what a gross game, and I see Newton is leading the team in rushing as usual
I don't think Stewart & Williams are on pace to reach 1000 yards combined, and Tolbert hasn't amounted to anything, for all the money they're giving those three its no wonder their GM is out of work
So Arizona plays the Jets this week. If they lose they become the first team to ever lose 8 in a row after winning their first 4 (they became the first seven loss team last week). Since their last win, the Diamondbacks have actually won a game (Oct 2 for the Backs, Sept 30 for the Cards). So my question is, who wins a game first, the Cardinals or the Phoenix Coyotes? The Cards play @Jets this week then finish the year @Seattle, Detroit, Chicago, and @SF. Which one of those games is even a potential win except for the Jets? For the Yotes to win a game, the lockout needs to end which could happen soon or next year lol.
I think I am taking the Yotes.
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The whining about Jamal Charles asking Manning for an autograph following the game this weekend is getting absurd. This happens all the damn time. Lets stop this pretend time that every player in the league needs to be bloodsworn enemies with every other team's players. Its a joke. That is how the fans are, not how the players are. Its the same thing as LeBron and Durant working out together in the summer and being good friends off the court. BFD. These feuds are between irrational fans, not the players (with some exceptions).
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I'm not overly fond of it in a divisional game, those are supposed to have some actual rivalry, asking for an autograph from somebody you play twice a year would be silly but Manning is new in the division and the Chiefs are too awful for anyone to consider them a rival
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"It wasn't my fault. I accidently ingested that Adderall ... the same day I had a random pee test."
Yes, that's right. Sherman says he accidently drank from a teammates bottle that had a crushed Adderall pill in it. Browner implies some type of sample switch.
what I want to know when are Eagles finally gonna pull the trigger on Andy Reid and also forever injured Vick? Also DE Babin was cut by Eagles today, that will surely fix their defense... not
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That article has an amazing set of stats in it about QBs taking sacks that damaged a teams field goal range or knocked them out of it completely on 3rd down. He was looking to see where Stafford ranked after taking two field goal killing sacks in a row on Thursday to kill the Lions chances of victory. Turns out those were his first two of his career. The worst QBs between 2000 and today were Ben Reothlisberger and Sam Bradford. Sam is sacked on 15.6% of his drop backs between the 25 and 36 on third down. Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked on 17.2%. That is pretty absurd for someone that is so lauded for his escapability.
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So who does everyone think Jim Harbaugh is going to announce as the starter for the Rams on Sunday?
To win a Super Bowl you need a quarterback who can make big plays when you need him to by throwing the ball. Eli, Brady, Manning, Rodgers, Ben, Brees. They all have that. Alex Smith doesn't. Kaepernick at least appears to have that ability. Plus, San Fran has the benefit of a great running game that most of those other explosive offenses don't allowing them to eat clock and convert on short downs without throwing. That is a fantastic complimentary piece to an offense but it absolutely can not be the primary part of your offense in the modern NFL. It just doesn't work.
I do agree that to win the Superbowl, you need a competent QB who can make big plays. It's why I felt that 2006 was going to whoever won out of the AFC Championship game. 2000 Ravens are probably the only exception in the new century.
So Suh got fined 30 large for a play the NFL already deemed unintentional. Makes sense, right?
Superbowl Saints were 6th in rushing, they wouldn't have started 13-0 otherwise, but you are correct in that they had the ability to overcome good run defenses by going to the short passing game, they've been great at running screens the last 5 years, maybe better than anybody else, they lost that in 2010 but got it back with Sproles, they did a good job overcoming the 49ers run D with short passes to Sproles they just couldn't overcome 5 turnovers and a porous defense
to assert a limited or non-existent run game is incorrect, I would be likelier in this case to point to the Superbowl team as having a great running game and the also-ran Saints as having poor running games, but it is a long time since the days of Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson as Superbowl winning QBs which I think was your point anyway