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So, here we go again!

Can the Patriots repeat?

(I hope so!)

Will this be Brady's "Final Season"?...(in New England)

(I don't think so!)

Will this be an entertaining year in the NFL?

Of course!
   
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 Alpharius wrote:

Can the Patriots repeat?


I’d rather see Brees win another and ride off into the sunset. But I wouldn’t be angry if the Patriots win again. Brady is undoubtedly the GOAT. All else from this point is garnish on a career that will stand alone in the Hall of Fame.

I think they’ll miss Gronk.

 Alpharius wrote:
Will this be Brady's "Final Season"?...(in New England)


I think so. I don’t think his wife will let him play another year.

 Alpharius wrote:
Will this be an entertaining year in the NFL?


In regards to the thread title, I’m usually not a conspiracy minded dude, but this Antonio Brown debacle looked like it was 100% intentional.

Rest of NFL that I watched:

Much hyped Browns laid an absolute egg. Was waiting on some breakout plays from their offseason acquisitions but it never materialized. Bummer.

My Ravens destroyed a Division 3 college team(a hapless Miami Dolphins team) Fun to watch, but incredibly misleading to look at that as a indicator of future success. I think they have Kansas City in 2 weeks, and that will be the litmus test on if they are for real.

Dallas is looking solid against The Giants.

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I was rather shocked with how poorly the Browns did - they were one of the consensus 'sexy' picks to click this year.

Looks like they've got some more work to do.

As for the Cowboys - yes, they looked good, but I don't think the Giants will be very good this year either.

Also, on this:

 nels1031 wrote:


 Alpharius wrote:
Will this be Brady's "Final Season"?...(in New England)


I think so. I don’t think his wife will let him play another year.


...I really did mean 'play another year in New England'!

He's definitely playing one or two (or three?) more years, baring an major injury - but for the first time in his career (I think!), he's going to be a free agent at the end of the season.

There was no contract extension, no new contact...

I think he'll end up back with the Patriots, but you never know.

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 Alpharius wrote:

Will this be an entertaining year in the NFL?

Of course!


I disagree somewhat. . . . I'm sitting here watching Red Sox/Yankees and seeing some of the highlight stats from NFL games earlier in the day. I ended up not watching a single full game today because they were so pathetic.

Some of the highlight stats: QB throws for 400 yards in a single quarter. QB throws the ball 20 times, 300+ yards passing. . . Damn near every rule that has been made in the past 5-10 years has been made in such a way that it helps the offense. Fairly soon I wouldn't be surprised to start seeing NFL games' score lines looking more like a WNBA scoreline or NCAA basketball score than a football scoreline.

My home team, the Seahawks walked out with a close win, yes, but I ultimately turned the game off because the play was sloppy, some of the officiating was rather weak/uneven, etc.
   
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I enjoyed the Bills win over the Jets very much.

Also, the Falcons looked pretty bad in their game.

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I agree. Brown pulled some Alpharius shtuff there. I think he wanted to go to the pats from the jump and Pit wouldn't trade him so he just found a team that would release him (raiders suck) and was like "oh, no. I can't believe it."

No way the pats and him got together in the 10 minutes between his official release at 4pm and his signing at 4:10...

As for the season. I'm glad the Browns got the breaks beat off of them. Who knows how good they will be this year but the amount of Mayfield hype boys makes me sick.

Supper happy to see Mahommie picking up where he left off last year. Damn that offense looks good. And that commercial with Troy Polamalu literally had me laughing out loud.

Kyler Murry looked good. I'm also really happy for dude over in Bmore. Ravens have been my AFC team since Ed Reed (favorite defensive player since Ronald Mandel Lott) and your young QB looks good (but it was against a high-school team trying to lose so??)

I think it is hard to really gauge anything until week 3-4 as the defenses are just getting their act together, O-Lines are still figuring it out and no one plays the pre-season anymore so the timing is off for a lot of vets (those rookie WRs came into week one with something to prove though!!)

