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Discussion in 'Blinded by the Lombardis: Patriots Forum' started by dcmissle, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. dcmissle

    dcmissle Deflatigator Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Here’s a link to another column by a different Tom, which makes the same points in a different way and likewise would blister the paint off your car —

     
  2. InstaFace

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    I can smell the burn from that one all the way up here. Yikes.

    One of the biggest problems with the reflexive negativity and cynicism of the Boston sports media is that they lose the credibility and moral standing to pull off being this savage, ever. Not that the local sports teams have given them too many causes to do so of late, but it's a stark difference.
     
  3. dcmissle

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    Boston and Washington should trade sports media. The Wizards are providing Steve A. Smith with signature rants that will earn him entry into some hall of fame. The Nationals are as political as the Red Sox were under Harrington and Duquette. And for 20 years the Redskins have been prevaricators, poseurs and politicians — and good at none of it.

    I wouldn’t have made the claim, but if you wanted to, there was only one way to do it. The guy who called the shot, Bruce Allen, should have announced the claim to the press and explained it honestly. *We had a first round grade on this guy and we wanted to jump the queue when the day comes that he can play again* Period. Instead, they send out a press release over the name of the director of personnel, whose name was misspelled. This iconic player in team history, Doug Williams, then lets it slip on his radio segment that the alleged misdeeds were “small potatoes”, undoubtedly reflecting the views of Bruce Allen. Then they lie about vetting this with the players, notably the Alabama players, who honestly said they were not consulted. “Above our pay grade.” They also expose their head coach to withering questioning days in advance of a crucial game.

    CHB would flourish here, and wouldn’t have to work at it.
     
    #1103 dcmissle, Nov 30, 2018
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  4. InstaFace

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    are you seriously proposing trading us the likes of Tom Boswell for the likes of CHB? That's like the Tatum-Fultz trade.
     
  5. dcmissle

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    I’m saying the strengths of both are wasted where they are stationed. Boston has long deserved an elite wine critic like Boswell. Washington needs a wise ass reviewer of fast food joints.
     
  6. Ale Xander

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    McCarthy fired. Sorry no link
     
  7. soxhop411

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    Rivers is expecting his 9th child...


    *inset sports joke here
     
  8. bigq

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    Prolific procreator.
     
  9. singaporesoxfan

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  10. Marciano490

    Marciano490 Urological Expert SoSH Member

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    That couple needs a better prevent defense.
     
  11. RedOctober3829

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    They need Harmon playing deep safety.
     
  12. singaporesoxfan

    singaporesoxfan Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Good ol' Durex Harmon
     
  13. Doug Beerabelli

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    He's always had a high completion rate on his pass attempts
     
  14. Ale Xander

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    CF Rivers
    SS Rivers
    1B Rivers
    RF Rivers
    LF Rivers
    3B Rivers
    C Rivers
    2B Rivers
    P Rivers

    Manager Mr. Rivers
    GM Ms. Rivers
     
  15. RedOctober3829

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    Carolina has fired a few defensive coaches including DL coach Brady Hoke and CBs coach Jeff Imamura.

     
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  18. Deathofthebambino

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    Not sure if it's being talked about elsewhere, but the NFL has once again taken down the Annual Least Self-Aware Organization in America award.

    Some might remember that on Thanksgiving Day, Ezekiel Elliott scored a touchdown and for his celebration, he took out $21 and dropped in the giant Salvation Army kettle that was in the end zone. A bunch of us joked in the game thread at the time that he would probably get fined for "using a prop."

    Well, he did. $13,000 an change to be exact. Zeke responded to it today:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...t-happy/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.fb064f2d59c0

    The people that run the NFL need to be removed, and shot into outer space. They just don't seem to live in the same reality the rest of us do.
     
  19. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    I keep thinking I can’t be surprised at how gone deaf they are. Then they one up themselves.
     
  20. ( . ) ( . ) and (_!_)

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    It's so easily avoided. $13k is chump change to the NFL.
    They easily could have said.... We are fining him because the rules are the rules and we need to respect that. However, his actions were well intended during this holiday season so in addition to fining him $13K we will be making a $13K contribution to the Salvation Army.

    That would have saved face, been logical and would not have been hard to do.
     
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  21. Vinho Tinto

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    Never underestimate how tight the fists of the people running the league are.
     
  22. SMU_Sox

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    #Letthekidsplay Seriously, let the kids fucking play.

    Sincerely,

    Everyone
     
  23. DanoooME

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    Buffalo cut Travis Benjamin and Andre Holmes; Holmes was claimed by the Broncos (to replace IR'ed Emmanuel Sanders), Benjamin is now a free agent.
     
  24. Kliq

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    Kelvin Benjamin; I believe Travis plays for the Chargers.
     
  25. johnmd20

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    It's kind of amazing how both Benjamin's have never really panned out, no matter where they have played.
     
  26. Kliq

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    I didn't even know they were related. Kelvin has been a huge bust, but Travis I'd say has done alright for a fourth round, speed/return guy.
     
  27. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    They aren't related.
     
  28. NDame616

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    Ok mobile and suck at the internet but a lot of tweets and such talking about Alex Smith battling tons of infections and complications from his surgery. Has had several surgeries since. His career may be in jeopardy.
     
