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).
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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!
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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
     
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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”.
     
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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?
     
  25. Shadowlight

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    One more week left and I am in the mood for a rant. Games I watched yesterday. Entire Patriots game. End of Eagles and Packers games. 2nd half of Steelers. And last night's Chiefs game.

    I'll start with the headline news. Or like CNN where everything is "breaking news."

    It is official. Chris Collinsworth has picked out his bridal gown. It is white (go figure) but there remains one big question? Will it be Mahomes or Wilson?

    I have been charitable to Chris the past couple of seasons and I have seen progress. But, like Troy Aikman this season, there was some major caste back sliding that showed up last night. The "schoolgirl crush syndrome" has sadly returned. What's next Chris? These QBs will walk on water? The hyperbole and hype in modern sports broadcasting is so over the top it makes watching games unbearable. Hell I don't even want to hear that sort of slobbering when it comes to white players.

    That said what a depressing affair. Chiefs DB #35 ( who gives a rat's ass what his name is) is yet another worthless player who would have trouble covering my Grandmother. For years Russell Wilson has been getting on my nerves and yet this ******* head to toe caste operation is back in the playoffs. It is almost as if these teams with black QBs are fighting harder.

    That ex Cardinals HC caste sniffing turd Bruce Arians was the third man in the booth and he kept digging at Josh Allen during the Patriots game. I think it was Leo Fan who pointed out many of the young black QBs are placed on solid defensive teams with offenses that can run the ball. Makes it easy on the QB who is not required to do much except garner accolades for "winning." Josh Allen got the short end of the stick. I am hear to tell you those horrific Bills receivers dropped at least 6 easy passes including one perfectly placed 50 yard bomb.

    Allen is playing by himself out there. No running game whatsoever. No TE in an era where you can find a good white TE on the street. A terrible OL. And an overrated D that got ran over yesterday. And the worst set of WRs imaginable. Allen is a perfect QB for a team that can run the ball and play stingy D because he has the ability to fire laser TD bombs like no other QB in the league.

    Don is correct the Steelers won't fire Tomlin but for the second straight year this so called tough guy turned into a sissy by faking a punt instead of trusting his defense. Hell TJ Watt was bearing down big time late on Brees and there is a huge difference between traveling 40 yards or 80 yards for a TD. If you are a HC and can't trust your defense to stop a team from 80 yards away why bother being a HC? Why bother waking up in the morning?

    This screws everything up now as the Ravens and either the Colts (caste apart from QB Luck) or the dreaded Titans worm their way into the playoffs. Terrible job by Tomlin. The Steelers have lost too many close games. I will add the refs were giving the Saints a lot of calls.

    As pointed out the Vikings pretty much have to win against the Bears otherwise the Eagles will get in. Don't see the Eagles losing to the decimated Redskins.

    The Cowboys MLB Leighton Vander Esch led the Cowboys in tackles once again as they cinched a playoff spot. What a great first round pick by the Cowboys. A super star already!

    TE Zach Ertz is a throwback when football players were real and not artificial steroid ridden lab components.

    And Aaron Rodgers finds his mojo after a new shiny white WR entered the fray. Not a coincidence. And by the way Mahomes ( who is slipping) is not at Rodger's level yet. Rodger's toyed with the Jets in their roaring comeback victory. A master at work.

    Dud watch. The great WR John Ross has been at least to date one of the biggest busts in NFL history. His sub 4.3 speed wasn't the answer. You can bet come draft time teams will slobber over the next batch of no skill fast 40 yard dash black WRs. Put it in the bank.

    One other thing. Members were discussing the TE Mark Andrews play where he outran a DB into the end zone. Trust your eyes. He did outrun the DB. Which brings me back to the artificial way they measure speed in the NFL. The 40 yard dash is done at full rest which blacks start practicing it at birth.

    On the football field nobody is at full rest. Which is why the 100 yard dash is a better measure for speed. I am shocked scientists haven't picked up on this fact or they don't want to explore this option possibly for racial reasons? This 40 yard dash speed mechanism is geared for black athletes who have mastered the art of that short sprint if you want to call it that.

    Case in point, Jordy ran a 4.51 40 yard dash before entering the NFL. Yet in his prime he left the DBs in the dust. He was much faster than them. Why? Because he had the better pure speed which would be tested by a 100 yard dash.
     
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