Week 18 Gamethread

SemperFidelisSox

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Jax could do nothing on offense. Tenn should have just kept running and punting at 16-13. Dobbs turning the ball over was the only way Jax was winning.
 

DennyDoyle'sBoil

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I think we have enough rules skewed toward the offense. Guys just need to execute.
I don’t know what “guys just need to execute” even means. There are not enough offensive linemen to field 32 teams’ worth and the product sucks.

I can’t tell others what to enjoy or not to enjoy, but watching QBs scrambling around all game every game is boring as hell for me. Great for Mahomes and Allen though.
 

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Jax could do nothing on offense. Tenn should have just kept running and punting at 16-13. Dobbs turning the ball over was the only way Jax was winning.
Yup. No chance I let that play happen with such little time left. The defense was great. Let them win it. Don’t let your practice squad QB lose it.
 

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I've met the Jags owner a few times, happy to see them back in the playoffs.
 
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I don’t know what “guys just need to execute” even means. There are not enough offensive linemen to field 32 teams’ worth and the product sucks.

I can’t tell others what to enjoy or not to enjoy, but watching QBs scrambling around all game every game is boring as hell for me. Great for Mahomes and Allen though.
I wasn’t trying to be cryptic. I just meant “make the right play” or “win your matchup”. I won’t argue O line play hasn’t been bad across the league. I just don’t think it’s something that requires a rule change. And I like watching defenses win plays and change game outcomes. Now, bad O line and bad QB play is hard to watch…but we’ll get to do that again tomorrow.
 

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I wasn’t trying to be cryptic. I just meant “make the right play” or “win your matchup”. I won’t argue O line play hasn’t been bad across the league. I just don’t think it’s something that requires a rule change. And I like watching defenses win plays and change game outcomes. Now, bad O line and bad QB play is hard to watch…but we’ll get to do that again tomorrow.
When the score is close like tonight, it’s tolerable. But when the bottom line is that a playoff spot turned on the fact that one team was not conservative enough, it makes you wonder what we are even doing. Kneel downs probably would have been enough for Tennessee to win in the fourth quarter. Instead, they lose out on the post season because they tried a little.
 

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OK so that’s one important result that has gone the Pats’ way.

Three more important results to go.
 

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When the score is close like tonight, it’s tolerable. But when the bottom line is that a playoff spot turned on the fact that one team was not conservative enough, it makes you wonder what we are even doing. Kneel downs probably would have been enough for Tennessee to win in the fourth quarter. Instead, they lose out on the post season because they tried a little.
It's turned into a terrible product, which is what happens when you have a 17 game season and training camp becomes some bizarre sort of half assed walk through, only 3 games to get ready for the season, few if any starters play in preseason games anymore, offenses start the season with no rhythm or timing and then throw in players getting hurt, how many teams are down to third string quarterbacks at this point?

Tonight with their season on the line Tennessee started some JAG, tomorrow the Dolphins will do the same thing.

That game tonight was a rock fight, basically unwatchable.

But I'm sure the NFL will soon move on to an 18 game season and 8 teams in each conference making the playoffs, because, money.
 

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It's turned into a terrible product, which is what happens when you have a 17 game season and training camp becomes some bizarre sort of half assed walk through, only 3 games to get ready for the season, few if any starters play in preseason games anymore, offenses start the season with no rhythm or timing and then throw in players getting hurt, how many teams are down to third string quarterbacks at this point?

Tonight with their season on the line Tennessee started some JAG, tomorrow the Dolphins will do the same thing.

That game tonight was a rock fight, basically unwatchable.

But I'm sure the NFL will soon move on to an 18 game season and 8 teams in each conference making the playoffs, because, money.
I’ve also wondered if expanding rosters would help the product just to make sure that, say, the 4th string safety or slot receiver who’s starting his first game has at least seen the playbook before that week.

Might not make a difference for positions like OT where pure skill is at a premium though.
 

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It's turned into a terrible product, which is what happens when you have a 17 game season and training camp becomes some bizarre sort of half assed walk through, only 3 games to get ready for the season, few if any starters play in preseason games anymore, offenses start the season with no rhythm or timing and then throw in players getting hurt, how many teams are down to third string quarterbacks at this point?

Tonight with their season on the line Tennessee started some JAG, tomorrow the Dolphins will do the same thing.

That game tonight was a rock fight, basically unwatchable.

But I'm sure the NFL will soon move on to an 18 game season and 8 teams in each conference making the playoffs, because, money.
It's by far the most popular TV show in America and nothing is even in the same stratosphere. Not just the other sports, everything. I think the NFL has like 84 of the top 100 TV shows of 2022.

Terrible products are definitely the things that usually get the most buyers and the most fans. So you make a pretty good point.
 

DennyDoyle'sBoil

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Pour one out for Andrew Siciliano. End of an era. It was a fantastic product. I wonder where he will land.
 

DennyDoyle'sBoil

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Doesn't he just stay at NFLN?
The NFLN whip around show has its own host who has a pretty popular following of his own and, apparently, a big contract. Maybe they will co-host. Even so, I like the directv format way better, though others disagree — some strongly.

Edit — sorry, you mean doing his total access studio and others stuff. Yeah, probably. Not his highest and best use in my opinion though.
 

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Pitt scored a TD but it was called short and Pit didn't challenge. In fact, they quickly ran a play for some odd reason.

On 3rd down, they fumble on the 1. Cleveland recovers.
 

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TB has an easy first down on a 4th and 1 sweep but the inconsequential inside guard holds for some insane reason and it costs them a first down.

These idiotic plays are just happening all the time. So many mental errors by basically every team but the Chiefs.
 

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Minus a great individual effort from Garret Wilson and awful tackling by the Fish, this game I’m watching is about as uneventful as football can get
 

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Watson gets his head ripped off via a facemask. Full on rip.

No call of course because the NFL hates the Browns, Lions, and Patriots.
 

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Watson gets his head ripped off via a facemask. Full on rip.

No call of course because the NFL hates the Browns, Lions, and Patriots.
Just did a quick review of all the day's box scores. There's no game today with more than accepted penalties total. Sure seems like an NFL memo went out today
 

johnmd20

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And then Cleveland gets called for PI in the end zone on third down. Ticky tack.

It's unbelievably how the NFL fucks the Browns.