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Title: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on March 10, 2018, 10:41:10 PM
When I'd read that the Seahawks cut All-Pro CB Richard Sherman on Friday, I had this hope/dream that the Lions would pull the trigger and sign him right away, because I would've bought that jersey as soon as it was f'ing available...that lasted 24 hours, and I should've known he'd sign with a rival of the team that released him. Damn.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22711835/free-agent-cb-richard-sherman-agrees-deal-san-francisco-49ers
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: thaima1shu on March 12, 2018, 12:38:05 PM
Legit sad that Sherm had to get cut. He's forever going to be an icon and was one of the OG's that made this run possible. It's going to suck to play him twice a year and see him in that Niner uniform.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Bucfever on March 12, 2018, 01:26:29 PM
Legit sad that Sherm had to get cut. He's forever going to be an icon and was one of the OG's that made this run possible. It's going to suck to play him twice a year and see him in that Niner uniform.

Just don't be one of those guys burning jerseys.

Although, I must say, it's been fun watching people here react, since no one in SC cared about pro football.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Crewe on March 12, 2018, 01:39:36 PM
Its interesting that these big time FA's go to rivals. You know they just want to stick to their old team
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Bucfever on March 12, 2018, 02:22:40 PM
In Sherman's case, absolutely.

In other cases, I think sometimes it's just to get insight. The Patriots LOVE to take other team's players because A) somehow they're able to get more out of them (Welker, Moss, Corey Dillon, etc etc etc I hate the Pats) and B) I have no doubt that Belichick quizzes the hell out of them in regards to what their team does on that player's side of the ball (i.e. the James Harrison signing that the Jaguars made moot by knocking Pitt out of the playoffs).

Granted, the 49ers are definitely interested in B, but I think Sherman was looking to stay in the NFC West to stick it to the Hawks.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: thaima1shu on March 12, 2018, 06:31:00 PM
Just don't be one of those guys burning jerseys.

Although, I must say, it's been fun watching people here react, since no one in SC cared about pro football.

There's only a few idiots who do things like that, and for the most part those are the ones that will stop caring about the team when they aren't winning. They're a small minority who get way more attention than they deserve.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Crewe on March 12, 2018, 09:56:06 PM
Only time I remotely considered it was when Norton left the Cowboys for the 49ers
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Bucfever on April 13, 2018, 01:40:32 PM
https://deadspin.com/cowboys-cut-dez-bryant-who-threatens-to-join-nfc-east-1825243493

Bye bye, Dez.

This is surprising, but I guess, yeah, he was 30 with a history of injuries, but still. Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson? Who are those guys?

Honestly, would love for him to come to the Jets, but it looks like he wants to go to an NFC East team. Him and Alshon Jeffrey would be BEASTS together on Philly.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Crewe on April 13, 2018, 02:09:50 PM

this was a good move for the team. Dez was costing too much money and while seriously talented, they can get younger and cheaper without losing too much at the position. injuries are more likely with Dez now plus he's 30. he will be a great find for some team who's willing to pay so I see this as a win/win, if you dont count all the hurt feelings.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 10, 2018, 12:51:16 PM
Good lord the Raiders were stupid for letting Khalil Mack go. I don't want to see the Lions play the Bears this year anymore.

That being said, hell of a comeback by the Pack and A-A-Ron Rodgers.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Bucfever on September 10, 2018, 01:38:25 PM
I'm curious to see just how badly the Jets get beat tonight and how many interceptions Darnold will inevitably toss.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 10, 2018, 03:29:39 PM
I'm curious to see just how badly the Jets get beat tonight and how many interceptions Darnold will inevitably toss.

They're playing the Lions, can't imagine it would be by much. Wouldn't even surprise me if the Jets pull it off.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Bucfever on September 10, 2018, 10:03:32 PM
I...don't know why this is happening.

