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Norwich_Eagle 10-05-2023 10:15 PM

I was surprised how many teams have only played one International Game since it began. That includes England, Germany, Mexico.

Ravens, Bills, Panthers, Browns, Cowboys, Packers, Colts, Eagles, Steelers, Titans and Washington.

Green Bay were the last team to do it last year but, Steelers in 2013, Cowboys in 2014 and the Bills and Lions in 2015 are long waits.

CP-RJW 22-07-2023 12:12 PM

That Quarterback documentary is really good, and on British Netflix

hughff 16-08-2023 11:26 PM

With the preseason now underway (your last chance to see a third stringer play a snap) I have reactivated the BBS Spread Pickums.

Anyone is welcome to join. All you have to do is pick which team will beat the spread (i.e a win by more than, or a loss by less than, the advertised spread) for each game. We play the whole regular season.

Just join our league to play (you will have to sign up for an account). Follow this link and select join a group: our game number is 14763 and our password is the nickname of Crystal Palace with a capital first letter.

Seba 26-08-2023 08:23 PM

ANyone know where I can find a stream for the Notre Dame v Navy match in Dublin tonight?

GB2506 26-08-2023 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seba (Post 17045420)
ANyone know where I can find a stream for the Notre Dame v Navy match in Dublin tonight?

Itís on sky sports if you have it

hughff 30-08-2023 01:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hughff (Post 17028681)
With the preseason now underway (your last chance to see a third stringer play a snap) I have reactivated the BBS Spread Pickums.

Anyone is welcome to join. All you have to do is pick which team will beat the spread (i.e a win by more than, or a loss by less than, the advertised spread) for each game. We play the whole regular season.

Just join our league to play (you will have to sign up for an account). Follow this link and select join a group: our game number is 14763 and our password is the nickname of Crystal Palace with a capital first letter.

Bump. Still time to join! First game is just over a week away.

hughff 06-09-2023 11:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hughff (Post 17028681)
With the preseason now underway (your last chance to see a third stringer play a snap) I have reactivated the BBS Spread Pickums.

Anyone is welcome to join. All you have to do is pick which team will beat the spread (i.e a win by more than, or a loss by less than, the advertised spread) for each game. We play the whole regular season.

Just join our league to play (you will have to sign up for an account). Follow this link and select join a group: our game number is 14763 and our password is the nickname of Crystal Palace with a capital first letter.

Rebump.
Come on all you armchair experts - prove you are not just hot air.

(Games start on Thursday. You can still sign up after then but your predictions will be short for week 1.)

CT_Palace 10-09-2023 08:02 PM

9ers off to a good start

CT_Palace 10-09-2023 10:35 PM

Less than 5 mins into the Raiders' game and I hear "and Garoppolo is hurt"

I shouldn't laugh.


EDIT tbf he misses one play, comes back in and throws a TD

greybot 10-09-2023 10:41 PM

They played Don't look back in anger at the end of the 49ers Steelers game. Bit random!

Almost as random as my team scoring more points as 49ers did on the road tonight!

Go Jags :lux:

CT_Palace 10-09-2023 10:44 PM

The 9ers D was as huge as ever. Purdy had a good 1st half but was very average in the 2nd.

jimos_uk 10-09-2023 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 17068237)
Less than 5 mins into the Raiders' game and I hear "and Garoppolo is hurt"

I shouldn't laugh.


EDIT tbf he misses one play, comes back in and throws a TD

My one big criticism of Jimmy Garoppolo is that he doesn't have a brilliant mafia style nickname.

Well, aside of him not being very good.

Detroit's three year plan looking like it's paying off. I'm doing the thing that I always do where I hate the fact that I dated a couple of 'proper' Boston girls in my younger days (and cumulatively spent at least three years in the city on and off) and am tethered to the Pats. I appreciate that I've been lucky for most of it!

(I drew the line at the Bruins. Lemieux was too much of a draw in the 90s for me to fall for any other team.)

