NFL 2011 Week 6

Paleocon wrote:

Anyone have any thoughts on the Eagles vs. Redskins game?

If the Eagles win I'll be shocked. Okay, not all that shocked. I think many of us are still waiting for Washington to collapse.

Paleocon wrote:

Anyone have any thoughts on the Eagles vs. Redskins game?

I think it is best if we don't.

Paleocon wrote:

Anyone have any thoughts on the Eagles vs. Redskins game?

I'm thinking I'm glad I have NFL Sunday Ticket so I can watch the Packer game instead. However to seriously answer your question, I think the Redskins can win this one. Philadelphia is just a mess right now. There is always a chance for a Redskin implosion, but not this week. I think Washington's defense comes up big and wins the turnover battle and the game.

What garion and oldmanscene said.

Hmm. This is disturbing.

I wasn't counting on the Redskins to take any games from Philly. If they take them both, there is the distinct possibility they might actually go to 9-7.

Wow.

Well at this point anyone that loses to the Eagles outside of the winless teams should hide their heads in shame. For heavens sake our defensive coordinator never ran ANY defensive position ever. We have two of the best man corners that we only play zone with. Our LB's should be fetching water for college teams and our o-line protecting our $100M QB looks beyond confused.

Panthers at Falcons: Falcons bounce back. I mean, there's no shame being beaten by the Packers at this point and the Falcons are a pretty good team.
49ers at Lions: Close game but home field decides it. It still seems crazy to me these teams are amongst the best in the league and this game may have playoff implications, but welcome to 2011 I guess.
Browns at Raiders: eastern team on the west coast means Raiders win. Darren McFadden means it won't be close.
Texans at Ravens: Texans are missing too many weapons.

Wildcard - Rams at Packers: Someone call 911, this is going to be a murder.

*Legion* wrote:

Clearly my tactic of going against Rat Boy's picks was ill-advised.

Clearly my tactic of making any picks at all was ill-advised. Yeccch.

Panthers at Falcons ... As much as I like seeing my Panthers get some love, I'm don't see Carolina winning this one on the road. Atlanta has been pretty flat this season, but I see Carolina making one or two more mistakes than ATL.

49ers at Lions

Browns at Raiders

Texans at Ravens

Wild card: I'll keep it in the NFC South and go with Saints over Bucs. I know Tampa is making look amends for last week's debacle, plus they're at home, but Drew Brees looked super-sharp last week.

How incredible was the final play of the Raiders/Texans game? Oakland only had 10 men on the field.

Edit: And seeing this story made me think that the only reason the police did this was to keep them away from the Lions.

Rat Boy wrote:

How incredible was the final play of the Raiders/Texans game? Oakland only had 10 men on the field.

Edit: And seeing this story made me think that the only reason the police did this was to keep them away from the Lions.

1) Wow.

2) Why is this illegal? This should totally be legal. Now.

TheGameguru wrote:

We have two of the best man corners that we only play zone with.

Yeah, I don't understand that one. Where are the combo coverages?

Falcons
Lions
Raiders
Ravens

Wildcard is easy. Packers over the Rams.

*Legion* wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:

We have two of the best man corners that we only play zone with.

Yeah, I don't understand that one. Where are the combo coverages?

My guess is there are two causes for this:

1) The LB corps is so incredibly weak, that they're worried teams will just send the #1/#2 WRs deep to take away the corners, and then just kill the Eagles with crosses, flare patterns, and stuff like that. By playing zone, it's a way of keeping the corners involved on every play.

2) Juan Castillo is an idiot.

2) Juan Castillo is an idiot.

Well he's an offensive line coach.. he is clearly out matched and has been put in an unfair position by Reid.. What is expected to happen now is as soon as Mudd goes in for his Hip Surgery he will be out for 6-8 weeks.. This gives the Eagles the perfect "save face" opportunity to bring in a Defensive "Consultant" and say that Juan is going to interm coach the o-line while Mudd is out.

This way Andy Reid still appears to be a "genius"

As messed up as the Eagles seem to be, it is still worth noting that, of the four games that they have lost, three seem to be solid playoff contenders. That can't really be said of any one of the four games that the Redskins have played (including the one they lost to the Cowboys). It sucks to be a 1-4 team, but the demise of the Eagles' season is a pronouncement made a little early in my estimation.

I'm suddenly picturing Andy Reid saying to Juan Castillo, "You weak minded fool! You were duped by an old Jedi mind trick!"

