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post #76 of 87
I think anyone dreaming of a Falcons-Patriots match-up needs to WAKE up. No way will Vick be able to scramble against the Eagles like he did the Rams with the heavy amount of snow predicted. If ATL gets out of the first quarter close, it will be a miracle. Steve, I do not blame you, I am thinking about doing something I have always said I would not do, bet against the Falcons. Smart bet, give the 4 1/2 to 5.
post #77 of 87
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My revised predictions: NE 24 Pittsburgh 14 Philadelphia 24 Atlanta 21 I've downgraded the Falcons a bit because of weather.
post #78 of 87
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My revised predictions: NE 24 Pittsburgh 14 Philadelphia 24 Atlanta 21 I've downgraded the Falcons a bit because of weather.
You picked the winners, but missed the winning margins by a few. Patriots looked absolutely dominant, following up on last week's drubbing of P. Manning & Co. (I was there to witness said travesty). Superior play calling & execution last week & today. Today, it's the 3 B's: Brady, Branch & Belichick (last week another B; Bruschi). Absolutely dominating. Steelers have nothing to be ashamed of, they were just outmanned, outcoached and outgunned. Just can't see Eagles having a chance against N.E. juggernaut. I welcome dissonant/ opposing views. Anyone...?
post #79 of 87
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I actually changed my mind on the Eagles game this morning and went down and got the eagles at -5 (at IP), glad I did that now. I took the over on the pats game (and won) and the Steelers for the second half (pats -3, I thought absolute no brainer on my part, because it was more or less garbage time with the pats up 3 TDs, although the pats scared me a bit in the second half, they would have covered if it wasn't for that last minute TD). Right now, I think the pats will win by more than a TD, but am waiting to hear a bit more info about TO before betting at -6.5 because I think that line will narrow a bit heading into the SB once more info comes out on Owens, and because I have a lot of exposure on both teams right now (payoffs worth $5500 on the Pats and $5000 on the Eagles with $3100 invested) I may be interested in the under (48) but that is kinda a trap because Super Bowls are almost always high scoring.
post #80 of 87
Even with TO (and who knows how effective he's going to be IF he plays), I just don't see the Eagles scoring enough points to beat NE. koji
post #81 of 87
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A NFL personnel director said that given 2 weeks, Bill Belichick could beat Genghis Khan and the Mongol Hordes...
post #82 of 87
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A NFL personnel director said that given 2 weeks, Bill Belichick could beat Genghis Khan and the Mongol Hordes...
Yes, Belichick is a great coach, but I'd still take Jimmy Johnson's early 90s Cowboys (the version with Jay Novacek, Alvin Harper, and Deion) over Belichick's Pats in a hypothetical matchup. Would be a great game, though.
post #83 of 87
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First of all, those cowboys were not in the salary cap era, if Belichick didn't have that restriction, he could field a better team, also, while the Cowboys were better on paper, I'd take the pats any day on the field.
post #84 of 87
I am thouroughly convinced that Belichick is the smartest man to ever coach professional football. Hell, he may be the smartest man alive. If they win another superbowl, and I were George W. Bush, I'd put the man in charge of the war.
post #85 of 87
I'm hesitant to call any coach a genius. Super bowl champions by year / head coach 2005 TBD 2004 Patriots/Belichick 2003 Buccaneers/Gruden 2002 Patriots/Belichick 2001 Ravens/Billick 2000 Rams/Vermeil 1999 Broncos/Shanahan 1998 Broncos/Shanahan 1997 Packers/Holmgren 1996 Cowboys/Switzer 1995 49ers/Seifert 1994 Cowboys/Johnson 1993 Cowboys/Johnson 1992 Redskins/Gibbs 1991 Giants/Parcells 1990 49ers/Seifert 1989 49ers/Walsh 1988 Giants/Parcells 1987 Redskins/Gibbs 1986 Bears/Ditka 1985 49ers/Walsh 1984 Raiders/Flores 1983 Redskins/Gibbs 1982 49ers/Walsh Gruden's Buccaneers won a Super Bowl in his first season in Tampa Bay, but the Buccaneers have missed the playoffs the past two seasons. Belichick didn't fare that well in Cleveland. Billick's teams have made it to the playoffs two of four seasons after the Ravens' Super Bowl win. Vermeil's Chiefs are amazing offensively but have made it to the playoffs in only one of his four seasons in Kansas City. Shanahan's Broncos have not won a single playoff game since the 1999 Super Bowl. Mike Holmgren's Seahawks have made it to the playoffs in three of his six seasons in Seattle, but not gone anywhere in the playoffs. Barry Switzer... Jimmy Johnson's Dolphins made it to the playoffs in three of the four seasons under him, with a record of 2-3 in those playoff games. George Seifert didn't do much with the Carolina Panthers. Parcells - made a number of teams successful. He took the Patriots to the 1997 Super Bowl and the Jets to the AFC Championship Game in 1999. Tom Flores - coached the Raiders to two playoff appearances after their Super Bowl win. After that his teams(including the Seahawks for three seasons) went five seasons without a winning record. Gibbs - too early to tell. Walsh - After leaving his position as head coach of the 49ers after the 1989 Super Bowl, he coached Stanford from 1992-1994 with decent results.
post #86 of 87
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I think anyone can tell you that Belichick is not the same coach he was in Cleveland (except for Tom Jackson) I haven't ever seen a coach do more with less than Belichick this season. He was playing WIDE RECEIVERS in the defensive backfield and they were stars... nuff said.
post #87 of 87
I predict that the Seahawks will win the Superbowl eventually.
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