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  1. I feel because they've had a down couple years people kinda forgot about the greatness of Aaron Rodgers. I haven't heard anyone talking about the Packers this offseason. It's all Eagles, Saints, Rams, Cowboys, Bears. I still can't count out Rodgers. He's the most physically gifted QB I've ever seen and I know this isn't close to the best group that's been around him, but we've seen him will teams to deep playoff runs before who were lacking in talent in key areas. Do you think the Packers have a resurgent year or do you think the days of Rodgers carrying the team to deep playoff runs is over?
  2. I know a lot of people don't want to change the current playoff format. Most of the people who want to keep it don't argue that they actually like the current rules, but more use a hard-lined stance to defend it, almost as if they are promoting some kind of agenda. Regardless of how you feel, as a fan of football I want the most entertaining games possible, so tell me what the downside would be with this playoff OT format, because I can't really find one. Overtime plays like a normal 4th quarter of a football game except it's 10 minutes instead of 15. The winner at the end of OT wins the game. If it's tied again at the end of overtime, you keep playing until someone wins. And that's it. Since it's the playoffs only format, there's much less concern about a long 4 OT playoff game distracting you from all the other action, since there's only 2 games on per day. In a worst-case scenario an early game would go to 4 OTs and you'd have to choose between watching the 2nd playoff game or watching OT... but even today with technology, many people can watch two games at once anyway. The only other potential downside I guess is all that extra time would tire players out for the following playoff game, but that seems to be really pushing it. Epic games get extended, you have the potential drama of teams mulling going for 2 instead of the extra point at the end of an OT period to prevent another OT period from occurring. It just means more football, more drama, everyone wins. I don't see how any football fan could dislike this format. So I'm throwing it out there to see if anyone can find a downside with this particular format.
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    Downside to this Playoff overtime format?

    I don’t know if the injury rate would increase by that much. I think people just assume that, but I’m not sure if studies were done it would show that in any kind of results. I mean, players can get hurt on any play.
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    Should teams be able to challenge penalties or non calls?

    Of course. As long as you don’t increase the amount of challenges I don’t see why anyone would have a problem with it. There’s no difference in challenging pass interference or challenging of the ball hit the ground in a catch fundamentally. It will take the same amount of time roughly. No one will even notice a difference. these are game changing plays, it should absolutely be a rule with how incompetent the officials are.
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    Downside to this Playoff overtime format?

    That’s what it felt,like you were getting at. Because you never framed it in a way of that you like the product better that way, at least that’s how it came off from reading the post. So just to specify.. say the Chiefs got the ball back and drove all the way down. Then pick your outcome. They score and win the game by going for 2. Or they turn the ball over in the red zone and the patriots win anyway. Your opinion would be that the game would have been more entertaining had the game just ended when the Patriots scored initially?
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    Downside to this Playoff overtime format?

    I get that, but again, I'm asking you for a minute to take the morality cap off and just answer from an entertainment POV. Don't you think from a pure entertainment/fun factor perspective, it would have been a more fun and entertaining game had the Chiefs gotten the ball back? Hell, they didn't even need to win. They could have driven back down to the red zone and Mahomes could throw an INT. Or they could have scored and went for 2 and not gotten it. But don't you think the game would have been more exciting that way? You wouldn't have been more entertained in that scenario?
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    Downside to this Playoff overtime format?

    When you say you "like it” do you mean from a fairness standpoint or entertainment standpoint. Because in scenario one you have the patriots drive down to the 35, kick a FG and win. Scenario two, say the Pats score a TD, Chiefs get the ball back, drive down, score a TD then go for 2 and win. from an entertainment standpoint I don’t see how anyone could think scenario one would be more fun to watch then scenario two. Scenario two would be talked about for ages. I just want the more fun product to watch as possible and I don’t think enough people are looking at it from an entertainment perspective. People are looking at it from some odd mortality angle it feels like. "If you don’t wanna lose via coin toss, then stop them!” And that’s all well and good, but it doesn’t make for a better product. i don’t think anyone would argue yesterday’s game would have been worse if the Chiefs got the ball back. None of you would have watched that game and went "man... the Chiefs getting the ball back here just ruined this game... and I was having a blast watching it, what a shame.”
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    Downside to this Playoff overtime format?

