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  1. On 9/21/2020 at 2:35 AM, PrincetonTiger said:

    I feel sorry for @NFLfan, @VikingsFanInChennai and others because he is not the answer

    It's simple, if the opponent defense has great pass rush, cousins can't play well. If the secondary is good as well, Cousins won't even give a fight. 


    He will play inconsistent to elite, depending on how these two factors vary in the opponent defense. Quite simple. 


    Has been the story of his career, probably even from college days and also why he's a polarizing player. Fans can assert their opinion based on how he played so and so against some teams and how he can do great if this and that is resolved (OL for Vikings, receiver drop and defense for Washington). 


    There are numerous other flaws in him, but it all starts there as I explained.

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  2. Exactly, it's easy to get angry at him for those comments but miss that they're being hypocritical.


    And, someone who cares for all communities could still dislike everyone not standing up for national anthem. Not saying kneeling is not right, it is, but some might not like it, and that's okay. 


    If Brees doesn't like it, and he should be allowed to speak his mind, whether that's right or wrong. Those who criticize him in social media could try to say their perspective of how kneeling isn't disrespectful to the national flag or country or veterans, without accusing him of not supporting African American community.


    Like how Malcolm Jenkins reached out to him to talk about that (not sure how their conversation went, but at least he reached out and shared his perspective).


    It doesn't have to go hand in hand. 


    Social Media has turned out to be a platform for getting triggered and making a mass portrayal of person(s), without letting them speak their mind even if that's not what they wanna hear. 


    There's nothing wrong in one person thinking that kneeling is disrespectful, it doesn't make kneeling disrespectful. There's a difference, a thin line of difference that shows understanding and empathy.


    if anyone doesn't like it, they should say why he's thinking the wrong way, rather than throwing stones at him. 


    We are quickly turning out to be a society that wouldn't let someone speak up their mind, get them to intelligent conversation if they seem to be unaware and send the message across in constructive manner, rather than forcing everyone to think and say same thing, which is why people, who can't speak up now and clear the mind, boycott games or call NFL league office to complain when a player kneels. 


    Brees seems to be one such fellow who just happens to have a different point of view, not necessarily against the African American community.


    Rather people quickly shut down what Brees wants to say, while at the same time accusing everyone else of not letting their voices heard in day-to-day life and social concerns.


    Do people who criticize Brees and be angry on him realize that they're doing the same thing that has been repeated over centuries, which is exactly the cause of all this melting pot? 

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  3. 13 hours ago, Chloe6124 said:

    Not sure if this means they can’t go to Westfield but I assume it does. I think it’s smart since they have protocols in place at the facilities. Also looks like we are moving closer to camp starting on time.



    Teams need to conduct practices in their own facility, not somewhere miles away because the players will need to be tested periodically and kept out of too much public contact while their job is to go from home to team facilities and train. This is why NFL wants to have no leniency in allowing any outside facilities. 


    So, teams conducting any practices outside their facility will have to change and accommodate this Off-season. Strictly.


    NFL has given a direction that "teams can get Exception but they will have to prove to the league Medical Task Force that they can't conduct in their own facility" if that's the case. 


    I think that would mean team would've to move their facility to their outside training location so that medical tests and player frequency is limited to that outside facility. Not sure if teams could do that or it would be prudent to just use/upgrade the practice field and training rooms  in their own facility to conduct off-season program. 

  4. By September, it's more likely that stadiums are allowed to have fans in limited or very limited capacity, a few allotted seats in safe distance in each section. 


    Stadiums will not have 60,000 fans but it's more likely that 5,000-10,000 fans can be accommodated keeping the distance as per state orders. Would that be a boost for the home team? Yes, better than having no one. Would that create a noise that gives trouble to visiting team on the road on important downs? Most likely not. 


    Maybe, no tailgating and things as such or that in limited capacity. Maybe, it will improve throughout the season but I doubt games will be played with no fans. 


    Probably the opponent traveling fans wouldn't be there much as usual, unless teams in proximity to each other play. 


    It will be an interesting season, but it will not be gloomy without any fans at all.