CT_Palace 11-09-2023 03:33 AM

Being lumbered with the Pats can't really be called unlucky!

Personally I've followed the 9ers since the C4 days back in the 80's. And my first spell living in the US was in SF during the 90's. Been a long time since the 9ers tasted Super Bowl success, but you stick with who you support, right?

CT_Palace 11-09-2023 03:40 AM

watching the Cowboys v Giants. My god you can't have asked for a more disastrous start to the new season for the Giants. The 1st half has been a disaster.

jimos_uk 11-09-2023 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 17068372)
Being lumbered with the Pats can't really be called unlucky!

Personally I've followed the 9ers since the C4 days back in the 80's. And my first spell living in the US was in SF during the 90's. Been a long time since the 9ers tasted Super Bowl success, but you stick with who you support, right?

Absolutely - my first Red Sox game was well before the curse was lifted and it was quite nice being smug for a bit!

Not so smug now, mind :supergrin:

CP-RJW 14-09-2023 07:38 PM

Rodgers out for the season.

Shame for him and the Jets, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t laugh when I saw that headline.

cranesparkeagle 14-09-2023 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 17068372)
Being lumbered with the Pats can't really be called unlucky!

Personally I've followed the 9ers since the C4 days back in the 80's. And my first spell living in the US was in SF during the 90's. Been a long time since the 9ers tasted Super Bowl success, but you stick with who you support, right?

Me too. It was partly due to a Clive James documentary filmed at their training camp and featuring Bubba Paris as his guide. It was a rare, for those times, open all areas piece and it hooked me. Added to which I visited San Fran Cisco in 1981 on a Club football tour. Shortly after, and gotta say it helped, the 49ers started winning, regularly, and were as talented a side as I can remember. After which I've got used to the other side as well!

CP-RJW 14-09-2023 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 17068372)
Being lumbered with the Pats can't really be called unlucky!

Personally I've followed the 9ers since the C4 days back in the 80's. And my first spell living in the US was in SF during the 90's. Been a long time since the 9ers tasted Super Bowl success, but you stick with who you support, right?

I chose the Vikings because I liked the purple and gold, Adrian Peterson and I found their team history to be a hilarious dark comedy. 7th best all time win percentage but no superbowls, it’s absurd.

greybot 17-09-2023 11:46 PM

Watched Jags v Chiefs. Thought we did well. Just came up a bit short on offence. Nice to see how far we are from a top side. Think we'll have a decent season.

CT_Palace 18-09-2023 02:48 AM

Difficult game for the 9ers today, but ultimately success over the Rams.

Playing on the road at the Rams is a bit of a joke - I reckon the home crowd was the minority. At best it was 50/50.

CT_Palace 18-09-2023 03:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 17071460)
I chose the Vikings because I liked the purple and gold, Adrian Peterson and I found their team history to be a hilarious dark comedy. 7th best all time win percentage but no superbowls, itís absurd.

Good enough reasons of any.

For me it was the first game I saw - Cowboys v 49ers. I chose the 9ers for that game as I didn't want to support a team that was from a city I only knew due to a glitzy soap opera and a character called JR. :D
Stuck with them ever since.

Hedgehog 18-09-2023 03:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 17075720)
Playing on the road at the Rams is a bit of a joke - I reckon the home crowd was the minority. At best it was 50/50.

Same for most sporting events in LA. Been to an Angels v Yankees game and more New Yorkers than Angels fans, same when a Boston team is in town. Went to a Clippers v Celtics gameÖ predominately a green crowd.

CT_Palace 18-09-2023 03:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 17075723)
Same for most sporting events in LA. Been to an Angels v Yankees game and more New Yorkers than Angels fans, same when a Boston team is in town. Went to a Clippers v Celtics gameÖ predominately a green crowd.

Clearly shows what a fickle bunch LAers are for their sports teams. All those "away" supporters can only be buying their tickets from the local concession (season ticket) holders who prefer a fast buck to supporting their team.

