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Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by longislandcuse, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. SWC75

    SWC75 Bored Historian

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    Ugh. Atlanta who has never won, blows a 28-3 lead and the Patriots win #5. Dwight Freeney doesn't get another ring.

    It was like watching your snowman melt. :(
     
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  2. MiniCuse

    MiniCuse All Conference

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  3. NineOneSeven

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    Matt Ryan taking a sack on that drive was one of the worst plays ever given the situation.

    Unbelievably bad. That should be a run 12 times out of 10. Your kicker is one of the best in the entire league and you don't give him a chance. It's terrible.
     
  4. MiniCuse

    MiniCuse All Conference

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  5. Cowtown

    Cowtown Resident Frostback Interface

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    I'm losing interest in the NFL.
     
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  6. djcon57

    djcon57 All American

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    Called it dead on!!!!

    Errrrrr


    Well I'll still take the money
     
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  7. Alsacs

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  8. CousCuse

    CousCuse Coach Mac Forever

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    That's some petty good twisted Dr. Gonzo right there.
     
  9. CousCuse

    CousCuse Coach Mac Forever

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    A real headline, " Wonderboy offensive savant Kyle Shanahan BLOWS Superbowl victory for Falcons".
     
  10. SWC75

    SWC75 Bored Historian

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    My overnight thought.

    A team that had never won loses to a team going for it's fifth championship.



    THAT'S why it hurt so much...
     
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  11. Cusefan0307

    Cusefan0307 2017 Iggy Winner

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    Who can beat the Patriots next year? Someone in the AFC needs to step up.
     
  12. Alsacs

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    This would be similar if SU had a 15 point halftime lead in 1987 and then ballooned the lead to 20 points with 10 minutes and left then melted down.
     
  13. Alsacs

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    Raiders or Broncos are the only two I could see. Honestly only Denver at Mile High scares me.
     
  14. CousCuse

    CousCuse Coach Mac Forever

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    I think you know in your darkest fears that it is going to be Doug Marrone's Jacksonville Jaguars.
     
  15. Orangeman

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    Going to be difficult to beat the Patriots...they play extremely disciplined football.

    Just look at this Super Bowl...they committed one Offensive penalty, one Defensive penalty, and two innocuous Special Teams penalties (the "Leap" and the Onside Kick).

    Contrast that with the Falcons in this game, who just fell apart in the latter 36 mins of this game. In the first 24 mins, they were extremely disciplined. They battled for 24 mins and took a 14-0 lead, committing only the one Holding penalty on Special Teams which cost them 25 yards on their opening drive (10 yard line instead of 35 yard line).

    But after that 24 mins of disciplined play, they collapsed, and committed 8 penalties in the final 36 mins...that's a full-game rate of 13.3 penalties, and no team is going to win the Super Bowl committing 13.3 penalties, especially when 4 of them are Defensive Holding fouls on 3rd Down that keep drives alive and help contribute to a 40m/20m time of possession difference.

    And not just on Defense, they committed two Offensive Holding penalties when they were just inside FG range with the game in the balance (one was an obvious tackle by the Left Tackle).

    So the thing with beating the Patriots is not only are they good but they are exceptionally disciplined when they have to be, but also cause the opponents to lose their focus and commit penalties when they need them.

    I hope the Bills get a lot smarter, more compliant this off-season.
     
  16. DeGrozz

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    I hate Tom Brady... for the sole reason that if he had become a doctor, he'd probably have cured cancer by now.

    What an exciting way for what looked like a terrible game to end up.
     
  17. Trueblue25

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    12-4 Dolphins win the East next year.
     
  18. Alsacs

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    I think the Patriots D needs more credit than are getting. They shut down the best offense in the NFL.
    The Falcons offense scored 21 points and was 1 for 8 on 3rd down.
    The Pats D held Atlanta to 140 yards in the second half.
    Now Ryan was a moron for taking that sack late in the 4th Q but the Pats D made plays.
    Pats D was called frauds but they proved they were a pretty good D.
     
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  19. Alsacs

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    I like Adam Gaze but I don't see the Fins winning the East if Brady plays.
    Pats are getting Gronk back.
    Will be trading Jimmy G for a bundle.
    The Pats have 61 million in cap space with only two key Unrestricted FAs in Donta Hightower and Marty Bennett and only one Restricted FA in Malcolm Butler.
    They have cap space to add any FA they are interested in.
     
  20. longislandcuse

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    As a Bills fan, there is a a lot I don't like about the Patriots, but Tom Brady is not one of them.

    Greatest QB of all time.
     
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  21. Guinness

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    I cannot go that far. The league is so different now and teams are so watered down. He is the greatest QB of the modern, free agency era for sure.
     
  22. Alsacs

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    Aaron Rodgers is more physically gifted but Brady is just a machine of consistency and gets it done.
     
  23. Trueblue25

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    I am Terrified that the Pats will pick up a 3rd-5th round gem in AET and he'll turn into their next stud and be twice the threat Mitchell already is. Capture the upside they never got out of LaFell.

    But, if the Dolphins manage to resign Stills/cut Albert and keep Wake while drafting either Oj Howard or the stud Vandy LB I will have irrational confidence in our 2017 campaign.

    I'll channel my Texas bowl Cuse vs. Minny level of shi- talking.

    And of course Brady will win one for his other hand and I'll find some rocks to kick/wallow in shame.
     
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  24. Trueblue25

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    Brady's a cyborg, a marvel of modern health. The dude's actually improving in fitness it's incredible.
     
  25. bpo57

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    He will have a chance to prove himself and this year was certainly impressive. Prior to this year? Not so much. He was a disaster in DC.