The NFL 2018 Season


#1742

Hey, now…

KC is gonna beat them in the AFC championship game, anyway.


#1743

As if Belichick is going to let some young, no-name quarterback beat him in a big game.

Wait a minute…


#1744

Whoever plays the Patriots in the playoffs should borrow Nick Foles and Eli Manning to stand on the sideline and stare at Brady all game.


#1745

That’s also true, and it’s not just him. Many of the Belichick coaching tree have had modest to poor results. Charlie Weis, Romeo Crennel, and McDaniels have little to show for their stints as head coaches. The front office guys have had mixed results too.

Bill O’Brien has been steady for the Texans and is probably the most successful. We’ll see how things go for Vrabel and Patricia.


#1746

I think we all know how it’s going to continue to go with Patricia.


#1747

It sounds like things are not going well with Alex Smith’s surgery/recovery. Infection issues that are probably going to result in more surgery and reconstruction and which may end his career.


#1748

Ah, that’s too bad. He carved out a pretty decent career for himself. Never too flashy but racked up a nice win-loss record over the years.


#1749

He was never the guy that he was hoped to be when taken at the top, but was a solid player for a long time.

There’s something to be said for being steadily competent for a long period of time,


#1750

He ended up being a better than average QB IMO. He had good mobility and was accurate. Maybe what held him back was being a bit risk-averse and not wanting to go downfield as much as a result.

But yeah, for a guy drafted #1 overall he never was elite.

He will be 35 in May. I’d retire due to the injury and focus on being healthy. He doesn’t want to be one of those ex-NFL players walking around with a cane.


#1751

Warning in advance - this is not a standard Kaepernick question/issue. :p

I have always wondered about the counterfactual of what would have happened if Alex Smith had not been replaced during the 49ers Super Bowl year. It’s not like they were having a terrible season under him.

If he goes to and in particular wins a Super Bowl with that team (and its defense), his legacy is very different.


#1752

This game tonight… ouch. Henry is GOAT?


#1753

The Jags were minutes away from the Super Bowl to 4-9 in the same calendar year. Pretty much the same personnel, too.

That window was more like a keyhole.


#1754

Jags just stopped trying about halfway through that 2nd quarter. They didn’t want to be there anymore.


#1755

Chiefs vs Ravens. I have to go grocery shopping now though. If I hurry I can catch the 2nd half when I get back.

In other games: Go Dolphins! (Vs Patriots).


#1756

Thank goodness that Washington didn’t do anything rash and signed Mark Sanchez to run their high-powered offense today and not create any team-wide distractions that would’ve negatively impacted their performance on the field.


#1757

So was New Orleans overperforming most of this season and are now regressing to their mean, or have teams figured them out?


#1758

The KC game has been crazy. They made an amazing comeback and tied the game and then a forced fumble got us to a field goal by KC to win it. And they missed the field goal.

Heading into OT now.


#1759

Oh my fucking sweet baby jesus.

Never give up.


#1760

OMG they just played the closing play in the Dolphins game that won them the game against the Patriots. I’ve never seen something like that work before. That was amazing!


#1761

Amazing finish to the Dolphins game! That play that worked never works. So awesome!