Funk Butter 19-09-2023 08:07 PM

Quote:

Nine players in their first year of eligibility are among the list of 173 Modern-Era Nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024.

Those making the list for consideration for the first time include wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Jordy Nelson, tight end Antonio Gates, running back Jamaal Charles, offensive linemen T.J. Lang, Josh Sitton and Max Unger, and defensive linemen Haloti Ngata and Julius Peppers.
Of that list, I think it is clear that Peppers and Gates are in a no-doubter tier of their own and I think the others should try again next year.

CT_Palace 22-09-2023 01:07 PM

9ers with a nice win last night. 3-0 is a good start. We're looking good this year!

love watching McCaffrey and Kittle fight for every yard.

Latvian Eagle 24-09-2023 09:59 PM

Andy Dalton starts for Carolina tonight, Bryce Young missed practice all week with an ankle injury.

EagleSE24 24-09-2023 11:51 PM

70 points for the dolphins against the Broncos!

What’s going on with Justin Fields by the way? Is he just not very good, playing in a poor team, or both?

CT_Palace 24-09-2023 11:58 PM

Couldn't have happened to a pair of more dislikable guys: Payton and Wilson
:D :D :D

CT_Palace 02-10-2023 02:27 AM

9ers 4-0

McCaffrey is on a roll.

Dingle 02-10-2023 02:39 AM

Brock Purdy is legit. Im sure the 49ers never planned for him to be a starting qb for them when they drafted him but he's made the step up without skipping a beat. Genuine superbowl contenders

CT_Palace 02-10-2023 05:20 AM

big test next week v Cowboys.

Spindle 02-10-2023 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 17075721)
Good enough reasons of any.

For me it was the first game I saw - Cowboys v 49ers. I chose the 9ers for that game as I didn't want to support a team that was from a city I only knew due to a glitzy soap opera and a character called JR. :D
Stuck with them ever since.

First game I saw in 82 was Raiders at Cowboys. I picked Raiders and they went on to win the Superbowl the following season. Golf Boy picked the Redskins that year, the glory hunter... :D

CT_Palace 09-10-2023 02:32 AM

9ers off to a good start!

CT_Palace 09-10-2023 03:17 AM

what a play for the 2nd TD !!!


Even though the 9ers defense have been excellent, it's a very tight game.

CT_Palace 09-10-2023 05:10 AM

A thoroughly enjoyable night's football :lux:

If this 9ers unit can stay injury free they will have a great chance.
Every area tonight was excellent, defense, offense and special teams.

Tripod 10 09-10-2023 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 17099900)
A thoroughly enjoyable night's football :lux:

If this 9ers unit can stay injury free they will have a great chance.
Every area tonight was excellent, defense, offense and special teams.

Glad you enjoyed the game. SF were head and shoulders above Dallas. As a Dallas fan for 35+ years, I swore my way through a recording of the game this morning.
Dak is an absolute joke whilst , Brock Purdy shows him how to be a top QB on $850k v Daks $42m
Nothing will change whilst the Jones' clowns still own the club.
Hope the 49ers get to the SB at the expense of Philly.

CT_Palace 10-10-2023 03:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tripod 10 (Post 17100180)
Glad you enjoyed the game. SF were head and shoulders above Dallas. As a Dallas fan for 35+ years, I swore my way through a recording of the game this morning.
Dak is an absolute joke whilst , Brock Purdy shows him how to be a top QB on $850k v Daks $42m
Nothing will change whilst the Jones' clowns still own the club.
Hope the 49ers get to the SB at the expense of Philly.

I think the Cowboys are better than they showed last night. The current 9ers defense is a nightmare to play against at the best of times but with Prescott still trying to improve the the much quicker drop and pass techniques Mike McCarthy is trying to get them to play, the plan fell apart.

Hedgehog 10-10-2023 05:12 AM

Advertising an upcoming game at Spurs ground during Monday Night Football.

Going to be at Totting-Ham Hot-Spurs Stadium...

