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post #2836 of 5305
ESPN is saying that Vegas has named Seattle as the pre season favorite to win next year's SB.

I don't see it.
post #2837 of 5305
But who will they lose next year? AFAIK the only star they might lose is bobby Wagner. Admittedly, I haven't really delved in to it much yet.

Day 2 sucks.
post #2838 of 5305
Anyone check in on TokyoSlim to make sure he's okay?
post #2839 of 5305
^ Yeah. I figure they might structure his deal to result in lower cap hits for the next couple years to provide the best chance of keeping as much of this team together as possible, though. Still a game changer, but I'm not sure the hit is $20 million right away. Of course that also means they'll have a cap hit of $25 million in some future years if they delay the day of reckoning and don't modify the contract further after a couple seasons.
post #2840 of 5305
I think Bobby is under contract for 1 more season under his rookie wages and then Seattle could always FT him since the FT amount for inside linebackers probably isn't that high.
post #2841 of 5305
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

It came out after the game that the Pats practiced defending that exact play in the lead-up to the Super Bowl. Butler got beaten on the play in practice and Belichick pulled him aside and told him not to let it happen again. Unless you think that the Pats are making the story up? Based on how decisively Browner jammed Kearse at the line, preventing him from screening Butler and leaving Butler a straight line to Lockette, I'm inclined to think that the Pats defense recognized the playcall from the formation.

This. Sure Butler made a hell of a play to intercept, but the Patriots clearly had that scheme on lock down.
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

Watching the final two minutes again, it just seemed to me that as the seconds were winding down, the Seahawks were taking too long and/or didn't have plays set up for Wilson to make an attempt to score. Seriously, the look of befuddlement on the Seattle sideline was there. All while the clock was ticking. See: after the Kearse circus catch and Lynch's rush

This. That clock management was turrble. Instead of waiting to see if the Pats were going to take a TO they should have taken one themselves or started running plays.
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Conservative and boring are pretty normative terms in context - "safe" might be an alternative. And whether the "conservative and boring" choice is appropriate or misguided depends largely on circumstances, risk/reward, etc. While it's certainly true in play-calling there's always a balance between safety (perceived or actual) and predictability, there are times when the relative risks and rewards clearly tip the scales of good judgment in a particular direction.

Yes, the Patriots were expecting a run. But Seattle had three chances to pound it in from the 1/2-yard with Faulk and/or a Wilson sneak. The odds of success, even with the Patriots expecting it, are pretty high. While a fumble is possible, the odds of a catastrophic turnover/mistake would have been far, far lower than on a quick pass into traffic.

I think the Seahawk play-callers may have let their egos and pride in their reputation for being "brave and inspired" impede their judgment. There's nothing "boring" about winning the Super Bowl.

This times a million. Regardless of what that pass would have been considered if it was complete, running the ball, especially with Lynch, would have just been the better way to go as far as I can see. I have heard all the explanations for why they passed it, but it felt to me like Carrol was just playing CYA for his coordinators, which was nice of him, but it was just the wrong call.
post #2842 of 5305
It's funny - I was watching the house at a game of some Seattle fans. There was a boy about 10 or so, who was very invested in the game. When Seattle lined up for that play, he said something about Russell passing the ball for a winning touchdown. I told him, with all of the gravity of my advanced years, "You stupid little ****. They'd never pass the ball in this situation. It wouldn't make any sense to take that risk."



I may or may not have really said that first part.
post #2843 of 5305
bill barnwell on grantland had a pretty good explanation about clock management. they were trying to waste time to prevent a last minute comeback by looking for a pass (and also keep the defense second guessing so marshawn would have an easier time on the third and fourth downs) but wilson saw an open play

butler was pretty far away too

post #2844 of 5305
Talks of Julian Edelman having a concussion after the Kam hit are making the rounds. Apparently, he was so out of it he was referring to Seahawks as the St. Louis Rams. Eff that



See ya in Disney World!
post #2845 of 5305
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

Talks of Julian Edelman having a concussion after the Kam hit are making the rounds. Apparently, he was so out of it he was referring to Seahawks as the St. Louis Rams. Eff that



See ya in Disney World!

Yea he got concussed but this is the NFL playoffs. Concussion protocol doesn't matter when there is no tomorrow. Russell Wilson got concussed against GB and Seattle didn't do the protocol. Same with Ben Roethlisberger against the Ravens.
post #2846 of 5305
This might be obvious Pats bias on my part but he didn't seem any worse for wear after the hit unlike Wilson and Ben who immediately threw interceptions after being "cleared". At least Edelman had the wherewithal to score the game winning TD.
post #2847 of 5305
When Wilson got concussed the sideline reporter said that he didn't undergo protocol because he wasn't concussed. My friends and I just had a wtf look on our faces. How can you determine he wasn't concussed when you don't even perform the protocol after taking a helmet to helmet hit from Thor?

At least NE probably asked Edelman "do you know who you're playing against?" When he responded "St. Louis!" doctors probably thought "that's good enough he's fine."
post #2848 of 5305
So Sapp was fired from NLFN today after he beat up some hookers in his hotel room last night. Sounds like the price wasn't right and he didn't want to pay...
post #2849 of 5305
Bo
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

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Sherman is like the ugly, fat girl whose daddy keeps telling her how pretty she is… and despite all evidence to the contrary, she believes it.

"I went to Stanford bitch… they told me I'm smart!"
Given that it was safe to assume Seattle was going to score, why didn't New England call a timeout though? Doesn't that seem weird?[/quotBill b was on some zen shit. Confused the Hawks with his Jedi mind tricks, let them hang themselves.
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So Sapp was fired from NLFN today after he beat up some hookers in his hotel room last night. Sounds like the price wasn't right and he didn't want to pay...

Pics of hookers?
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