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How convenient for the Patriots.
Coupled with the great dinner Goodell had at the Kraft's place smart money is they'll get yet another pass from the NFL.
Oblivion appears to be the objective.
posted by cixelsyd at 06:09 PM on February 18
One of the greatest coaches of all time.
Tark was an unbelievable motivator. He took cast-offs and 2nd tier players and made them into NBA prospects, frequently thrashing opponents whose rosters were filled with much higher level McDonalds All-America talent.
He didn't have a single system or style. He adapted his coaching to the strengths of his current roster and executed that style of play at top level.
posted by cixelsyd at 08:38 PM on February 11
Sad to Bogosian go - classy hard working player that Jets really didn't want to part with. If he stays healthy he could anchor the Sabre's defense. Great piece for a young team.
Kane is a stud athlete that plays a heavy game. He's strong, fast, and has a pretty decent shot. He does lack hockey sense but other parts of his game make up for portions of that.
Emotionally he's a huge bag of shit. He's a cancer in the locker room and the Jets have been attempting to get rid of him for over 3 years. Unless he grows up fast he's a terrible guy to have around any team and especially a young growing team like the Sabres.
posted by cixelsyd at 02:25 PM on February 11
Belichick's operatives are unseen
Unseen, yes ... But certainly armed with GoPros and a few of these
posted by cixelsyd at 11:06 PM on February 09
Enjoy your Super Bowl *victory
fixed that for ya ...
All the best,
Charles Haley, Kurt Warner, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, NFL Officials, and Fans of football everywhere
posted by cixelsyd at 09:58 AM on February 06
Well, he lost two, so Montana's still better
This is the basis of the argument for Montana.
Never failed to win the big game, was never outplayed in the big game.
Let's hold off for a year to pick up the discussion
I expect we will be having that discussion. The Patriots appear to have retooled and are stronger in certain aspects of their game than they have been for a number of years at the same time that other primary contenders in their conference are on the decline.
Believe me, I think Brady is pretty much what I would call an ideal QB - decent arm, great competitor, and executes the offense as well as anyone in history. Minor injuries do not impact his game at all because of the style of game he plays.
No QB in history has been as good as long as Brady, and he rarely has a true stinker in a big game.
But he just has never invoked the "don't let him have the ball or we're done" fear that opponents had when facing Montana.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:25 AM on February 03
I don't see ..
You can't because you are a dedicated Patriots fan.
He's a great QB and the best New England has ever had.
One of the best the NFL has ever seen.
Looking at the Patriots 2015 schedule and knowing how well he executes the game plan I can't see them not hosting another conference final.
But he is not the best ever.
posted by cixelsyd at 10:19 AM on February 03
a classic case of "do your job"
It was beyond that.
The corner's job on that play was simply to ensure the receiver did not catch the ball.
Many corners have lost their jobs by attempting to jump a route and missing the ball or getting flagged for interference (which wouldn't have mattered in this situation).
posted by cixelsyd at 05:52 PM on February 02
The final interception is as momentous a play as Bart Starr punching it in from two feet in the Ice Bowl
Incredible play by a rookie defensive back who also saved a Seattle touchdown 2 plays earlier by having the focus to play to the whistle after his pass deflection dropped into the lap of the Seattle receiver.
posted by cixelsyd at 04:24 PM on February 02
You realize that you're putting Eli Manning and Jim Plunkett in the top five of quarterbacks of all time, right?
Interesting you mention Eli Manning
More statistical analysis on Superbowl Quarterbacks
posted by cixelsyd at 03:27 PM on February 02
the ultimate measure is how many times you put yourself in a position to win a championship
The ultimate measure is how you perform in those opportunities to win a championship.
Being the best in the biggest games is what defines greatness.
posted by cixelsyd at 12:54 PM on February 02
Remember the 100-yd interception/touchdown by Pittsburgh at the end of the 1st half against Arizona?
Interesting you bring that up. I was thinking at the end of the first half with Carroll having a reputation for running junk plays and Belichick always a step ahead in the thought process that history might repeat itself.
On that play at least Seattle threw an out to an isolated receiver. At least it wasn't a quick slant into traffic to a receiver who hasn't won the route off of the line. Guess Pete was saving his best for the end of the game.
posted by cixelsyd at 10:36 AM on February 02
then we'd be talking about 7 time winner Tom Brady
Let's not forget that Brady avoided a chance to tie another record yesterday (thanks to Pete Carroll) - most Superbowl losses by a starting QB.
He had a decent game. He executed plays against a tough defense and overcame a few bad decisions. He wasn't even the best QB in the game.
Who else do you argue for as the best of all time?
Same answer until anything changes ...
Not even close.
Never lost a Superbowl.
4-3 is admirable, 4-0 is excellence.
posted by cixelsyd at 10:00 AM on February 02
Air was intentionally removed from the Patriots balls in violation of a league rule.
Cheating is cheating.
the lack of understanding of the Ideal Gas Law among the NFL, media, and fans
Here's an interesting read for those who have drank Bill's potion
posted by cixelsyd at 05:28 PM on January 30
The league has proof that a rule was broken. By a repeat offender.
The NFL took no time in suspending Josh Gordon for a year because he was in violation with league rules and a repeat offender.
Different circumstances, same principle.
Violations of rules must be punished.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:35 AM on January 30
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