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Strathclyde Eagle 15-01-2007 11:17 PM

I think the press will be interesting to watch this week. If a lot gets made of Colts receivers getting an easy time of it then it will be interesting to see what the officiating will be like on Sunday. Cris Collinsworth apparently has already made an issue of it in the Colts-Chiefs game.

Also worth noting that the Colts have probably come up against the two worst performing QBs of the play-offs so far (Green and McNair).

joyce the voice 15-01-2007 11:29 PM

that's a very good point. I don't remember the Pats being whistled for one pass interference call yesterday, but they always struggle against Harrison. I think we ned to do what we do best, close down their running game and wear them out with ours, and hope for the best.

jlmatthews 16-01-2007 12:38 AM

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Originally posted by joyce the voice
\they always struggle against Harrison.
So does everyone else. The guy is amazing.

Latvian Eagle 16-01-2007 10:35 AM

So Bears vs Saints, and Patriots vs Colts...

My moneys on a Saints v Patriots super bowl! ;) EVen if Bears have the best offence, and Colts the best Defence, I can see a major upset! :lux:

Icy 16-01-2007 11:06 AM

Colts to win the whole show. Hard victory over the patriots then an easy win in the final.

Benzhiyi 16-01-2007 11:48 AM

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Originally posted by Latvian Eagle
Bears have the best offence
Eh?

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Originally posted by Latvian Eagle
Colts the best Defence
And eh?

And neither Pats nor Saints winning would be upsets.

Chief Brody 16-01-2007 02:37 PM

I think either the Colts or Pats to win. I'll go with the Colts.

elliott 16-01-2007 05:54 PM

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Originally posted by Latvian Eagle
So Bears vs Saints, and Patriots vs Colts...

My moneys on a Saints v Patriots super bowl! ;) EVen if Bears have the best offence, and Colts the best Defence, I can see a major upset! :lux:

Nearly...

Bears have a crap O (and a good D) and colts have a piss poor D (and a good O)

Strathclyde Eagle 17-01-2007 08:40 PM

"Tonight Matthew I want to be half as successful as my older brother..."

http://slamonline.com/online/wp-cont.../2007/01/1.JPG

Benzhiyi 17-01-2007 10:30 PM

Brohm's going back to uni, so in all likelihood there goes our chance of taking a QB in the first round. Russell and Quinn will be gone by that point and Smith is too much of a gamble to go that early. Bugger!

saxoneagle 18-01-2007 03:37 PM

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Originally posted by elliott
Nearly...

Bears have a crap O (and a good D) and colts have a piss poor D (and a good O)


Think he meant that even if the Bears O steps up and has a great game, the Saints will still win. Similarly, if the Colts D has a great game, the Pats will still beat them.

I think that's what was meant, anyway!

saxoneagle 18-01-2007 03:47 PM

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Originally posted by Benzhiyi


And what a miserable ending to an otherwise great weekend of football it was. I can't put into words how dull I find New England. That's despite the fact that, if someone handed me a green card, flight ticket, and guarantee of a flat and a job I'd move to Massachusetts tomorrow. (Preferably Boston, if any generous millionaires are reading.) Seriously, they could bore a professional paint dryer to tears. And they'll probably go on and win it all now. Instead of watching LT light up the Super Bowl, we'll have No Frills Belichick and Robobrady sending us all to sleep for the fourth time this century. Whoopdefriggindoo.


That's a pile of bull... they know how to get the job done. Are you telling me the Pats didn't play their part in the best play-off game of the weekend?

Compared to the Colts/Ravens game which WAS dull compared to the other 3 matches, the Pats were brilliant and they did what they need to.

