2015 NFL Week 15

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  1. FootballDad

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    Thought I'd get this one started a little early today as I have to head out on the road. Intriguing matchup for tonight with Nick "1 second to throw" Foles' Rams against Jameez "Crab legs" Winston's Blackaneers.

    I'm sure that Extra Point will be watching closely! :wink: I haven't really seen much of the Rams this year, so I'll probably tune in to see if the Rams o-line is truly as bad as everyone says. Also want to see "the future of the NFL" Jameez play since I have avoided all Bucs games this year.
     
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    I am a Foles fan as well. I haven't watched the Rams much this year either. Not sure who their coordinator is but I know they are severely lacking any type of offensive skill position players besides Gurley (who has been very good coming off an acl injury).

    Foles is another example of a white qb taken out of one system which he was playing in very well (and would of continued to play in this season probably making the Eagles a better team) to come to a new system with a team that has not been able to do much in the passing game under Fisher and become the scapegoat.

    Foles was amazing two years ago with his untouchable 27 td / 2 int ratio and was labeled a system qb. Last year he was 6-2 with the Eagles before getting knocked out for the year much to everyone's delight. Sanchez replaced him, everyone said he was a a better fit for some reason and the Eagles fizzled. Remove Foles and insert Bradford and its much the same story. To be fair Bradford is in the same situation Foles is in.
     
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    Yes, I'm definitely keeping an eye on Foles's career. However I think the Rams may be starting Case Keenum tonight.

    If you tune in to see if the Rams offensive line is bad you won't be disappointed. They're bad.

    Watch for lead footed left tackle Greg Robinson as he slowly moves around and gives up sacks and commits penalties. Robinson was drafted number two overall in last year's draft based on his "upside," ahead of Jake Matthews. So far he's shown more downside than upside.

    I hope the Rams win because of Winston. The Rams's defense should give him a hard time.
     
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    Keenum is another one of those record-setting collegiate QBs that if he had been black, would have been drafted first-round and been given the keys to a franchise.

    Boy, those uniforms are really hard on the eyes:wacko:
     
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    I notice that the Rams are starting a 4/5 white O-line for this game, with the lone exception being the slow-footed Robinson who just logged the first penalty of the game on a false start! :grin:
     
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    Rookie cracka Adam Humphries is the starting slot receiver for Rapeis tonight and caught a nice 10 yard crossing pattern pass. I hate being conflicted like this.
     
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    On the bright side, that is the only completed pass by Jameez so far, his other 4 incompletes have been ghastly. Doug Martin is a load to bring down, or the ultra-sumo Rams d-line is pathetic. Or a combination of the two.
     
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    Case Keenum has been ultra-sharp running the offense for the Rams so far. The long TD pass to Britt was a thing of beauty. Funny his shoulder pads are really big for a QB. After his TD passes, he raises his arms and all he needs to do is put his fingers in a "V" and he'd look just like Richard Nixon!
     
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    LOL! Jameez engaging in TNB after he took a big hit on a run. Jawed until the play clock ran out and got a delay of game!
     
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    Keenum is having a solid game. I have noticed the Rams seem to testing defenses on long passes when Keenum is under center. It's too bad it comes at the expense of Foles.
     
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    I'm glad to see Case Keenum do well. He is, I believe, the winningest quarterback in college history. He went undrafted in 2012.
     
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    Somehow they make the crap on-field product even easier to see.

    Wow, is Winston bad. This is the first time I've watched Tampa this year. Keenum, with about the same amount of NFL starts, is far more advanced than Winston.
     
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    Interestingly, all five of Jameez' passes that have been directed to the teams white receivers/tight ends have been caught. Including a rather spectacular diving catch by Humphries that he then gets up and runs for another 6 yards or so.
     
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    Chris Conte helped off of the field after he was run over by one of his sumo teammates on a TD run by Tavon Austin. Doesn't look good. Too bad he has to play on the same team as Winston.
     
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    Ian Eagle dramatically announces that Tavon Austin now has 19 career touchdowns, as if that's some astonishingly high number. Coming into this game Austin had 1,779 yards from scrimmage receiving and running in his career, or about 600 total yards per season. He's been, if not a bust, a big disappointment compared to the hype he received when the Rams foolishly drafted him in the first round.
     
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    Fumble on the exchange from Jameez to Martin. That one was all on Winston, it's the job of the QB to put the handoff in the basket, he put it on Martin's bicep. Beautiful to watch.
     
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    The Rams could use a player such as former Ram Danny Amendola, who led the league in total yardage one year. They let him walk.
     
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    I've only seen Wes Welker in for one play in which they threw to the other side of the field. It's a shame.
     
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    Yes, Welker looked good his first game back. The Rams would be helping themselves by utilizing him better.

    While they're doing well this game I wonder about the Rams offensive coordinator.
     
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    I don't like Winston, but at least he's been fair in throwing to Brate, Stocker, and Humphries this season.

    Julian Edelman has purportedly looked great in practice and could return this week from his broken foot. I suspect they'll keep him out one more week, as they have a home game against the lowly Titans this weekend and are up 1 game on the Bengals/Broncos. An extremely complimentary article about Edelman that proves how much they've struggled without him...

    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2015/12/julian_edelman_is_patriots_driving_force
     
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    I was glad to see the buccaneers and anus Winston lose. Looks like he racked up yardage in garbage time though.

    Disappointed to see Foles did not get the start by was happy to see Keenum play very well. I think he is at least cementing his status as a reliable spot starting journeyman qb who should have a long career at the very least.
     
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    The Jets win again. I don't mind rooting for this team now. They have Fitzpatrick at QB who is an ivy league guy. He threw for 299 yards tonight in a must win game. Decker had a td and 55 yards. It was a close game but I'm glad NY got the win. They will not be an easy match up in the playoffs for alot of teams. I'm so glad they got rid or Rex Ryan. The guy is a crazy nutcase.
     
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    I tuned in just as Decker was taken to the locker room.

    Looked like an end of season snoozer.

    Things should perk up once the play-offs start.
     
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    I hope they sign Fitzpatrick to a 2-3 year deal and Smiff is cut in the offeseason so they can develop Petty.
     
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    Jonathan Stewart is out for today's game, but Brandon Wegher is still a healthy scratch. The Panthers will be going with fatty Mike Tolbert, the legendary Fozzy Whitaker, and rookie Cameron Artis-Payne.
     

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