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Discussion in 'Community' started by PRENNTACULAR, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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  2. THE_JEDI_GUARDIAN Jedi Master

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    Yeah, Eagles and Miami won! Its to bad the chiefs lost :(.

    Go Bills!
  3. JOHNNY-B Jedi Knight

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    "He's 2-2 at Miami since 2002, before today. That's not choking."



    He's 3-4 since 01. With todays lose: it makes him 3-5. Decent at best. But he has never played that well against, Miami (least of all when he's played them at Dolphin stadium). Plus there the only team that I can think of that always rattle his cage. Let alone the only team that has completely shut him down. His stats really aren't all that impressive against the Dolphins (in there house).


  4. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    He's like 7-5 against Miami, and 70-20 against the rest of the NFL. Its weird. The Patriots just don't play them well.
  5. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    most players in the major sports have a team they don't do well against for some reason (the diamondbacks have always been the needle to greg maddux's voodoo doll, for example).
  6. THE_JEDI_GUARDIAN Jedi Master

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    The Eagles always lose to the Bucs.
  7. Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Grand Master

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    Now that Chad Pennington coughed up the Jets' season it's time to see what Kellen Clemens can do. One good half against Green Bay does not reflect a very mediocre second half to the season.

    Chad is so bad, he's making the Bills' horrendous run defense look good by having them stuff the box. He can't go further than ten yards at all.
  8. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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  9. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Anyone else think that Denver made a fantastic blunder, by benching Plumber and activating Cutler, so late in the season?
  10. heels1785 Jedi Draft and Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    I just think they're not as good as they usually are, both on defense and in the running game.

    Plummer didn't do anything special, and he made a lot of mistakes as a veteran. Cutler isn't doing anything special, and is making rookie errors.

    That, and San Diego is absolutely one of, if not the best team in the NFL.
  11. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    arizona beat seattle, with leinart picking up his third win in four games.
  12. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    LaDainian Tomlinson is a freaking machine. He just broke a very important record, and he has three more games to add to it.
  13. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    The guy is insane. Whoever has this guy on their fantasy team is almost guaranteed to win.

    Every year he gets better. Wow. Just. Wow!
  14. heels1785 Jedi Draft and Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    It's refreshing to see a guy as intense as Shanahan so gracious in defeat.

    Don't ever think you'll see Belichick hugging and holding LT after losing by 4 TDs. :p
  15. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm glad that that did not go unnoticed. I thought that was an extremely classy and sportsman like gesture.
  16. Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Grand Master

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    Coming from the same guy who whines about the Cardinals' line every week. D'Brickashaw has developed nicely. :)
  17. JOHNNY-B Jedi Knight

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    "LaDainian Tomlinson is a freaking machine. He just broke a very important record, and he has three more games to add to it."


    I'll second that... Pretty much from start to finish: the guy has been a running machine (unstoppable). 103 yards 3 touchdowns against a pretty good defense...Awesome! To think he's only going to add to those #'s (insane)...dude is beast.
  18. solojones Chosen One

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    That surprises me, actually. Mike, you've surprised me. I agree, it was classy.

    Yeah there's really no way to not like LT. I've liked the guy for a while now, and I'm happy if someone's going to obliterate the record that it can be a classy guy and a team player. And I'm glad he could do it against Denver instead of against us next week :p


    As for the Chiefs... why can't our D and O coordinate, get together and decide they're going to both play well one week instead of alternating [face_plain] The O line was a big problem, with the backup Welbourn (who's really our 3rd string) in and letting all kind of penetration through. Explaining why Green was sacked 5 times.

    And then of course, what scared me early on and ended up being a big problem was the fact that when you get pressure on Green and you cover the receivers... well, have I ever mentioned that a local columnist nicknamed him "Tr-INT" his first year in KC? I love the guy, but everyone has a weakness and his is definitely trying to force risky throws when under a lot of pressure. He's not been as bad in recent years, but the Ravens definitely knew that potential flaw was there and were able to exploit it.