  5. We have Colts Vs Vikings this season. 


    If your pass rush is excellent, you'll see what I'm saying. You've got to see some of the bad losses to understand the point. 


    If Colts can stop the run and be just good enough in pass rush, it will be a long day for us, especially in an away game.


    Anyway, back to the topic, is there a definite timeline known for Blackmon's recovery this season? 


    I'd let him redshirt as long as he needs to be healthy, hamstring troubles usually follow ACL recovery in next season for most players. I'd hope he is used sparingly when he comes back this season and give another Off-season to achieve his potential. 


    That's my main concern about him, and how the team is gonna handle him.

  6. 13 hours ago, w87r said:



    I know your hate for Kirk is real, but man.


    I have Vikings and Saints in my NFC title game right now.

    I don't want to digress from the original topic, so I left at that. But to clarify, Kirk is an above average QB by stats and highlights, but there are too much inconsistency in his game. He can play like an elite QB in spurts - that's in between games - not to a level of stringing together great play through multiple games against tough defenses, that usually qualify for playoffs. And, the big hope I mentioned is winning the Super Bowl in near future, but we will qualify for playoffs - easily if it is expanded to 7 teams - but that's about what we can expect and that just rhymes with the franchise history. Otherwise, we will have some fun games and quality record to feel good and enjoy the season. As the conversation was about winning "the 1", I haven't seen anything really to be hopeful. 

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  7. 15 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Out of the franchises that have never won a SB, to me it comes down to 3 teams that were the best = the 1984 Dolphins, 1990 Bills, and your 1998 Vikings. Those teams had would it took but just didn't finish. We didn't finish in 2005 but did in 2006 thankfully. I hate losing, when we lost in 2005 I even had my doubts we would win 'The 1'. Besides being great, it takes a lot of luck to win 1. Look at the Colts run in 2006, 5 Vinny FG's at Baltimore, come from behind win to beat the Pats after being down 21-3. It was just meant to happen. When Bob Sanders came back I knew deep down we were the favorites but the AFC was so deep that year I didn't want to jinx it.

    That's so true. When it happens, it is meant to happen. When it doesn't, it's not. Even above what players could control...


    (That's not to be taken as excuse for some teams, but it's true for some great teams).

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  8. 3 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    As a fan I wish we would've won more SB's with Peyton but I am still happy we got 'the 1'. 'The 1' justifies the greatness the Colts had at least winning the most Regular Season games during the decade of the 2000's. I look at teams in a lot of sports that haven't won any that had great teams. Examples are - Dan Marino and his Dolphin teams, the Jim Kelly Bills from 1990-1993, the Utah Jazz with Stockton and Malone for years. IMO 2 is not much better than 1 but 1 is miles better than 0 because you won 1.

    As a Vikings fan with no big hope for the near future, I can attest you're absolutely right. 


    Yeah, one could always look at how they're team could've won more. 


    But only few have the presence of mind to know how winning that one is such a big feat. 


    If Randy Moss had won one for the Vikings especially '98 season, fans would think he should have got us more. But, now we know even getting there in the big game is not a given for all greats. It's difficult to think from that perspective after you have won 1 or more.

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  9. Pathetic division with tough schedule against NFC West and AFC North.. then Eagles and Cowboys have to play top teams of NFC North and NFC South..




    Forget about it, this division is going to be even worse!


    But remember, NFC East never had a repeat champion in a decade or so.


    Close your eyes, it's not good for viewing.


    Cowboys 8-8.

    Eagles 8-8.

    Giants 4-12

    Redskins 1-15


    21 wins, 43 losses.


    Favorite spanked kids of all the NFL.


    Redskins at least get the #1 overall draft pick, which they missed last draft to finally replace Haskins.

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  10. Vikings 8-8

    Packers 10-6

    Bears 6-10

    Lions 8-8


    Vikings will continue beating up bad teams like a drum, and offer no fight against better teams. Works well for Cousins, as he still gets elite QB stats that would justify his contract extension.. 


    Rodgers and Packers are still the team to beat in the division but they will struggle against some teams outside unless Rodgers gets back to his prime. 


    Trubisky or Folesky, Matt Nagy will be made either a hero or villain, most probably the latter until he figures out the QB position.