    Sudden death can be fun... in the right circumstance. But don’t you think the game would have been more entertaining if the Chiefs got the ball back? There were a million points scored in the 4th quarter and OT and for it to end just like that to me ruined the game. I wanted it to keep going. Part of the fun of sports is watching heavyweights lunch and counter punch and see who staggers first and no one was staggering so last night was like them "calling the fight” while two boxers are trading blows and no one has went down. It was a kick in the balls.
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    Downside to this Playoff overtime format?

    Good points, but also I think as the league favors offense more and more with rule changes and whatnot, it just becomes harder and harder for the team that loses the coin toss to win. And it will only get worse as they continue to add more rules and the refs toss flags around like candy. I believe in the last 8 playoff games, the team that won the coin toss won 7 of those times, and the only time they didn't was the Rams yesterday. So it's easy to say "stop them" when you have a league where no one plays defense anymore and the league doesn't want you to play defense.
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    Downside to this Playoff overtime format?

    Some teams build more toward one side of the ball and the Chiefs who decided to build their team offensively suffer when their best side of the ball doesn’t get to see the field. Literally, the best player on your team in Mahomes doesn’t get his turn to even the score. and yeah, the longer the game the more chances for injury, but in the grand scheme of things it’s a couple extra shortened quarters so you play 64+ in a season and maybe you play one or two more overall. It’s really not that big of a deal IMO. but at least admit from an entertainment perspective it would be more fun to watch that game continue last night.
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    Downside to this Playoff overtime format?

    I’m asking you to forget about the "deserving” part of it, that is entirely subjective. If the Chiefs got the ball back and scored and that insane game kept going, would you have not enjoyed watching it continue on?
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    Downside to this Playoff overtime format?

    Going by that logic, if it’s a team sport, shouldn’t the offense get to bail out the defense like the previous 4 quarters? but forget about the fairness arguments for a minute. Would you not have been more entertained yesterday if the Chiefs got the ball back and continued playing?
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    Downside to this Playoff overtime format?

    Do you want to keep it because you enjoy the current rules from an entertainment perspective? Because you think it’s fairest? Or both? also, what do you think of my idea in a vacuum? Do you think it’s fair and would be entertaining?
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    AFC Championship: Patriots @ Chiefs.

    Not really in this era and not to the level they have. Every single big cheating scandal of the last 15 years has all been them. Every single one. If another comes along, I will discredit them too. Lance Armstrong gets caught cheating and is stripped of all his Tour De Frances. Jon Jones gets caught doping and got stripped of his titles. The Patriots get caught cheating and it's "Bah... who cares! Brady da GOAT! Belichick da GOAT!" Because they want to drive that narrative, as it sells. Unfortunately, it's not fun and games for the competitors who compete against these cheaters, train practically all year round and have their hard work ruined because some losers knew they weren't good enough so they decided to play unfairly to get an edge. Imagine you were playing poker and lost at the final table because some dope was slipping cards without anyone noticing. The Eagles last year in Minnesota had to waste valuable time running fake walkthroughs out of fear that they were somehow gonna cheat and had some method of recording their walkthroughs. I mean... think about how bad someone's reputation for cheating has to be to even do such a thing. The Patriots are an abomination. A joke. I have zero respect for them at any level and for as long as I live no one remotely connected to that organization will ever be acknowledged by me at any capacity among the all-time greats. Not the organization, not Belichick, not Brady. No one. I will tell my kids about the great Niners teams and Steelers teams. I will tell my kids about Montana, Manning, Elway. I will tell them about Vince Lombardi, Bill Walsh. Not a peep about anyone connected to that organization.
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    AFC Championship: Patriots @ Chiefs.

    Yes. And yes.
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    AFC Championship: Patriots @ Chiefs.

