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Just to take an occasional break from the wailing and gnashing of teeth over Auburn football, you can putcher NFL stuff here.  A couple of general observations early in the season.

A-A-Ron Blake Rodgers is a bad man. 5 more TD passes last night. But the thing is, while I'm not a Green Bay fan or hater for that matter, it's to the point that if he's playing, I'm gonna' watch.  He's developed to the point that he just does what he wants. His passes are pinpoint, no matter what angle or position he's throwing from.  It's like Brady.  I'm the same way with him and the Pats.  Don't really care either way, but I was pulling for them in the Super Bowl just because I just dislike the Seasquawks so much.  But Brady, with the improved grip on the ball, was just plain fun to watch.  Hit every receiver in stride no matter what the situation.  Same with Mr. Discount Double Check now.

Favorite all time QB to watch though, is/was Manning, especially in his prime.  If you think about what this guy has done all these years, I can't think of another QB that has that freedom.  It's back yard foosballz on steroids.  He walks up to the line and literally creates a play.  Through all the jibberish and code words, he's saying, "You run this route. The LB is playing there so you run this route.  The corner is playing press man so sprint to the azalea bush and do a button hook."  Love watching it.

Sorry for the Falcons/Bama reference. Nauseating to some.  But Julio is just killing it.  In 3 games he has 34 receptions for 440 yards and 4 TD's.  He owned the Cowboys Sunday.  He's on pace to blow several records out of the water, although I don't expect it to last given his history of injuries.  WAAA WAAAAAA....

Speaking of injuries and the Cowboys.  They done!   

 
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Panthers are doing pretty good. They just acquired Jared Allen from the Bears. There D should be even that much stronger. Of course, there that thug playing QB who no one can stand.


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Panthers are doing pretty good. They just acquired Jared Allen from the Bears. There D should be even that much stronger. Of course, there that thug playing QB who no one can stand.

Did you see where Cam was arguing for a late hit out of bounds this weekend? (Weak, but hey....you argue it)  He claims the ref, Ed Hockuli (sp?) told him he wasn't old enough to get that call.
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Did you see where Cam was arguing for a late hit out of bounds this weekend? (Weak, but hey....you argue it)  He claims the ref, Ed Hockuli (sp?) told him he wasn't old enough to get that call.

Saw that bit didnt read the article. Kind of funny actually. It would seem Cam is a likable guy around the league. Hopefully he won't get on the bad side of all the refs now by going public with that. On the other hand, if the Ref was fo real, then he just confirmed suspicions on how referees operate.


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He owned the Cowboys Sunday.  He's on pace to blow several records out of the water, although I don't expect it to last given his history of injuries.  WAAA WAAAAAA....

Speaking of injuries and the Cowboys.  They done!   

Not sure ive ever seen a pro sports franchise with that many key players out at once.

Romo
Dez
Leary
McClain
Scandrick
Mincey
Gregory
Hardy
Witten has been at 50% all year

Good thing for them is they can tread water in the NFC East for a couple of more weeks until they get most of those guys back. And theyll still probably be in first or only a game out of first worst case scenario. I think they get most all of them back after their bye week in 3 weeks.  And Romo back Week 11.

Imagine the Falcons without Wholio, Ryan, Matthews, and 3-4 defenders on D.

My guess is Weeden is done in Dallas after signing Matt Cassell. Cassell is no world beater but hes light years better than Weeden and should be serviceable til teh Romoz returns.
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Panthers are doing pretty good. They just acquired Jared Allen from the Bears. There D should be even that much stronger. Of course, there that thug playing QB who no one can stand.

Panthers better trade for some damn offensive weapons. 

They remind me of the 1997 Auburn team.  One player on offense.  Dameyune. 

Leading rusher on that team not named Dameyune had 277 yards.  For the year.
Eight different receivers had at least 100 yards receiving.  None over 1000 (and Craig threw for 3400).

That team had a defense (Takeo) that held the opposition to 19 points per game. 

And it came within a point of knocking off Peyton and UT in the SEC-CG.  Finished 10-3.  A mystifying 20-0 loss to Mississippi State (I was there, Craig threw a pick six on a sideline route from about the MSU 10 and never recovered) was all that kept AU out of national title discussions.

I feel like I'm watching the same movie with the Panthers.  Cam is amazing but has no help.  Takeo Kuechly is a force and will almost singlehandedly keep games close.  Cam needs one more OL, a decent WR threat and a servicable RB.  And they make a deal for defense. 

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Panthers better trade for some damn offensive weapons. 

They remind me of the 1997 Auburn team.  One player on offense.  Dameyune. 

Leading rusher on that team not named Dameyune had 277 yards.  For the year.
Eight different receivers had at least 100 yards receiving.  None over 1000 (and Craig threw for 3400).

That team had a defense (Takeo) that held the opposition to 19 points per game. 

And it came within a point of knocking off Peyton and UT in the SEC-CG.  Finished 10-3.  A mystifying 20-0 loss to Mississippi State (I was there, Craig threw a pick six on a sideline route from about the MSU 10 and never recovered) was all that kept AU out of national title discussions.

I feel like I'm watching the same movie with the Panthers.  Cam is amazing but has no help.  Takeo Kuechly is a force and will almost singlehandedly keep games close.  Cam needs one more OL, a decent WR threat and a servicable RB.  And they make a deal for defense. 

 :facepalm:

Agreed. They need more offensive weapons. Benjamin tearing his ACL was a big blow.


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Agreed. They need more offensive weapons. Benjamin tearing his ACL was a big blow.

And that old, over the hill, Steve Smith Sr. is barely getting around in the NFL today. That was a good decision.
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Not sure ive ever seen a pro sports franchise with that many key players out at once.

The 2015 St Louis Cardinals would beg to differ.


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The 2015 St Louis Cardinals would beg to differ.

They get 162 games and half the year. If 3/4 of the top 10-12 players were out for 80 of those games, then you have a valid point.
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The 2015 St Louis Cardinals would beg to differ.

Never heard of them
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The 2015 St Louis Cardinals would beg to differ.

If they would quit running into each other, that might help.  :haha:
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Ben Rapelessberger out for the Steelers.  4-6 weeks.
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Ben Rapelessberger out for the Steelers.  4-6 weeks.
Wow you are just all over breaking news.
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Tony Romo is hurt too
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Tony Romo is hurt too

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Tony Romo is hurt too
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Wow you are just all over breaking news.

Got it covered like a Jimmy Hat.
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Sammie caught his first pass tonight from Vick!
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