the year that Plimpton trained with them.) By the time I read the book, Lane had long retired and Schmidt was the Lions’ head coach and I rooted for them to do well as much as I did for any NFL/NFC team. Then they had UMass QB Greg Landry, then Dick Jauron, and made the playoffs for a couple of years, though they didn’t stay in the tournament for long. Then my fandom ended sometime in the late 1970s. The Wayne Fontes era didn’t recapture my attention. But when Matty P went there last year I have to say I began to pay more attention to them.
Watching the game today out of the corner of my eye, I had some hope that (despite those ugly all-gray uniforms) they would beat the always-hated Chicago Bears. (Their coaches wear “Monsters of the Midway” sweatshirts? Seriously? In 2019?) Talk about classless. Ditka? McMahon? The Fridge piling it on in SB 20? But, of course, they didn’t.
It was a totally meaningless game, although if Chicago were better they could dream of a wild card. Matty’s defense looked porous, despite having Trey Flowers up front. He’ll end up on Flores’ staff in Miami next year; or maybe Romeo will step down and he’ll be in Houston. And Detroit will have to start again.
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They could rehire Jim Caldwell.November 28, 2019 at 11:29 pm #144568November 29, 2019 at 12:29 pm #144570Canadian SoldierParticipant
Pats will field their fourth place-kicker of 2019 against Houston.November 29, 2019 at 2:11 pm #144571November 29, 2019 at 4:19 pm #144572Big Fat OParticipant
Tony they finally brought in competition for Ghost. Just you wanted.November 30, 2019 at 4:03 pm #144574
Michigan should eliminate football. Or get a new coach.November 30, 2019 at 6:47 pm #144575
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