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#21251 11 months ago
Quoted from ralphwiggum:

What is the over/under for this league collapsing? Week 6?

I think it will last one full season and fold, like last time.

Vince has enough money to burn to protect his fragile ego from the shame of an aborted AAAAAAAF type fiasco.

At least Jim Zorn and a bunch of other NFL wash ups have something to do for the next few months.

#21252 11 months ago

And Marc Trestman as Tampa’s HC and GM

#21253 11 months ago

The Titans announced today that they will not be hiring a DC and that HC Vrabel will call defensive plays. The Titans looked very promising so this move really perplexes me especially considering they could have gotten a Defensive guru in Phillips. Vrabel will find it difficult at best and I think they will suffer because of it.

#21254 11 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

The Titans announced today that they will not be hiring a DC and that HC Vrabel will call defensive plays. The Titans looked very promising so this move really perplexes me especially considering they could have gotten a Defensive guru in Phillips. Vrabel will find it difficult at best and I think they will suffer because of it.

I would guess he planned this before this season, since he didnt consider a coach on the staff even though he had a year to prepare for Dean Pees retirement. I doubt Vrabel will be as successful as Pees but I can't blame him for giving it a shot himself.

#21255 11 months ago

Meh. The Patriots didn't have a DC this year and they had one of the best defenses in the NFL. A couple of years they didn't have a DC or an OC in the same year. Went to the playoffs both times. Sometimes having more control at the top is better.

#21256 11 months ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

Sometimes having more control at the top is better.

Well it's a lot easier if you're a legendary defensive mind. I don't think its something just anyone can pull off.

#21257 11 months ago

I finished my XFL draft last night. Is anyone else doing xfl fantasy?

#21258 11 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I finished my XFL draft last night. Is anyone else doing xfl fantasy?

I am a degenerate so I’ll probably put together a draft kings lineup

#21259 11 months ago
Quoted from Jaybird815:

I am a degenerate so I’ll probably put together a draft kings lineup

The season starts in a day and a half. You better move quickly.

It isn't nearly as polished as the nfl fantasy draft. They need to work on it.

#21260 11 months ago

Looks like the Eagles will be in a similar boat. Won’t have an OC going into next season after conducting several interviews. Press Taylor in as “Pass Game Coordinator”, whatever the hell that means. I guess not enough confidence in him to promote to OC (which I agree with).

#21261 11 months ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

Meh. The Patriots didn't have a DC this year and they had one of the best defenses in the NFL. A couple of years they didn't have a DC or an OC in the same year. Went to the playoffs both times. Sometimes having more control at the top is better.

Didn't BB say his kid was basically running the defense? It seems to me he's grooming him for the DC spot, without getting too much flack for nepotism.

#21262 11 months ago
Quoted from Deaconblooze:

...without getting too much flack for nepotism.

I don't think there's too much stink aboot that in football...unless you blow 2 SBs

#21263 11 months ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

Ungrateful POTUS.

I bet he’s getting tired of all the winning!Poor ole Nancy,Jerry and my personal favorite Jerry

#21264 11 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

I bet he’s getting tired of all the winning!Poor ole Nancy,Jerry and my personal favorite Jerry

Were "Nancy, Jerry, and your personal favorite Jerry" caught on tape goofing off during the Super Bowl national anthem? If not, what do they have to do with the NFL thread? And if so, post some video already!

In case you're not following along, I'm personally not too worried about Jay-Z sitting during the anthem, or POTUS directing the symphony and waiving to his friends. It was only brought up in this thread in the first place because some folks (including you!) went off the deep-end about one of these cases, but not the other. Which is objectively funny.

#21266 11 months ago

Sanchez indeed! How the hell did he make it onto that list?!?

#21267 11 months ago

We had the discussion of color guys. I think Cutler would be fantastic.

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#21268 11 months ago
Quoted from Deaconblooze:

We had the discussion of color guys. I think Cutler would be fantastic.

Never really heard him speak other than interviews but he certainly will have the knowledge so he could be very good like Romo.

#21269 11 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Well it's a lot easier if you're a legendary defensive mind. I don't think its something just anyone can pull off.

I agree, few if any can be effective in this scenario. A HC has to be able to watch the flow of play on both sides of the ball during game play so he can evaluate whats working and whats not, then address adjustments with his staff. When the HC is acting as DC also it means he has far less focus not only on the offense when on the field (as he will be occupied with talking over the last series with his defense), but with the entire game. I just don't think it is a great choice for an HC to make unless even if as Law says the HC is a stand out on either side of the ball.

#21270 11 months ago

This XFL was more interesting when it was all pyrotechnics and strippers

#21271 11 months ago

I guess that could be said for just about anything

#21272 11 months ago

Hey I dont know about you guys but I thought the first XFL game was awesome! That was just as good as a NFL game if you ask me, I love it!

#21273 11 months ago

Go DC Defenders!!

I had the game on while working in the shop.

The rules changes are kind of interesting, I feel like they were created in part
to mask the sub par product on the field. Clock stops every play during 2 minute drives, taking a heap of pressure off offensive players. Everything is faster, so maybe you don’t have much time to think about the easy catch the nobody WR just dropped. No kicks for extra points so less opportunities for these scrubs kickers to miss kicks.

The most interesting thing was the embracing of gambling. Lines are displayed the entire game, and announcers talk about gambling reprocussions almost every play of the 3rd and 4th quarters. I guess it’s smart, get the degenerate gamblers Hooked you may have something.

The weirdest gimmick is the live mic on the coaches. Like...uhh...what’s to stop someone from the other team from watching the game and sending calls to the D?

