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Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:01 pm
by ThreeMustangs
Guess nobody told the Jaguars they were supposed to lose today. If someone had told me in August that Jax would be in the AFC Championship game, I would have told them they were smoking crack.

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:31 pm
by stark
Monday Night Football
Who would you like to hear replace Jon Gruden?

Steve Young: +250
Why it would work: The favorite for the gig. Already part of the Monday Night Football Countdown program on ESPN. Ex-QB. Smart. Likely a more natural fit with the reserved Sean McDonough.

Why it wouldn’t: If ESPN wants a personality to follow Gruden, Young may be too dry for the role.


Matt Hasselbeck: +350
Why it would work: Ready for a bump at ESPN after years of studio shows. Played for great coaches and offensive minds, giving him an edge to break down the most important part of football.

Why it wouldn’t: Despite a good run as a starting quarterback in the NFL, Hasselbeck isn’t a huge name.

Kurt Warner: +500
Why it would work: Next man up at NBC? When Cris Collinsworth missed a couple of late-season games, Warner filled in. If ESPN wants to snatch the heir-apparent to the lead analyst role, here’s the chance.

Why it wouldn’t: Very dependent on his play-by-play partner to set up points and thoughts. If ESPN goes a different direction with McDonough’s spot, Warner could be perfect with the right partner.


Tim Tebow: +750
Why it would work: People will watch. Tebow is a natural on television, but isn’t great describing x’s and o’s. If ESPN wants to generate headlines, this works.

Why it wouldn’t: Lacks experience breaking down the NFL. Would make more sense calling SEC games.


Louis Riddick: +800
Why it would work: Smart, rising name in the business. Ex-front office leader could bring a unique view on team building.

Why it wouldn’t: Seems poised to jump at the opportunity to run a team. If given the gig, Riddick could leave it within a year or two.

Rex Ryan: +900
Why it would work: Bombastic. Loud. Great at dissecting film. Could bring a defensive mind into the booth, opposite of what Gruden was. Good talker. Great with relationships.

Why it wouldn’t: Broadcasts, like his press conferences, could become a sideshow.

Ronde Barber: +1000
Why it would work: Solid broadcaster. Ex-great defensive back. Probably working one notch below where he should at FOX.

Why it wouldn’t: Does Ronde Barber bring enough juice to the booth?

Ron Jaworski: +1000
Why it would work: ESPN is reportedly still paying him to not work after last year’s cuts.

Why it wouldn’t: If all games were Eagles games, this would be a home run. I’m not sure Jaws pops to, say, a Vikings-Packers audience in 2018.

Randy Moss: +1250
Why it would work: Huge name. Cut his teeth at the rival Fox Sports. Would bring a unique player perspective to the booth.

Why it wouldn’t: Despite how good Moss is on television, there’s been a resistance to make him the face of a network.

http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2018 ... ds_on.html

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:20 pm
by stark
Amazing, entertaining win for the Vikings, fun to watch!

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:58 pm
by stark
Patriots -9 hosting Jags
Vikings -3.5 at Eagles

what say you?

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:53 am
by PJMIII
Case Keenum and Nick Foles: A tale of two QBs reunited as Vikings, Eagles set to clash

At least Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum has a sense of humor.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 041833001/

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:02 pm
by Delamont
Old Man Brady pulls a Zenyatta! :lol:

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:21 am
by PJMIII
Pat Shurmur named head coach of Giants

The New York Giants hired Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as the 18th head coach in Giants history on Monday afternoon.

Shurmur has a strong history of working with and developing quarterbacks. He succeeds Ben McAdoo, who was fired last month with four games remaining in a 3-13 season.

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Shurmur received a five-year contract.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2218 ... se-history

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:15 pm
by stark
Super Bowl Predictions......

Phil 27
NE 24

What say you?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/wh ... HL?ocid=se

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:49 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I say the commercials will be more interesting than the game itself. :P :lol:

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:27 pm
by Tessablue
I want a nice stress-free game but at this point I know better than to expect or hope for one.

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:16 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Well, now we know that Foles is a much better receiver than Brady. :lol:

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:36 pm
by Tessablue
Tessablue wrote:I want a nice stress-free game but at this point I know better than to expect or hope for one.
Sigh

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:22 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I stopped being much of a football fan years ago, but....that was a really good game. Clean, well-played contest, with tons of action and few fouls. And what may have been the coolest play I've seen when Foles caught that touchdown pass. :D
Kinda disappointed in the commercials this year though. :?

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:28 pm
by stark
Who knew the NFL would have the best commercial?

Way to go Eli Manning and Odell Beckham :lol:

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:36 am
by Starine
I admit I only recently started football seriously recently, but definitely this was my favorite Super Bowl. Competitive and well-played throughout.

And I have to admit I'm just always happy to see the Patriots lose.

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:06 am
by PJMIII
What a great game. Way to go Philadelphia.

Fly Eagles Fly.................

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:46 pm
by stark
Who will be the Eagles opening day quarterback next season??

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:16 pm
by PJMIII
Guts and glory: Eagles coach Doug Pederson had game for the ages

Time was out, giving the players a rare chance to catch their breath in the middle of the most frantic Super Bowl of all time. Just 38 seconds remained in the first half, and the Philadelphia Eagles faced fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line. They've all played for Doug Pederson long enough to know they were going for it, but as they guzzled their water bottles, rested their hands on their hips and looked left toward their sideline, they wondered just how cool a play Pederson might have in mind.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2232 ... hia-eagles

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:26 pm
by Tessablue
Disappointing but not devastating, just wish the defense had shown up. Congrats to the Eagles, they earned it.

Re: NFL News & Notes

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:58 pm
by ThreeMustangs
stark wrote:Who knew the NFL would have the best commercial?

Way to go Eli Manning and Odell Beckham :lol:
One of my favorite tweets last night was “Nobody puts Beckham in the corner.”

The Tide commercials with David Harbour from Stranger Things were pretty good, too.