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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Slacker » 2012-03-24 05:38pm

The Tebow on the Jets thing is...oy, my stomach acid is still churning. If only he'd just become a TE or RB.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Darth Fanboy » 2012-03-24 09:25pm

It was reported that Tebow felt he had a better chance to start with the Jets than with the Jaguars, and I call bullshit. I think he knows that his mythos he is relying on for big paydays is going to dissipate if he goes 3-13 leading Jacksonville, no way is he getting more snaps competing with Sanchez than he would get competing with whatever walk on the Jags use this year.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Thanas » 2012-03-24 09:47pm

^Agreed.

In other news, Tebow wants to be the starter for the Jets. I'll never say this again but...Sanchez is better. Ooops.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Terralthra » 2012-03-24 11:56pm

And Hines Ward retires, rather than play for another team. I imagine he got some disheartening offers from other teams before making that decision.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Thanas » 2012-03-25 12:12am

If he got any offers at all. When a well-run organization like the steelers think you are done, you are most likely done.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Darth Fanboy » 2012-03-25 10:55am

I think his concussion issues scare more teams away than his age, or at least combined with his age. Hines should have, for his health, considered retirement anyway.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Alferd Packer » 2012-03-26 02:26pm

Thanas wrote:^Agreed.

In other news, Tebow wants to be the starter for the Jets. I'll never say this again but...Sanchez is better. Ooops.


I have never seen so many angry Jets fans as I have over this last weekend. And if there's one thing that Jets fans can do correctly, it's impotent fury.

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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Darth Fanboy » 2012-03-27 12:54am

So you abandoned the Jets because they got a mediocre backup for their mediocre starter, so you switch to a team (jerseys and all) that still has a mediocre quarterback?
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Thanas » 2012-03-27 02:40am

Darth Fanboy wrote:So you abandoned the Jets because they got a mediocre backup for their mediocre starter, so you switch to a team (jerseys and all) that still has a mediocre quarterback?


Who swept the division and only lost to the Patriots....while your team waddled off after being defeated by that same mediocre backup.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Alferd Packer » 2012-03-27 08:34am

Darth Fanboy wrote:So you abandoned the Jets because they got a mediocre backup for their mediocre starter, so you switch to a team (jerseys and all) that still has a mediocre quarterback?


Ray Rice is from our alma mater, and is by far the most successful alum. Also we got to see him play a lot in his college days, which was fun.

Also, I cannot overstate how much my wife despises Tim Tebow for his personal politics.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Darth Fanboy » 2012-03-27 10:35am

Well as do I but you don't even have to leave New York/New Jersey to change teams. Good time to jump on the G-Men bandwagon!
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby CarsonPalmer » 2012-03-27 11:14am

Darth Fanboy wrote:Well as do I but you don't even have to leave New York/New Jersey to change teams. Good time to jump on the G-Men bandwagon!


No, all Giants fans know that the best time to jump on the bandwagon is the day after the New York Post runs its next "Fire Coughlin" story.

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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Falkenhayn » 2012-03-27 05:07pm

Buffalo News reporter Mark Gaughan has gotten his hands on a league document, or so he says, stating that Mark Anderson's contract has a total value of $19.5 million, with $7.9 million guaranteed, not the $27.5 million reported by Adam Schefter.

1. Nice job, Mr. "Insider".
2. Way to go OBD. Haven't said that in for fucking ever.

Of course, the last time we had signings that addressed glaring needs, they were named Derrick Dockery, Langston Walker and Tutan Reyes. Biggest, slowest, least physical line in the league.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Elfdart » 2012-04-01 04:16pm

The Eagles lost Peters for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon -yikes!
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Elfdart » 2012-04-05 12:50pm

I just saw on NFL Network that a documentary filmmaker who was covering the Saints back in January supposedly has footage of Gregg Williams exhorting his men to injure several 49ers, including Alex Smith and Vernon Davis.

I hope he's kicked out of the League for good. What a dick!
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Thanas » 2012-04-05 05:57pm

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• Williams turned to the concussion history of 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams: "We need to find out in the first two series of the game, the little wide receiver, No. 10, about his concussion. We need to (expletive) put a lick on him, move him to decide. He needs to decide."