Hedgehog 10-10-2023 05:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spindle (Post 17092576)
First game I saw in 82 was Raiders at Cowboys. I picked Raiders and they went on to win the Superbowl the following season. Golf Boy picked the Redskins that year, the glory hunter... :D

I came to LA in late 1981, and The Raiders moved to LA for that coming season. Went to a few games at the LA Coliseum to see them, and basically became a fan of theirs. They went on to win the Superbowl as you say...

Being a Palace fan, this just didn't seem right. I had no concept of "supporting" a team that won cups!

I guess in pursuing years, they have slipped back to Palace like levels of mediocrity! Prior to my affiliation with them in 1981, they were the winningest sports franchise in history (around .750) and had never lost on Monday night football... I soon put the mockers on all that!

CT_Palace 15-10-2023 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 17099900)
A thoroughly enjoyable night's football :lux:

If this 9ers unit can stay injury free they will have a great chance.
Every area tonight was excellent, defense, offense and special teams.

3 key injuries today and the 9ers struggle.

Norwich_Eagle 15-10-2023 10:13 PM

As a Bears fan. I hate NFL.

Most of the offensive line injured before tonight and then Fields go off injured during it.

Latvian Eagle 15-10-2023 11:04 PM

Panthers 0-6... :hmph: Glad to see the rebuild.going really well!!!

kayjay 23-10-2023 05:27 AM

Liking the Falcons running game. Like Ridder too.

CT_Palace 24-10-2023 03:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 17071460)
I chose the Vikings because I liked the purple and gold, Adrian Peterson and I found their team history to be a hilarious dark comedy. 7th best all time win percentage but no superbowls, itís absurd.

Having a good game so far tonight.

9ers look off..... again

CT_Palace 24-10-2023 04:03 AM

Well, 9ers no way are getting anything from this game.
Big plays going against them by very fine margins, marginal ref calls going against them. It's just not happening. Well played Vikes.

Vikes to avoid a 0-4 loss record at home to start the season.

CT_Palace 30-10-2023 02:53 AM

Wheels well and truly fallen off in Santa Clara.
Ah well.

Dingle 03-11-2023 09:42 PM

Dolphins Chiefs as a Sunday afternoon game should be a brilliant way to warm up to red zone. Kinda fancy the dolphins but should be a close game either way

tsunamiman 06-11-2023 01:03 AM

Eagles constantly having late games is gonna kill my Monday productivity.

greybot 06-11-2023 09:31 AM

I watched Dolphins Chiefs. Was a pretty exciting second half until the Dolphins of the last 20 years decided to resurface 2 minutes before the end. Shame as they had been the better team for the most part and was hoping for overtime. Mahomes is just so clinical the chiefs don't need to be on top all game to get it done.

CT_Palace 12-11-2023 10:30 PM

Injured players back, 9ers back.

EagleSE24 19-11-2023 09:57 PM

Bears looking good for the no. 1 pick on the draft next year with the Panthers’ current record. Still hoping Justin Fields can be the WB everyone thought he could be, but still not sure.

EagleSE24 19-11-2023 10:48 PM

God damn the Bears are shite. 12 points up with 4mins to play.

CT_Palace 24-11-2023 03:25 AM

Loving the 9ers tonight :lux:

Tripod 10 24-11-2023 12:03 PM

Good win for Dallas. Like the way the offence performed and congrats to Bland for an NFL interception record. By the way, the Commodes QB looks decent. Give him a decent O Line and he will shine.

tsunamiman 27-11-2023 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tsunamiman (Post 17129194)
Eagles constantly having late games is gonna kill my Monday productivity.

Morning...

kayjay 29-11-2023 12:44 AM

Running out of superlatives for Jalen Hurts.
Unwavering self-belief he can get the win from any deficit.
Defence has been great - keep putting him back out there for another drive.

hughff 29-11-2023 12:53 AM

I felt that Hurts was railroaded a bit at Bama and was actually a better prospect than he was given credit for as a result. However, his on-going dominance at the Eagles is more than I expected.

