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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Fact Finder » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:15 am

Ah...the Bungs we all know and love showed up again today. 4 years in a row with 4 of the most boring playoff football games I've ever watched. Totally devoid of excitement. Well, at least my Pot Roast and Potato Soup was killer. :D
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Memorex » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:26 am

Fact Finder wrote:Ah...the Bungs we all know and love showed up again today. 4 years in a row with 4 of the most boring playoff football games I've ever watched. Totally devoid of excitement. Well, at least my Pot Roast and Potato Soup was killer. :D


Sucked. I wanted them to do much better. Frustrating.
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Fact Finder » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:47 am

Memorex wrote:
Fact Finder wrote:Ah...the Bungs we all know and love showed up again today. 4 years in a row with 4 of the most boring playoff football games I've ever watched. Totally devoid of excitement. Well, at least my Pot Roast and Potato Soup was killer. :D


Sucked. I wanted them to do much better. Frustrating.


Don't like excuses but the Bungs were totally beat up with 5 key Starters out and then losing Maualuga today made 6 key players and Dalton was left to throw to 3rd team receivers. AJ Green alone would have made this a different game but that didn't happen. All in all a fun year though, had higher hopes but us Bung fans are used to it. :lol:
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby slucero » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:24 pm

wow....

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After the refs picked up this insanely obvious interference call on Dallas, can there be any doubt that the NFL had the game in the bag for Dallas?
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Memorex » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:36 pm

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Memorex wrote:
Fact Finder wrote:Ah...the Bungs we all know and love showed up again today. 4 years in a row with 4 of the most boring playoff football games I've ever watched. Totally devoid of excitement. Well, at least my Pot Roast and Potato Soup was killer. :D


Sucked. I wanted them to do much better. Frustrating.


Don't like excuses but the Bungs were totally beat up with 5 key Starters out and then losing Maualuga today made 6 key players and Dalton was left to throw to 3rd team receivers. AJ Green alone would have made this a different game but that didn't happen. All in all a fun year though, had higher hopes but us Bung fans are used to it. :lol:


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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Jonny B » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:29 am

This is becoming a bad habit for me. A third 3-1 Wild Card weekend in a row for me. And one of my four divisional match-ups is going to happen, which is shocking in of itself.

Colts defeat Broncos
Another (not-so) stunning Manning early playoff defeat.


I'm sticking with it. Luck beats the man he replaced in another early Manning exit from the playoffs.

Ravens vs. Pats

I'm sure Brady is cussing to himself. Any team but the one with the only winning record against Brady's Bunch in the playoffs. but I'm still taking the Patriots. They are one of my Super Bowl picks. I'm sticking to it.

Cowboys vs. Packers

If the Cowboys are good enough to beat Seattle at home, then by all means they are capable enough to do it in Lambeau Field. Hate them, but I'm picking the Cowboys in an upset.

Panthers vs. Seahawks

Could be a trap game for a lot of people. If the Panthers can hang 27 on the league's best defense, then they have a shot at, oh wait, Seattle is at home. Seahawks win.
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby AR » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:47 am

Belichick got caught spying again!

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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Rick » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:11 am

slucero wrote:wow....

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After the refs picked up this insanely obvious interference call on Dallas, can there be any doubt that the NFL had the game in the bag for Dallas?


Look at it from this angle and tell me if you still believe that. Look at it a few times.

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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby slucero » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:44 pm

Facemask doen't negate the defensive player never attempting to find the ball... that's PI..

and had they not called it PI because of the facemask... then they are offsetting penalties and its 3rd down...

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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby steveo777 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:03 pm

Next Sunday can't come soon enough!
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Fact Finder » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:21 am

Katy Perry To Team With Lenny Kravitz At Super Bowl


We'll this might make it a bit more bearable, maybe Katy can have a nip slip to make it worthwhile to watch. :lol:
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Jonny B » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:40 am

Seahawks and Pats are still in it. They were my Super Bowl picks. I'm sticking with them.
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Fact Finder » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:25 am

DENVER BRONCOS
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Report: John Fox and Denver Broncos mutually agree to part ways - @AdamSchefter
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Wow, didn't expect that.
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby slucero » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:05 pm

Fact Finder wrote:DENVER BRONCOS
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Report: John Fox and Denver Broncos mutually agree to part ways - @AdamSchefter
see original on twitter.com


Wow, didn't expect that.


