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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:44 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Wait... you still need a backup, who would you have as your #2 qb?


Thad Lewis.

His numbers look rough, but I take with the lens of

He started his first NFL Game 5 days after being a practice squad player, against the number 1 defense in the league, still completed 60+% of his passes, and didn't look completely lost.

Hell, I'd love to see the new coach open up the QB competition to all QB's this season, bring in a Vet (I think Alex Smith could be had for a reasonable sum) and see what happens. I think Thad Lewis could be interesting in that scenario.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:33 pm

Reid to the Chiefs and Kelly to the Browns.

I really hope Kelly brings in his 4th down offense to the NFL... I think that would piss off more people than Schiano going for it when the other team is doing their victory formation.

Oh yeah, Schiano is hinting at getting rid of Josh Freeman... should the browns make a move and try to get him?
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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:36 pm

I wouldn't worry about it - Pete Carroll seems to have cornered the market on pissing people off of late.

If I were the Browns, I'd commit suicide, but then I would get a Matt Flynn / Alex Smith type QB who I know can perform at a certain baseline level, and then draft a dark horse with upside from college and let them compete for the job.

I think the best thing that Pete Carroll brought to the Seahawks is competition. Doesn't matter that Flynn got signed for $21 million; if the rookie beats him then the rookie starts. Players like Richard Sherman can play their way from 5th-round pick to starter.

Competition meant that when our #2 corner (Brandon Browner) was suspended, and #3 (Marcus Trufant) and #4 (Walter Thurmond III) were hurt, our #5 cornerback (Jeremy Lane) came in and played starting-level cornerback for us.

It's happened with other positions as well, like on our offensive line. Granted, our line isn't amazing, but still, to have the consistency of play from replacements has been invaluable.

So yeah - bring in a "safe" QB, then bring in a guy with upside and see if he can win the start.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:26 pm

Eagles now in the lead to land Chip Kelly.

Luck's receivers had their gloves all buttered... Joe Webb also had more points than Luck...
Ray Lewis' Waffle Maker gets to live another day.

So far, all 3 games have been somewhat disappointing, I expect Trollhawks - Skins to be different.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:54 pm

Yeah, it should be an interesting game. So far, everything else has been predictable and not very interesting.

The hawks could end up running away with it though. That first run by RGIII did more to show just how much his knee is bothering him, choosing not to make the cut inside with an obvious big hole. He's still a weapon, but nothing like his usual self.

Once the emotion subsides, I don't think the skins will be able to keep moving the ball like they did on the opening drive, and I think they'll have a very tough time stopping the hawks, but you never know which road team will show up for Seattle.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:11 pm

That knee just looked like it exploded. RGIII should have been pulled in the first half, and with all the controversy surrounding how that injury was handled, it sounds like Shanahan has some explaining to do.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:14 pm

So I guess the III in RGIII stands for a left leg and two crutches.

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Also... Joke I heard... "I guess RGIII wins the Theismann trophy"
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:01 pm

Klaudandus wrote:So I guess the III in RGIII stands for a left leg and two crutches.

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Also... Joke I heard... "I guess RGIII wins the Theismann trophy"


A bit surprised he walked off after that.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:17 pm

you can walk on a torn acl/pcl... not all to well, but you can
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:47 pm

You can do anything on torn acl. It's a stabilizer, it's not used for movement. In fact John Elway played his entire career after having his acl removed. That said, with Dr. Andrews right there on the sideline with him, I don't think he would have been walking on it if his knee wasn't passing those stabilizer tests. They probably can't be sure until they look, but I doubt it's completely torn.

I will say when I saw it, I assumed he blew it out.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:52 pm

Another angle
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:25 am

Klaudandus wrote:Another angle
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Yep, Theisman award winner.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:34 am

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Back, and to the Right...
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:12 am

Could there have been a worse weekend of wilcard games?