    EDIT: Interestingly enough, Green's overall passer rating for his games this season still puts him at 8th in the NFL, and 7th of QBs still starting.

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  19. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    what would happpen if LT tried to tackle LT?

    Coming form the same guy who whines about the Cardinals' line every week. D'Brickashaw has developed nicely.


    i don't think i was "whining". more like pointing out the obvious, which is the line was abysmal for the first half of the season. somehow, a good combination has been found, and they've protected leinart while getting james some running room.

    kurt warner was pounded right out of his starting job because of that line.
  20. heels1785 Jedi Draft and Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    solo, I thought the game today was very bizarre. Neither team played that well, our defense made a few giant plays, but I'm becoming extremely concerned with our offense, which shot out of a cannon in the first few weeks under Billick's playcalling, and has since fallen stagnant.

    From what I saw of KC, I guess it's kind of obvious, if you come up against a team with a tight run defense, you put the game on Trent's arm, and while I think highly of him, he won't beat the good teams without Johnson having a productive performance.

    Of course it was good to see Baltimore win, but the score really doesn't do the game justice, it was essentially a 13-3 game with one giant blown coverage on Mark Clayton and a late, garbage-time TD. Neither team took a big step forward today.
  21. solojones Chosen One

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    See, I thought Baltimore had a pretty good game. Especially on the defensive front, obviously, which isn't in question. But even offensively, they did all right. Jamal Lewis had a good day.

    And actually, LJ didn't have a bad day. He had 120 yards. No TDs, it's true, but that's mostly because we kept turning it over before we got in the red zone. I don't think Trent's arm is the problem, necessarily. His INTs weren't technically bad throws. He still has power and accuracy. They were just risky, and you can't do that against such a good D. And, like I said, the problem was made worse by our O-line, which has been fluxuating all year and had a guy in today who hadn't played all year.

    Anyway, we're out of the playoffs. So now we will see if we can have fun messing up other people :p


    -sj loves kevin spacey

  22. Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Grand Master

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    Regardless, the Jets line was just as bad as the Cards, and management made the decision to first build a solid line with Ferguson and Mangold and then see what direction to take with quarterback. The team's run-blocking and pass protection has greatly improved: Chad's decision-making and passes seemed to have regressed after a great first half to the season.

    Besides, when you make a post about the Cardinals, you routinely mention the deficiencies of the line as their core problem.
  23. heels1785 Jedi Draft and Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    Well, to be fair, LJ had one long run that padded his stats. Down to down, he was not the dominant factor he normally is.

    Jamal Lewis is getting back into some sort of synch, and McNair was very consistent, but we failed to capitalize on a lot of opportunties given to us by our defense.

    Oh well, I'm happy, I guess. Except for these damn exams. :p

    EDIT: It was also good to see Billick tell the media where to shove it after all the criticism following his giving the team 5 days off after losing to Cincinatti. Our defense came out looking refreshed, and even McNair, to some extent. I guess my first post about the game sounded a lot worse than I meant it--I'm not "extremely" worried, but I just want some more touchdowns, and less work for Stover.
  24. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    Besides, when you make a post about the Cardinals, you routinely mention the deficiencies of the line as their core problem.


    i'm sorry, baron. there is no way on god's green earth that the jets' line was as bad as the cardinals' line. just ain't happening. arizona's line was awful, awful and awful some more. james couldn't get any running room, and the quarterback was routinely pounded. they had six different starting combinations, and their offensive coordinator got fired.

    i kept mentioning it because it's the center of the talk here in arizona, because any cardinals fan knows that it's the main weakness of the team, and lo and behold, as the line's play has picked up, so has the team's.
  25. Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Grand Master

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    Okay, I'll give you that, but we were so bad last year we couldn't handle the center-QB exchange once Mawae went down. :p