"all assistant coaches are under contract but free to look elsewhere.".... wow... talk about sending a "retire" message to Manning...

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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Jonny B » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:05 am

slucero wrote:
Fact Finder wrote:DENVER BRONCOS
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Report: John Fox and Denver Broncos mutually agree to part ways - @AdamSchefter
see original on twitter.com


Wow, didn't expect that.


"all assistant coaches are under contract but free to look elsewhere.".... wow... talk about sending a "retire" message to Manning...


So I'm guessing we can expect the start of the Brock Osweiler era? :lol:

Well, that may not be a bad thing. He's basically the last of an emerging QB class of 2012 that hasn't proven himself yet. With 3 years under Manning's tutoring, he just might turn out to be pretty good. No need to hit the panic button just yet I don't think.
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby slucero » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:03 pm

So the 49ers fire Jim Harbaugh, and his replacement is the the defensive line coach??


wow.

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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Memorex » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:28 pm

slucero wrote:So the 49ers fire Jim Harbaugh, and his replacement is the the defensive line coach??


wow.


I'm not thrilled at this at all. Feels very much like the wrong move. He's done great things in his role, but I feel like we needed a more offense-oriented guy. And we lose Vangio, which I think hurts. Wonder if Rathman will become OC.

I feel like this is just the guy that indicated he'd be a yes-man the most for York.

Time will tell. Not holding out much hope for a big 2015 season.
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby slucero » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:33 am

I think this is just the beginning....

My money is on York and Balke not being pleased that Harbaugh, after benching Smith, wasted all those offensive weapons, and eventually had to change an offensive scheme designed to exploit them... just to accommodate his boys (Kaepernick) inability to run the more complicated WC offense..

I bet that is the reason he was fired, *cough*.... mutually agreed to part ways..

York and Balke want to win with a WC style niners team and Balke was getting talent that fit that scheme. Harbaugh simply wanted to win any way he could, even if it meant screwing with the delicate balance and timing of the more complicated scheme they were running successfully when he put Kaep in.


Tomsula said he's gonna run the ball... that means Gore is coming back (Tomsula loves him).. but it gives a green light for Balke to clean house of aging and ineffective offensive weapons.. I'd expect Boldin, Davis and Crab to be gone.. (maybe not Davis.. )

Running the ball keeps Kaep from getting in too much trouble... keeps him healthy and doesn't further expose him to devaluation due to his passing limitations... so Balke can figure out how to trade him...


It's a testament to just how fucked up the 9ers are internally that Vic Fangio would rather leave the 9ers for the Washington Redskins: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... for-dc-job

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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Fact Finder » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:32 am

WOW!

An NFL Classic!

I love it!

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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Jonny B » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:37 am

I chose the Seahawks over the Patriots at the beginning of the year, and I'm sticking with that prediction. However, I would be happy to see Brady win a 4th title. Gonna be a hell of a Super Bowl either way.
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby YoungJRNYfan » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:45 am

Aren't you a Jets fan, Jonny B?
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Jonny B » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:54 am

YoungJRNYfan wrote:Aren't you a Jets fan, Jonny B?


I am, but I'm also a fan of Football in general. I have to acknowledge that he is a once-in-a-lifetime QB whose mastery probably won't be seen again for a very long time, and I would be happy to see him finish out on top. He's been entertaining to watch regardless that he's on the other side of a storied division rivalry.
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Fact Finder » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:58 am

NFL investigating if Patriots used deflated footballs in AFC Championship game

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The NFL has confirmed it is looking into charges the New England Patriots cheated Sunday night when they clinched a trip to the Super Bowl Sunday night by using deflated footballs.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the probe Monday, following the AFC championship game, in which the Patriots demolished the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7. The charge was first made Sunday night, when an Indianapolis reporter that the NFL had seized at least one game ball from the AFC championship game to examine whether pigskins were intentionally deflated to make them easier to throw and catch.

“The NFL is investigating the possibility,” Bob Kravitz, of WTHR, tweeted, adding that, “at one point the officials took a ball out of play and weighed it.”


If the Patriots did cheat, it would not be the first time. The team was penalized a first-round draft pick, fined $250,000 and head coach Belichick was personally fined $500,000 after an investigation by the NFL determined the team had illegally videotaped their opponents hand signals during a 2007 game.

