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post #1 of 97 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2002, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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The NFL thread!

Well, its good to see Corey Dillon back on track after last week. 22 carries for 108 yards, and 8 catches for 67 yards. Now the Bengals can go back to the normal state of affairs, which is losing because of their QB. 2 interceptions and 2 fumbles for Gus Frerotte. And this guy is our 5th supposed upgrade in about 4 years?
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Well, I guess I better start being nice to Americans if I want anyone to respond to this thread.

Anyhow, 35 of 49 for 463 yards and 3 touchdowns. Now that's the Drew Bledsoe I remember. Apparently his old team is doing OK without him, though. I'm assuming Buffalo is in love with this guy right about now.

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Bledsoe fOR PRESIDENT, he is just awesome. I smell playoffs.

I've been a Bills fan since I was 5 years old, and ever since JIM KELLEY retired we haven't been able to throw the ball. And it's good to see we finally have a high powered offense again.
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I was wondering if anyone started an NFL thread. (Haven't been in NT much.)

2 weeks of ruminations:

The cranial self-proctology award goes to Dwayne Rudd. Way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!

Who says pre-season is totally meaningless? The Rams were 0-fer, and their futility has carried over into the regular season.

Who says pre-season is totally meaningless: II? The Cowboys offensive line was so banged up, the starters weren't even on the field together for a single play. They only managed to get in a couple of days of practice before the opener, and it showed. Even those of most limited NFL tactical knowledge know that offensive systems work better when you actually block the defense.

On the other hand: Spurrier's crew spent the preseason piling up points against reserves and players who are now in other professions. They even managed the feat against Arizona in the opener. But, faced with a top-flight defense against Philly, there was no fun, and very little gun.

Say what? The Broncos headphones and communications were on the fritz last week in Frisco. They were getting bleedover from all kinds of sources, rendering the system worthless. Yet the 49ers communications were working fine. However, NFL rules state that if one side is out, both must be turned off in the interest of fairness. But, it seems the 49ers sidelines communications were routed through the same system as the stadium public address. So, by that unfortunate coincidence (*wink wink*), the 49ers couldn't shut theirs off. The Broncos have filed a complaint with the league.

Choose someone else! The preseason "chosen ones" picked by many to reach the Super Bowl, St. Louis and Pittsburgh, are still looking for a win.

The Harrington Watch has begun.

If they only had another one of him: despite Michael Vick's efforts, Atlanta remains winless.

Rozelle's parity dream: everyone in the NFC East is 1-1.

They don't make flukes like they used to: last year's "fluke" champions are looking much stronger this year.

Good things come to those who wait: after getting passed over in Detroit, and spending many years as a backup around the league, Rodney Peete is a starter once again.

To-may-to, to-mah-to: note to SportsCenter anchors and NFL game broadcasters-- it's Gary Anderson, and Morten Andersen. (Not "Morton Anderson".)
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disposablehero likes AMERICAN football?

I rarely wander down into non-tennis, but since I'm here...

HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!

It's already been a "heart breaking/awesome to be a fan" season and it's only been two weeks.

The Bengals franchise should be taken away from the owners.

Talk about neglect.

I am a pretty good football fan (will watch any teams play except when the Browns play the Giants - then I hope a bomb hits the stadium).

As a proper Cowboy and Oiler (r.i.p.) fan; I hate the Giants, Browns, Bengals, 49'ers and any team that has a chance at winning more Superbowls than the Cowboys.

I respect/hate the Redskins, Eagles, Rams, Dolphins and Steelers (I nearly know them better than I know the Cowboys personell).

Can't wait until the Boys kick Spurriers ass on Thanksgiving.

Oh well, hope you get more visitors.

I have to change my pre-season SuperBowl picks (Dallas-Colts) because the Rocket got hurt and Quincy Carter is too inconsistent, plus the Colts aren't responding to Dungy the way I thought they would.

Oh heck, just for fun Dallas v. Miami would be funny since Miami is basically using the old Dallas system and now has the talent to make it work - don't like their quarterback compared to Aikman though.

No I don't think Dallas is the best team in the NFC (I'm not totally crazy) I just think that if they can make the playoffs with their new and improved defense and play more like the Tennessee game they have a puncher's chance.

