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Dave23

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Around the NFL
« on: September 10, 2015, 10:14:52 am »
Who got arrested? Who wrecked their car? Who got suspended for drugs?

Actual football can be discussed here as well...

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wmljohn

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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2015, 11:20:54 am »
RGIII drama here in DC.

chifaninva

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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2015, 03:10:45 pm »
Always

davebear

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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2015, 07:50:15 am »
I'll guess ew don't see those blockbuster draft trades for QB's for awhile.

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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2015, 05:28:28 pm »
In a recent report done by the Wall Street Journal, there is a growing sentiment among the NFL coaches and executives that the once deep pool of quality quarterbacks is drying up.  The reason?  Many of those in college aren’t being taught lessons they will have to learn in the pros.


This year, according to separate interviews with dozens of NFL coaches and executives, something disturbing happened in these pre-draft quiz sessions. When asked the same basic questions, many quarterback prospects responded with something NFL insiders said they have never seen before: blank stares.

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said the new crop of college quarterbacks were flummoxed by a simple question about an “under” front, one of the most common defensive alignments. “Whoa, no one’s ever told me ‘front’ before,” he remembers one prospect saying. “No one’s ever talked to me about reading these defenses.”





This is leading to a general fear that there will be a significant drop off sooner than later in quality quarterback play, which can spell big trouble for the league.  It means something may have to change.  Either college programs must try to incorporate more pro-style offenses rather than the rampant spread attacks so many use.  A true reassessment must be made about the possibility of a minor league where players can be better prepped for the pro game.

Or the time has come for the NFL to embrace new idea.  As in the men who field them, specifically the coaches.

In some ways the process has already begun with the arrival of Chip Kelly to the Philadelphia Eagles.  His fast-paced attacks were legendary at Oregon and the scheme is still creating huge outbursts of yards and points even as the personnel keep changing.  With him setting the trend, could the door be open for other innovators like him?

Dave23

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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2015, 02:02:33 pm »
The Bills are punking the Colts...

BearHit

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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 05:12:46 am »
Haha - and all the "experts" had the Colts cruising to the Super Bowl

Jackiejokeman

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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2015, 05:40:38 pm »



 Not against that Bills defense.

Pekin

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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 08:36:52 pm »
Wow.  Look how bad the Broncos are now that Fox is gone.  Yikes!

Elway sure **** up.

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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2015, 10:59:10 pm »
Unbelievable finish to the Denver/KC game.  Denver ties the game on a TD with about 30 ticks left and kicks off to KC who fumbles on the first play and run in for a TD 31-24 Denver.

Jackiejokeman

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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2015, 11:10:07 pm »



 
Unbelievable finish to the Denver/KC game.  Denver ties the game on a TD with about 30 ticks left and kicks off to KC who fumbles on the first play and run in for a TD 31-24 Denver.


 NFL **** baby. WE should be there.


 BEARRSSE !!

Pekin

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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2015, 04:53:23 pm »
Of course right after I posted that after watching Manning and the broncos suck for over 5 quarters they finally start to play like a football team again.

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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2015, 10:45:15 am »
John Fox's coaching record in the NFL without Peyton Manning as QB?


81-81


Wayne Fontes anyone?
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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2015, 12:13:26 pm »
Let's see, what is McCarthy's record without Rodgers or Holmgren's record without Favre?

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Re: Around the NFL
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2015, 02:51:26 pm »
No kidding, Nav....talk about Lions, lol....it would be ugly....