CT_Palace 03-12-2023 10:42 PM

Not got much hope for a 9ers win today.
This game might be NFC No1 v No2 but I reckon the quality gap is too big for the 9ers.


And the 1Q showing exactly that. JH manages to avoid the best defense in the league every play so far.

2Q waaaaaaaay better :lux:

CT_Palace 04-12-2023 12:58 AM

Wow!!!

Big big big ... huuuuuge game for the 9ers.

kayjay 04-12-2023 01:26 AM

Deebo turned it on after 1st quarter

CT_Palace 04-12-2023 01:50 AM

Deebo was a monster. Purdy steady as a rock. Defensive secondary was best I've seen them play.

JH is so slippery, the 9ers front line had him out of the pocket almost every play yet he is so good at avoiding the tackle and placing a pass.

Nevertheless, that result was huge for the 9ers.
Am I beginning to believe.... well, maybe :D

kayjay 05-12-2023 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 17153964)
Defensive secondary was best I've seen them play.

Agree with this. Yesterday's game a preview to the Championship game.
Purdy staying healthy is now key to the Niners going all the way.

CT_Palace 11-12-2023 01:09 AM

9ers with another competent win. Purdy excellent again.


As important as that win against Philly was I can't help thinking the Baltimore game will define the 9ers season.

Polish Pete 11-12-2023 03:29 AM

Bills winning and on the road to the Super Bowl

Its our year!

Funk Butter 11-12-2023 04:15 AM

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GBBqiwHX...jpg&name=small

For those who wish they had seen the first year of the NFL.

kayjay 13-12-2023 04:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 17164970)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GBBqiwHX...jpg&name=small

For those who wish they had seen the first year of the NFL.

Would have rather this finish 0-0 after overtime.

CT_Palace 17-12-2023 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Polish Pete (Post 17164965)
Bills winning and on the road to the Super Bowl

Its our year!

Looking good v the Cowboys today

CT_Palace 18-12-2023 03:12 AM

9ers back to back Divisional champs :lux: :lux:

kayjay 20-12-2023 03:05 AM

Eagles in freefall

CT_Palace 20-12-2023 07:07 PM

Dallas took a thumping too!

Tripod 10 20-12-2023 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 17174321)
Dallas took a thumping too!

Dallas were awful. To beat them, you just need to run run run.
Mccarthy and Quinn's obsession with heavy safety's playing linebacker means that TE's and linemen just run over them creating giant holes for the runner.
Also, they appear to struggle when playing in an outdoor stadium.

CP-RJW 20-12-2023 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 17164970)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GBBqiwHX...jpg&name=small

For those who wish they had seen the first year of the NFL.

Skoooollll :sunglasses:

Tripod 10 25-12-2023 11:24 AM

The crap version of Dak and Dallas turned up last night again.
Another outdoor stadium and again couldn't stop the run.
Wildcard game will be a win but that will be it again.

CT_Palace 26-12-2023 02:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 17164947)
9ers with another competent win. Purdy excellent again.


As important as that win against Philly was I can't help thinking the Baltimore game will define the 9ers season.

Here we go

CT_Palace 26-12-2023 03:16 AM

Absolute disaster for the 9ers so far

2nd half same

Probably a good thing. The 9ers/Purdy hype was getting ridiculous

Wilbraham413 26-12-2023 03:45 AM

It still sort of feels like it will be the Bills or Chiefs from the AFC. No one takes Miami seriously, and Baltimore is suspect as well.

NFC, it has to be either SF or Philly, with maybe Dallas as a dark horse, but Dallas always finds a way to blow it.

The NFC is stronger overall, but Bills or Chiefs could easily catch fire in the Super Bowl, and beat any NFC team. It's kind of a wide open field this year, but if I was betting, I'd bet on the proven talent of QBs like Mahomes and Allen, until some of the other QBs prove themselves.

hughff 26-12-2023 05:47 AM

I'm guessing W413 wasn't watch Ravens/49ers. If that's a Superbowl preview, then you will lose a lot of money betting on the NFC team.