    Stafford, if healthy, will have a better season and if officials don't cheat against the Lions, they can look much better.

  11. 7 hours ago, danlhart87 said:

     I expect Big Ben to struggle a lot and they will be in the top 10 drafting of what I can only end up being Roethlisberger replacement.




    Congrats Dan! You're going places, can't wait to get you in Mock Drafts next off-season.. :cheer2:


    Browns, under Kevin Stefanski,  should have good running game with a rebuilt OL, so I expect them to do well against teams with bad run defense. 9-7, may or may not make playoffs depending on whether we have 7-team playoffs going forward.


    Cincinnati is getting there, but it all does take time to put it together. Their offense might surprise some teams, it all depends on how their free agents assembled defense and rookie linebackers are going to work out. Joe Burrow Vs Justin Herbert first week matchup! Tough year still, 5-11. 


    Steelers, their season depends on how healthy and in game shape they are going to be on offense. Defense will certainly win few games for them. Their schedule doesn't look bad, 9-7. 


    Ravens, hard to predict anything but success but who knows if they could replicate last year. I hope they do, 12-4. 


    Browns 9-7

    Bengals 5-11

    Steelers 9-7

    Ravens 12-4

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  12. Yeah that looks great, with or without getting rid of conference restrictions. 


    Anyway, if the league decides to move on from some of the established rivalries, it would all make sense.


    As long as they're sticking to original affiliations, a meaningful realignment, either geographically or any other sensical approach, isn't happening, which should.

  13. 6 hours ago, TonyBungee said:

    I've gotten used to the 4-team divisions, but I'd move Miami to the AFC South, Baltimore to the East, & Colts to the North.  Seems like the most geographically logical thing to do.  


    The NFC is actually pretty good, except for Dallas.  I would have the Cowboys trade divisions with Carolina, but that'll never happen.  

    Jerruh may not be immortal, so there's a chance. But, as you said, I don't expect that in any near future.

  14. 6 hours ago, holeymoley99 said:

    Can't wait, as soon as the pick came in my college roommate texted me and said you been following this guy for 3 seasons and your club just drafted him how do you feel ?   I said 

    So you said 


    holeymoley ?

  15. On 5/7/2020 at 1:07 AM, Chloe6124 said:

    Yep. I think packers could of got him at the end of the second. I will almost bet the colts had the same grade on him they had on Eason. They were both big projects.


    Did you actually see that Jalen Hurts got drafted around #50 by Eagles? How do you honestly think Love would've been there at the end of second round? There are more teams like Vikings, Bears, or even Lions in the same division as Packers who would've been interested in Jordan Love, if no other team picked him until mid-second round. Eagles might have preferred Love ahead of Hurts, if he was available. There's zero reason to believe that Love would've been available at the end of second round. 


    Packers wanted Love so much, they traded up and got him. There's Zero evidence that they got persuaded to trade up because Colts would've picked him otherwise. Packers could have got more information that someone like Eagles or Jaguars or Bears willing to take Jordan Love, and they got him as early to make sure no one else gets him. It doesn't have to be only Colts - it's mindless fascination that only Colts would've got Love if not for the Packers.


    I don't know why Colts fans need to even worry about it, when all you need to know is Colts never were looking to trade up to first round for any QB. That's all you need to know. You don't have to justify how both Love and Eason are big projects and how both are one and the same and how it is better you got Eason.


    If you like Eason, like him for the player he is. I don't get the endless talk about Jordan Love and how Packers got him, when it is clear that Colts didn't try to move up for him.

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  16. Most know Bills and Jim Kelly lost 4 Super Bowls. Before him, I held the record of having lost most super bowls for starting QBs, without winning one. Elway and Brady have lost as much SB as me. Who am I?

  17. 3 hours ago, csmopar said:

    ok, ive missed something here

    Never mind, just messing around. 


    The person who answers needs to ask next question so was joking that he has two hours to get it as he's on the clock.

  18. I'm the Super Bowl winning QB, who broke the 13-year consecutive SB winning streak of NFC teams, the longest by any conference in modern NFL history. To cap it off, I won twice in succession. Who am I?

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