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Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Froob, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN The fix is in. PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Yeah, LVE was my favorite overall prospect on defense. Dallas can run the ball and has a good defense. They have a formula that has historically made teams tough outs in the postseason. The kind of team that travels well.
     
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    I thought last night's game was awesome.

    Can't even imagine how better that D becomes with Lee.
     
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  3. TommyBrady12

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    I’ve got a stong feeling that the Super Bowl this year is not going to be NO v KC, which is the media’s pick. Teams like Dallas, Seattle, Chicago, and perhaps Denver, Houston, LAC in the AFC have major upset potential over the top seeds.
     
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    LOL, Joker is high on life!
     
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  5. captain stone

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    Your thoughts were obviously stronger than my feelings...well done!
     
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    You see Denver in the playoffs? Their schedule is doable but they'll need to run the table
     
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    Dallas takes the NFC East the Eagles are soft.
    Sounds crazy but the Colts will be in the thick of things in the AFC can run the ball play good D and Luck is playing lights out.
     
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    Now do the winning powerball numbers
     
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  9. KontradictioN

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    Against a soft schedule. The Patriots probably could have beat them by close to 40 points when they played had they not had self-inflicted errors. They’ll pound Indy again if Indy makes the postseason and has to come back to Gillette.
     
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    I think they can make it. Their schedule is essy the rest of the way, and I can see them beating Pittsburgh or KC in the playoffs. They have a strong defense and a good running game.
     
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    I tend to agree with you.

    I'm still a believer in fundamental football.

    The teams that are pumping out 30+ppg with so-so defenses will have games in which they need to grind things out and require their respective defenses to make plays and stops.

    Team like DEN who has a functional QB, a pass rush, a strong running game and a couple of decent cover guys in the secondary....then have the prerequisites.
     
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    Yeah, Indy's schedule after the New England game has been the softest in the league. The rest of the AFC East, Oakland, Jacksonville, and the Titans.

    Last night's game goes to show the people who are overly worried about the Patriots every time they don't win by 30 that football happens. The Saints are the best team in the league, the Cowboys pretty average (albeit with a good defense). The Saints probably win that matchup 4 out of 5 games. But you only play one game in football.
     
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    The Broncos are a poor man's version of Dallas, which also has a very good defense and running game but a much better offense. Dallas seemed to find the solution to stopping Drew Brees and that is attacking the interior of the o-line, and once you stop Brees, the whole offense collapses.
     
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    Yep.

    That DAL D is so fast. Even when the pressure was in Brees' face and he'd dump it out to Kamara they held him to very modest gains.

    If there is one thing I really want Bill to do in the offseason is pick up a couple of speedy LBs. They just make so much of a difference vs teams like NO, KC, etc (teams with speed in the backfield).
     
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  15. KontradictioN

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    Brees is a relatively immobile pocket passer. Attacking the A and B-gaps is always the recipe for success against those types of passers (including, as we've seen, Brady). The problem lies in that most teams do not have the personnel to successfully do that on a consistent basis. Dallas did.
     
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    Haven't we been saying this for years now? When have they ever really had fast LBs? Even in the heyday their LBs weren't "fast". Bruschi - great player, not really "speedy". Mayo - tackling machine, not really "speedy". Ninkovich, Phifer, Vrabel - solid defenders, not "speedy". Hightower and McGinest and Ted Johnson and Cox and Spikes - thumpers but not "speedy". I'm trying to recall the best, "speedy" linebacker the Pats have had in the BB era. I'm having a hard time coming up with one.
     
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    Especially true with Brees because he's not quite 6' tall so it's harder for him to see when guys are in his face. Brady is affected by A-gap rushes as well, but at 6'4", he can at least possibly see over the defenders sometimes.
     
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  18. JarOfMayo51

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    I would have loved vanderesche or whatever his name is, some were nervous about his injury history and I thought he might fall to us at 21, but cowboys made a great pick there

    So jealous of those linebackers, reminds me of the early Pats dynasty team
     
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    ...or Myles Jack.
     
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    No we don't.
     
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