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Discussion in 'NFL' started by FootballDad, Sep 6, 2017.
Well, that was...caste. Exciting, I guess, but caste.
Thank God for the first game.
I want to put Gruden's comments about Thielen's speed in context. In an earlier post Don mentioned that the broadcast team of Gruden and McDonough were pretty good from a caste perspective and I agree. I have praised Gruden, who is my favorite NFL color man , time and again over the years. When Harrison Smith spectacularly broke up a pass Gruden was right on it praising Smith and his athleticism and instincts.
McDonough who is OK had one slip last night when referring to Thielen's difficult path to the NFL. He had mentioned "people" thought he was too small and too slow. Gruden did not jump on that comment but waited until Adam hauled in another lengthy pass before "setting the record" straight and alluded to his 4.45 speed and solid 6 foot 200 pound frame.
I have seen worse first NFL weeks but I wouldn't call it ace either although Thielen's performance was a welcome sight. He is becoming one of my favorite NFL players right up there with Jordy.
Kupp and CM were solid in their debuts and Switzer got his feet wet. We certainly hope to see goodies on the way from those skill players and with the Pack beating Seattle with Jordy having a decent game I can't really complain too much.
Bosa had a sack and a half last night and TJ Watt could be a superstar.
Gruden really was great last night in the booth. Aside from his pro-Thielen comments, when Viking OG, Nick Easton, threw a great block while pulling on a run play, Gruden commented on the great athleticism of the all-white OL.
Aside from the injury to Woodhead and the Patriots struggling, it was a quality Week #1, especially for white pass-catchers. Thielen, Hooper, and Amendola had over 100 yards, whereas only three black players (Brown, Hill and Tate) eclipsed the century mark. Also, guys like Ertz, Kupp, and Nelson had great games.
every time I hear or read the name Teddy Bridgewater I break into hysterics, I mean who still refers to a guy over 20 y old as Teddy lol if his name was Ricky or Robbie then that is different as people do name their sons with these names but no one names their kid Teddy nickname for Ted unless they are negros...
Beth Mowins was the 1st woman last night to call a game since 1987. From what I heard she did a competent job, aside from purposely lowering her voice.
Listening to her is like hearing Bueller? Bueller? Ferris Bueller ringing in the ears over and over. When I hear her doing college games I hit mute instantly lol She should not be calling sports games of any type.
Put in perspective like that it wasn't a bad week after the New England-KC game on Thursday got things off to an ominous start. Defenses were ahead of offenses and other than KC's rookie RB going off on Thursday there weren't a lot of notable performances on offense.
How do you know she purposely lowered her voice? I would think that's her natural voice.
It sounds that way to me. I could be wrong. Just an opinion.
She did a lot of Big Ten games that I've watched over the years. I actually like and respect her, believe it or not. She always called a good game. She did her homework and was very knowledgeable of both the game, the players, the coaches and other anecdotal info. She seemed very neutral in her compliments as well, giving credit where credit was due and criticism when appropriate, regardless of whether the player was black or White. She's one of the very few females that I think succeeded based upon merit not AA or having nice %*$%^& or #%%^*& or #$%^$@.
For starters this lady thinks she has a penis, but even that I could overlook if she was knowledgable. She always says things confidently but never knows what the hell she is talking about.
An example of this is thinking that the Broncos would have to punt at the end of the first half. She cant understand simple time management despite an (((earpiece))) and watching football for a living. This isnt me just knitpicking her, she does this crap all the time.
Beth Mowins is just too dull to do play by play in addition to not sounding knowledgeable. But considerably better than Gayle Gardiner -- anyone remember when she called some baseball games for ESPN a long time ago? She was laughably awful.
And how about Sergio Dipp the sideline reporter. He was beyond bad, must have been ESPN's way of pandering to the "hispanic" audience.
I was watching the when Dipp came on - I immediately thought to myself - what the hell was that guy on? He was roundly criticized on twitter and came back with this perfectly Amerika 2.0 response to his bizarre display;
Chargers v Broncos sports update: "first time two African American NFL head coaches faced each other in their first games"...
Geez, enough already with the obscure AA firsts.
Yeah, she might not be cut out for high-profile NFL games, especially ones at prime-time. But when calling an Iowa vs Purdue game on ESPN during late Saturday mornings I thought she did very well...it's a bit different audience, I think. At least there was no element of cringe-worthy cucking like I noticed with some of the White male announcers while watching some of those Big Ten matches (which was a breath of fresh air) just straight up calling of the game. Some people hated Howard Cosell, some loved him. I understand of lot of this is very subjective depending on the individual.
Someone on another forum tried to start something about some old dead black guy* who was a football and baseball player who was also Jackie Robinson's teammate and such and such. The only purpose of that kind of "trivia" these days is to race-bait and stir up conflict.
*I love this phrase, after having to hear "old dead white guy" so many times.
Don't think it was mentioned but second year second round draft pick Adam Gotsis had 5 solo tackles against the Chargers, an excellent total for a defensive end in a 3-4. Gotsis was filling in for the injured Jared Crick and it won't be a surprise if he becomes the starter for good soon. Denver has the best group of White d-linemen in the league.
Has anyone mentioned Steelers DE/OLB Anthony Chickillo this week? He actually started at the other OLB spot with Tj Watt, and put up 6 tackles 1 tfl and 2 sacks! I knew about him but thought he was burried on the depth chart. When was the last time the Steelers of all teams had 2 whites with 2 sacks apiece in a game?
Yeah that almost makes a steelers game watchable! Almost...
Speaking of steelers and twos, TE Jesse James had a pair of TDs as well! Hopefully Matakevich can get in on the action soon too! Only had the one snap of defence week one, plus 19 on special teams
I've loathed the Crawfords for years, but it's good to see the standout white players that they have now on the verboten DEFENSIVE side of the ball, where whites aren't allowed to even sniff on most teams. Not to mention future first-ballot Hall of Fame QB Big Ben Roethlisberger. At CF we've always lamented the fact the Ben has many time single-handedly propped the all-black Crawfords up, but he's still amazing to watch.
Chickillo was mentioned earlier in the thread. He always plays very well, but started because of an injury to Bud Dupree.