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Strathclyde Eagle 06-01-2008 11:19 AM

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Originally posted by Benzhiyi
Blimey. Who knew the Hawks were so good? With a D like that, they're a genuine contender this year.

At the same time, you can't help but commisserate (and, more positively, congratulate) the Skins. If Suisham kicks that field goal they're in with a real shot at the win. Even without it, you have to admire what they've done in recent weeks. The emotions they've been through over the last two months go way beyond football. And while the fairytale ending was just out of reach, I still think they did their team-mate proud. Fair play.

Fully agree. Think Hasselbeck will be better next week too.

I'm not sure if anyone mentioned field position being critical in that game. The Seahawks were regularly starting at midfield while the Redskins always seemed to be starting in their own 20.

Can't believe that some commentators are talking themselves into thinking that the Jaguars will beat the Patriots. Seems like the sort of game where the Patriots love to make a statement if you ask me.

BLUE BOY 06-01-2008 12:14 PM

I watched the Seahawks game with a group of mates in the pub. I just got to say that Collingsworth is cringeworthy as a commentator. How many times did he say about Taylor helping the Redskins, it got so boring.

Great result though, good to see the 12th man in full flow!

Bring on the Pack......although i think our run will end there.

Strathclyde Eagle 06-01-2008 12:27 PM

Think Collinsworth is one of the better analysts actually. In saying that, I'd happily wheel Merlin Olsen out of retirement to be in the booth.

Benzhiyi 06-01-2008 12:31 PM

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Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle
Can't believe that some commentators are talking themselves into thinking that the Jaguars will beat the Patriots. Seems like the sort of game where the Patriots love to make a statement if you ask me.
Funnily enough, I just came onto this thread to post that I think Jacksonville have a real chance against the Pats! They have a great D, a mobile QB and two top drawer running backs. If they can get the running game going and keep Brady off the field then they have a great shot at pulling off the upset. If they go 0-14 down and have to rely on their passing game... well, Garrard's good, but I'm not sure he's that good.

What a game Jags-Steelers was though. Insanely exciting. Looked like the Jags had it in the bag, Garrard makes two uncharacteristic errors, Steelers come back, Garrard pulls off a brilliant run on 4th and 2, Scobey holds his nerve to kick the winner. Gotta love the play-offs.

Strathclyde Eagle 06-01-2008 12:34 PM

I think people will talk themselves into the Jaguars, then see the score at half-time being something like 21-3 and think "How did I overlook Tom Brady and that offence?"

The defence aren't mugs either. Better players than David Garrard have gone to Gillette Stadium in January and had nightmares.

jlmatthews 06-01-2008 05:17 PM

This (the playoffs) isn't going to be easy for the Pats. Jags were the away team last night and had a better record than the Steelers. They also have some Maurice Jones-Drew, Mr. All-Purpose who can really change a game. The Colts have proven they can give them a game with a depleted receiving core. And the Chargers can play with anyone (when their QB isn't busy being horrible). We all know LT's a stud.

That said, if Gerrard or Rivers play horrible against them, their teams have no chance. If they throw a couple picks... it's all over. They would need to play mistake-free football for there to be a chance. I think the Colts have a little more room for error because, well, they do have Peyton Manning!!! Nuff said!

I still wouldn't put a lot of my money on a team other than the Pats... I'm just saying don't give them the Lombardi Trophy just yet!!!!

jlmatthews 06-01-2008 05:19 PM

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Originally posted by BLUE BOY


Bring on the Pack......although i think our run will end there.


NFC is wide open.

saxoneagle 06-01-2008 05:56 PM

If anyone wants to read poor reporting, read the BBC summary of last nights matches by their "expert". Some of it isn't even in English.

jlmatthews 06-01-2008 06:34 PM

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Originally posted by saxoneagle
If anyone wants to read poor reporting, read the BBC summary of last nights matches by their "expert". Some of it isn't even in English.
Link? I want a job over there somewhere in six months. Maybe I could use it as an example of why they need me :)

saxoneagle 06-01-2008 07:21 PM

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/othe...ll/7173644.stm

Read the bit especially about the two point conversion attempts!

saxoneagle 06-01-2008 07:21 PM

Oh, and SANTIAGO Holmes :D

jlmatthews 06-01-2008 07:58 PM

:D

Yeah, that's a pretty poor effort.

saxoneagle 06-01-2008 10:20 PM

Excellent performance by the G-men. I thought the three matches to date would be won by the away teams so two out of three ain't bad!

Anyway, let's hope Rivers fails to turn up and Young shows his big game calibre tonight!

jlmatthews 06-01-2008 10:47 PM

I hate Phillip Rivers. Cocky and no reason to be. The only reason he'll ever take a team to the playoffs is because someone like LT carries the offense.

Strathclyde Eagle 06-01-2008 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by saxoneagle
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/othe...ll/7173644.stm

Read the bit especially about the two point conversion attempts!

Quote:

Touchdowns by Santiago Holmes, Heath Miller and Davenport brought Pittsburgh back into the game the final quarter but they only managed to add the two points after from one of those kicks.
So they got two points from one of those kicks, but nothing from the other two? :confused:

;)

saxoneagle 06-01-2008 11:04 PM

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/othe...ll/7174290.stm

Another BBC classic - apparently Jacobs inspired the Giants... with his 50 TOTAL yards! :D

saxoneagle 06-01-2008 11:05 PM

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Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle
So they got two points from one of those kicks, but nothing from the other two? :confused:

;)


Which would be crap anyway but they kicked ONE 1-point conversion and then failed with TWO 2-pointers...

Pile
Of
Poo
:D

Grim Reaper 06-01-2008 11:09 PM

That BBC report is scandalous.

What's the betting the moron responsible is under 25 and has a degree in Media Studies thius lands a job without actually showing aptitude for what they're writing about.

Sigh

Strathclyde Eagle 06-01-2008 11:10 PM

But American Football was nothing in the UK until the BBC started covering it.

Three months ago.

saxoneagle 06-01-2008 11:27 PM

I'd rather they didn't bother covering it if you can't be bothered to cover it remotely accurately.

There are enough UK based NFL fans to have one write a report for someone "professional" to edit, surely...


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