nfl week 7 2016-7: jay is still missing and chip makes a difficult decision

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THURSDAY, OCT. 20
Chicago at Green Bay 8:25 pm

SUNDAY, OCT. 23
N.Y. Giants at L.A. Rams 9:30 am

Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00 pm
Washington at Detroit 1:00 pm
Oakland at Jacksonville 1:00 pm
New Orleans at Kansas City 1:00 pm
Buffalo at Miami 1:00 pm
Baltimore at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm
Minnesota at Philadelphia 1:00 pm
Indianapolis at Tennessee 1:00 pm

San Diego at Atlanta 4:05 pm
Tampa Bay at San Francisco 4:05 pm
New England at Pittsburgh 4:25 pm

Seattle at Arizona 8:30 pm

MONDAY, OCT. 24
Houston at Denver 8:30 pm

Bye week: Carolina, Dallas

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 13 October 2016 19:19 (two years ago) Permalink

nice yep lets skip wk 6

johnny crunch, Thursday, 13 October 2016 19:20 (two years ago) Permalink

that's reasonably hilarious

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 13 October 2016 19:21 (two years ago) Permalink

PLACEHOLDER

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 13 October 2016 19:22 (two years ago) Permalink

have to admit i am both relieved and excited to be using this thread again

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 17:53 (two years ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvEAh2QXEAERXlj.jpg

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 17:54 (two years ago) Permalink

i think this is 1 part substance 3 parts hilarious but worthwhile all the same all the same:
http://thebiglead.com/2016/10/18/declining-nfl-quality-of-play-has-been-a-talking-point-for-25-years/

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 14:34 (two years ago) Permalink

Problem is a lot of the star "future of the league" QB prospects have sorta fizzled out lately. Russell Wilson turned out fine, but his counterpart in Colin Kaepernick is a backup on an awful team. Luck hasn't been good in a couple years, RG3 is on his last legs (and out for the year), Cam is mired in an awful season, Bridgewater is out for the year, and older stars are either retiring, perpetually injured, suspended, or not playing at the same level (Rodgers). Like it's coming to the point where the big contracts are going to dudes like Brock Osweiler and Kirk Cousins; not where the NFL wants to be.

frogbs, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:26 (two years ago) Permalink

in terms of quality of play, pretty much everything boils down to bad coaching and front office management. if you can't turn young talent into good nfl players you have bad coaching. if you have to play a lot of young players before they are ready you have bad cap management/talent retention. the same problems apply at every position but of course magnified at qb. imo there are two particularly damaging trends with qbs. first, there was a shift towards the end of the old cba where the model went from drafting a guy and sitting him a few years to having to get someone who can start immediately. when teams were playing pro bowl money to first round draft picks that was sort of defensible, but the paradigm hasn't switched back now. and second, and what makes the first worse, is that the fanbase over-emphasis on qbs is infecting actual football execs.

one thing that coaches often mention is the impact of recent limitations to off season training e.g. seen in poor o-line play early in the season. i'm sure that's true but it's also one of the few material things the nfl has done to address player health. if they want to mitigate the affect of that they need to look elsewhere, maybe cutting preseason games. definitely only goes to highlight how stupid the ideas of adding more regular season games or expanding the playoffs are. i hope this downturn in ratings and subsequent spotlight has come at the right time to put paid to that bullshit once and for all. and outside of quality of play, overexposure has got to be one of the main factors in falling ratings. meanwhile thursday night games are harming both of those.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 17:50 (two years ago) Permalink

saw a great tweet earlier on bears packers. all time regular season (190 games) bears lead by 3 points, 3,247-3,244.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 18:00 (two years ago) Permalink

I think when they met in the NFCCG they were 81-81 all time or something, that was pretty cool

anyway I agree on Thursday night games, either put them after byes or get rid of them.

frogbs, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 18:02 (two years ago) Permalink

It would make more sense to have a NFL game on a Friday night after high school football season ends.

earlnash, Thursday, 20 October 2016 13:42 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah Friday/Saturday night games would be cool. I like Sunday as Football Day but it's kinda awkward if you like to throw parties and drink, cuz you're either getting hammered by 1 PM or worse, at night on a Sunday.

