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  1. EchO

    NFL Playoff Predictions

    Probably a tad unfair. I know it's easier for me to say since I'm not a Saints fan, but I always hate when a player receives so much of the blame just because it was at the end of the game. He also got an interception that started the comeback, if the offense had gotten another first down on the drive before, and kicked the FG at the last second, they win and Minnesota doesn't get the ball back. If the offense did ANYTHING in the first half they probably win. Yes, I understand why mistakes get amplified when they happen on the last play, but it doesn't make it fair. I don't follow the Saints at all, but by most accounts the kid is a very talented young player who made one terrible mistake that if it happened on any other drive would only warrant a sentence or two in the summary. Instead the guy is going to get grilled for the next year (or many more).
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    NFL Playoff Predictions

    Or, I could be 100% wrong.
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    NFL Playoff Predictions

    I imagine it is going to end up like the calls last night...yes, they were terrible...but they really didn't decide the game. Viking defense is just playing so well, to this point it doesn't look like it's going to matter.
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    NFL Playoff Predictions

    If Stafford were on the Jags they would probably win the Super Bowl this year.
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    BECAUSE Not Caldwell, So Then Who?

    Sad to see Austin go. Always liked him, don't think he had enough to work with on the DL the last few years. I assumed Patricia would look elsewhere, but I was hoping Austin would have a shot to retain his role.
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    BECAUSE Not Caldwell, So Then Who?

    I like the decision. Aside from Crennel (who seems to be like Marinelli in that they are great coordinators/assistants, not great head coaches) all the other Patriots assistants have been offensive guys who undoubtedly benefited from Brady, Patricia is doing some very solid things in NE without a "Brady" on his side of the ball. Now, obviously he still benefits by being ahead in most games, but I still think he has a better chance of success than some of the other NE hires. I am MUCH more confident in him than Caldwell, by many accounts Caldwell was going to be fired in Baltimore right before we hired him anyways. I haven't heard a single negative from any Patriots fans/writers about Patricia when I don't think the same could ever be said about Caldwell. Good hire. I'm excited, for the first time in the last 15+ years I think this team is on the right track.
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    Caldwell fired

    Love it. Should have happened two years ago, but at least it happened. Good for Quinn. Finally looking up for the franchise.
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    BECAUSE Not Caldwell, So Then Who?

    The point you haven't responded to is...why is it bad for a coach to want to move two clubhouse cancers for a solid value that would ultimately lead to them acquiring the right players that won them a Super Bowl a few years later? Sure, they were both talented...they also were both seen then and now as players who were detrimental to team unity and winning overall. Now, obviously we aren't sitting in on the interviews or have in-depth knowledge of his temperament, but I find is extremely plausible he tried to do too much and make too big of a splash (a la Shanahan) and learned from it. I don't need the HC to be a "nice" guy, I need him to put the team in the best position to win football games, he can start off by making sure we have the right amount of players on the field.
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    BECAUSE Not Caldwell, So Then Who?

    My choices would be: 1) Josh McDaniels - I could see him following a similar career timeline as Belichick, failed at his first stop as a HC, recovered and did well during the second stint. He only had two years in Denver and 2010 was a disaster, he had a change over in OC, DC and multiple other coaching spots and he had no QB. He deserves another shot. 2) Matt Patricia - I like what he has done with the Patriots depleted defense. I (generally) would prefer to have a defensive minded HC who makes the right OC hire. If we could get him and then pair him with a guy like DeFillipo (Eagles QB coach), Munchack (Steelers OL coach) or Cable (Seahawks OL coach), I think that could be a winning combo. More so than ever, I want a HC and coordinators who understand the trenches can build from the inside out. Stafford is what he is (a good/great, but not elite QB), at this point we don't need a "QB whisperer"...we need to give him some time and space to make plays. I truly believe Stafford could be a championship QB if we had any semblance of a run game and offensive line. 3) Insert "up and coming" coordinator here...Vrabel, Robiskie, etc. hard to know who would be the best fit with relatively little information on most of these guys, but I would be for trying one of them out. Hard to believe they would be a worse HC than Caldwell at this point. I would NOT want Shaw or any other college coach as that just doesn't seem to pan out.
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    Lions @ Bengals

    Oh Lions. To think earlier this season I thought maybe they actually turned it around. Glad to see so many more fans on the fire Caldwell band wagon.
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    Lions @ Bengals

    Exactly what I was thinking. Should have been a catch but ONLY because it was a perfectly thrown ball and a top 5 WR. But the coverage was excellent.
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    Panthers @ Lions on FOX 1pm eastern

    I’m at the game, can someone explain what happened with those penalties? Everyone here is confused.
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    MNF Lions @ Giants 8:30pm on ESPN

    Same way the Colts fired him a year removed from a 10 win season and two years removed from a Super Bowl appearance? I only think it matters if he gets a win, I don't think three wild card appearances keeps your job on an up and coming team. But I think you would definitely have an argument.
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    MNF Lions @ Giants 8:30pm on ESPN

    Awesome return, nice draft pick. So far it looks like Quinn might know what he's doing. Nice to see the team playing well.
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    Sept 10, Cardinals @ Lions, 1pm est, Fox

    Wow, that first half was terrible on the offensive side of the ball. The stadium was super hyper with the two Kenny G touchdowns. Nice that the Lions won and had some guys like Kenny G step up. Running game was a disaster, how is it that one team can be so bad at running the ball for so long? It's like the Tigers and their bullpen...crazy. Good game, the updates to the stadium are nice. Slows-To-Go (the new kiosk and offerings) was not good (chicken nachos were fine, the pulled pork nachos were EXTREMELY salty). Overall had a blast and nice to finally see a team that is getting rid of the dead weight and putting the right people in positions of power to lead the team in the right direction. Final thoughts, glad we won, glad some of the rookies played well enough for their first game. Run game still looks terrible, ST is terrible again, and I don't think this is a well coached or disciplined team still. Defense is getting results, not a huge fan of the offensive play calling and if it weren't for Stafford/Kenny G making some plays the offense was bad. But at least there is hope for the first time in nearly 20 years.