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  1. I voted Tennessee, mostly because of their run this year, which was impressive. Vrabel seems like a good coach. I have doubts about their QB situation, whether Tannehill can get them over the top, though with that running game, he might not have to be great, just decent. Buffalo might be close, though again, I'm not sure Josh Allen is the guy to get them to the top, but otherwise they've put together a nice team. Atlanta has been there with that coach and QB, always a plus, if they can play some defense. They did surge in the second half of the season, so showed some promise. With a new coach, the Texans might, but I have little faith in O'Brien, as they often seem as though they're not prepared properly.
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    Your top 3 worst Super Bowls since 2000

    Not necessarily in order... Three worst: Giants vs Ravens - Giants had no chance vs that defense Denver vs Seattle - Broncos never recovered from that opening safety. Bears vs Colts - Dreary, ugly, depressing Dishonorable Mention: Seahawks vs Steelers - The one that felt fixed. It seemed like the league had an agenda, which was to make sure Bettis got the trophy in his hometown. Not saying that it was fixed, but it felt that way. I'll throw in the three best: Cardinals vs Steelers Pats vs Eagles Carolina vs Pats Honorable Mention: Pats (16-0) vs Giants
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    SUPER BOWL LIV: 49ers vs. Chiefs

    This loss was tough to take. I hate having a game pretty much won and then losing it. This is worse than SB 47, because in that game the Niners came back and fell just short. Luckily, they lost to KC (and not NE). It was great to have a SB that didn't include the Pats. When the score was 20-10, I had a feeling something would change. I thought back to Seattle vs NE, when Seattle led 24-14 in the 4th. It figures that Richard Sherman was involved in both games. One thing that I think gets overlooked by a lot of people is that KC's defensive line came up big when they had to. Sure, they allowed 6 yards per carry, but in overall play, I think they won the line of scrimmage most of the time, and totally did so in the 4th quarter.
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    Burfict

    Good riddance.
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    NFL Ties

    A tie can act as a tie-breaker. A weirdly convenient thing.
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    Your team can't win the next Super Bowl ...

    Here are a few possibilities for me: Vikings - I'd like to see them win one before the members of their 1970's teams pass on Dolphins - My kid's favorite team Lions - Just to end their futility Chiefs - Haven't even been there since SB IV, would be nice to see them win it 50 years later Browns - Same reason as the Lions, though I'm already sick of hearing about them, and I think they'd be unbearable if they made a run
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    Over rated Head Coaches ?

    During the NFLN A Football Life feature on Troy Aikman, I think Aikman might have been accurate when he said that Switzer didn't have the same drive as he did in college. He was an older man by the time he was hired in Dallas, and it was left up to the vets such as Aikman to reign the team in. He may be the number one example of an overrated (Pro) coach who won a Super Bowl.
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    Over rated Head Coaches ?

    Yeah, I'm not sure if I'm being too tough on him. In reality, the thread calls for coaches that are "Overrated" and McCafferty isn't well known and probably not even overrated.
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    Over rated Head Coaches ?

    Don Mcafferty - Colts coach in the Super Bowl winning year of 1970, when they beat Dallas in SB V. Basically took over a Colts team that was pretty much the same one that lost SB III. George Seifert - Niners coach that won SB SB 24 vs Denver (with Bill Walsh's team) 29 vs San Diego, later was a disaster in Carolina. Good defensive Coordinator though. Might argue that I'm being a little harsh here. Barry Switzer - Took Jimmy Johnson's Cowboys to one more SB win in SB 30, but that team won mainly on the talent left over from Johnson's drafts.
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    2019 CLUB PLAYING RULES PROPOSALS

    I like the KC Proposal, especially for Post Season games - each team gets a possession in OT. Get rid of OT in Preseason. No OT Coin Toss, though with each team getting a possession, the Toss wouldn't mean as much as it does now anyway. I'd like to get rid of the OT Coin Toss and any Coin Toss considerations and give the choice to the Home Team.
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    2019 CLUB PLAYING RULES PROPOSALS

    "Weak" is being kind...horrible call.
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    Kliff Kingsbury to Give Cardinals' Players Cellphone Breaks

    I can just picture the Cardinals' halftime locker room. Second Half adjustments? Oh, sorry, the guys were on their cellphones.
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    Pass interference OPI and DPI can now be challenged...

    This is the problem. The non-call on the facemask play changed the likely sequence of events, and effectively altered, to borrow from Star Trek or Marvel, the "timeline". Had the Rams scored via TD (a facemask call would have given them a first and goal) instead of a via FG, it changes the situation, with the Saints trailing instead of tied when they get the ball. I would say that their play calling on the drive might well have changed - though I will admit that Peyton's pass call on the interference play was a gamble and he wasn't playing things close to the vest, so maybe he does call that same play. But would the Saints have approached the drive in the same way had they trailed by 4 instead of being tied at 20? Football, and every sport for that matter, is a game of chain-reactions based on prior events. Very few games are actually decided by a single play. I'm not ready to say that the new rule won't work, but it seems to me to be opening a can of worms insofar as it needs to be very specific and very contained, otherwise, it will create more problems than it solves.
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    All Time Winning Percentages for All Teams.

    Indeed, from their inception in 1946 through to the late 1950's, the Browns were an elite team. Even when they merged into the NFL in 1950, they appeared regularly in championship games throughout the decade. They contended during the 60's, winning the NFL title in 1964 and were a regular in the playoffs. In the 70's and 80's they were still a contender, losing three AFC Championships to Denver.
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    Rams chances of contending in 2019

    Interesting breakdown by the OP. We all have seen the pattern in recent years - NFC teams that lose the Super Bowl don't seem to be able to get back. Also, I do agree with some of the comments to the effect that the Rams have been exposed on offense. It reminds me of how New Orleans was exposed by Dallas - after that Cowboys 13-10 win over the Saints, New Orleans' offense, which had been rolling, suddenly seemed quite limited. The key to beating the Rams was an up the middle pass rush and of course good coverage by the Pats 5 man deployment in the secondary. When he did have guys open, Goff delivered his passes far too late. Fans have to remember something about young QB's like Goff and some of the others who look so promising - learning to read defenses isn't an easy thing. Guys like Goff, Watson, Mayfield, etc. come into the league and yes, they can play. But do they really know how to read defenses that early in their career? maybe when they're comfortable in the pocket - that makes all the difference. When the pressure was on, and the running game was sputtering, Goff crumbled, and I suspect most young QB's would have crumbled too. Then again, even experienced QB's often crumble when they have little protection and run support. Remember what Denver did to Brady in the AFC Championship Game following the 2015 season?