frogbs, Thursday, 20 October 2016 13:51 (two years ago) Permalink

exciting game

mookieproof, Friday, 21 October 2016 01:55 (two years ago) Permalink

wait i'm not watching brian hoyer broke his fucking arm?

call all destroyer, Friday, 21 October 2016 02:20 (two years ago) Permalink

matt barkley is playing? good lord.

call all destroyer, Friday, 21 October 2016 02:21 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah this has been pretty desperate. bears defense looks decent, took green bay a lot of tries to get that td

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 21 October 2016 02:25 (two years ago) Permalink

rodgers with a crisp 4.7 YPA

call all destroyer, Friday, 21 October 2016 02:36 (two years ago) Permalink

I got to think this is probably the worse Green Bay/Bears rating game ever with the Cubs playing. I forgot it was tonight.

Betting on Brian Hoyer is a fools bet either way. Cutler is a goofball, but Hoyer has the touch of a a cinder block.

earlnash, Friday, 21 October 2016 02:51 (two years ago) Permalink

2nd half has looked m/l like a scrimmage

johnny crunch, Friday, 21 October 2016 03:11 (two years ago) Permalink

where only gb plays off chi "plays" dfense

johnny crunch, Friday, 21 October 2016 03:12 (two years ago) Permalink

i am gonna be doing my first pizza and beers with the guys this sunday. nfl feels very dire this year.
this story was a real heartbreaker.
http://www.si.com/nfl/2016/10/12/will-smith-death-new-orleans

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Friday, 21 October 2016 03:17 (two years ago) Permalink

if the Bears weren't so inept that would've been a real frustrating game - got stopped at the 1/4th yard line on 4th down, Rodgers fumbled (again) and had it returned for a TD, Crosby missed an easy FG and an XP, but man oh man are the Bears awful right now

frogbs, Friday, 21 October 2016 13:23 (two years ago) Permalink

McAdoo is a piece of garbage, as is Josh Brown:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000724946/article/mcadoo-giants-not-turning-their-back-on-josh-brown

Neanderthal, Friday, 21 October 2016 15:25 (two years ago) Permalink

like, the moment anybody is accused of rape or domestic abuse, suddenly everybody becomes a private Columbo. Well, the facts have come out, and there's a 165 page case file on the guy who terrorized his wife and violated restraining orders, but by all means, stay by Josh Brown "in his trying time", lord knows he must be going through a lot right now.

Neanderthal, Friday, 21 October 2016 15:27 (two years ago) Permalink

i guess aj green is good

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 23 October 2016 18:25 (two years ago) Permalink

eagles and vikings came into the game with 3 turnovers combined for the season. they each have 3 now. and keeping with the number theme, 3 points total on offense so far.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 23 October 2016 18:28 (two years ago) Permalink

they each have three in this game, i mean

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 23 October 2016 18:29 (two years ago) Permalink

Browns on their 5th or 6th (I'll have to think about it) QB of the year. Somehow still in this game.

brownie, Sunday, 23 October 2016 18:45 (two years ago) Permalink

everyone who started kevin hogan in their fantasy team gonna be pretty pleased about that td run

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 23 October 2016 18:47 (two years ago) Permalink

Jay Ajayi having another great game

Neanderthal, Sunday, 23 October 2016 19:01 (two years ago) Permalink

195 rushing yards. 399 in the last two games

Neanderthal, Sunday, 23 October 2016 19:31 (two years ago) Permalink

go washington football team!!

