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    It's a no-win situation. The NFL has long been a macho culture where players who excel while being seriously injured are lionized, and players who can't play through the pain are ridiculed.

    Short of winning a Super Bowl (with the Bears), Jay Cutler is always going to be in column number two regardless. It doesn't matter that the Bears probably don't win that game anyhow. It doesn't matter that Chicago has has a revolving door at QB for decades and he's better than almost every other guy the Bears have had under center in that time.... he'll be remembered for one game (that he didn't play).

    Besides which, look at Alex Smith. The guy follows the rules and reports his concussion symptoms to his head coach and training staff and lost his job because of it. When the 49ers cut him this off-season, he'll almost certainly lose money because the contract he signs with whomever else will be for less than what he'd make in San Francisco. If that's the lesson players learn from, they're going to be less likely to admit to their injuries and come out of games than ever before, even with the NFL's new "emphasis" on health protocols.

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    @ Julius --- it's on!

    On another note, surprised Denver took a knee with manning playing QB, 30 sec left, and 2 timeouts. Might come back to haunt them since they haven't been able to cover the deep ball all day. I counted 2 or 3 other occasions where Baltimore should had another TD If flaco would have been on point. Guys where wide open

    EDIT: wow, ravens pulled it out
    Yeah, that's the chickenshit things most coaches do, taking a knee instead of taking a chance. It's a way to shift blame and cover your ass. John Fox can say that his defense just wasn't up to the job (and "Peyton threw a pick in OT anyhow"). Coaches have been doing this since the advent of modern sportsmedia, and the ones who step away from the safety of "conventional wisdom" get pilloried when their chance-taking doesn't work -- see Bill Belichek going for it on 4th and 2 in an AFC Championship Game trying to put the damn thing to bed.

    Frankly, the bigger mistake was on the Broncos safety who let Jacoby Jones get behind him. Among the handful of things that "never should happen" on an NFL field, letting a wide receiver behind you when you're the deep man in that situation is at the top of the list. Baltimore needs a touchdown, they have very, VERY little time in which to get it and a long, LONG way to go.... if you're behind him and you can make the tackle after letting up the big gain, Baltimore still has to make another significant play to tie the game.
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    LOL at 49ers' QB rushing over 100 yards at half against the Packers. Stellar defense there boys!

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    Praying the Packers lose this game but also hoping the 9'ers play the Falcons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koimia View Post
    LOL at 49ers' QB rushing over 100 yards at half against the Packers. Stellar defense there boys!
    Ofcourse I'm rooting for the win. But, win or lose I'm impressed with this kid. Kaepernick is going to be a force to be reckoned with. He reminds me a lot of Steve Young when he tucks and runs.

    EDIT: Well, he just ran another one in for TD. Think I'm developing a man-crush
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    Woooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

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    That wasn't a Packers practice were the QB isn't suppose to be hit right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by juliuspleezer View Post
    About 1 hour to go til my Packers take on the 49ers!! I think if we can protect Rodgers today, we got this. We have an entirely different look now than we did in week 1 when our rythym was off due to a non-existant running game, protection issues, and a few horrible calls that killed our momentum. Honestly, I have a good feeling about this one.

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    Falcons win after putting me through hell in the 2nd half.

    it's not easy being a falcon fan.

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    Man, that 4th and 1 call in the 1st half doomed Seattle. Should've kicked the FG, and would've won by 1 point. Oh well. Don't see ATL getting past San Fran in the NFC title game next week. Should be a good one though. Keep your head up Seattle, y'all are going to be around for a LONG time!!!




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    Memo to Atlanta Falcons' head coach Mike Smith: Thank you for not coaching. I watched the entire second half (and small pieces of the first), and I thought that was one of the worst-coached games I've ever seen. If I were the Falcons' GM, I'd fire Mike Smith if he doesn't win the Super Bowl, because that was brutal.