What about when the Ravens turned up at the Superbowl a few years back barely able to score but on the back of a miserly defence? The fact the Pats aren't great defensively (although they have the best D in Pats history points-wise this season) means the offence has to step up. Brady might be a machine but isn't that what all teams want? An ice-cold QB who can score under any pressure??

joyce the voice 18-01-2007 04:10 PM

True benzhyi you are being harsh. The first Super Bowl win, against the Rams, was one of the great upsets of all time; the second, against the Panthers, was, after the first quarter, one of the most exciting Super Bowls of all time. We've also had the Snow Bowl (no matter what you think of the Tuck Rule, it was pretty exciting there at the end), won two AFC Championships in Pittsburgh, and twice shut down one of the great offences of all time against the Colts. How much more exciting could the Chargers game have been? Brady doesn't throw it long all that much, but we never blow anyone out, and so nearly all of our games are close. As a Pats fan, you never feel safe.

Rodney Harrison could be back for Sunday, which gives us more of a chance.

saxoneagle 18-01-2007 05:56 PM

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Originally posted by joyce the voice


Rodney Harrison could be back for Sunday, which gives us more of a chance.

Now, that would bew a god-send against the previously mis-firing Manning, Snr... no, not Archie :D

Benzhiyi 18-01-2007 06:21 PM

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Originally posted by saxoneagle
That's a pile of bull... they know how to get the job done. Are you telling me the Pats didn't play their part in the best play-off game of the weekend?

Compared to the Colts/Ravens game which WAS dull compared to the other 3 matches, the Pats were brilliant and they did what they need to.

I'm not disputing how good the Pats are; I was merely trying to get across how dull I find them. To me they're like the NFL's answer to Chelsea: effective but, if you're not a fan, tedious to watch. Though I was rather over-egging the point for what was supposed to be comic effect.

And I didn't enjoy the second half of the Chargers game because I was desperate for them to go through and could see they were going to blow it. :)

Strathclyde Eagle 18-01-2007 07:03 PM

I mean this as a compliment - I think of the Patriots like the Germans. Very efficient, ruthless, not prone to defeating themselves.

Strathclyde Eagle 18-01-2007 07:22 PM

Another good day for Ron Mexico.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive...71mexico1.html

One Step Down 18-01-2007 10:51 PM

The Bears don't have a crap O, as it happens. They have a mediocre O that plays like crap far more often than it should, but if it plays to its potential it is good enough.

It has a serviceable tight end and a bunch of very good posession receivers, albeit without a pure gamebreaker in the mix. It has two very good running backs (which is one more than most teams have) neither of whom is great. And it has a quarterback who can be very, very good indeed but as often is not is simply awful. All of that hides behind a first class offensive live anchored by a Pro Bowl class centre. To call the Bears O "crap" is facile, and suggests a lack of understanding of the game. Underachieving is more like it. There's never been a 13-3 team half of whose starting personnel are crap. Trust me on that.

And what's your field, Saxon? The company I work for is HQd in Boston and I spend about 10 days or so there a month. Better PM me and I'll see if I (or anyone I know) can help.

elliott 18-01-2007 11:40 PM

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Originally posted by One Step Down
The Bears don't have a crap O, as it happens. They have a mediocre O that plays like crap far more often than it should, but if it plays to its potential it is good enough.

It has a serviceable tight end and a bunch of very good posession receivers, albeit without a pure gamebreaker in the mix. It has two very good running backs (which is one more than most teams have) neither of whom is great. And it has a quarterback who can be very, very good indeed but as often is not is simply awful. All of that hides behind a first class offensive live anchored by a Pro Bowl class centre. To call the Bears O "crap" is facile, and suggests a lack of understanding of the game. Underachieving is more like it. There's never been a 13-3 team half of whose starting personnel are crap. Trust me on that.

And what's your field, Saxon? The company I work for is HQd in Boston and I spend about 10 days or so there a month. Better PM me and I'll see if I (or anyone I know) can help.

But I'd call West Ham crap, and what you say about Bears is very applicable (in a highly translated form) to the Hammers.

Calling them mediocre is hardly a step up from crap in my opinion.

Strathclyde Eagle 19-01-2007 09:58 AM

I think this guy's mock draft is way off the mark, but would be quite happy to see Quinn fall to the Dolphins at no. 9.
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...yhoo&type=lgns


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