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Sunday, 23 October 2016 19:45 (two years ago) Permalink

aaaahh this game

cmon defense

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Sunday, 23 October 2016 19:50 (two years ago) Permalink

DOLPHINS

Neanderthal, Sunday, 23 October 2016 20:24 (two years ago) Permalink

i don't know that he's actually *good*, but man tyrod taylor can throw a football

mookieproof, Sunday, 23 October 2016 22:49 (two years ago) Permalink

Edelman trying a little too hard there to be a hero

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Sunday, 23 October 2016 22:59 (two years ago) Permalink

thank goodness Pittsburgh can't hit field goals

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Sunday, 23 October 2016 23:02 (two years ago) Permalink

Landry Jones constantly had a look of a guy at a midterm exam that hadn't read anything for the class.

earlnash, Monday, 24 October 2016 00:04 (two years ago) Permalink

lol. his couple of throws on the td drive were v good but he could've had another pick or two outside of that. i know they got behind but having him throw 47 times when bell is there can't be correct.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 24 October 2016 00:08 (two years ago) Permalink

never change gronk

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvflVpgWEAERblQ.jpg

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Monday, 24 October 2016 00:47 (two years ago) Permalink

lmao nice

k3vin k., Monday, 24 October 2016 00:51 (two years ago) Permalink

john kerry watched the game with robert kraft apparently

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvfYaaYXgAUAilK.jpg

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Monday, 24 October 2016 00:53 (two years ago) Permalink

omfg this game

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Monday, 24 October 2016 04:00 (two years ago) Permalink

lol

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 24 October 2016 04:00 (two years ago) Permalink

dying at the protesting of nfl writers on twitter "no guys this game is really good!"

call all destroyer, Monday, 24 October 2016 04:02 (two years ago) Permalink

What a gross game

Spottie, Monday, 24 October 2016 04:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Why didn't they review the possible TD run by DJ?

Spottie, Monday, 24 October 2016 04:07 (two years ago) Permalink

Seattle
So
Damn
Lucky

Spottie, Monday, 24 October 2016 04:08 (two years ago) Permalink

Ahhahahhhahahahahaaa

Spottie, Monday, 24 October 2016 04:09 (two years ago) Permalink

primetime nfl!!

call all destroyer, Monday, 24 October 2016 04:09 (two years ago) Permalink

THIS GAME IS RIGGED

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Monday, 24 October 2016 04:09 (two years ago) Permalink

For who haha

Spottie, Monday, 24 October 2016 04:10 (two years ago) Permalink

lmao wish i had watched this game, 6-6 incredible

lag∞n, Monday, 24 October 2016 04:35 (two years ago) Permalink

beautiful

lag∞n, Monday, 24 October 2016 04:36 (two years ago) Permalink

perfect

lag∞n, Monday, 24 October 2016 04:36 (two years ago) Permalink

i lold

alomar lines, Monday, 24 October 2016 05:11 (two years ago) Permalink

jeez truly this is currently the worst sport

nomar, Monday, 24 October 2016 05:58 (two years ago) Permalink

i had three guys and two wives over to watch football and five hours later after we had been talking and eating we realized we have never actually gotten around to turning the game on.

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Monday, 24 October 2016 13:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Gronk smh X 1,000,000

my victorious SLAPP motion (rip van wanko), Monday, 24 October 2016 14:09 (two years ago) Permalink

gronk >>>>>

lag∞n, Monday, 24 October 2016 16:39 (two years ago) Permalink

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/bears-blasted-in-viewership-by-cubs-on-thursday-night/

It's been a while since a baseball laid a ratings beat down on the NFL like last Thursday.

Even the good clubs look pretty f-ing sloppy these days.

earlnash, Monday, 24 October 2016 23:20 (two years ago) Permalink

That Arian's Gif and the Seahawks fan with a Heine are some classic ILNFL finds.

earlnash, Monday, 24 October 2016 23:21 (two years ago) Permalink

the NFL goes through a 1-2 year period where the juggernauts get redefined and teams struggle to assert themselves, kinda like the eyewall reforming on a hurricane. I wager we're on year 2 of that.

Neanderthal, Monday, 24 October 2016 23:22 (two years ago) Permalink

that said my team just gave me the most exciting win in a hot minute so I have happiness in myopia. Cards-Seahawks game put all of us to sleep last night

Neanderthal, Monday, 24 October 2016 23:23 (two years ago) Permalink

arian foster retiring

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 25 October 2016 00:29 (two years ago) Permalink

Lmao Brock

Spottie, Tuesday, 25 October 2016 02:54 (two years ago) Permalink


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