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wild card weekend

snickers : 1/11/2017 4:02 pm
Maybe it was me, but I really felt that this past weekend of games left much to be desired. None were really competitive, scoring was one sided and there seemed to be a general lack of excitement to keep the casual fan interested. Contrast this with CFB on Monday and the wild card weekend was quite stale. To me the number of marginal players and poor coaching seem to be at an all time high. I am curious how others saw the games but I frankly was bored and I consider myself an NFL addict. Is the product just not as good or am I being too harsh a critic?
Games sucked  
giantgiantfan : 1/11/2017 4:04 pm : link
part of that was the injury to Carr, but yeah, they sucked. All but one should be good in the divisional round though.
it wasn't you  
djm : 1/11/2017 4:07 pm : link
the games were terrible. The best game was NYG at GB. What does that tell you.

Usually the WC games are pretty....wild. There is usually one or even two historically wacky games that weekend that end up etched into NFL lore. Not this year. Next weekend should be good....assuming Dallas gets their clocks cleaned. I pray.
Pro football  
JonC : 1/11/2017 4:07 pm : link
is a war of attrition. They've got to get expanded rosters into the CBA, among other things that will cost the owners money they don't want to spend. Greedy fooks.
I also think most teams have been slow to adjust to the CBA  
Go Terps : 1/11/2017 4:12 pm : link
The Patriots are the notable exception; it would be fascinating to talk to Belichick about this topic.
Miami  
djstat : 1/11/2017 4:19 pm : link
Had no business being in the playoffs. Awful team that somehow won 10 games

Houston is garbage and won because Oakland had a rookie with no experience playing

Detroit is useless

We collapsed
This year had nothing to do with expanded rosters  
MetsAreBack : 1/11/2017 4:22 pm : link

There's a reason, as much as we hate the calls so often, that the league bends over backwards to keep the starting QBs on the field.

We saw this weekend what happens when QBs get hurt - the backups are vastly inferior talents, and they dont have the timing reps with the receivers either.

Carr
Tannehill
..and Stafford playing at 70% (Lions/Hawks also would have been closer had it been a professionally officiated game)
convo between Terps and Belichick:  
djm : 1/11/2017 4:30 pm : link
Terps - pleasure meeting you Mr Belichick.

Belichick - Hi Terps.

Terps - could you shed some insight on how you and your staff have adjusted to the new CBA or how you have mitigated the struggles in dealing with the CBA?

Belichick - we're focused on Houston.

Terps - I drove 900 miles from my house to conduct this interview.

Belichick - We're focused on Houston.

Terps - you're a dick wad.
Been a tough year for the NFL  
joeinpa : 1/12/2017 7:49 am : link
maybe it will get them to rethink some of their policies.
the problem with the NFL is not just its policies  
mdc1 : 1/12/2017 5:37 pm : link
it has become boring and predictable. I think the viewer demographic is changing and so will their problems. They are already pressing the corporate welfare buttons to the hilt and the blowback is showing. Can't wait till the Raider fans disown that franchise. Can you imagine that loyal fanbase getting fucked like that. Understand the crappy stadium stuff and wanting to change that, but the NFL could have stepped in and fixed that.
RE: it wasn't you  
mdc1 : 1/12/2017 5:44 pm : link
In comment 13321802 djm said:
Quote:
the games were terrible. The best game was NYG at GB. What does that tell you.

Usually the WC games are pretty....wild. There is usually one or even two historically wacky games that weekend that end up etched into NFL lore. Not this year. Next weekend should be good....assuming Dallas gets their clocks cleaned. I pray.
I do think it happens unless the NFL wants that history theme of Chiefs vs Packers.
RE: This year had nothing to do with expanded rosters  
NINEster : 1/13/2017 3:20 am : link
In comment 13321822 MetsAreBack said:
Quote:

There's a reason, as much as we hate the calls so often, that the league bends over backwards to keep the starting QBs on the field.

We saw this weekend what happens when QBs get hurt - the backups are vastly inferior talents, and they dont have the timing reps with the receivers either.

Carr
Tannehill
..and Stafford playing at 70% (Lions/Hawks also would have been closer had it been a professionally officiated game)


The league should continue to protect the QBs physically but bring back the pre 2004 rules on DB coverage on receivers.
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