2018 NFL Game Thread - Week 1

johnmd20

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Hue Jackson needs to be fired this very second. Right now. Pitt had 5(6?) turnovers and tied Cleveland, on the road.
 

koufax32

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That game somehow managed to combine LOL STILLERS and Clevelolololand at the same time.
 

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Hue Jackson needs to be fired this very second. Right now. Pitt had 5(6?) turnovers and tied Cleveland, on the road.
SIX turnovers. Everything I saw in the Hard Knocks this year confirmed that Jackson is the worst coach in the league (and by far).
 

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And screw the schedule makers for a Miami home game after all that happened last year. Game vs Titans is delayed again for lightning.
 

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Great Stat from Barnwell.
Since the Browns returned to the league, there have been 137 games where a team had a +5 turnover differential.
Those teams are 132-4-1. The Browns have 2 of the losses and the tie.
 

mauf

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The team has some pieces, too. I don't understand why they would keep somebody so useless.
You can’t ask your coach to throw in the towel, then fire him after the season. I’m sure Jackson would’ve had some interesting things to say to Roger Goodell.

Of course, there’s a good reason NFL teams don’t usually tank — it’s a horrible way to build culture. Which is pretty much the only thing the Browns should’ve been focused on last year.

You might be right about Jackson, but the Browns’ problems run deeper than that.
 

johnmd20

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You can’t ask your coach to throw in the towel, then fire him after the season. I’m sure Jackson would’ve had some interesting things to say to Roger Goodell.

Of course, there’s a good reason NFL teams don’t usually tank — it’s a horrible way to build culture. Which is pretty much the only thing the Browns should’ve been focused on last year.

You might be right about Jackson, but the Browns’ problems run deeper than that.
Cleveland can't win when they try, so what does it mean to "throw in the towel"?
 

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AP with 53 rushing yards and TD in first half at Ari.

And what Trent Williams did to Chandler Jones on the last drive. Oh my
 

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Cleveland needs to make the move to Baker Mayfield, and see what they have. They know what they have in Tyrod Taylor, and that answer is "not much." If Taylor were any good, you can bet your ass Buffalo would have been starting him today over Nathan Incompleterman. I know the conditions were shit, but Taylor was 15/40 today, was sacked 7 times, picked once and fumbled once. TJ Watt had 4 sacks by himself. And he's supposed to be a mobile QB. They spent the #1 pick on a QB, and he looked pretty good in the preseason. You aren't going anywhere this year, so put him out there, get him the reps and see what he's got. He's got pretty darn good weapons all around the field (I'd argue he's got more weapons than Brady has), so if not now, why not?
 

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When the first delay happened in Miami, it came right after a Dion Lewis 9 yard run, so that's what was frozen on ESPN's gamecast during the entire time. Now, the last play before the delay was the Malcolm Butler interception, so that's frozen there. God is taunting me with his lightning bolts.
 

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When the first delay happened in Miami, it came right after a Dion Lewis 9 yard run, so that's what was frozen on ESPN's gamecast during the entire time. Now, the last play before the delay was the Malcolm Butler interception, so that's frozen there. God is taunting me with his lightning bolts.
That's incredible. That isn't godly, that's the Devil's work right there.
 

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Mahomes just threw a ball, not even off his back foot, he was off both feet, falling out of bounds, and it went over 50 yards in the air, like it was nothing. Man, that kid has a rifle.
 

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Cardinals only have 37 yards so far, and it's near halftime. Skins had a 9 minute drive and one that was almost 6 minutes, both resulting in TDs.
 

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Yeah, I didn’t understand the commentary there. It has never been ok to belly-flop on a downed player a full second after the whistle blows.
It wasn't very close to not being a penalty. It was a bonehead play by Jones. The QB was laying on the ground, with a player already on top of him.
 

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Sorry if this has already been posted but . . . damn, Ryan Fitzpatrick. That guy is dependable, isn't he. We're at the surprisingly good section of the Fitzpatrick cycle of suck and he romps on the Saints.
This is probably the best talent Fitz has ever had around him — which says more about his past teams than it does about the Bucs. It will be interesting to see what he can do with a little help. (Ok, Mike Evans is more than “a little help,” but you know what I mean.)
 

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That play from Prescott....holy shit. You can’t make a throw like that if you want to be a solid NFLQB. He threw it late and then skipped it.
 

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The Cardinals just punted on 4th and 3 from the Skins’ 43 while down 21 and obviously I just don’t get football at all.