    They cheated. Cheating never sets any standard. They’ve accomplished nothing legitimate and everything they’ve ever done is tainted.
  17. It’s an offensive league now. The Saints, Rams, Chiefs, Patriots are the last 4 teams and they are all among the 5 best offensive teams in the NFL. This Eagles team fought their asses off and I’m so proud of them, but despite the times this season where the defense let us down, like 3rd and long plays and even some 4th and longs, the offense was the biggest problem. And it was the biggest problem yet again yesterday. If you told me before the game we’d hold the Saints to 20 points, I’d have told you the Eagles winning was a lock, and we couldn’t score more than 14 points against a poor pass defense. It just wasn’t good enough this season, let them down so many times and it cost us dearly. Cost us HFA, made our journey to even make the playoffs excruciatingly difficult. It was BY FAR the biggest disappointment from this past season, considering how amazing our offense was the year before. I’d love to fix every problem in this team and make it perfect, but realistically, we need to prioritize fixing this offense. It was our backbone in 2017 and carried us to a Super Bowl, it let us down this season, and for us to get more Lombardi’s, we need to get it back to a juggernaut level again. Most of this offseason needs to be dedicated to getting this offense right, and not just personnel either. Coaches need to work with Wentz and get him back to that MVP level again. Can’t wait to see what the offseason has in store.
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    Are you rooting for Andy Reid now?

    Yes, he's a great coach, good guy, deserves a ring finally.
  19. You see head coaches being fired after only one or two seasons. That tells you either a) teams weren't strong enough in their convictions of hiring these guys in the first place or b) the initial hiring process wasn't good to begin with. If you conduct interviews and you choose one man to be your guy as your head coach, and you fire him after only one season, then how strong were you in that choice to begin with? And if you weren't strong in that choice, then why make it? Then you have a bunch of teams pursuing guys simply because they share "things in common" with other coaches of previous success. Like Sean McVay this year. Or teams sticking to trendy and/or arbitrary criteria. Like "he's young!" and "He's an offensive guy!" I'm completely convinced that when these organizations sit down with these candidates they have no idea what they're looking for. You see it so often with so many obviously awful hires around the league and how fast so many of them are fired. And then you have teams hiring guys simply because they can be puppets for the GMs or owners, which is another thing entirely.
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    Why don't we get games in VR?

    We will. Brought this up a couple years ago on here and said keep an eye out for it, it's going to happen.
  21. Every sport has "historic franchises" that just have that aura about them that make them different than other franchises to the sports world, whether we like it or not. Even when they aren't great teams, they never lose that aura and lure about them. The Steelers, the Packers, the Cowboys(I know), Lakers, Celtics, Yankees, Red Sox, etc. No matter how good or bad those teams are, those are always going to be teams in the minds of the sports world. Not all of them, but many of them you know they'll just find a way to get good again because the weight the name of that franchise carries will just attract great talent and coaches to it eventually. Though, as the Chicago Bulls have shown us, that is something hard to acquire. You can have a decade of incredible success and tons of championships... (or in the Patriots' case "championships") and still not get there. Once Jordan and Pippen left the Bulls, they just became another NBA team. They didn't have the lure the Lakers or Celtics had, players weren't beating down the doors to go play there, etc. Before Brady and Belichick got to the Patriots, they were just another NFL team. When they leave, have they done enough that they will still carry that lure and that notoriety that the historic NFL franchises have, or will they become just another NFL team again like they were before?
  22. I hope this juggernaut of a train keeps on moving. This guy is unstoppable, I wanna see how long this can last. Best news of January so far! Get out of his way, there's no stopping Marv
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    Marvin Lewis is BACK! 2 year extension with Bengals

    Owner Mike Brown is one of the latest #MeToo offenders and Marvin Lewis has the proof?
  24. When do you think the Cowboys will figure out this QBing thing isn't for Zack Prescott and convert him over to his natural position at RB?
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    Week 12: Chargers @ Cowboys (Thanksgiving)

    The Cowboys are gonna lose out, draft Rosen and move Jack Prescott to RB.