Dallas has always had that special magic...

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There's a 'Boys fan in my family. Thus, I keep abreast of their new in order to pass it along. Consider: Larry Allen- a less than average lineman? Not in terms of ability (he's one of the best in the league, and ever). It's just that his reported size of 6'3", 335 pounds (suuuure) is below the average of Cowboys linemen (6'4", 343 pounds )

I'm convinced Mike Brown does not exist. No actual human could be that inept. Obviously, when Paul Brown passed away, the Bengals board of directors had to fabricate a family member to keep their jobs.

The Oakland Raiders were invited to a Pittsburgh restaraunt after the game. They passed.

Side note to Jerome Bettis: that "I'll play myself into shape in training camp" approach doesn't work so well when you're older.
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Brian, the "Harrington Watch" is now over.

kiwifan, of course I love American Football, but I will be at the Blue Bomber game Friday. (If you saw my date for the last game{free tickets}, you'd know why I had to go ahead and actually buy tickets this time.)

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Mark Tauscher is out for the season.

Of course, Joey Heatherton would do about as well with the Lions personnel as Joey Harrington will.

What's the over/under on the percentage of routes Bill Schroeder will run correctly?
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Another great has left us. First Johnny U, now "Bullet Bob" Hayes. When he won the 100 metres at the '64 Olympics, there wasn't anyone within 2 metres of him at the finish. When the U.S. 4X100 metre relay team handed off to Hayes for the anchor leg, the U.S. team was in 6th place. Hayes ran that final 100 metres in 8.6 seconds (!!) and they won the Gold. The Zone defense was created because no defender could stay with Hayes.

Hayes wasn't the first example of Dallas going "outside the box" to find players. In 1962, they signed a basketball player named Cornell Green, and turned him into an All-Pro defensive back.
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WOO HOO! BENGALS! BENGALS! BENGALS!

GO Jeff Blake Neil O'Donnell Jeff Blake Scott Mitchell Jeff Blake Akili Smith Jeff Blake Akili Smith Jon Kitna Akili Smith Jon Kitna Gus Frerotte Jon Kitna Akili Smith!

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What a weird week. The Rams are so dead.

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I haven't been able to follow the Giants here in DC (bastards) so my interest has dropped precipitously, but a big to the Rams!

This weekend when I head back to NY I'll be able to have a good old-fashioned weekend with the crew and catch up on Mike and Tiki and the boys.

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GO Jeff Blake Neil O'Donnell Jeff Blake Scott Mitchell Jeff Blake Akili Smith Jeff Blake Akili Smith Jon Kitna Akili Smith Jon Kitna Gus Frerotte Jon Kitna Akili Smith Jon Kitna!
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Bengals, Rams, Vikings. Which will finish winless?
The Rams are bound to win sooner or later.
The Vikings' problems are bigger than Moss. They've seen a gradual drain of not only talent, but team leaders.
Maybe the Bengals should just snap the ball directly to Dillon.

The winless Lions over the udefeated Saints? I think hell has officially frozen over.

Did you see "the" play Monday night? The longest play in NFL history. Ray Lewis absolutely levelled that guy on the block. The only one that got close to the runner was Brian Billick. (Cool slo-mo of him running down the sidelines.)
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Has everyone stopped watching football for the past 2 weeks?

Let's see what's been happening lately...

New England has come down with a thud. Now they are 3-3, and looking less likely to even make the playoffs. You'd have to expect that their talent didn't just vanish. Part of it is obviously the schedule. San Diego, Miami, and Green Bay are a step up from the likes of Pittsburgh, the Jets, and KC.

The Rams and Vikings are into the win column. That leaves just the Bengals. You would think with them picking so high in the draft every year, they'd get more quality players just by pure chance. And what's this I hear about the city of Cincinnati taking action against the Bengals "organization"?

If they'd shorten the games to 55 minutes, Carolina would be in the Super Bowl.

It seems Gruden and Dungy have now settled in to their new jobs.

If someone told you before the season that at the 6-week mark, Pittsburgh and Washington would have the same record, you wouldn't have been very surprised. If someone had told you that record would be 2-3, you might have been. The contrast is that Washington is in last place, while Pittsburgh is tied for first.
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