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#46 Steve Heard

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:58 PM

Stage is set. Over-rated Denver is out. It's the NFL dream (ie, script) to have the new gun (Luck) going against the best (Brady). Manning is done, his old arm and body can't take a long season. 

 

Dallas got their comeuppance with the Dez call (Detroit is laughing at that BTW) and now GB gets to go get rocked in Seattle.

 

Seattle and NE in the SB with Seattle repeating. You heard it here first folks!

 

Yeah, I'm wondering if we'll see Peyton back next year. He did have a great run, though. 

 

As for who's the best team out there, Seattle appeared to erase all doubt last night. They do actually have to play though, so anything can happen. 


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#47 The Average Joe

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 07:01 PM

Nah, I called NE v Seattle early on. They are easily the two most dominant teams in the league. I disagree that Denver is overrated, but they would have gotten beaten in NE next week anyway. Peyton looked bad. Really bad. Defense did about what I expected, but that offense was badly lacking. One standout was Vallejo native CJ Anderson who was outstanding, both in playmaking, and keeping supposed veterans from losing their cool on big plays.

 

Dez made one heck of a catch. It was a no catch by the book, but just as with Calvin Johnson's catch it showed great effort, and showcased why that is a bad rule.  Still, no tears here for Dallas after the gift they got last week.


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 07:35 PM

Stage is set. Over-rated Denver is out. It's the NFL dream (ie, script) to have the new gun (Luck) going against the best (Brady). Manning is done, his old arm and body can't take a long season. 

 

Dallas got their comeuppance with the Dez call (Detroit is laughing at that BTW) and now GB gets to go get rocked in Seattle.

 

Seattle and NE in the SB with Seattle repeating. You heard it here first folks!

 

What an epic collapse by GB. Arrogant Rodgers deserves it along with his idiot coach who played not to lose instead of closing the deal. GB should have had a huge lead but they blew it and I'm glad. 

 

Indy, on the other hand was a joke. AFC is so soft. 

 

Should be a much better Superbowl than last year but looks to me Seattle should repeat.



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 10:17 AM

Epic collapse indeed! That was followed by epic ineptitude by the Colts. They were terrible! 

 

 

Here's a pretty good piece on why the Packers lost.

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By Jay Busbee 18 hours ago Shutdown Corner

 

 

1. Mike McCarthy's conservatism. Twice in the first 10 minutes of the game Green Bay found itself with fourth-and-goal within reach of the goal line, and both cases McCarthy folded and settled for field goals. Those weren't the only reasons the Packers lost, but failing to put up a bigger lead early gave the Seahawks enough hope to clamber back into the game.

On the road, hostile crowd, brutal defense on its heels ... why not go for the throat before many of the fans have found their seats? Seattle surrendered five turnovers, including an uncharacteristic four Russell Wilson interceptions; Green Bay's inability to capitalize on all of those stands as the greatest reason the conditions for this collapse even existed. But if we're going to get more specific, we can.

 2. Morgan Burnett. With five minutes left in the game and Green Bay up 12, another Russell Wilson pass ended up in Green Bay's hands. Burnett caught the ball at midfield and had room to run. Whether he panicked, whether he feared fumbling, or whether he, like most of the rest of America, believed he'd just clinched the game for Green Bay, Burnett hit the ground and slid. Had he moved further into Seahawk territory, he could have set up, at the very least, another field goal that would have further tighened the screws on Seattle. Instead, the Packers soon punted, and less than two minutes later, Seattle was in the end zone for the first of its three late touchdowns. That would be immediately followed by something even worse for Green Bay, though.

3. Brandon Bostick. Heaven only knows why tight end Brandon Bostick decided to get fancy and go up for an onside kick reception instead of blocking for the far more sure-handed Jordy Nelson right behind him. That bounce off Bostick's helmet landed in Seattle hands, and barely 30 seconds later, the Seahawks had scored an improbable go-ahead touchdown. Oh, but the pain wasn't done for Green Bay yet.

4. Half the Packer secondary. After scoring the go-ahead touchdown in regulation, Seattle was up one with 85 seconds left. So of course it had to go for two. But did Green Bay's secondary have to stand around watching as Russell Wilson heaved a ball that was far more duck than hawk?

Luke Willson grabbed it and the collapse was nearly complete. But still, there was one more question...

5. Why didn't Green Bay target sore-armed Richard Sherman? The Seahawks' all-everything cornerback set the tone for this game early by intercepting an Aaron Rodgers pass in the end zone with spectacular authority. But a collision with teammate Kam Chancellor left Sherman's left arm so sore that he held it against his body as if in an invisible sling, play after play. And yet, Green Bay either never noticed Sherman's injury (or perhaps thought he was faking for effect), and thus never took advantage of a huge matchup edge.

So there you have it: a collapse for the ages, with plenty of blame to go around. This one's going to hurt for a long, long time in Wisconsi


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