Funk Butter 28-12-2023 06:52 AM

Quote:

The Pro Football Hall of Fame revealed its modern-era finalists for the Class of 2024 on Wednesday, highlighted by two standouts in their first year of eligibility: tight end Antonio Gates and defensive end Julius Peppers.

The 2024 modern-era player finalists with their positions, years and teams, as announced on NFL Network:

Eric Allen, DB -- 1988-1994 Philadelphia Eagles, 1995-1997 New Orleans Saints, 1998-2001 Oakland Raiders
Jared Allen, DE Ė 2004-2007 Kansas City Chiefs, 2008-2013 Minnesota Vikings, 2014-2015 Chicago Bears, 2015 Carolina Panthers
Willie Anderson, OT -- 1996-2007 Cincinnati Bengals, 2008 Baltimore Ravens
Jahri Evans, OL -- 2006-2016 New Orleans Saints, 2017 Green Bay Packers
Dwight Freeney, DE -- 2002-2012 Indianapolis Colts, 2013-14 San Diego Chargers, 2015 Arizona Cardinals, 2016 Atlanta Falcons, 2017 Detroit Lions, 2017 Seattle Seahawks
Antonio Gates, TE -- 2003-2018 San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers
Rodney Harrison, DB -- 1994-2002 San Diego Chargers, 2003-2008 New England Patriots
Devin Hester, PR/KR/WR -- 2006-2013 Chicago Bears, 2014-2015 Atlanta Falcons, 2016 Baltimore Ravens, 2016 Seattle Seahawks
Torry Holt, WR -- 1999-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Jacksonville Jaguars
Andre Johnson, WR -- 2003-2014 Houston Texans, 2015 Indianapolis Colts, 2016 Tennessee Titans
Julius Peppers, DE -- 2002-2009/2017-2018 Carolina Panthers, 2010-2013 Chicago Bears, 2014-2016 Green Bay Packers
Fred Taylor, RB -- 1998-2008 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2009-2010 New England Patriots
Reggie Wayne, WR -- 2001-2014 Indianapolis Colts
Patrick Willis, LB -- 2007-2014 San Francisco 49ers
Darren Woodson, S -- 1992-2003 Dallas Cowboys
Gates and Peppers are surely getting in on the first ballot.

CT_Palace 31-12-2023 09:57 PM

No1 seed and home field! Go 9ers!*



*CMC with calf injury - have no idea how bad.

Latvian Eagle 31-12-2023 10:03 PM

I hate the fact I chose the Panthers as my team some times. FML!

I just had a feeling Bryce Young wasn't the way to go and upper management proper ****ed Reich by overruling him and going for Young over Stroud or Richardson.

EagleSE24 31-12-2023 11:42 PM

Bears have secured the no. 1 pick in the draft with the Panthers’ loss

Funk Butter 01-01-2024 09:02 AM

Looks like Lamar Jackson secured his 2nd MVP award. It is a pretty short list of guys that have done that, almost all HOF. (Rodgers and Brady are sure things and Mahomes is well on his way) It also looks like Justin Fields was auditioning for the Falcons as he will (most likely) be traded this offseason. It would be typical Falcons for them to send a big bag to the Bears (and then another big bag to Fields) and then let Kyle Pitts walk when they could have just picked Fields over Pitts a few years ago.

Tripod 10 02-01-2024 06:22 PM

Good to see the continued implosion of Philly. Dallas should win v Washington and secure the 2nd seed behind San Fran giving home field until the Championship game, probably against the 49ers.
Hoping for the Bucs in the first playoff game.

greybot 07-01-2024 10:03 PM

Jaguars just did a Jaguars.

tsunamiman 07-01-2024 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 17189684)
Looks like Lamar Jackson secured his 2nd MVP award. It is a pretty short list of guys that have done that, almost all HOF. (Rodgers and Brady are sure things and Mahomes is well on his way) It also looks like Justin Fields was auditioning for the Falcons as he will (most likely) be traded this offseason. It would be typical Falcons for them to send a big bag to the Bears (and then another big bag to Fields) and then let Kyle Pitts walk when they could have just picked Fields over Pitts a few years ago.

