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    Quote Originally Posted by Darththeo View Post
    Honestly, the AFC East as a whole looks like it needs to improve.

    And Mac wasn't perfect, a mental error on his part on the first drive cost ended up costing them points.
    I never said anything remotely like Mac was perfect. He wasn't. He missed things and fucked up protections and got bailed out by a huge penalty at one point that was the difference between going on to score points and being out of field goal range and 4th down.

    But he spread the ball around, made nice throws in situations where he had to, and was putting together a really nice character building drive in the 4th when Damien Harris fumbled the game away. Mac never got the ball again.

    His press conference after too was all "I need to do better" and saying he didn't care about the ball of his first TD cause they needed to score more. He concluded it with "and we will."

    Just everything shows that he's a rookie, but one that is taking things really seriously (maybe even a little TOO seriously) and one that wants to improve and get better.

    As far as first games go, this was a promising start, but it certainly was nowhere near perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyanion View Post
    Good thing it is still the preseason.
    Was that Green Bay's problem? Forgot to check the schedule?
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    Alright, well this stadium sounds loud AF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetali View Post
    Alright, well this stadium sounds loud AF.
    Hopefully I'll get to a game* next year and find out firsthand.


    *Unless its a Chargers game

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    Looks like its gonna be a bad day for the NFC North.
    /s

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    Quote Originally Posted by draynay View Post
    Looks like its gonna be a bad day for the NFC North.
    And a good day for the NFC West. As bad as the prognosticators can be, their consensus that the NFCW is the best division in the NFL will probably prove true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestopft View Post
    Was that Green Bay's problem? Forgot to check the schedule?
    Nah then they wouldn't have played Rodgers and might have won. </s>
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    Longtime Dolphin fan.

    Great win today.

    Anytime you can go into Foxboro and come out with a win is awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodakane View Post
    Longtime Dolphin fan.

    Great win today.

    Anytime you can go into Foxboro and come out with a win is awesome.
    Question. How did you feel about the team pulling Tua at several occasions to do gimmick plays?

    Across all of them combined they were a net positive for the Dolphins, but, it felt odd to run that many gimmick plays and take your QB out of the game and not just run your offense.

    You didn't really gain that much from it, so I can't help but think that just running your offense would have just been a more straightforward way to get yards, with added benefits of having an actual passing threat.

    Not to mention you must have put actual time into practicing these plays, which, if this was just a Patriots wrinkle seems like it could have gone into plays that are more broadly useful.

    Idk, it all seemed weird to me to take all that effort just to disrupt the flow of your offense and I wondered what someone who I assume followed the team more than I did thinks.

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    I just realized...for at least this week, the Texans can enjoy being in first place in their division.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceboytg View Post
    Watching Rodgers on the sidelines late in the game, he looked like he just didn't really care.
    If they don't improve I totally see him being the next person to retire in the middle of a game.

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    Lattimore got an extension, a little rich, puts him just above Humphrey and below Ramsey. Wish it could have been done sooner considering how much better a deal the Bills got on White's deal last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetali View Post
    If they don't improve I totally see him being the next person to retire in the middle of a game.
    Honestly if they don't improve do we start legitimately talking about him being dealt at the deadline? Or is the risk to the Broncos' pick too great?


    Either way if they don't improve I think we're gonna see Love at some point in the season. Put Rodgers in bubble wrap so you can get your trade value out of him, and since he'll probably grumble his way into not wanting to play anyway.
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    The Falcons in a nutshell. That game was horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
    The Falcons in a nutshell. That game was horrible.
    The Eagles played well, but they have the Falcons to thank. The Falcons made a lot of costly mistakes, mostly fouls, and had some...tough ref calls to make go against them (that intentional grounding call could have gone either way).

    But if I had to name a single specific issue, it's the Falcon's front five. Allowing a single sack over the game is completely understandable. Allowing two is...less so, but it's not the end of the world. Allowing two fourth down conversion attempts to fail because of sacks is unforgiveable. And even without the sacks, Ryan just never had time to line up a decent pass. 164 passing yards, three sacks and no interceptions? I don't see how that's the QB's fault. The offensive line failed.

    Don't get me wrong, my Eagles played well -- better than expected, actually. The current team has potential, as demonstrated by those two rookie touchdowns. But the Falcons just could not get the ball downfield, no matter what they tried. Maybe they'll have better luck next week.

    (checks schedule)

    Uh oh.

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    The La’el Collins situation is pretty fucked up. The guy missed 7 drug tests, out of something like 180, and they suspended him 5 games. 0 failed tests and at least some of the missed tests were due to mitigating circumstances. He was being tested 10 times a month…

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/c...mpression=true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    The La’el Collins situation is pretty fucked up. The guy missed 7 drug tests, out of something like 180, and they suspended him 5 games. 0 failed tests and at least some of the missed tests were due to mitigating circumstances. He was being tested 10 times a month…

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/c...mpression=true
    The new CBA is ridiculous.
    /s

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    Quote Originally Posted by draynay View Post
    The new CBA is ridiculous.
    180 tests, missed 7 with at least a few being justifiable, and never tested positive. They’re appealing and if there’s any justice it will be turned into a fine or some shit. Which is technically what the CBA calls for when someone misses a test.

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    Free La'el Collins! Missing tests shouldnt be on thew same level as testing positive FFS

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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    I don't know why I get so emotionally invested in this sports team. If there was a high building in Buffalo I'd be at the top of it. I'll have to watch the TV version of the game, but we did *not* look good in any phase of offense, and our usually solid ST gave up a blocked punt TD which was the difference in a game.

    I guess it's reassuring that one of the best defenses in the league had to play lights out, force a fumble, block a punt for a TD to win? We held Ben to under 200 yards and I think they rushed for less than 50, but holy shit we just couldn't do anything on offense (and still scored 16 points).
    I was looking forward to season starting all summer, but when I woke up yesterday my "Bills senses" kicked in and I just knew if I based my day around watching the entire game on my phone I would majorly let down. I don't often get to watch them due to being out of market, so normally I seize the opportunity.

    Opted to lead alt rbgs for my wow guild instead and actually had a decent day.
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    Fitzmagic is going on IR. What is it with Washington and QBs getting hurt? The sewage pipe that failed in their stadium sums up my opinion on that situation.

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