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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Somebody please shut Witten up.
    I tuned in to the Jason Witten Show and they were showing a football game!

    Seriously, I've never seen a sports broadcast so occupied with the accomplishments of a broadcaster.

    I thought that Booger was pretty decent, actually. But that broadcast is horrible, in every way. ESPN is just terrible these days.
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    ^ Ertz is a fine Tight End, but his attempts to elevate him into the greats fell flat, imo, and then there was the McCoy hype...it didn't stop there. I should have just muted it.

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    I get it, if you want to put Ertz's season up against Witten's - that's at least relevant to the game. But there was so much other stuff that was unnecessary and ridiculous.
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    Count me as one who was unimpressed by the Eagles last night. They were going against the Danny Snyder Redskins last night... led by Mark Sanchez for chrissakes. Wentz missed two receivers by about a yard on two plays, threw a bad interception at the one yard line. When they went for it on fourth down, they were down by three... I like that Doug is aggressive but a field goal would have tied the game and they always have another chance later in the game. And that fourth down run by Adams? Instead of running it right into the line, I think he could run around the left end of the line, or run a slant and probably could have made it to the end zone.

    All in all, these are things that playing against the eternally inept Snyder Skins you can get away with, but playing against the Rams, Saints, Chiefs? Any of the better teams are going to make you pay. I'll include the revitalized Cowboys as one of those teams that last night's mistakes will sink you.
    Man you guys take awfully seriously a bunch of pampered, spoiled twenty and thirty something year old jocks earning millions of dollars to play a game running up and down a field. Why do you care so much about these guys to the point of arguing with each other. Do you think they care an iota about you?

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    I'm not sold on the Chiefs. They can't stop anyone... It'll be yet another one-and-done playoff appearance for Reid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    I'm not sold on the Chiefs. They can't stop anyone... It'll be yet another one-and-done playoff appearance for Reid.
    I was sold on them until they lost Kareem Hunt. Their running game will struggle against the good teams now, and Mahomes will have to do it all. Not a good formula.

    Watch out for Houston. They're pretty strong on both sides of the ball, and I was really wrong on Deshaun Watson. He's pretty special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    I'm not sold on the Chiefs. They can't stop anyone... It'll be yet another one-and-done playoff appearance for Reid.
    I wouldn't bet against the Ravens this weekend. Their defense is playing like the 2006 Ravens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    I wouldn't bet against the Ravens this weekend. Their defense is playing like the 2006 Ravens.
    I'm taking the ref's
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    I'm taking the ref's
    This year that's a safe bet.
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    They said that the ref who blew the obvious false start call in the Browns-Chargers game that gave LA a touchdown was fired by the league. I was impressed a bit when I heard that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    They said that the ref who blew the obvious false start call in the Browns-Chargers game that gave LA a touchdown was fired by the league. I was impressed a bit when I heard that.
    They gave the Falcons a first instead of a fourth down on a shoulder to helmet personal foul. Made the game closer than it should have been.
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    ^ Oh, they've blown a lot of calls, no doubt. I've been following the NFL pretty closely since 1971, and I'd say this is probably the worst year for the officials. Your favorite, Tony Grossi, has even used the phrase "crisis for the league" in his commentary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    I tuned in to the Jason Witten Show and they were showing a football game!

    Seriously, I've never seen a sports broadcast so occupied with the accomplishments of a broadcaster.

    I thought that Booger was pretty decent, actually. But that broadcast is horrible, in every way. ESPN is just terrible these days.
    And it’s not just the announcers...the camera work and production pale in comparison to NBC, CBS and FOX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Watch out for Houston. They're pretty strong on both sides of the ball, and I was really wrong on Deshaun Watson. He's pretty special.
    I'd add the Chargers to that AFC mix as well. They are almost completely under the radar. After the loss of Hunt especially, the AFC seems wide open. One could make a case for any of the 6 current contenders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    I wouldn't bet against the Ravens this weekend. Their defense is playing like the 2006 Ravens.
    I agree. I think the Ravens will limit the big plays and their running offense will eat up a lot of clock, allowing them to win a close game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    I agree. I think the Ravens will limit the big plays and their running offense will eat up a lot of clock, allowing them to win a close game.
    The Chiefs really havern't played a team with a solid eleven man defense. Even against the Rams some of their points resulted from the Chiefs defense. But then it could be a freak blowout if Action Jackson starts fumbling and they don't bring in RG3. I just hope they don't have Flacco as the back up. I wouldn't be surprised if they don't move this to a later game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chescorph View Post
    And it’s not just the announcers...the camera work and production pale in comparison to NBC, CBS and FOX.
    Agreed. The announcers are the most obvious, but everything about that was sub-par.
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    Look at his eyes...guy looks possessed! Not to take anything away from him, but that was some of the worst tackling attempts I have ever seen. Everyone Henry straight armed was going high instead of low...morons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Look at his eyes...guy looks possessed! Not to take anything away from him, but that was some of the worst tackling attempts I have ever seen. Everyone Henry straight armed was going high instead of low...morons!
    The lingerie league makes better tackles than that. Those girls know how to go down on their opponent.
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    They do seem to know how to hit

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    Ravin's castoff WR Perriman is playing well for the Browns. 7-7 early.

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    Dolphins always play NE tough in Miami. Why can't we do this every week? Even if it doesn't mean shit.

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    Looks like a shootout.
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    We're far enough in that I feel comfortable saying it: We have finally found our quarterback. This guy is a playmaker, and he's fearless. If he can stay on the field, (so far no problem,) he will be a star.

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