2018 NFL Week 16

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  1. Deceptive Speed

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    Did anybody see S Clayton Fejedelum get a carry earlier, he picked up 6 yds and looked like he can play RB at a high level.
     
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  2. Leonardfan

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    I didn't watch much football today - was out doing family things for Christmas. Just looking over the scoreboard and it looks like most games went our way. Anus fumbled twice - he is way too turnover prone as the 1st overall pick hopefully the Bucs move on. The much maligned Nick Foles who can go out and win a super bowl yet not be a starting QB outgunned the Texans quotaback and the masterful Andrew Luck led the Colts to victory. I hope the Colts win next week and the Texans lose.
     
  3. CrazyFinn

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    Pittsburgh loses and could be out of the playoffs, and that will hopefully get Mike Tomlin fired at last. And with Todd Bowles and two other AA coaches certain to be fired and Marvin X very likely to resign, that’ll be a nice purge of talentless, Rooney rule beneficiary affirmative action coaches at the end of the season.

    By the way, Tony Romo is absolutely insufferable and supremely annoying as a color commentator. His partner Jim Nantz is arguably the best in the business.
     
  4. backrow

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    Tj Watt had another sack, sitting at 11 now.

    Alex Anzalone also recorded a sack for Saints.
     
  5. Don Wassall

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    A really good all-around day for the overachievers. What a treat to watch Brees and Big Ben duel in a game that went down to the wire. In fact, today had some high quality, well-played games among some of the ones that had strong playoff implications. Shows what the NFL could be but so rarely is as players can and do so often slack off or play like they're much more concerned about getting their paycheck (and getting stoned) than whether their team wins or loses.
     
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  6. Don Wassall

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    Mike Tomlin is nowhere near to being fired. The Steelers don't fire their head coaches, and even if they just barely miss the playoffs this year, Tomlin's job will remain as secure as any head coach's in the league. They would have to be a bottom feeder for several consecutive seasons for Tomlin to get canned.

    But yeah, if Vance Joseph, Steve Wilks, Todd Bowles and Marvin X all get relieved of their jobs, which I believe would leave Tomlin and Anthony Lynn as the only two black head coaches, it will cause lots of screeching and demands for "remedies."
     
  7. BeyondFedUp

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    Been laying low and not posting much but still following as usual. Good performances by a lot of our guys as already noted. Good to see the Pats sneak up to the Second seed for now.

    Not a great matchup on SNF but still a lot riding on it for the Seahags. I'd sure hate to see them make the playoffs. Just seeing their deplorable fans lose tonight would be good...
     
  8. backrow

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    Another record could fall tonight (or next week, I guess) with Kelce being only 108 yards away from Gronkowski's most yards by TE in a season (1327-2011).
     
  9. FootballDad

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    Unless the Chiefs can score 55 points there is not much of a chance. Their defense probably won't stop the Seahawks once.
     
  10. backrow

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    BTW, I haven't watched much Patriots this year, is Gronkowski really a "shell of his former self" - a phrase I read twice today in different online articles? He was held to 0 catches today, admittedly their pass game was off all day long.
     
  11. CrazyFinn

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    There’s a small chance the Plantation misses the playoffs. If the Chiefs win the Caramel Bowl tonight, who knows what happens next week when two of the most odious teams meet? Maybe the Cardinals can pull off the unthinkable.
     
  12. Upside

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    Definitely not the Gronk of a few years ago, but he's still pretty good.. He missed 4 games and is still on track for 700 yards receiving and has 3 TDs. Media and fans strangely eager to see him retire, for some reason....
     
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    Only Mahomes is mulatto. Wilson is full black. Thrashen detailed this a couple of months back.
     
  14. Thrashen

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    Just 2 weeks ago, he had 108 yards and a TD. I feel like NE is trying to “save” him for the playoffs, as they are clearly reluctant to send him over the middle on play action...a play that has always created space for big #87. I think he’ll be fine, especially if the Pats secure a 1st round bye (the Jets are decent, so a win next week is far from a given) and he’s able to rest before a home playoff game.
     
  15. BeyondFedUp

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    Outstanding gutsy catch by Kelce between two dbs taking a big hit!!
     
  16. BeyondFedUp

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    Problem is of course, even if the Seahags lose all they have to do is beat Az next week. Almost a given. Just a matter of where they'll be seeded. I still want them to lose just based on how I view their fans.
     
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    Chiefs WR #12 Gerhig Dieter (6'-2" 208) in the game; goes in motion. Undrafted Free Agent in 17'.

    Agreed Gronk needs to be saved for the Playoffs. What a TD by Edelman! The Heart n Soul of the Patriots!
     
  18. PHillisFan

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    It sickens me that the nfl wants to make Mahomes their new poster boy who looks like he is some estrogen away from becoming Michael Sam with that fruity walk. This must go hand in hand with making the league softer.
     
