Official NFL 2019 season thread

Jun 10, 2013
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Jones looks good I think, some of the criticism has been excessive. He throws a really nice ball.
Agreed, he's had to contend with a leaky defense and lots of injuries on offense. He certainly isn't doing any worse than Eli did when he first stepped in for Kurt Warner all those years ago.


Michael Bennett is such a frustrating player, he'll just randomly go offside for no reason other than stupidity. He has a knack of doing it at bad times too, the amount of 3rd and longs he gave up fouls on for the Seahawks was ridiculous.
The worst was when he cost Seattle a chance for a safety (and to get the ball back) when Brady drew him offsides in the SB.


The Giants look good so far, hopefully they win.
A win for the Giants is really a win for the Eagles.
 
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In other news, safety Jermaine Whitehead (the one who badly missed a tackle on Noah Fant on Sunday) was cut from the Browns after he took to Twitter minutes after the game had ended (because that was apparently his top priority at the time) and responded to his (many) critics like this:




Fucking moron also tweeted out his own address: :patsch :lol:




Whitehead was suspended from Twitter within 15 minutes of this post. It took the Browns a whole extra day to decide to cut him. :rolleyes
 

mandela

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@mandela

After a 0-5 start, I'm now at 4-5 in fantasy.

Outside chance of making the playoff here.
I'm absolutely rolling in both of mine, man.

7-2 in my mates. 2 game cushion in my division so pretty sure a play off place is in the bag. Best record overall out of 18.

In my work one I've won my last 4 to go 6-3. Sitting 4th (tied 2nd with 2 others). This one is pure luck though. Second lowest points scored out of 14 but got jammy with the schedule. My team is solid though, just not doing well. Barkley and Devonta Freeman not pulling up any trees at RB. Amari Cooper and Stafford have been my heroes but also picked up Brees when he was injured, also got AJ Green (although doubt he'll do much) and someone waived Keenan Allen so picked him up but he's been shit. If it clicks though i've got a chance.
 

mandela

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Edit: actually in 4th place but tied for 1st with 3 others in my work one. So I'm top in bot leagues. 18 and 14 teams. GOAT.
 

Jack

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I can't wait for the 49ers vs. Seahawks. It should be an interesting game and whilst I think the 49ers have to be considered favourites, I'm optimistic about an upset and think there's a few interesting aspects that'll decide this game.

The Seahawks run game will be big and Carson will get lots of the ball to run up the middle against the 49ers. That's their weakness on the line so Carson, Iupati, Hunt and Fluker will all need to have big games. The Seahawks also really don't utilise play action enough either but this game should call for it once the run game has been established because if they don't, Bosa and Ford will be all over Wilson.

The passing game is intriguing too, Sherman is having a good season but there's no better combination in the league than Wilson and Lockett. I hope Sherman is on Lockett because he'll get dominated but if he is on Metcalf, the speed difference there will be ridiculous and Wilson will surely have Metcalf open on a few deep bombs. The turning point in the Ravens game was Wilson throwing a pick 6 when Metcalf had just made Thomas look stupid and had a huge amount of seperation, yet Wilson threw to Brown (I think) and missed the open man. I hopethis game doesn't end up with another former Seahawks getting lucky.

As for the 49ers threat, their run game will be big and the Poona Ford will be important as one of the best run stopping players in the league. Him and Reed are both good at that so for me, the issue is out wide and that's been the Seahawks weakness for the last couple of years. Play action, screens and tight ends are the problem, and Kittle is unbelievable. That's a huge match up. I'd imagine KJ Wright will be put on Kittle, which is fine with me. Wright has always been good against TEs when fit, like against Gronk in the Superbowl. but he's got a big task here. If the Seahawks can stop the run game and limit Kittle, they'll win.

I'm interested to see how both teams will utilise and adapt against the new WR signings. Sanders and Gordon are both new to their sides, Gordon hasn't played yet, so that'll be intriguing. I don't really know what to expect from gordon but, as I said before, the Seahawks were lacking a third receiving threat and even if Gordon isn't fully fit, the fact he'll be on the field helps because the 49ers won't want to risk him getting free whereas a guy like Jaron Brown isn't too dangerous.

It's a very exciting match up anyway. I think it'll be close. Hopefully the gulf in quality between QBs is the deciding factor.
 
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Duo

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Man I stopped and thought about it. Brady has never had to face a franchise QB within his own division his entire career. The 3 other teams have mostly been trash the last 2 decades
Not strictly true (as much as I respect you), and Tom's not the franchise QB who lucked out most where the AFC East is concerned.

Peyton was only 2-4 against Bledsoe and the Pats from 1998 to 2000, then Brady and New England flipped their seasons completely around in 2001, the final season the Colts had to share the AFC East with the Pats.

It wasn't Tom who lucked out, but Peyton, who needed years and years to decipher the defensive schemes of Belichick and Carroll, something which might never have happened if Peyton hadn't escaped Brady's division. Indy started 2001 as if they were going to run roughshod over the East, but whether it was Bledsoe or Brady taking the snaps on offense, Peyton's Colts simply couldn't handle New England while sharing the East. (They also got destroyed by Pennington and the Jets, 41-0 in the opening round of the 2002 playoffs. Simply getting to the playoffs might have always been a problem for Peyton and the Colts if they'd remained in the AFC East after 2001.)

Some might argue for Chad Pennington as a franchise QB during Tom's first run of championships, but I consider Curtis Martin to be the best player on those Jets teams. (I also admit to being biased in favor of Martin doing so much for the Patriots of the mid 1990's.) Before Chad got so badly injured, there was a real question about whether he or Brady would ultimately prove more successful. Durability is part and parcel of the sport though. Because Mark Sanchez generated a 4-2 playoff record, I consider him second to Namath as the most successful QB in Jets history.