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post #2551 of 4980
I guess Bostick now has a better understanding of why the coaches had him in there to block, rather than try to field the onside kick.
post #2552 of 4980
Edelman, Gronk, LaFell, Vereen, Blount, Amendola, and Bolden.

If even half of those guys play great in the Super Bowl, I like the Pats' chances. They've played tough defenses this season and prevailed (Jets, Lions, Ravens come to mind) but there really is nothing like Seattle's beast of a D. Hoping for a great game.


We're on to Katy Perry!!
post #2553 of 4980
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

I guess Bostick now has a better understanding of why the coaches had him in there to block, rather than try to field the onside kick.

lol yeah. At this point I could give absolutely zero fucks about this lame Super Bowl. I dislike both of these teams plus my buddy plays for the Pack and I was rooting for him to be in his first championship. GB basically shit the bed.
post #2554 of 4980
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I guess Bostick now has a better understanding of why the coaches had him in there to block, rather than try to field the onside kick.

In his defense, it was a split second decision with the ball coming right at him. Had he ducked out of the way and Seattle recovered, we'd all be calling him a moron for getting out of the way of the ball. Plus, he's a tight end and not a lineman so you'd expect him to have some experience catching the ball.
post #2555 of 4980
I didn't see the game live, but I saw some of the gifs afterward. The real baldy[1].gif play is the two-point conversion. How do you let Seatlle complete a jump ball thrown across the field?
post #2556 of 4980
I really don't get people who say they are not excited by this match up. This will be an epic fight between one of GOAT offenses and GOAT defenses and might be one of the best SBs ever. Football is a sport not soap opera.
post #2557 of 4980
Like it's been called by many, it is already known as the Douche Bowl. Brady & Belichick vs. Sherman, Carroll, Lynch. Non-supporters see it as an Alien vs. Predator situation (whoever wins, we LOSE)
post #2558 of 4980
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

lol yeah. At this point I could give absolutely zero fucks about this lame Super Bowl. I dislike both of these teams plus my buddy plays for the Pack and I was rooting for him to be in his first championship. GB basically shit the bed.

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In his defense, it was a split second decision with the ball coming right at him. Had he ducked out of the way and Seattle recovered, we'd all be calling him a moron for getting out of the way of the ball. Plus, he's a tight end and not a lineman so you'd expect him to have some experience catching the ball.

I don't disagree with any of that. However, they mentioned on the broadcast that he was getting an earful from the special teams coach, and that makes a lot more sense now that we know he was supposed to be blocking. If you're going to freelance, you better damn sure make the play.

GB had to do a lot to lose that game, but that play stands out to me because it's when I personally switched from thinking "Packers are making this a little too interesting" to "goddamn, Seattle is gonna with this game".

One thing I thought was odd (that isn't seeming to get much press) was the GB DB sliding after the interception with ~5:00 left. I get wanting to protect the ball, but it didn't seem like anyone was near him. Would have been easy to gain a fair amount of yardage there. Of course, they were up two scores at the time.
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Like it's been called by many, it is already known as the Douche Bowl. Brady & Belichick vs. Sherman, Carroll, Lynch. Non-supporters see it as an Alien vs. Predator situation (whoever wins, we LOSE)

nod[1].gif Do a lot of people really hate Lynch, though?

Which reminds me (since Lynch had the cleat scandal this weekend) - how is it not a uniform violation for Brady to wear what appears to be leg warmers???
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post #2560 of 4980
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One thing I thought was odd (that isn't seeming to get much press) was the GB DB sliding after the interception with ~5:00 left. I get wanting to protect the ball, but it didn't seem like anyone was near him. Would have been easy to gain a fair amount of yardage there. Of course, they were up two scores at the time.

I think the idea was to protect the ball and could on a defense that for 55 minutes had forced 5 turnovers and allowed 7 points (and those 7 came on a fake FG that was really well executed). To blow the game in the final 5 minutes, GB needed to:

(1) Not be able to get a single first down;
(2) Play way worse on defense than they had played all game;
(3) Give up an onside kick; and
(4) Continue to play terrible defense

The odds of that happening without the benefit of hindsight were pretty low I'd think. Beyond the epic collapse in the final minutes, what did GB in was getting FGs instead of TDs and a rather anemic second half offensive performance that got them all of 3 points for the first 28 minutes of the half.
post #2561 of 4980
Also re: the GB Seattle game, as a NE fan this makes me feel slightly better about blowing a 15 point halftime lead in the 2006-07 AFC Championship against the Colts which was I think, until Sunday, the largest halftime deficit overcome in a conference championship game.
post #2562 of 4980
I'm sure the idea was to protect the ball....just didn't look like anyone was close to him. Anyway, will go down as one of the biggest collapses ever. I was hoping to have at least one team to root for in the Super Bowl.
post #2563 of 4980
Burnett, the guy who slid immediately after the interception, spoke about it yesterday when asked and was saying how Peppers was motioning him to get down (replays showed this to be the case). There is not a good angle -- at least that I have seen -- but it looks to me the guy had 5-8 yards max before he'd be tackled by couple linemen. Would it have made a difference? Probably. But I thought there were more grueling missteps in that game than that particular play.
post #2564 of 4980

I think it's being criticized more because that kind of move signals that a game is effectively over. Clearly, it was far from over at that point. 

post #2565 of 4980
One play that is legit not being talked about in the aftermath of the onside kick, 2 pt conversion, interception slide, etc. was one of the plays that preceded the fake field goal. It was 3rd and 20 and GB rushed 2 while having one spy Russell Wilson. Instead of making WIlson scramble, he completed that deep pass to Baldwin that set up Seattle's first points of the game.
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