    Keep in mind that as a Jets fan, I've been through a lifetime of atrocious coaching already. I grew up at (then) Giants Stadium listening to chants of "Joe Must Go" (Joe Walton). I watched Bruce Coslet's atrocious coaching and listened to a press conference where his condescending answer to anything regarding his coaching and play-calling was to wave his contract and sneer that he wasn't worried about anything -- mercifully, Coslet was fired the next day. There was Pete Carroll's atrocious tenure on the Jersey sideline. Rich Kotite being hired less than a week after Philadelphia fired him for taking a 7-2 team and finishing 7-9.... and Kotite going 4-28 the next two years. Bill Belichek quitting less than 24 hours after he got the job. Al Groh taking over from there and running off to a "powerhouse" college (the University of Virginia) as soon as the clock hit all zeroes the last week of the season with the Jets having gagged on a golden opportunity to make the playoffs. Herm Edwards trying to get a raise every time his team was 4-12, and finally weaseling his way to Kansas City when the Jets stopped biting.

    Not quite old enough to remember Lou Holtz pulling a Bobby Petrino and quitting during the season to take a college job, but that's in Gang Green's history too.

    ...

    Anyway, back to the Falcons.... I'll bet the betting line at the Vegas sportsbooks already have San Francisco as a 3-point favorite (roughly) even though the game is in Atlanta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njdevil View Post
    Memo to Atlanta Falcons' head coach Mike Smith: Thank you for not coaching. I watched the entire second half (and small pieces of the first), and I thought that was one of the worst-coached games I've ever seen. If I were the Falcons' GM, I'd fire Mike Smith if he doesn't win the Super Bowl, because that was brutal.
    As a Falcon fan for 22 years who watches almost every game i consider Mike Smith a gift from god.A truly exceptional coach who preaches minimal penalties,ball control,and no turnovers.Their were major issues in the second half but they were on part of the players.Alot more missed tackles on defense compared to 1st half,Matt Ryan throwing into double coverage that lead to the Earl Thomas pick.

    If their was poor coaching in the game it was by Pete Carroll neglecting to kick the field goal in the first half when his team desperately needed points and some of momentum.Those 3 points he passed up turned out to be pretty important.

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    As a longtime Jets fan, I hold Pete Carroll in contempt just based on the one season he coached Gang Green. But any shenanigans with Carroll's coaching were completely bowled over by the putrid game Mike Smith called today. Here are my issues with the Falcons' second half, most of which I pin on the coaching (at least in part):

    * It looked like the Falcons went into a "prevent" defense early in the second half. Either that, or the defensive backs decided they weren't going to cover anybody after halftime, because you had Seahawks' receivers running free all over the place because there was nobody within five yards of them every play.

    * After the Seahawks were flagged while blocking the extra point, Mike Smith should have simply run a two-point conversion play. There's no effective difference between a 19-point lead and a 20-point lead, but there is a difference between 19/20 and 21. You've got one play from the Seattle one yard line, you've run the ball well all day, and that point might have been incredibly important at the end. Then again, if it had been 28-28 with thirty seconds to play, Smith probably would have done the chickenshit thing and taken a knee to try blowing the game in OT.

    * Why was the last timeout called with 13 seconds to play? If the plan is to kick the field goal, the clock should be allowed to run for another six seconds. Kick the field goal with :07 -- if it's a bad snap, you spike the ball and try again. This leaves :02 on the clock for the kickoff and prevents Seattle from getting anything resembling a chance if you hit the next bullet point properly.

    * What the fuck was that squib/onside kick? Were the Falcons trying to give Seattle another chance to score by giving them magnificent field position?

    When you put all those up against Pete Carroll not kicking a field goal in the first half -- a situation I didn't see because I didn't really turn on the game until halftime -- I think Mike Smith did almost everything possible in his power to botch the game.

    And frankly.... you can preach anything you damn well please but that doesn't mean you're a good coach. The Falcons came this close to one of the epic collapses in NFL playoff history, and they still don't have anyone believing in their ability to win a playoff game. It's not for a lack of opportunities, either.
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    NFL Divisional playoff game notes

    Ravens defeat Broncos in second ot thriller, fantastic game from Flacco, for the Broncos they will keep thinking of maybe how they should have helped Champ Bailey who was awful defending Torrey Smith, now for the Ravens its of to New England with a rematch of the Pats in the AFC Championship game but this time they won't have to worry about missed field goals

    49ers totally dominate Packers, Kapernick just outstanding especially running the ball amassing over 100yrds and now it off to Atlanta to play the Falcons, whilst for the Packers they just were totally outmatched in all areas and now the big question for them is was that most likely the last game for a few guys, i.e Driver, Jennings, Woodson and overs