ESPN has the Eagles up by 2 points.

Aaron Curry has been traded to the Raiders for two picks. I think this is a smart move for the Raiders. Worth a flier to see if Curry can develop.

Talk about a big miss on a can't-miss prospect. Sometimes it's the guys that get by so easily as the collegiate level who struggle the most when they no longer have an excessive skill advantage over their competition.

I like how nobody can slam the Seahawks over the Aaron Curry pick since he was the unanimous can't miss prospect of the draft. Really frustrating though since the Seahawks picked him as the best player available, linebackers have been the only team strength over the last 5 years. I agree with what Legion said, the guy had it too easy in college and just couldn't get to the next level in the pros.

garion333 wrote:

I think this is a smart move for the Raiders.

It's starting to set in that Al Davis is really gone, isn't it?

Rat Boy wrote:
garion333 wrote:

I think this is a smart move for the Raiders.

It's starting to set in that Al Davis is really gone, isn't it?

I don't know, the last two drafts were fairly normal for them. There were changes happening already. I imagine this move was in the works before his passing.

Correct me if I'm misinterpreting your intention.

garion333 wrote:

Aaron Curry has been traded to the Raiders for two picks. I think this is a smart move for the Raiders. Worth a flier to see if Curry can develop.

I think we needed the picks more than another linebacker. Unless the intent is to move closer to a 3-4 (Wasn't that why they traded for Seymour in the first place?)

As it stands now, we now have a 1st, 5th and 6th round pick in next years draft.. That's it.

Elliottx wrote:

I like how nobody can slam the Seahawks over the Aaron Curry pick since he was the unanimous can't miss prospect of the draft.

Yeah. Of all the Tim Ruskell 1st round picks, Curry's the only one I wasn't negative (or at least ambivalent) towards.

That kind of cold streak really hurts a franchise (hello, Shack Harris era in Jacksonville!), and it hurts later, after the guy who made those picks is long gone. Takes time to dig out of that hole.

GioClark wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Aaron Curry has been traded to the Raiders for two picks. I think this is a smart move for the Raiders. Worth a flier to see if Curry can develop.

I think we needed the picks more than another linebacker. Unless the intent is to move closer to a 3-4 (Wasn't that why they traded for Seymour in the first place?)

As it stands now, we now have a 1st, 5th and 6th round pick in next years draft.. That's it.

Actually, good point. I was only thinking in terms of addition, not subtraction. The Raiders could use some another DB, not a LB.

That said, it appears Rolando McClain hurt his ankle (no idea how severe), so perhaps Curry is a better backup than the other people they brought in. Or maybe someone looked at Curry's 40 time and decided they just wanted him on the team.

Falcons
Lions
Raiders
Ravens

Wildcard: Packers over Rams at home

*Legion* wrote:
Elliottx wrote:

I like how nobody can slam the Seahawks over the Aaron Curry pick since he was the unanimous can't miss prospect of the draft.

Yeah. Of all the Tim Ruskell 1st round picks, Curry's the only one I wasn't negative (or at least ambivalent) towards.

That kind of cold streak really hurts a franchise (hello, Shack Harris era in Jacksonville!), and it hurts later, after the guy who made those picks is long gone. Takes time to dig out of that hole.

Aaron Curry is the guy I was really hoping the chiefs would get. At least that was one bullet dodged.

Panthers at Falcons: The Falcons are a mess. I'm rooting for Cam in this one.

49ers at Lions: The 49ers are looking better than they have in a long time, but I just can't see them overcoming Detroit's punishing defense, or the Moore to Megatron hookup. Calvin Johnson is shaming all other receivers.

Browns at Raiders: As a Longhorn, I really want McCoy to do well. After suffering through the Texans defeat last week, I don't think this will be his week.

Texans at Ravens: Mario out. Andre out. Kubiak afraid of the running game in the second half. Derrick Mason in? Ravens win in a low scoring affair.

Wildcard: Fairly safe picks up to now. Now I start taking crazy pills: Cowboys over the Patriots. Romo bounces back from a terrible week and leads the Boys to victory in a shootout.

Mark Rypien's daughter is turning heads in the Lingerie Football League.

Cowher rumored as replacement for Del Rio in Jacksonville.

Cowher rumors are a dime a dozen, but that aside, I say bring it on. You know my philosophy on coaching changes: it only works if you can get someone better, not just someone new. Cowher is better. I would approve.