Is it a Patricia thing? Is he just doing what all NE coordinators do, just quicker? Are the Jets this good? (I refuse to believe it). Could the Lions be this bad?
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 11, 2018, 11:53:20 PM
The Jets could be better than you think, but I'm not sure. The Lions are pretty damn bad at the moment, and they shouldn't be with the amount of talent they have (seriously...this isn't a 2008 0-16 squad here, they've got some talent). I expected a loss, I really did...but I didn't expect that.

This could have something to do with it.

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Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 16, 2018, 03:19:34 PM
Will today be the day the woeful Browns notch their first win since December 2016??? Up on the Saints in the 4th...
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 16, 2018, 09:53:09 PM
Will today be the day the woeful Browns notch their first win since December 2016??? Up on the Saints in the 4th...

LOL nope.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 16, 2018, 10:02:37 PM
My team might suck (again), but I don't think they're "I'm retiring at halftime" bad.

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Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 20, 2018, 10:26:39 AM
Pats trade for Josh Gordon, and they'll be coming into a Sunday night matchup against the 0-2 Lions...and they'll be pissed off. Can't wait.  ::)
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Bucfever on September 20, 2018, 11:37:38 PM
The most Jets the Jets have ever Jetsed
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 20, 2018, 11:46:44 PM
Time to unlock the fridges filled with shitty beer: Cleveland has won a regular season game. Have a couple of free Bud Lights, Browns fans, then proceed to drink some real beer. You've earned it.

Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Crewe on September 23, 2018, 08:02:47 PM
Re: Clay Matthews and Tyrone Crawford "penalties"

people wonder why I hate football so much now. Well, there you go.
Go fuck yourself NFL. I have not and will not give one more dime to you via any subscription to watch any game, visit any stadium where I have to pay, buy any of your crap or even donate to your charities because Im sure you're scamming there too.

Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on October 16, 2018, 10:45:24 AM
Narrator: It isn't.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on October 28, 2018, 06:06:08 PM
Should've known better than to think the Lions were trending up.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Crewe on October 28, 2018, 06:09:37 PM
norm would you like me to bet against them? Might help the team turn it around  ;D
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on October 28, 2018, 06:58:32 PM
norm would you like me to bet against them? Might help the team turn it around  ;D

LOL. In the pick'em the last few weeks prior to this one I always picked against them. This week I finally said "nah, they're trending up and have looked good lately".


I never learn with them.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Crewe on October 28, 2018, 09:37:59 PM
norm would you like me to bet against them? Might help the team turn it around  ;D

LOL. In the pick'em the last few weeks prior to this one I always picked against them. This week I finally said "nah, they're trending up and have looked good lately".


I never learn with them.

haha, I get it, believe me.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: thaima1shu on October 29, 2018, 12:07:43 PM
Tough loss Norm, definitely been there. On the flipside for me, it was nice to actually be wrong about the Seahawks. Things looked dire after the first two weeks but everything's been looking up since week 3. It's been nice to actually see a competent offensive line in front of Russell Wilson. It took them way too long to fire Tom Cable, and it wasted prime years of Russell Wilson and an elite defense, but hey better late than never.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Crewe on November 05, 2018, 12:14:53 PM
It really tickles me when that school yard tactic of icing the kicker backfires lol
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on November 05, 2018, 04:25:31 PM
Matthew Stafford was sacked 10 (that's TEN) times in the Lions loss to the Vikings yesterday. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA this team blows

I spent maybe 10 minutes watching that dumpster fire of a football team because after watching Michigan dominate the day before I can't stand to watch such shitty football.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Bucfever on November 05, 2018, 05:51:31 PM
You might appreciate this as well:

