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Re: NFL & College Football 2012/2013/2014 & beyond....

Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Oct 2019, 15:16

The 49ers picking up Emmanuel Sanders is a great move to bolster their weak receiving corps.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Oct 2019, 17:08

Fucking hell... the 49ers were full on yesterday!
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Postby Diamond Dog » 30 Oct 2019, 10:04

The Patriots have their first real test of the season when they visit the Ravens this weekend.... I quietly fancy Baltimore to upset the applecart.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 04 Nov 2019, 19:51

Diamond Dog wrote:The Patriots have their first real test of the season when they visit the Ravens this weekend.... I quietly fancy Baltimore to upset the applecart.


Erm....
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Postby Jumper K » 06 Nov 2019, 07:38

Diamond Dog wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:The Patriots have their first real test of the season when they visit the Ravens this weekend.... I quietly fancy Baltimore to upset the applecart.


Erm....

Did you cover the spread Pete?

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Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Nov 2019, 18:15

Jumper K wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:The Patriots have their first real test of the season when they visit the Ravens this weekend.... I quietly fancy Baltimore to upset the applecart.


Erm....

Did you cover the spread Pete?


I backed them straight up Frank - the Pats were 2.5 point favourites.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Nov 2019, 20:35

Sorry Frank but I had to post this preview of The Chargers at Oakland (from Pro Football Focus. ):


Let’s not forget that the Chargers lost to Joe Flacco, Duck Hodges and Ryan Tannehill, and then beat Mitch Trubisky by one. If you add this all up, they lost to about two-thirds of a quarterback and beat a team that doesn’t even have one. Derek Carr isn’t creeping into a top-tier quarterback range, but he at least gets to play the position without being laughed at. In fact, Carr is avoiding negatively graded throws (our most stable quarterback metric) at the third-best rate in the NFL this season behind only Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Meanwhile, Rivers has made more turnover-worthy plays (third-most in the league) than he has children, and his two offensive tackles move as well as the traffic on the I-10 through downtown Los Angeles.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby never/ever » 10 Nov 2019, 10:26

Alabama- LSU was terrific! The Tigers really stomped a mudhole in the Tide-defense in the first half before they were put under the pump in the second. No perfect game by either side but some heck of plays being made...

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Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Nov 2019, 09:35

Jumper K wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:They are not likely to be consistent with him...yet...but Lamar Jackson makes the Ravens the most unpredictable team in the NFL at present.

And the most entertaining.


Well I know it was only the Bungles last night but...jeepers, Jackson and the Ravens are scaring the crap out of D coordinators throughout the league at present.
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Diamond Dog wrote:
Jumper K wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:They are not likely to be consistent with him...yet...but Lamar Jackson makes the Ravens the most unpredictable team in the NFL at present.

And the most entertaining.


Well I know it was only the Bungles last night but...jeepers, Jackson and the Ravens are scaring the crap out of D coordinators throughout the league at present.

I think Lamar has put to rest the opinion that he’s not a passing QB. I’m on the J-train to the Super Bowl. Probably the kiss of death.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Nov 2019, 14:35

Pittsburgh & Cleveland really love eachother, don't they?! :lol: :D
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Postby Six String » 27 Nov 2019, 18:24

Jumper K wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
Jumper K wrote:And the most entertaining.


Well I know it was only the Bungles last night but...jeepers, Jackson and the Ravens are scaring the crap out of D coordinators throughout the league at present.

I think Lamar has put to rest the opinion that he’s not a passing QB. I’m on the J-train to the Super Bowl. Probably the kiss of death.


The playoffs are going to be interesting.

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Postby Flower » 28 Nov 2019, 22:22

Diamond Dog wrote:Pittsburgh & Cleveland really love eachother, don't they?! :lol: :D


Just about as much as the Falcons and the Saints. It should be an interesting game in Atlanta tonight.
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Postby Flower » 29 Nov 2019, 21:11

Despite some sloppy play .. the Saints won last night. :D

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Postby Diamond Dog » 30 Nov 2019, 11:01

We have what looks to be the game of the season coming up tomorrow, when the Ravens host the 49ers (in what many see as a Superbowl preview).

How do we see that going?

I would imagine if there was a D to stop the Ravens run game, SF would be it. So does it boil down to whether the 49ers can stop Jackson/Ingram (and, even then, will that be enough) or is it going to come down to whether SF can run the ball well enough to take the pressure off of Jimmy G and allow him the time to get his receiving corps in synch?

Should be a great match up - this is the first time in (I think) ten years that a 10-1 team goes into a game as underdogs... will that motivate the 49ers too?
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Postby never/ever » 01 Dec 2019, 11:10

Watershed game for sure.
As good as the Niners have been all season, there is still that unbelief that they can up it to that same balanced level that the Ravens seem to have. Lamar is the bigger x-factor that Garoppolo and he has found ways to score that are beggaring belief.

5am start for that game....gotta get up early.
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Postby Jumper K » 01 Dec 2019, 21:21

That was a tough game. Although they lost the 9ers will probably take more from the game. Lamar didn’t have a long run and the rushing game was pretty effective.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 01 Dec 2019, 22:59

Jumper K wrote:That was a tough game. Although they lost the 9ers will probably take more from the game. Lamar didn’t have a long run and the rushing game was pretty effective.



Cracking game. I think the 49ers will feel they can certainly hold their own with the Ravens should they meet in the Superbowl. Their run game shredded Baltimore and, with better conditions, I think Garropollo would do better too. However - the Ravens have a unique talent in Jackson and lord knows how you stop him effectively over the course of a game. He is very very special.
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Postby never/ever » 02 Dec 2019, 07:58

Terrific game indeed. Only one missed kick in it.

The Eagles done by the Dolphins....that'll do me.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 03 Dec 2019, 20:46

The Panthers have fired Ron Rivera as Head Coach. I'm afraid that has been on the cards since the second half of last season - they've been very patient with him but, in the end, they're going backwards. Quickly.
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