  19. sport historian

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    There are undoubtedly white high school QBs whom you've never heard of who a decade or so from now will be as good as Brees, Big Ben, or even Tom Brady.
     
  20. Don Wassall

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    I have no doubt that's likely to be the case. The percentage of successful black QBs with staying power may increase, thinking here mainly of Wilson, Watson and Mahomes, but the latter two are still very early in their career. Meantime, Winston and Newton, both drafted first overall, appear to have already peaked with Winston yet to develop much at all.

    What bothers me as always is that a decade from now Whites will still be systematically held down at RB, WR and defense. That's the biggest crime of the Caste System when it comes to football and there's little to indicate that it's going to change, though this small one-of-a-kind website can collectively pat ourselves on the back for at least changing some perceptions of White athletes and making more people aware of the ingrained biases against them by the corporate media and Big Sports.
     
  21. Truthteller

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    I actually thought Romo was pretty good last year and would only get better. He has not improved. Instead of taking the job seriously, he's acting like a teenage fan watching the game with his pals, constantly giggling and getting hyper over of big plays -- sort of like the stupid act Dick Vitale has pulled on ESPN. Vitale act works, to a degree, because his core audience is college kids and rabid DWF's. Romo needs to appeal to more of a broad audience. Honestly, I think even black analyst Charles Davis and Rhonde Barber are currently much better than him, particularly Davis. They are articulate, informed and most of all take their job seriously and don't giggle and yell like drunken frat-boys.

    Either Romo needs to be less frivolous or he's drinking or on drugs while on the air and can't help it? Troy Aikman broke into broadcasting at a younger age than Romo and he never acted this way. Yes, I agree, all the laughing and jiving has become insufferable. Kind of feel bad for Nanz, who is a true professional. I wonder if Jim Nanz or the top Tribesmen in charge over at CBS Sports don't try to get him to tone it down a bit?

    Some good news and bad news:

    Good news, it looks like four whites will finish the season with at least 100 receptions. Thielen, Ertz and McCaffery are well over. Kelce is just 2 away. Amazing, never thought it would happen!.....Hopefully CMac gets to 1,100 yards and pads his catching stats a bit (4 or 5) next week and comes out. He currently has rushed for 1,080. No need overusing him and exposing him to injury in a meaningless week 17 game.

    Bad news, after the top few, the NFL tackle leaders top 100 or 200 list is real ugly. It's almost as if white linebackers (particularly white middle and inside linebackers) have disappeared from the league? Much like the safeties, if a white middle/inside linebacker isn't currently Pro Bowl caliber (or near Pro Bowl caliber), he wont start. Look at goys like Paul Worrilow, Mike Hull, Tyler Matekavitch (sp?), Kyle Emmanuel, Ben Heeney, James Cowser, Nick Kiwatowski (sp?) and dozens of others who played fairly well as starters, but never could come close to becoming entrenched starters. Meanwhile, the stat leaders (tackles) are littered with dozens of no-name black starters that are woefully undersized and came into the league as undrafted free agents or latter round picks. It's been this way at safety for several decades.

    By the way, I do not think Arizona should fire Steve Wilks. First of all I hate the Cardinals organization, who has been rabidly anti-white since moving from St. Louis over 30 years ago, and could careless if they went 1-15 every year. Also, it just isn't fair to fire a man who never had a chance with a talent-less roster, full of underachieving thugs. Let's be honest, it's their drunken (Mr. Extreme DUI), white, caste-stooge GM (Steve Kiem) who has assembled that garbage roster and handed the team over to an insanely over-hyped quarterback prospect -- Abner Rosenstein (White Shadow reference). Kiem is a former NFL guard/practice squad scrub, who is a rare GM that actually played the game at a fairly high level. Apparently, outside of quarterbacks and kickers, Kiem only drafts/signs white offensive linemen.
     
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  22. wile

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    Barber and Davis are good in the booth, yesterday while watching the Packers in the Mediocre Bowl I was wondering who is this white man doing the color commentary, kind of shocked when they showed who it was.
     
  23. foreverfree

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    Re MIN's hopes, CHI still has a shot at a bye on the tiebreaker (they have a better conference record than LAR). It depends on how much Nagy wants a week off.

    John
     
  24. rockybleier

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    Zenner had 30 some yards rushing after the first few plays of the game.......
    10 or 15 yards for the rest of the game....
    I know a lot of you remember a couple years ago when he had a chance to shine.....
    He’d have 50-60 yards in the first half and hardly a carry in the second half.....
    Odd, really odd.....What is Fatt Matt thinking with the Blount thing???
    All good backs have a 2 yard per carry stat line in a game or two.....
    He has had way too many.....Other than ZZ’s long run, he averaged little aside from that, but of all people, ZZ showed true “upside”.
     
  25. whiteathlete33

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    McCaffrey has exceeded all our expectations. He has 1080 rushing yards and is averaging a ridiculous 5 ypc. He also has 845 receiving yards which is first amount running backs. What is the difference between this year and last?
     

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