Chicago should stay with fields and pick Marvin Harrison Jr. He instantly makes any team better. I'm not sold on Caleb Williams.

CT_Palace 08-01-2024 02:41 AM

Can I just say that I've had enough of Cris Collinsworth on SNF.

All he does he spend the whole night telling us about how good every player is on the field. Each week. No matter who's playing.

Norwich_Eagle 08-01-2024 11:04 AM

As a Bears fan having watched every minute of this regular season we have to keep Fields and give him the tools. We have shown some real progress since starting the season 0-4 and while not perfect/still a work in progress etc. there is a proper base there to build on.

Norwich_Eagle 08-01-2024 11:11 AM

2024 Playoff Schedule

NFC

Green Bay Packers (7) @ Dallas Cowboys (2)
Los Angeles Rams (6) @ Detroit Lions (3)
Philadelphia Eagles (5) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4)

1st Seed and receive Bye - San Francisco 49ers

AFC

Pittsburgh Steelers (7) @ Buffalo Bills (2)
Miami Dolphins (6) @ Kansas City Chiefs (3)
Cleveland Browns (5) @ Houston Texans (4)

1st Seed and receive Bye - Baltimore Ravens

In the Divisional Rounds the 49ers and Ravens will face the lowest seed remaining teams with the two other Divisional winners facing each other with the highest seeds at home. Winner of those two Divisional Rounds will then face off in the Conference Round with again the highest seed remaining at home.

EagleSE24 08-01-2024 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norwich_Eagle (Post 17198867)
As a Bears fan having watched every minute of this regular season we have to keep Fields and give him the tools. We have shown some real progress since starting the season 0-4 and while not perfect/still a work in progress etc. there is a proper base there to build on.

Do you think he'll stay? He seemed very unsure if he'd be there next season

Norwich_Eagle 08-01-2024 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EagleSE24 (Post 17198877)
Do you think he'll stay? He seemed very unsure if he'd be there next season

His words after the defeat yesterday were not positive and seemed to imply that no one has made any decision nor had any discussion.

He is a top quality QB in my eyes but only if used right. Given we have the 1st and 9th picks in the Draft we can build a solid offense around him but, we all know that 1st pick often goes to a QB.

At the moment I am very much in the camp of I hope but I don't expect.

GB2506 08-01-2024 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norwich_Eagle (Post 17198867)
As a Bears fan having watched every minute of this regular season we have to keep Fields and give him the tools. We have shown some real progress since starting the season 0-4 and while not perfect/still a work in progress etc. there is a proper base there to build on.

I think he's showed huge promise this season. He was given a proper 1 WR and his game has looked more aligned to what you saw at Ohio State. You could easily trade back and still pick up MHJ and the best O lineman on the board with your 2nd 1st rounder. Would seem a strange decision to start from scratch again other than it gives you another 4 years of a rookie QB contract.

As a Pats fan, if you do move on from Fields I hope we are all over it.

Norwich_Eagle 08-01-2024 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by GB2506 (Post 17198890)
I think he's showed huge promise this season. He was given a proper 1 WR and his game has looked more aligned to what you saw at Ohio State. You could easily trade back and still pick up MHJ and the best O lineman on the board with your 2nd 1st rounder. Would seem a strange decision to start from scratch again other than it gives you another 4 years of a rookie QB contract.

As a Pats fan, if you do move on from Fields I hope we are all over it.

Therein lies a lot of the problem.

Fields > Trubisky > Cutler > Orton > Grossman basically goes back to the mid-noughties I think off the top of my head.

Fields was a rookie, Trubisky made the Post-Season twice and then the joined up thinking just stopped. The only reason we got Orton was because of an off-season injury to Grossman.