Silliest gimmick is interviewing players 10 seconds after they make a play. Breathless players trying to answer dumb questions isn’t exactly riveting.

#21274 11 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

The weirdest gimmick is the live mic on the coaches. Like...uhh...what’s to stop someone from the other team from watching the game and sending calls to the D?

Because the TV broadcast is on a delay. This is damn good football and there's no reason people shouldn't support this league. I am loving it!

#21275 11 months ago

I will damn sure watch it till the NFL comes back. So long as these games are entertaining I'm in.

#21276 11 months ago

I watched most of the first game too and thought it was alright. The first half was pretty sloppy and boring, but I don't think that they played any kind of preseason. Second half was much better. Some of the rule changes are weird, but I like that they mixed it up a bit. I'm not going to judge it after just one game, but I'll definitely watch next Saturday's game.

#21277 11 months ago

I only watched the first half but the atmosphere kind of felt like a div. 2 college game. Still I didn't hate it.

And I actually really liked listening to the coordinators call in the plays, and the commentary guys translating what they meant before the snap (which was dubious). Hope it makes it thru the season!

#21278 11 months ago

There are games on tomorrow, too

#21279 11 months ago

I'll try to catch some tomorrow

#21280 11 months ago

Hope todays games are good ones, yesterday was pretty entertaining in my opinion. Tampa Bay Vipers/New York Guardians is up first, followed by St. Louis BattleHawks/Dallas Renegades.

#21281 11 months ago

That Houston/LA game was fun to watch. I like the kickoff rules and really like the extra point rules...

#21282 11 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

Hope todays games are good ones, yesterday was pretty entertaining in my opinion. Tampa Bay Vipers/New York Guardians is up first, followed by St. Louis BattleHawks/Dallas Renegades.

Cant wait until we get the Cincinnati Jungle Cats!!

#21283 11 months ago
Quoted from Jodester:

That Houston/LA game was fun to watch. I like the kickoff rules and really like the extra point rules...

I like that too but I don't like how much the clock gets stopped.

#21284 11 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

I like that too but I don't like how much the clock gets stopped.

The first game yesterday took almost 3 1/2 hours, like you said too much clock stoppage

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#21285 11 months ago
Quoted from Jaybird815:

The first game yesterday took almost 3 1/2 hours, like you said too much clock stoppage

Right weren’t they selling this as “faster?”

Like I said before, expecting these scrubs to be able to pull off exciting, efficient two minute drives with normal nfl rules is fantasy. These clock changes are designed to cover that up, not speed up the game. It worked too. DC scored a field goal with like 20 “seconds” and no time out on the clock.

#21286 11 months ago

Looks like another woman may be hired as a full-time assistant NFL coach.

Just interested in Hearing how much you guys hate this and why:

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28661698/sources-redskins-working-hire-jennifer-king-nfl-first-african-american-female-full-assistant-coach

#21287 11 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Looks like another woman may be hired as a full-time assistant NFL coach.
Just interested in Hearing how much you guys hate this and why:
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28661698/sources-redskins-working-hire-jennifer-king-nfl-first-african-american-female-full-assistant-coach

Trouble maker

#21288 11 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Looks like another woman may be hired as a full-time assistant NFL coach.
Just interested in Hearing how much you guys hate this and why:

Should be fine as long as she's not bla....oh boy I just read it.

#21289 11 months ago

I've got no problem with them coaching, it'll really comes down to the players themselves if it works out or not.

#21290 11 months ago

Who said the XFL isn't like the NFL, the Vipers just had a player thrown out for punching another player, sounds pretty NFLish to me I kid I kid

#21291 11 months ago

Ah I see now the Vipers DC is none other than Jerry Glanville formally of the Houston Oilers. Remember him and his antics well, he was not well liked in the league for a lot of his career.

#21292 11 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

Ah I see now the Vipers DC is none other than Jerry Glanville formally of the Houston Oilers. Remember him and his antics well, he was not well liked in the league for a lot of his career.

Jerry couldn’t even get a HC job in the Xfl!?

Jesus!

#21293 11 months ago

Trestman still struggles with basic math, I see

#21294 11 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

I've got no problem with them coaching, it'll really comes down to the players themselves if it works out or not.

I dont have a problem with it either. I think it's stupid as F but I dont have a problem with it.

#21295 11 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

Ah I see now the Vipers DC is none other than Jerry Glanville formally of the Houston Oilers. Remember him and his antics well, he was not well liked in the league for a lot of his career.

The guy that famously ran Favre out of ATL. Probably not the best decision.

#21296 11 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

Ah I see now the Vipers DC is none other than Jerry Glanville formally of the Houston Oilers. Remember him and his antics well, he was not well liked in the league for a lot of his career.

I LOVE Jerry Glanville! Hes my kind of coach.

#21297 11 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

I LOVE Jerry Glanville! Hes my kind of coach.

I bet you do

#21298 11 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

I bet you do

I do seriously lol. I like guys like him and Buddy Ryan that get their players fired up and send them head hunting!

#21299 11 months ago

Watched some today and it wasn't the worst thing I've ever watched, but the announcing was pretty bad. Uff Greg Olsen.

#21300 11 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Watched some today and it wasn't the worst thing I've ever watched, but the announcing was pretty bad. Uff Greg Olsen.

Yeah it definitely had a different feel to what we’re used to seeing, especially from the commentary side. Gameplay is not bad, similar to college. Lots of bombs being thrown. But the one thing I can’t get over, it seems like nobody can make a tackle to save their life. Guys are just bouncing off defenders left and right and gaining many extra yards on every play.

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