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pr0ner wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:55 pm
Skinypupy wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:07 am Got no dog in the NFC East fight, just damn happy to see Alex Smith throw that garbage team on his back and somehow get them to playoffs.

Not sure there’s been a better comeback story in the NFL since...ever.
There's been a couple of VERY vocal people on the WFT Reddit who have done nothing but bash Alex Smith the last month while championing Haskins.

Now that WFT has made the playoffs, people are calling for Taylor Heinicke to start over Alex Smith. I know Heinicke is healthier and younger, but just a few weeks ago he was taking classes at ODU! He shouldn't be starting unless Alex Smith physically can't play.
My Google-fu is failing me at the moment, but last night people were showing WFT's record with Smith starting and without. The difference is astounding.

I get that he doesn't exactly have a ton left in the tank at this point, but taking him out doesn't seem like the smart move at all. Dance with who brung ya.
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Skinypupy wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:07 pm
pr0ner wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:55 pm
Skinypupy wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:07 am Got no dog in the NFC East fight, just damn happy to see Alex Smith throw that garbage team on his back and somehow get them to playoffs.

Not sure there’s been a better comeback story in the NFL since...ever.
There's been a couple of VERY vocal people on the WFT Reddit who have done nothing but bash Alex Smith the last month while championing Haskins.

Now that WFT has made the playoffs, people are calling for Taylor Heinicke to start over Alex Smith. I know Heinicke is healthier and younger, but just a few weeks ago he was taking classes at ODU! He shouldn't be starting unless Alex Smith physically can't play.
My Google-fu is failing me at the moment, but last night people were showing WFT's record with Smith starting and without. The difference is astounding.

I get that he doesn't exactly have a ton left in the tank at this point, but taking him out doesn't seem like the smart move at all. Dance with who brung ya.
Yep. If his calf injury doesn't get worse over the week, Smith should be playing Saturday night.
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A bit of a bad break for the Bears: their game with New Orleans is set for Sunday. If it was on Saturday, I don't think Kamara would be able to play due to Covid protocols.
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Ralph-Wiggum wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:30 pm A bit of a bad break for the Bears: their game with New Orleans is set for Sunday. If it was on Saturday, I don't think Kamara would be able to play due to Covid protocols.
On the other hand, the Saints could probably sit Kamara for the game to give him extra rest and still win pretty handily.
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ImLawBoy wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:56 pm
Jeff V wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:56 pm Crap, need the Cards to lose because the Bears sure as shit aren't going to beat the Packers.
How 'bout them Rams?
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I understand that I am excited to finally root for a team that is playing well, but man the last six weeks have been fun. Four of the defenses they've played are top ten passing defenses in the NFL, and three of those defenses were top five defenses in points allowed (when not considering their games against the Bills).

The Bills have eviscerated those defenses, scoring 229 points (38.2 ppg) while allowing only 110 (18.2 ppg). Both of those numbers would be good for #1 in the league. For scale, that 38.2 ppg would beat the 2015 Denver Broncos (all-time NFL record holder for points), and that margin of victory (20 ppg) would beat the 2007 New England Patriots (all-time NFL record holder for point differential). Those two teams obviously did it for 16 games, and not 6 - but still, the Bills are clearly on fire. And not a dumpster fire like the past 20 years.

I really hope it doesn't end tomorrow, but I really don't like that the Colts beat the Packers. That's the only thing that gives me pause. But that was 7 weeks ago, and the Colts pass defense has been the worst in the NFL since that game. So we hope.
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RunningMn9 wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:48 am I understand that I am excited to finally root for a team that is playing well, but man the last six weeks have been fun.
I don't actively like or dislike the Bills, but they have been fantastic team to watch. The playbook they're running for Josh Allen really takes advantages of his abilities and athleticism.
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Buffalo just got robbed, that was obviously a fumble.
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Skinypupy wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:18 pm Buffalo just got robbed, that was obviously a fumble.
Yep, luckily they pulled it out. I was shocked they let it stand.
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Rams QB gets hit in the helmet and no call, that’s ridiculous.
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Damn, looks like Zack Moss is done for the postseason. That ankle twist looked pretty gnarly. :(

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Rams are like 93-0 when leading at half time. I'm just sayin'...
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Skinypupy wrote:Damn, looks like Zack Moss is done for the postseason. That ankle twist looked pretty gnarly. :(

That looked bad live, my son and I just looked at each other and hoped that didn’t wrench something loose up in his hip.

It’s been hours, and I still can’t believe that they reviewed that fumble and determined it was not a fumble. Like, legitimately in disbelief.

I also thought that both of Gabriel Davis’ toe-tapping sideline catches were probably out of bounds. This crew just seemed determined to let them play and go with what they called on the field (although they did overturn a Colts INT).

I think there were only five called penalties in the game?

It was a win, and I’m happy. But unless the Colts are secretly won of the best teams in the league, that win did not fill me with confidence going forward.
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If they had allowed that INT, I was prepared to go on another Dez Bryant rant...
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Wolf from the Rams is hospitalized, but hey, no penalty. I'm not saying every injury deserves a penalty of course but this one certainly did.
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Lorini wrote:Wolf from the Rams is hospitalized, but hey, no penalty. I'm not saying every injury deserves a penalty of course but this one certainly did.
I wasn’t paying attention when the play happened, how did he get hit in the head/neck?
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RunningMn9 wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:28 pm
Lorini wrote:Wolf from the Rams is hospitalized, but hey, no penalty. I'm not saying every injury deserves a penalty of course but this one certainly did.
I wasn’t paying attention when the play happened, how did he get hit in the head/neck?
He got hit in the helmet and it jammed his neck. The ref who helps Fox said it certainly should have been called
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Lorini wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:49 am
RunningMn9 wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:28 pm
Lorini wrote:Wolf from the Rams is hospitalized, but hey, no penalty. I'm not saying every injury deserves a penalty of course but this one certainly did.
I wasn’t paying attention when the play happened, how did he get hit in the head/neck?
He got hit in the helmet and it jammed his neck. The ref who helps Fox said it certainly should have been called
I was trying to get a sense of how the defender made contact (crown if the helmet, shoulder, etc). I still haven't seen it but the consensus seems to be it should have been called.
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I’m currently watching the Nickelodeon NFL pregame show with all the kids.

Pray for my soul.

Edit: I have a whole new level of respect for Nate Burleson. Dude is genuinely funny.
Edit 2: We need slime cannons on TDs for every broadcast.

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Pouncy didn't pounce on that ball.
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The way Roethlisberger just stared at the football as it lay there right at his feet reminded me of Newton in the Super Bowl.
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