Wild Card Weekend Game Thread

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I think it's the play calling. Otherwise I don't understand what's going on.

The run game is working, and GB is running a lot of screens and quick curl routes. Did they just go vanilla the last few games of the regular season???
Well this is maybe their 10th or 11th toughest matchup this season. That helps.
 

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The ball almost hit his hands and he had no decent jump. Uncatchable needs to be very clear.
 

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The ball almost hit his hands and he had no decent jump. Uncatchable needs to be very clear.
Yes, but it was a marginal call anyway. And the receiver had stepped out of bounds before the ball was touched.
 

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If you interfere with a player, begging for uncatchable is lame. You assume these guys can sometimes make amazing plays. I got no problem with that call. Unless it's a throw away, I don't even really understand why the uncatchable rule exists.
 

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The ball almost hit his hands and he had no decent jump. Uncatchable needs to be very clear.
"No 7 foot Boston Celtic could have caught it". That's the definition. Actually, that's one of my favorite Bill Walsh quotes, post game, when the 49ers lost a game and that was his way of describing what he thought was a bad DPI call. Parish or Walton?
 

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"No 7 foot Boston Celtic could have caught it". That's the definition. Actually, that's one of my favorite Bill Walsh quotes, post game, when the 49ers lost a game and that was his way of describing what he thought was a bad DPI call. Parish or Walton?
Wherever it was I can guarantee Greg Kite would not have caught it.
 

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I mean, he is awesome , but this year he hasn't been all that great
He hasn't had Brady's stats this year because he hasn't had Gronk, Edelman, and Belichick.

Can we get BB under some truth serum and ask him?
Seriously. Can you imagine how good GB's offense would be if they had Belichick as a coach instead of McCarthy?

Rodgers does most things that Brady can do (quick throws, reading defenses, making hot reads) plus throws a slightly better long ball and runs about twice as fast. Brady might be better at getting on the same page as guys like Edelman and running unstoppable option routes.

Brady and Rodgers are both excellent at showing bad body language after their crappy OL allows them to get pummeled.


Edit: I mean, they're both good, no question. But quoting ANY/A to say Rodgers declined this year is the height of lunacy.
 

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The NFC bracket looks pretty exciting. Three close to complete teams and one with a good team with a great QB. Whichever team emerges really will need to earn it.
 

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Why does Kirk Cousins get sacked on 4th and goal while down two scores on back to back drives with very little time left.

This is on top of his spike of the ball at halftime last week. Terrible decision making.
 

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He hasn't had Brady's stats this year because he hasn't had Gronk, Edelman, and Belichick.



Seriously. Can you imagine how good GB's offense would be if they had Belichick as a coach instead of McCarthy?

Rodgers does most things that Brady can do (quick throws, reading defenses, making hot reads) plus throws a slightly better long ball and runs about twice as fast. Brady might be better at getting on the same page as guys like Edelman and running unstoppable option routes.

Brady and Rodgers are both excellent at showing bad body language after their crappy OL allows them to get pummeled.


Edit: I mean, they're both good, no question. But quoting ANY/A to say Rodgers declined this year is the height of lunacy.
What leads you to believe Belichick's offensive system would suit Rodgers better than McCarthy's? You know, the dude who helped develop him from a backup the Packers weren't even sure was ready to take the reins, to Super Bowl winner and two-time MVP.

Belichick isn't necessarily better than every other coach at every single facet of the game. His system wouldn't magically make every other non-Patriot improve once inserted in it.
 

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I think after watching 16+ pats games and perhaps 4 packers game a year for the last few years is that Brady has far less poor games than Rodgers, almost always keeping his team in the game. If I have some time I'll try to get some stats together to back this claim up.
 

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Alex Van Pelt has filled out.

Rodderick: point taken that different QBs work in different systems. Under Belichick and Brady, the Pats have run a varied offense that depends on accuracy and reads from the QB. My opinion is that McCarthy doesn't do as good a job with varying schemes, and that meanwhile Rodgers has the accuracy, fast release, and defense reading ability to be successful in the Pats' offense. We'll never really know.

As said above it would be interesting to hear Belichick's true deep down opinion.
 

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Why does Kirk Cousins get sacked on 4th and goal while down two scores on back to back drives with very little time left.

This is on top of his spike of the ball at halftime last week. Terrible decision making.
Sacked again. I don't understand it. It's almost like he would rather take the sack then get intercepted.
 

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Why does Kirk Cousins get sacked on 4th and goal while down two scores on back to back drives with very little time left.
Same reason he holds the ball on the Hail Mary -- Nobody was open. Game managers know that turnovers would kill the drive.