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Old 02-10-2017, 08:26 AM   #1
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Who's knocking off the Pats off the top? Let's discuss what's being done about it.

Falcons think this asst coach will improve their defense from the one they just fired. Mind you Quinn was calling the defensive plays most of the season

http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2017/2/...-smith-demoted
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I feel bad for BlackAck. He couldnt use the 75 memes he had saved up for when the Pats lost
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I don't get the Falcons firing defensive coaches. They lost the game because their offense couldn't put together a long enough drive for the defense to stay rested. The miscues were on the offensive side, not necessarily the defense.
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Hard to blame the defense when they played 93 snaps
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I feel bad for BlackAck. He couldnt use the 75 memes he had saved up for when the Pats lost
Most of them were repeats
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The Atlanta defense wasn't exactly elite. Reading the article, it sounded like Quinn took over the play calling from the prior DC so he probably prefers pushing that responsibility to someone more qualified.
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Former Bengal...thought that name sounded familiar.
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Who else thinks the Bears will go 0-16??
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Any Cardinal fans in here? Even with Palmer coming back I think they need to look for another QB fast
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Browns announce they will lower ticket prices by up to $15 a piece... After going 1-15 and tickets being sold on Stubhub for $1, that's the least they could do....
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Pats tickets on average are $150
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Shit $150 will get you a nice nosebleed seat at a Steelers game
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Oh same here, you need binoculars to same the game for $150. In general its crazy how much going to a game actually costs. Between the ticket, food, beer, parking, beer, more beer, youre easily at $300
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Any Cardinal fans in here? Even with Palmer coming back I think they need to look for another QB fast
You should always be acquiring a young QB stud. Jimmy G, Dak some good examples of why.
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Not a deep year for QBs in the draft. Doubt they move up to take Watson or Trubisky
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Luckily you can get decent QB talent in other rounds too. You don't have to suck for Luck
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Some team is going to give up too much to get Jimmy G. I just hope it's not the Niners.

QBs are overvalued so I think some team(s) are also going to give up too much to get Trubisky and/or Watson
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Bears' off-season plan should involve dynamite. Blow the team up. Please.
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Any Cardinal fans in here? Even with Palmer coming back I think they need to look for another QB fast
I'm no Cardinals fan of course, but I do think that a QB upgrade is their biggest bang for the buck. They have a lot of good pieces put together already.
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Shit $150 will get you a nice nosebleed seat at a Steelers game
Funny you say this. Every televised game in Pit, looks like half the stadium is empty!
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Funny you say this. Every televised game in Pit, looks like half the stadium is empty!
Thats because they are so drunk, they can't find their seats.
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Thats because they are so drunk, they can't find their seats.
Just like the faithful Niner fans who are so drunk they can't even make it to Levi's Stadium!
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I wanted to post this in the 2016 thread, but I waited too long.

The worst part about the Patriots SB win is that they called heads during the overtime coin toss and won. Tails wins every time. They must have cheated.
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Some team is going to give up too much to get Jimmy G. I just hope it's not the Niners.

QBs are overvalued so I think some team(s) are also going to give up too much to get Trubisky and/or Watson
I was actually hoping it would be the Niners so it wouldn't be the Browns. I want nothing to do with any of the "top" QBs in the draft of Jimmy Sandwich. I wouldn't mind Tyrod Taylor as a free agent though.
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I was actually hoping it would be the Niners so it wouldn't be the Browns.
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And you mean, Ty-GOD?

That would be funny if the Browns ended up with Tyrod, then the Niners get RG-Knee, and the Bills get Kaepernick.
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And you mean, Ty-GOD?

That would be funny if the Browns ended up with Tyrod, then the Niners get RG-Knee, and the Bills get Kaepernick.
Haha, yes. Pro Football Focus actually liked Tyrod a lot last year, and the offense got thrown under the bus in Buffalo while Rex was trying to cover for himself. Seems more likely you guys go chasing Cousins at this point.

Edit: At least look at the bright side, you guys no longer have Jim O'Neil running your defense, so it should instantly improve. How he ever got a job as a professional coordinator is beyond me.

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Edit: At least look at the bright side, you guys no longer have Jim O'Neil running your defense, so it should instantly improve. How he ever got a job as a professional coordinator is beyond me.
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Haha, yes. Pro Football Focus actually liked Tyrod a lot last year, and the offense got thrown under the bus in Buffalo while Rex was trying to cover for himself. Seems more likely you guys go chasing Cousins at this point.

Edit: At least look at the bright side, you guys no longer have Jim O'Neil running your defense, so it should instantly improve. How he ever got a job as a professional coordinator is beyond me.
The defense was god awful. I don't know how much of it was to blame from injuries. Not sure how we went from arguably the best LB core in the league to easily the worst in a few years. Then again, injuries to three of your starters and a suspension will do that.

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You're to blame for the Niners shitty defense?!?
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The defense was god awful. I don't know how much of it was to blame from injuries. Not sure how we went from arguably the best LB core in the league to easily the worst in a few years. Then again, injuries to three of your starters and a suspension will do that.
A lot of it was his fault. He would regularly try to get too cute and use pass rush specialists in coverage and vice versa when he was in Cleveland. Quite a few players were very publicly complaining about how bad the scheme was near the end of his single season running the D in Cleveland. When he took over the defense they went from middle of the pack the year before to nearly dead last in the league with arguably more talent. Shelton looked like a huge (pun not intended) bust under O'Neil, but played very well this year under a new coaching staff this year. I'll never figure out what Chip Kelly was thinking with that hire...
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I dont know who this other "Jim ONeill" is but it sounds like he is putting a stink on our name. I associate myself with the likes of Tom Brady and winning and greatness and perfect bone structure. Hopefully I can show him the light
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A lot of it was his fault. He would regularly try to get too cute and use pass rush specialists in coverage and vice versa when he was in Cleveland. Quite a few players were very publicly complaining about how bad the scheme was near the end of his single season running the D in Cleveland. When he took over the defense they went from middle of the pack the year before to nearly dead last in the league with arguably more talent. Shelton looked like a huge (pun not intended) bust under O'Neil, but played very well this year under a new coaching staff this year. I'll never figure out what Chip Kelly was thinking with that hire...
Nobody else wanted to work for this organization, I think. Our current GM (John Lynch) wanted to put his name in the hat in secret, just to see if the organization was truly behind the "leaks" that have been happening the past few years.
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I dont know who this other "Jim ONeill" is but it sounds like he is putting a stink on our name. I associate myself with the likes of Tom Brady and winning and greatness and perfect bone structure. Hopefully I can show him the light
You could probably run a better NFL defense than him.

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Nobody else wanted to work for this organization, I think. Our current GM (John Lynch) wanted to put his name in the hat in secret, just to see if the organization was truly behind the "leaks" that have been happening the past few years.
I had heard that, the Browns went through a similar thing. When they got rid of Pettine (who was always thought to be the source of leaks when he was with the Jets) and his staff the leaks mostly stopped. Amazing how much similarity there is in the dysfunctional organizations...
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Reading ESPN's possibilities for Romowned's landing spots has the Bears as one of the higher odds...which I find weird...what difference is Romowned versus Cutler for bad INTs in the red zone?
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