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/11/detroit-lions-matt-patricia-posture-detroit-news-headline-troll
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Crewe on November 05, 2018, 06:34:43 PM
Not a knock, but sports journalism is seemingly one of the easiest gigs around. Once you get a designated spot, people are required to feed you info, essentially writing your column, or tweet, as the case may be. I get that Im oversimplifying a bit, but still...
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on November 05, 2018, 07:55:31 PM
Lol, Patricia and the Lions had that coming. The dude basically follows the Belichick dress code, and he's gonna criticize another guy for posture? FOH with that.
I don't care whether the team is 8-0 or 0-8, but clearly when the team is 3-4 coming off a lackadaisical loss to the Seahawks I really don't want to hear him bitch about someone's posture. He can get lost if he pulls that BS again too.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Crewe on November 18, 2018, 04:18:02 PM
I was sad to see Alex Smith hurt. I think he will be out for a while.
I became a real fan of his when he was so disrespected in KC in favor of the flash of Kaepernick.
Aside from the fact he's been referent to with the pejorative "game manager" tag by the epicyclic sports media. A QB IS a game manager by definition you morons.
I digress.
Also happy for Colt McCoy, he's a tough gamer and such a class guy. Hope he performs well.
Side note, I have to admit that was quite the tacky call on Norman at the end of the game to give Houston a first down.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on December 10, 2018, 12:37:18 PM
Mark Sanchez getting another shot is laughable.
The ending of Pats/Dolphins was hilarious.
The Bears are for real, and the NFC will be tough for everyone in the playoffs. But itll be hilarious when Dallas gets exposed there again.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Crewe on December 10, 2018, 02:01:40 PM
Cowboys are a decent team but in no way are they a serious contender. Middle of the pack with potential is all. Cooper is paying dividends, but he still was not worth it IMO.
Thats what I don't understand, I mean I do, because you want asses in seats, but still, you don't have a chance in hell of winning it all, so why give up a first? Perhaps I put too much stock in picks.

Texans wasted so many years when they signed Fitz as QB. Same sitch. They were not going to contend, so why not draft and groom. You ate up Andre's career and some of Hopkin's as well instead of building a franchise. But, if I knew what the hell I was talking about, Id be a GM I guess.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: TheNorm on January 06, 2019, 08:02:59 PM
Not a Bears fan by any stretch of the imagination, but that was a brutal way to lose.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 07, 2019, 12:37:16 PM
Man, that sucked so bad for them.
The fans behavior is boorish though, especially considering the kick was partially blocked.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: rollntider on January 10, 2019, 12:55:54 PM
I dont follow NFL as much as I used to, but glad to see UA alum Freddie kitchens get a HC job somewhere.
http://footballscoop.com/news/report-cleveland-browns-promote-freddie-kitchens-head-coach/
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on January 10, 2019, 02:51:42 PM
I dont follow NFL as much as I used to, but glad to see UA alum Freddie kitchens get a HC job somewhere.
http://footballscoop.com/news/report-cleveland-browns-promote-freddie-kitchens-head-coach/

I am happy for him but wow what a lot of pressure for your first time head coaching job.  I know some will say there will be less pressure taking over a perennial loser but I don't think so in this case.  You have a young stud QB with a huge attitude that will speak his mind to the media.  I think he would have been better served being the OC for this next year and then leaving the nest.  I hope he thrives, just think the deck is a bit stacked against him.   
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: rollntider on January 10, 2019, 04:10:23 PM
I dont follow NFL as much as I used to, but glad to see UA alum Freddie kitchens get a HC job somewhere.
http://footballscoop.com/news/report-cleveland-browns-promote-freddie-kitchens-head-coach/

I am happy for him but wow what a lot of pressure for your first time head coaching job.  I know some will say there will be less pressure taking over a perennial loser but I don't think so in this case.  You have a young stud QB with a huge attitude that will speak his mind to the media.  I think he would have been better served being the OC for this next year and then leaving the nest.  I hope he thrives, just think the deck is a bit stacked against him.
agreed, the browns is a bad first job.
Title: Re: 2018 Pro Football Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 11, 2019, 03:13:31 AM
hey, what's the over under for number of blatant tugs of QB's facemasks we won't see called this weekend?