    Falcons finally win playoff game for Mike Smith and Matt Ryan with field goal with 8 seconds left that after blowing 20-0 halftime lead, so now they look ahead to the NFC Championship game at home next week against the 49ers, whilst for the Seahawks they can take hear out of there terrific comeback and fight in almost winning the game but the real story will be the botched play at the end of the half in Russell Wilson getting sacked instead of throwing it away to try to get a possible field goal

    Patriots get job done in fairly easy win over Texans, the story for them is Gronks health and if as it seems how they will be able to cope without him for the rest of these playoffs as they play the Ravens at home next week in rematch of last years AFC Championship game, whilst for the Texans the season ends in the same game as last year but give credit to them for making the game closer in scoreline and better game than it was in the week 14 MNF matchup

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    Quote Originally Posted by njdevil View Post
    As a longtime Jets fan, I hold Pete Carroll in contempt just based on the one season he coached Gang Green. But any shenanigans with Carroll's coaching were completely bowled over by the putrid game Mike Smith called today. Here are my issues with the Falcons' second half, most of which I pin on the coaching (at least in part):

    * It looked like the Falcons went into a "prevent" defense early in the second half. Either that, or the defensive backs decided they weren't going to cover anybody after halftime, because you had Seahawks' receivers running free all over the place because there was nobody within five yards of them every play.

    * After the Seahawks were flagged while blocking the extra point, Mike Smith should have simply run a two-point conversion play. There's no effective difference between a 19-point lead and a 20-point lead, but there is a difference between 19/20 and 21. You've got one play from the Seattle one yard line, you've run the ball well all day, and that point might have been incredibly important at the end. Then again, if it had been 28-28 with thirty seconds to play, Smith probably would have done the chickenshit thing and taken a knee to try blowing the game in OT.

    * Why was the last timeout called with 13 seconds to play? If the plan is to kick the field goal, the clock should be allowed to run for another six seconds. Kick the field goal with :07 -- if it's a bad snap, you spike the ball and try again. This leaves :02 on the clock for the kickoff and prevents Seattle from getting anything resembling a chance if you hit the next bullet point properly.

    * What the fuck was that squib/onside kick? Were the Falcons trying to give Seattle another chance to score by giving them magnificent field position?

    When you put all those up against Pete Carroll not kicking a field goal in the first half -- a situation I didn't see because I didn't really turn on the game until halftime -- I think Mike Smith did almost everything possible in his power to botch the game.

    And frankly.... you can preach anything you damn well please but that doesn't mean you're a good coach. The Falcons came this close to one of the epic collapses in NFL playoff history, and they still don't have anyone believing in their ability to win a playoff game. It's not for a lack of opportunities, either.
    *Calling the TO to early was a bad decision.

    *The squib was meant to be standard style but Bryant just f'd it up i'm sure.

    *The rest of your points are just M.Smith being a conservative coach which i love.

    *Not only does he preach not beating themselves the Falcons bought into it by being the fewest penalised team in the NFL.

    We'll just have to agree to disagree.I'll take Smith and you can keep Rex Ryan.

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    Congrats to the Pats on winning tonight. As for my Texans, we had our best season in franchise history and we're still on the rise. We're here to stay and we'll be competitive for another 3-4 years before we have to rebuild. I just don't think we can do it with Matt Schaub...I see a QB change in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triptent View Post
    Congrats to the Pats on winning tonight. As for my Texans, we had our best season in franchise history and we're still on the rise. We're here to stay and we'll be competitive for another 3-4 years before we have to rebuild. I just don't think we can do it with Matt Schaub...I see a QB change in the future.
    I Like Schaub, I don't think he get's enough credit. If they can grab another WR to take pressure off Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels I think they will be a force to be reckoned with for the new 3-4 years like you said.

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    Just one... more... game & were there again. It's a huge letdown that were have to do without Gronk in the postseason yet again but luckily, we've proven to survive without him. I won't lie.. anytime we play the Ravens my heart can't stop pounding. I'm truly in fear but in the end.. I know we can get it done just as easily as they can. ... one.. more game.

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