• On 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree: "We need to decide whether Crabtree wants to be a fake-ass prima donna or he wants to be a tough guy. We need to find that out, and he becomes human when you (expletive) take out that outside ACL."

• Williams returned to Gore and 49ers tight end Vernon Davis: "We need to decide on how many times we can meet Frank Gore's head. We need to decide how many times we can bull rush and we can (expletive) clip Vernon Davis' ankles over the pile ... respect comes from them fearing us."


Screw him and the saints.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby CarsonPalmer » 2012-04-05 11:35pm

The knees will kill him. There are still "tough guys" around the league (ex-players and players) who don't give a damn about concussions one way or another, but to intentionally go after the knees is the unforgivable sin in most player's eyes.

That's the impression I've always gotten from the tone that former players take when they talk, and I know that's the way we felt when I was playing in high school. Kick'em in the balls, punch'em in the ribs, try and hit'em so hard they wobble off the field...but going for the knees makes you scum.

Logically, trying to inflict brain damage is the worse one, and I know that...but my own gut reaction was not "Woah, he wanted to concuss Alex Smith" but "Woah, he actually told them to try and blow out Michael Crabtree's knee".

As scummy as all this bounty stuff has already been...I was still a little surprised that he explicitly said that; its worse than I had even thought it was.

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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Thanas » 2012-04-07 12:14pm

Yeah.

I think the saints may very well deserve to get yearlong suspensions or even bans for players like that thug Vilma who not only went along with it, but also paid money into the bounty pool.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Thanas » 2012-04-17 07:12pm

In other news, the schedule has been released. My complaint:

Wk 10: Raiders @ Ravens
(Steelers: KC @ PIT)
WK 11: Ravens @ PIT
WK 12: Ravens @ SD
Steelers @ Browns
WK 13: Pit@BAL

Really? You give us the Raiders before a Pittsburgh game and then have us go against SD while the Steelers only have to face the Browns? WTF, guys? Yeah, let's force us to make a trip to SD in between. It's only the other half of the country, dicks.

Oh yeah, and we will face 13 Pro-Bowl QBs....and RGIII. Great.

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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Thanas » 2012-04-18 02:09pm

New England gets the easiest schedule of all teams. Whaaaat?
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Elfdart » 2012-04-18 06:26pm

Wow, the Ravens really got screwed! :lol:

The Texans also got a crap schedule. I can't complain about the Chargers' schedule though.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Falkenhayn » 2012-04-19 03:54am

Bills have:

Jets, Chiefs, Browns, Pats, Niners, Cards, Titans. I'd be very happy if we're 4-3 at the Bye.

Then Texans, Pats, Fins, Rams, Colts, Jags, Seahawks, Fins, Jets. I see perhaps five wins in there (double up on Flipper, Colts, Rams, flip a coin on the Texans/Seahawks).

9-7 is my call, unless we find a way to beat Rex Ryan.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby CarsonPalmer » 2012-04-19 10:56pm

Falkenhayn wrote:Bills have:

Jets, Chiefs, Browns, Pats, Niners, Cards, Titans. I'd be very happy if we're 4-3 at the Bye.

Then Texans, Pats, Fins, Rams, Colts, Jags, Seahawks, Fins, Jets. I see perhaps five wins in there (double up on Flipper, Colts, Rams, flip a coin on the Texans/Seahawks).

9-7 is my call, unless we find a way to beat Rex Ryan.


Well, unless Rex Ryan beats himself. Which he may, with this whole demented run two offenses plan.

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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Thanas » 2012-04-20 06:43am

Given that Tebow may be starting for them as soon as week six (oh god, please let this be true) there might be a good chance of that. Jets early schedule is pretty hard.
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Re: NFL 2012

Postby Darth Fanboy » 2012-04-21 03:00am

Yeah Thanas, the Ravens are the ones screwed by the schedule. The Steelers, who get two home games in the first seven weeks including a WEEK 4 bye week, are being coddled. Especially In those first three weeks at Denver, then at home, and then at Oakland. ;)
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