The Bengals looked AWFUL
The Packers won the minute the Vikings announced Joe Webb would start
The Colts tried hard, fought hard, but just ran into too much emotion. Anyone who thought the Ravens were going to lose, in Ray Lewis' last game in Baltimore was crazy.
RGIII.... Well... Uh... That sucked.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:04 am

I dunno, it kinda felt fitting end to the skins
- shanahan leaving his limping qb on the field
- bobby 3 sticks trying to play on bravado alone
- snyder being a cheapskate on field maintenance

It was just like a vortex of suck that ended in a very predictable manner...

Specially since andrews had not cleared bobby 3 sticks back in wk 14
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:16 am

Speaking of "Fitting Ends"

The Browns Coaching search had a very fitting end to week 1.

Chip Kelly, no longer in the running.
Every other option so far has signed elsewhere.

Now, let's get serious, and move on to a coach that doesn't run a gimmick that wont work in cleveland, and start looking at "real" candidates. Not that I could even begin to identify who would be interested in the job. I mean, most browns fans want Cowher, or Gruden, or Saban. I just want a coach who isn't going to suck. I'd prefer one with previous experience as an NFL Head Coach, but not named McDaniels.

But they've created a problem. They want to hire the coach first, and then the GM, and make the GM a puppet to the VPFO and HC.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:34 am

I guess Kelly decided to stay in college, where his team is always in the run for the BCS Championship... whereas Browns and Eagles will most likely take 3 years to be seriously competitive

Also, because we love to pile on the Jets
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/jet_ ... 9ElHn4hfZN

Also, there were news last week about Rex Ryan having a tattoo of his wife, wearing a sanchez jersey, while tebowing.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:17 pm

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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:22 pm

Klaudandus wrote:I guess Kelly decided to stay in college, where his team is always in the run for the BCS Championship... whereas Browns and Eagles will most likely take 3 years to be seriously competitive

Also, because we love to pile on the Jets
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/jet_ ... 9ElHn4hfZN

Also, there were news last week about Rex Ryan having a tattoo of his wife, wearing a sanchez jersey, while tebowing.


the tattoo is true. It's a little creepy looking.

and wow... dumping PSL's at such crazy prices? Almost makes me wish I had the cash to speculate.
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:23 pm

RGIII needs the doc that worked on AP.
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:24 pm

Shoju wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:I guess Kelly decided to stay in college, where his team is always in the run for the BCS Championship... whereas Browns and Eagles will most likely take 3 years to be seriously competitive

Also, because we love to pile on the Jets
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/jet_ ... 9ElHn4hfZN

Also, there were news last week about Rex Ryan having a tattoo of his wife, wearing a sanchez jersey, while tebowing.


the tattoo is true. It's a little creepy looking.

and wow... dumping PSL's at such crazy prices? Almost makes me wish I had the cash to speculate.


It's just an ugly tat, as most of them are.

Read the fine print on those PSLs.. I can't see how any sane person who wasn't using it as a business write-off would buy one.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:29 pm

halabar wrote:
Shoju wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:I guess Kelly decided to stay in college, where his team is always in the run for the BCS Championship... whereas Browns and Eagles will most likely take 3 years to be seriously competitive

Also, because we love to pile on the Jets
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/jet_ ... 9ElHn4hfZN

Also, there were news last week about Rex Ryan having a tattoo of his wife, wearing a sanchez jersey, while tebowing.


the tattoo is true. It's a little creepy looking.

and wow... dumping PSL's at such crazy prices? Almost makes me wish I had the cash to speculate.


It's just an ugly tat, as most of them are.

Read the fine print on those PSLs.. I can't see how any sane person who wasn't using it as a business write-off would buy one.


They are jets fans...
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:30 pm

halabar wrote:RGIII needs the doc that worked on AP.

You mean, dr andrews? They guy that was actually on the field and had not cleared him to get back into the field in week 14?
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:44 pm

I love RGIII's style of play. I enjoy watching him, and Wilson, and Colin K, and the guys who are a dual threat so much.

But man... This is brutal. I'm actually afraid to hear the results of the MRI. that knee... Well... that's not supposed to bend that way.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:50 pm

It took like 15 years but the Redskins finally got a covered practice field. Now hopefully it wont take another decade to get good turf at the stadium.
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