And unsubstantiated accusations of cheating have long dogged the team, stemming from their Super Bowl wins in 2002, 2004 and 2005. The St. Louis Rams claimed the team illegally videotaped their walk-through practices prior to the 2002 game, and players on the other defeated opponents have said the Patriots seemed to have inside knowledge of their playbooks.
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Fact Finder » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:07 am

:P Best lines I've heard today....

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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby slucero » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:50 pm

wow.. the Bears got Fangio...

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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Fact Finder » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:49 am

If the NFL was going to ban Marshawn Lynch from the NFC Championship Game if he wore Gold cleats, then they MUST BAN BELICHEAT from the Super Bowl!
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Jonny B » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:57 am

Fact Finder wrote:NFL investigating if Patriots used deflated footballs in AFC Championship game

FoxNews.com

1-19-2015

The NFL has confirmed it is looking into charges the New England Patriots cheated Sunday night when they clinched a trip to the Super Bowl Sunday night by using deflated footballs.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the probe Monday, following the AFC championship game, in which the Patriots demolished the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7. The charge was first made Sunday night, when an Indianapolis reporter that the NFL had seized at least one game ball from the AFC championship game to examine whether pigskins were intentionally deflated to make them easier to throw and catch.

“The NFL is investigating the possibility,” Bob Kravitz, of WTHR, tweeted, adding that, “at one point the officials took a ball out of play and weighed it.”


If the Patriots did cheat, it would not be the first time. The team was penalized a first-round draft pick, fined $250,000 and head coach Belichick was personally fined $500,000 after an investigation by the NFL determined the team had illegally videotaped their opponents hand signals during a 2007 game.

And unsubstantiated accusations of cheating have long dogged the team, stemming from their Super Bowl wins in 2002, 2004 and 2005. The St. Louis Rams claimed the team illegally videotaped their walk-through practices prior to the 2002 game, and players on the other defeated opponents have said the Patriots seemed to have inside knowledge of their playbooks.


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Just putting a positive spin on this for fun. The ball girl for that game lives 15 miles from me.

Of course, they're not going to tell the Pats they can't play. The Powers-That-Be will probably tell them behind closed doors that they have to throw the game. It'll stay close for entertainment purposes, then the Seahawks will repeat. Can't beat the best? Tarnish them.
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Fact Finder » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:01 am

Colts complained about balls in November Patriot game


According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Colts reported concerns about the Patriots using under-inflated footballs back in November. During Indianapolis' Week 11 game against New England, safety Mike Adams intercepted Tom Brady twice and gave the intercepted balls to the Colts' equipment manager, feeling that the balls were under-inflated, according to the report.

In Sunday's AFC Championship Game, an intercepted pass was again the source of suspicion for the Colts relating to the Patriots' deflation of footballs. Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson picked off a Tom Brady pass intended for Rob Gronkowski, and he too brought the ball back to the sideline and felt it was under-inflated.

Based on the available evidence, it seems rather clear that the Patriots skirted the rules in some way here, and a punishment would appear to be forthcoming. Back when the Patriots were caught videotaping the practices of opposing teams, Roger Goodell had this to say regarding future punishments for violating league rules:


"Too often, competitive violations have gone unpunished because conclusive proof of the violation was lacking. I believe we should reconsider the standard of proof to be applied in such cases, and make it easier for a competitive violation to be established."

"And where a violation is shown, I intend to impose more stringent penalties on both the club and the responsible individual(s). I will also be prepared to make greater use of draft choice forfeiture in appropriate cases. I believe this will have the effect of deterring violations and making people more willing to report violations on a timely basis."

The Patriots were fined $250,000 and docked their first-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft as a result of the Spygate controversy, and head coach Bill Belichick was personally fined $500,000 as well. If it is conclusively proven the Patriots doctored the footballs in some way (thus far there only appears to be conclusive proof that the balls were under-inflated, not that they were tampered with, at least based on the most recent reports), harsher penalties may be in store this time around.


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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Journey/Survivor » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:49 am

Almost all of the games are rigged. It's done for ratings, which is where the NFL makes most of their money, from advertising $$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
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Re: OFFICIAL NFL 2014-2015 Thread

Postby Jonny B » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:28 pm

What do 'Spygate' and 'Deflategate' have in common?

Josh McDaniels was the offensive coordinator in both accounts.

Food for thought.
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