I'm really excited about this season though. My niners look like they may have a good D this year but I'm not sure about Jimmy GQ though, he misses waaaaaaayyyyy too many throws. I hope the Browns are a dumpster fire, I'm pulling for Murry, Lamar Jackson, Josh Rosen (I feel bad for this kid) and Mahomes. The AFC east needs to be relegated, the Pats are so much better than the rest of the teams in that division it's not fair.

Seems to be a lot of variety in the Meta (good D, run first, air raid, balance, dumb luck...) and lots of compelling story lines to keep the season fresh. So glad football is back!!!
   
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End of the Saints game was Insane!
Raiders looking good vs the Broncos end of first half with no AB, so....

Eagles started slow, both O & D looked rusty, but that second half. Wentz to D-Jax is gonna be a killer. Run game should shine vs Falcons next week.
Cowboys looked good, but it was against the Giants. Looks like an easy couple games next with Wash, and Miami.
Giants looked, well, like the Giants from last year. Next game vs Buffalo. I'm giving this one to the Bills.

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 helgrenze wrote:
End of the Saints game was Insane!


Indeed. Was a great game.

Sad to see talk in Denver sports media already discussing tanking for a position to snag a QB in the 2020 draft. Seems a bit premature, but then again I want to see my boy Flacco succeed a little bit before he hangs it up. I mean, they are most definitely going to draft for a QB as Flacco is definitely not the future, but talk of tanking in week one?

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 nels1031 wrote:
 helgrenze wrote:
End of the Saints game was Insane!


Indeed. Was a great game.

Sad to see talk in Denver sports media already discussing tanking for a position to snag a QB in the 2020 draft. Seems a bit premature, but then again I want to see my boy Flacco succeed a little bit before he hangs it up. I mean, they are most definitely going to draft for a QB as Flacco is definitely not the future, but talk of tanking in week one?


Gruden's always been a good coach. He's had some truly horrible teams but he can coach. I don't think the A.B. thing really affected how he approached last night's game. A.B. wasn't in camp for most of the time, so they worked around that.
Still, Flacco has some chops, I just think he wasn't ready for that Raiders pass rush.

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Good start for my Ravens this week. I'm in SoCal for 2 months with work so I might try to get to LA for a Sunday Game.

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Gronk sending the NFL Twitterati into spasms after sending an emoji when the Demaryius Thomas trade news broke.

If he comes back for one more ride, provided his body can take it and if for only a few key downs/drives, holy feth will the Patriots be insane.

And they’ll need to win the Super Bowl this year, since the Red Sox inexplicably didn’t show up for the first 1/4th of the season, the prospects of them repeating their World Series run was effectively out of the picture heading into the All-Star break. Bostonians are used to their victory parades at this point, being as how they have been such a regular occurrence the past decade.

I’m not sure how they’ll react if they don’t get one.


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We’ll be OK.

Can’t win everything, all the time!
   
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If the Patriots continue their streak, this is going to be a really boring season again.

Last superbowl was the worst one I think I have ever watched. A team remaining this dominant for this long is really not healthy for the league in my opinion.



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A bit of a potential bad news for the NE Patriots. Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by his former trainer in three seperate incident which would have accured in 2017 and 2018. Without delving in the detail of the case, that could actually prove to be a big problem for the his team.
   
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Will it though? Patrick Chung was indicted on a felony cocaine charge and he's playing. Tyreek Hill avoided a suspension and signed a huge deal. This stuff only matters if the commissioner decides it matters, and that decision is made randomly by spinning a wheel.

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 nels1031 wrote:
Gronk sending the NFL Twitterati into spasms after sending an emoji when the Demaryius Thomas trade news broke.

If he comes back for one more ride, provided his body can take it and if for only a few key downs/drives, holy feth will the Patriots be insane.

And they’ll need to win the Super Bowl this year, since the Red Sox inexplicably didn’t show up for the first 1/4th of the season, the prospects of them repeating their World Series run was effectively out of the picture heading into the All-Star break. Bostonians are used to their victory parades at this point, being as how they have been such a regular occurrence the past decade.

I’m not sure how they’ll react if they don’t get one.



There's always the Bruins.