  29. Kliq

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    So I didn't think they were, but the way your post was worded I thought you were implying they were. Then when I was glimpsing at their stats I noticed they were both from Belle Grade, Florida. Weird.
     
  30. johnmd20

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    It is a weird story, they are from a small town, they aren't related, but they have the same last name and the ability to drop a lot of passes.
     
  31. BigSoxFan

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    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...ex-smith-dealing-infection-multiple-surgeries

    Sounds pretty ominous. Stuff like this is exactly why Le'Veon is doing what he's doing. Good thing for Smith is that he had $50M+ of his salary guaranteed.
     
  32. Over Guapo Grande

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    So, sometimes it isn’t always about them.
     
  33. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

    DeJesus Built My Hotrod Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Grade A messageboarding here folks.
     
  34. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    :fonz:
     
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  37. Deathofthebambino

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    One of the more deserving firings this year, IMO. The man just does not understand how to use a running game. The Vikings have the 3rd most passing attempts, and 2nd least rushing attempts in the NFL. And it's not like they were terrible running the ball. They averaged 4.1ypc, which is low, but it's brought down by the fact that Kirk Cousins has 15% of their rushing attempts and he's averaging 2.9ypc. Obviously, with Diggs and Theilen, they should primarily be throwing the ball, but 274 rushing attempts vs. 524 passing attempts is ludicrously unbalanced.
     
  38. kenneycb

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    Did he interview for a Jets position or something?
     
  39. DanoooME

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    And here's the other problem with their running game:

    Lavtavius Murray - 114 carries
    Dalvin Cook - 87 carries
     
  40. kenneycb

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    That’s a bit disingenuous. Cook has been hurt most of the season. Still not getting enough carries but there’s a legit reason for the discrepancy between the two.
     
  41. jmm57

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...tronger/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.91c82f97303a

    Guice also required 3 additional procedures for infection after his ACL surgery. Something in the water in DC?

    Roto world blurb:
    Derrius Guice - RB - Redskins
    An infection in Derrius Guice's torn ACL required three additional knee surgeries and brings his 2019 availability into question.

    Guice tore his ACL last preseason and should've made a smooth recovery, but the infection severely complicated his rehab. The infection lasted two months after Guice's ACL tear, "prompting seven weeks of heavy rounds of antibiotics through a catheter in his arm." Guice admitted there is "no specific timeline" for his return. This is especially unfortunate news after Alex Smith's complicated broken-leg surgery put Smith's NFL future into doubt
     
  42. Marciano490

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    Damn. Sounds like a Stephen King novel. Disrespect for indigenous people leads to mystery ailments and suffering.
     
  43. Cellar-Door

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    This is a nice thread..

    Generally the takeaway is... The Vikings run game is trash and they should actually throw more early in games and in close games.
     
  44. Deathofthebambino

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    I don't know who Warren Sharp is, but I'm glad a bunch of folks came in there to beat him down. I mean, when I read this:

    Against SEA last night, Cousins had a 100% success rate in the first half when passing to WRs or TEs on early downs. Yet Zim wanted to be run heavy so that's what the OC called.
    On early downs in the 1H: •
    9 RB runs: 33% success, 4.3 YPC •
    3 WR/TE passes: 100% success, 10.3 YPA


    It makes my head spin. 3 passes? And he's touting that as a 100% success rate, as if it has any predictive value? What?
    The entire thread is based on the premise that because they are 1-5 in games in which they go run heavy in the 1st quarter, it means they should run less? He doesn't even mention the 5 losses were against New Orleans, New England, Rams, Bears and Seattle? Umm yea, you're probably going to lose to good teams when you're not that good. If he wants to blame those losses on running the ball 45% of the time on early downs in the 1st quarter, so be it, but I don't see the causation there. The Vikings were running all over the Patriots early in the game, and they just stopped running. I talked about in the game thread at the time. The Pats defense was basically giving them the run, and not allowing them to beat the defense with Diggs and Thielen, but Flip has no patience, and he's incapable of sticking with the run, even if it's working.

    I will grant that their offensive line had some issues this year, and Latavius Murray is not a good back (I refer to him as LeGarrette Blount 2.0, Mr. Minimum), but Dalvin Cook is electrifying and he's been healthy for a few weeks now. They need to work him into the offense, and yet, almost every time it's an obvious running down like third and short or goal line, here comes Murray, waddling in from the sideline, so he can get stuffed by the first defender that gets through. That's why they struggle on obvious running downs, because they're using the wrong guy, or when they use the right guy, they try to run out of shotgun or call a slow developing stretch run to the outside that takes too long in short yardage situations.

    Anyway, I've watched a ton of Vikings football this year. I'm very, very curious to see how this change affects their approach going forward.
     
  45. Deathofthebambino

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    So, 2 drives in today after firing their OC.

    Dalvin Cook has 5 carries for 61 yards and his first rushing td of the year, plus 1 catch for 27 yards. They've marched down the field twice, and lead Miami 14-0.

    Like I said, one of the more deserving firings of the year. If it happened sooner, the Vikings might actually have a shot at the playoffs.
     
  46. shawnrbu

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    The Vikings are the 6th seed heading into today.
     
  47. Deathofthebambino

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    Had no idea. Figured they'd already blown their chances.
     
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    According to multiple reports, the Raiders might be playing next year in AT&T Park in San Fransisco.
     

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