NFL playoffs 2017/18: back again like marv

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https://www.theringer.com/2018/1/9/16867564/playoffs-salary-cap-free-agent-spending-jaguars-eagles-patriots

another interesting piece by kevin clark in his productive vein of identifying trends that are becoming generally apparent and articulating them well. i think he oversells the impact of this but it is certainly real, you can't argue with the examples.

Incredibly, six of the top 10 2017 spenders in free agency, a period formerly reserved for desperate teams to throw money at anyone, made the playoffs: the Patriots, Titans, Rams, Vikings, Panthers, and Jaguars (who spent $20 million more than any other team).

the eagles not on this particular list but they are the first team i think of with their aggressive offseason and he covers them in detail later on.

casual ko shot on the browns to finish too, respect

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 16:39 (one year ago) link

norval eugene turner . . . welcome back to the [very cris collinsworth voice] national football league

mookieproof, Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:58 (one year ago) link

poor cam

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 11 January 2018 04:08 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTSW6IwXUAIFER-.jpg

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 11 January 2018 20:32 (one year ago) link

blessed image

frogbs, Thursday, 11 January 2018 20:42 (one year ago) link

i have, in order of confidence:

ne over ten
atl over phl
pit over jax
min over no

i really think all signs point to vikes winning at home but that is a hard game to look at straight. it should be a doozy, anyhow.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:06 (one year ago) link

yeah thats a true battle of styles between evenly matched teams game

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:53 (one year ago) link

who will IMPOSE THEIR WILL

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:53 (one year ago) link

it's kinda hard to describe how bad bortles was throwing the ball on sunday pic.twitter.com/o34w8xI5ri

— charles mcdonald (@FourVerts) January 12, 2018

get scared steelers

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:04 (one year ago) link

yow lol

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:14 (one year ago) link

classic bortling

omar little, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:17 (one year ago) link

at least he's better than that bum Lebron

.@CBSSports pic.twitter.com/r6oV5RdQ9h

— Blake Bortles Facts (@BortlesFacts) January 11, 2018

frogbs, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:28 (one year ago) link

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles deals with more criticism than any other starting quarterback in football, namely because he's not a good quarterback and he plays for a good football team that is currently in the midst of a playoff run. Though Bortles has occasionally flashed signs of improvement in his fourth season, the criticism has persisted as the Jaguars prepare for their upcoming game against the Steelers.

On Wednesday, when Bortles was asked about his critics, he acknowledged that the criticism will never stop. And then he made a really good point that has to do with LeBron James. Don't worry, he didn't compare himself to the greatest basketball player of all-time (cue the Michael Jordan arguments in the comment section below).

"It'll probably never stop," he said. "There's people who think LeBron James sucks. So if that happens, I'm sure there will always be people who always think I suck."

omar little, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:42 (one year ago) link

(citation needed)

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:50 (one year ago) link

blake bortles is the most fake and hilarious sounding real name maybe ever

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:53 (one year ago) link

sounds like when chevy chase had to come up w a name on the fly and he said john cocktoastin

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:54 (one year ago) link

Bortlemania has inspired me to start watching NFL for the first time since about Super Bowl XXVI so he’s obviously a great advert for the sport.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Friday, 12 January 2018 20:12 (one year ago) link

thumbtacks/jags conference finals would be cause for a national holiday imo

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 12 January 2018 20:13 (one year ago) link

if Bortles has three decent games in a row he will make 100 million dollars. lol

frogbs, Friday, 12 January 2018 20:14 (one year ago) link

needs to bring on joe flacco as a life coach

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 20:30 (one year ago) link

https://russellstreetreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/flaccogummibears.jpg

"Every starting quarterback in the NFL can get an endorsement deal. Even me. Hi, I'm Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens."

omar little, Friday, 12 January 2018 20:38 (one year ago) link

enjoy the chewy bears

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 20:44 (one year ago) link

Blake Bortles is a classic ILNFL player, he's not that good but at least he is entertaining in being not all that good. Could you imagine if Bortles had bad 'facial posture' like Jay Cutler? I get people kinda like Bortles or at least feel sorry for him not being that good. People just wanted to smack Jay Cutler for looking stupid.

Blake Bortles isn't having fun, he's just trying to get through his day at work.

earlnash, Saturday, 13 January 2018 19:12 (one year ago) link

great start

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:36 (one year ago) link

great start

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:37 (one year ago) link

wow i just saw the seahawks are going to hire brian schottenheimer as oc. two prime coordinator vacancies filled by norv and fucking schottenheimer jr, wtf is happening.

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:46 (one year ago) link

Foles is obviously jealous of all the attention Bortles has been getting.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:57 (one year ago) link

Some really nice play calling on this drive

Spottie, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:17 (one year ago) link

The big house be a rockin today who nellie, since they got Keith Jackson to the golden gates.

RIP Keith.

earlnash, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:18 (one year ago) link

lol this game keeps on delivering

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:26 (one year ago) link

philly has fumbled on every drive so far, incredible

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:26 (one year ago) link

that agholor inside counter tho

Mordy, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:27 (one year ago) link

That was an awesome play

Spottie, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:27 (one year ago) link

lol you have got to be shitting me. this game.

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:34 (one year ago) link

lol

Spottie, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:35 (one year ago) link

too many goddamn penalties in this game

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:41 (one year ago) link

heroic effort by pedersen making this game manageable for foles but can only do so much for him. should've been an easy completion.

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:52 (one year ago) link

refs really trying their best to fuck the eagles over this game, jesus christ

k3vin k., Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:02 (one year ago) link

what bad decisions have gone against the eagles?? only ppl fucking the eagles in this game are the eagles.

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:04 (one year ago) link

well, that was...something. atl scored 10 off turnovers and did nothing else at all. the game is there for philly if they can stop beating themselves.

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:08 (one year ago) link

foles is rollin!

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:49 (one year ago) link

cmon if foles finds you you gotta catch it

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:51 (one year ago) link

let's go legarrette blount

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:09 (one year ago) link

eagles you might need that timeout wtf

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:13 (one year ago) link

doug is aggressive but wow if they go for this. td v likely wins the game tho

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:13 (one year ago) link

ok, fg prob smart. sucks they couldn't punch that in tho

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:14 (one year ago) link

i don't think that's a catch

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:26 (one year ago) link

kidos to philly fans for fully reveling in the shittiness of this contest

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:28 (one year ago) link

eagles you might need that timeout wtf

― ¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:13 PM

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:35 (one year ago) link


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