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 gorgon wrote:
Will it though? Patrick Chung was indicted on a felony cocaine charge and he's playing. Tyreek Hill avoided a suspension and signed a huge deal. This stuff only matters if the commissioner decides it matters, and that decision is made randomly by spinning a wheel.


then there was Aaron Hernan. . . . ohh, wait.

Lol, however, on the whole I agree. . . I mean, it was pretty clear from the reaction that the ONLY reason the Ray Rice story went down how it did was because there was video footage. I recently watched a standup comedian do a bit about how crazy the NFL is when a few years back there was that openly gay offensive lineman drafted. To paraphrase what he said, "Ohh you have a problem with that? You're invoking the morality clause for this guy?? Last week I watched the dog-killer throw a pass to the wife-beater, who got tackled by the convicted murderer, but please, tell me about your morality clause" (it was funnier watching him say it, I'll try and grab the dude's name later on today)
   
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Where the Buffalo Fans at?
The Bills are sitting atop the AFC North ahead of the Pats.

at least until Sunday.
(Divisional win over nondiv win.)

Buffalo plays the Giants, could get bragging right for beating both NYC teams.
NE plays Miami... could be an early trap game for the Pats, but I doubt it.

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They're probably staying mum because they've seen enough football to know that bragging about being 'atop' a division after week 1 is utterly ridiculous.

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Absolute gak show of a game on every level with this Panthers/Buccaneers game. The broadcast team with 2 cameras to start, the refs, play calling, player performance. All of it combined to make a lackluster product which has been the norm for the majority of the games I’ve watched so far this season.

Sad seeing Cam Newton clearly in decline and former no. 1 draft pick Jameis Winston continue not living up to his hype. Dude will go down as more famous for his awkward pregame speeches than his play.

And even though its week 2, I got the “I’m in the hot seat” vibe from both coaches during the game.

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Bodt

I'm headed to the rams/saints game this weekend. Got one of the sky boxes. I think I'd rather sit in the stands but it's what we got.

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Cool. I'll be at the Steelers' home opener in my cheap(er) seats.

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 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
I'm headed to the rams/saints game this weekend. Got one of the sky boxes. I think I'd rather sit in the stands but it's what we got.


This should be a good one - game of the week potentially!

The talent!

The storylines!

The drama!

The Rematch!!!
   
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 Alpharius wrote:
 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
I'm headed to the rams/saints game this weekend. Got one of the sky boxes. I think I'd rather sit in the stands but it's what we got.


This should be a good one - game of the week potentially!

The talent!

The storylines!

The drama!

The Rematch!!!


The Pass Interference Reviews!!!!

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Karma's a b. Yeah, the Saints got screwed on a PI call. They also got this ridiculous gift PI call against the Steelers.

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AND got another call on the game-winning drive in that game that could have gone either way, OPI or DPI. Yeah, I'm bitter, and no, I don't think anything is going to be improved with PI reviews.

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I don't think anything is going to be improved with PI reviews.


Indeed. Its only going to make the games longer in the most unfun way.

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Yeah, and all the same jagoffs are involved -- same refs, same head of officiating, same league office, same commissioner. They kinda care about getting it right, but not really, and controversy is good for ratings and for 'winning' on social media.

They like controversy now and schedule games based on theater. The NFL has become the WWE.

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 Alpharius wrote:
 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
I'm headed to the rams/saints game this weekend. Got one of the sky boxes. I think I'd rather sit in the stands but it's what we got.


This should be a good one - game of the week potentially!

The talent!

The storylines!

The drama!

The Rematch!!!



Yeah I'm pretty excited to be going. Don't really favour either team but I'll probably be swaying more towards the saints.

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IDK, I wasn't impressed by either teams week one performance. The Rams barely beat the Panthers, who struggled against the Bucs. The Saints barely beat the Texans despite having more Offensive yardage and fewer penalty yards.
I don't think the key to this game will be the Run game. New Orleans had issues stopping the Texans rush, LAR had problems stopping the Panthers. Both teams did put up impressing numbers running the ball. The Passing game is the thing to watch here.
I'm kind of favoring the Saints. Goff hasn't been impressive throwing the ball so far this season, but Brees can air it out, so... advantage Saints.

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