Cutler is Bears leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns, attempts and completions. Grossman took us to the Super Bowl with a 13-3 record (off the top of my head) but those are the only two QB's since 2000 (there abouts) that have consistently had teams built around them.

I genuinely don't believe you take an unusual talent like Fields and bin him off after 3 Years.

GB2506 08-01-2024 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Norwich_Eagle (Post 17198907)
Therein lies a lot of the problem.

Fields > Trubisky > Cutler > Orton > Grossman basically goes back to the mid-noughties I think off the top of my head.

Fields was a rookie, Trubisky made the Post-Season twice and then the joined up thinking just stopped. The only reason we got Orton was because of an off-season injury to Grossman.

Cutler is Bears leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns, attempts and completions. Grossman took us to the Super Bowl with a 13-3 record (off the top of my head) but those are the only two QB's since 2000 (there abouts) that have consistently had teams built around them.

I genuinely don't believe you take an unusual talent like Fields and bin him off after 3 Years.

I wanted us to draft Fields and thought he was falling to us until you traded up to pick him. We ended up with Mac and it's been a shit show. Although I do feel a bit sorry for Mac as the Roster and Coaching around him has been atrocious.

Like I say if you make the crazy decision to move on from Fields, I really hope we are all over it.

Norwich_Eagle 08-01-2024 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by GB2506 (Post 17198916)
I wanted us to draft Fields and thought he was falling to us until you traded up to pick him. We ended up with Mac and it's been a shit show. Although I do feel a bit sorry for Mac as the Roster and Coaching around him has been atrocious.

Like I say if you make the crazy decision to move on from Fields, I really hope we are all over it.

Mac Jones has had such a rough deal. Like you say the issues with the Patriots have very little to do with any of the playing staff.

Isn't Jones on his fourth Coordinator in four seasons or something stupid like that?

Latvian Eagle 08-01-2024 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Norwich_Eagle (Post 17198907)
Grossman took us to the Super Bowl with a 13-3 record (off the top of my head) but those are the only two QB's since 2000 (there abouts) that have consistently had teams built around them.

If I remember rightly too as it was the first season I really got into NFL that Bears team under Grossman got there because they had the best Defence in the League at the time. They were billing the Superbowl as the best Offence (Colts) against the best Defence.

Norwich_Eagle 08-01-2024 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Latvian Eagle (Post 17199046)
If I remember rightly too as it was the first season I really got into NFL that Bears team under Grossman got there because they had the best Defence in the League at the time. They were billing the Superbowl as the best Offence (Colts) against the best Defence.

Yeah that is right. Regular season I think we were 3rd in the League for Defence overall/points conceded and there was huge internal competition between Benson, Jones and Anderson for QB Sacks.

It also helped that you had someone like Devin Hester making record-tying 108 Yard Touchdown from a missed field goal on his debut. At the time though the Bears recruitment staff was roundly discredited for focusing on defence when it was "so obvious" that the offence was the problem.

GreatGonzo 08-01-2024 03:04 PM

Rumours that Harris and Blitzer might move for 72 year old coach! :eek: Nothing like an experienced set of hands on the tiller!

Norwich_Eagle 08-01-2024 03:27 PM

Washington have been pretty dogs**t to be fair.

Norwich_Eagle 08-01-2024 03:34 PM

And obviously I say that as a Bears fan who adores Rivera for the success of the mid-noughties he was a part of as Defensive Coordinator.

GB2506 08-01-2024 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Norwich_Eagle (Post 17198930)
Mac Jones has had such a rough deal. Like you say the issues with the Patriots have very little to do with any of the playing staff.

Isn't Jones on his fourth Coordinator in four seasons or something stupid like that?

Yep correct. Including last season where that wonderful offensive mind that is Matt Patricia was calling the plays :clown:

Complete rebuild this off season hopefully. New GM, New Head Coach and coordinators, new QB and lots of cap space for free agency.


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