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Hogan has his thigh wrapped on the sidelines

Could've sworn Jesse James was blocking his guy up the field before the pass to Rogers. But perhaps my eyes deceived me.

Kind of weird Pats didn't appear to have a Mike on that 3rd down. Open space exploited

Next time BB the GM is criticized point to Chris Hogan. @CSNNE

Impressive job by Branch to hold the point of attack and stuff Bell for no gain

RT @PFF_NateJahnke: Including the playoffs, Sammie Coates has dropped 8 of 29 catchable passes. His 27.59 drop rate is the worst in the lea…

Jones hit him on Sunday, kick returner fell back to Wednesday.

RT @RyanHannable: With 47 yards receiving, Julian Edelman has passed Deion Branch for the most postseason receiving yards in Patriots franc…

Hightower back on the field.

Hightower is on the field. Guessing it was a planned rotation. Pats using a lot of defensive personnel.

Dont'a Hightower is back after missing the last series.

With LB Dont'a Hightower back on the field, a reflection that Patriots are adopting early-game rotation with his health in mind.

Hightower on field to start series

Jonathan Jones just lit up Sammie Coates.

With 47 yards receiving, Julian Edelman has passed Deion Branch for the most postseason receiving yards in Patriots franchise history.

On the Apollo 11 mission, Michael Collins was closer to Steelers defenders than Chris Hogan was just now

Tom Brady is 10-for-12 for 128 yards and a touchdown in the opening 12+ minutes of the game.

Tom Brady: 10-for-12 for 128 yards, 1 TD Chris Hogan: 4 catches, 57 yards, 1 TD Dion Lewis: 3 carries, 10 yards

If Mitchell could catch, this game would be over right now. Either way, it's close.

@drum146232 had to be aware of up the gut pressure. James White picked it up. Gave him time to survey

Chris Hogan looked pretty beat-up mid-drive. Stayed on the field. Caught all four passes sent his way for 58 yards and a score.

@In_The_Slot Bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see how it plays out.

RT @cgasper: Steelers brought inside linebackers and dropped their best pass rusher, Bud Dupree, into coverage on zone blitz. It didn't wor…

OT: Is the BCS working?

Discussion in 'Boston College Fan Forum' started by Crazy Patriot Guy, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Crazy Patriot Guy

    Crazy Patriot Guy Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Not a ton to talk about right now so I thought I'd bring this up. There is a lot of talk of how we need a playoff system and the Florida president was pushing for this but backed off after the Gators won the championship this season. (of course)

    I've always been a fan off seeing a playoff system. However, I don't think the BCS is as bad as many feel it is.

    For the 2005 Rose Bowl, the BCS system set up a game between Michigan and Texas, two of the most storied football schools playing each other for the first time. Cal was upset that they were shafted. They felt they deserved to be in the Rose Bowl, plus it would have kept with the Pac 10-Big 10 tradition. The result was Texas winning on a last second FG in what essentially was the birth of Vince Young's legend in colllege football and Cal was dominated by Texas Tech in the Holiday Bowl. Some might argue that Cal played poorly because of little motivation being in a smaller bowl, though IMO they would be determined to show the BCS the mistake they made.

    Fast forward to this year. I admit I was one of the people furious that Michigan finished their season as the #2 team in the country then got leaped by Florida without playing another game. The team I thought didn't deserve to be in the National Championship destroyed Ohio State.

    For every time there has been a questionable BCS decision there has been moments like the ones mentioned above that turned out to make sense.
  2. Seven Nation Army

    Seven Nation Army Practice Squad Player

    The BCS needs to do one of two things:

    a) Crown the #1 ranked team as champion at the conclusion of the regular season.


    b) Move to an eight-team playoff system.
  3. Boston Jay

    Boston Jay 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    BCS - Big Crock of ....
  4. QuiGon

    QuiGon Banned

    Any system whereby a team can go undefeated and not have the chance to play for a championship is not a system that works.
  5. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    Even if the team has an easy schedule in a division that is not having a strong year?? The BCS is flawed, but an 8 team playoff may be a better alternative.
  6. QuiGon

    QuiGon Banned

    Yup. Even if the team has an easy schedule in a poor division or minor conference. Of course, what I like to point to is Auburn of 3-4 years ago that got screwed out of the chance of even playing for the national championship.
    They should at the very least give us a "plus one" game... imagine how cool it would be to have an NCAA Football Final 4 playing on New Year's Day with the winners to square off the following week.
  7. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    I agree with the latter, but struggle with the former.. for example, USC and UCLA are virtually neck and neck throughout the year, unamimously 1 & 2 in the polls.. the play the final game of the year, virtually even, USC wins by a FG in OT. Ohio, ranked about 9, looses two games in the big ten which is weak this year. Should Ohio be invited into the final 4 and exclude UCLA?? This is real hypothetical, and kindof a stretch, but not that far from what happens.
  8. QuiGon

    QuiGon Banned

    If an unbeaten USC plays an unbeaten UCLA, and wins on a last second FG, there is no way UCLA would fall out of the top-4. So they would most likely be in a football "Final 4". And it would be practically impossible for a 2-loss team to crack the top 4. You'd have too many 1-loss teams laying a legitimate claim.

    Don't get me wrong... I wish there was a real playoff system... but a "Plus 1" game would be infinitely better than what we have now.
  9. BradyMossTD

    BradyMossTD Rookie

    Totally agree!

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