NFL 2011 Week 10

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

In classic fanboy fashion, I'm managing to talk myself into this one a very little bit. Haynesworth was a terror in Tennessee when his job was to disrupt the middle and crush the QB. In both Washington and New England, he was in different systems doing different things. In Tampa, that's his role. Do I think this is a good idea? Not really, no, but if he has a chance to succeed anywhere, this would seem to be his best shot.

Besides, if he gets out of line, Aqib Talib will probably shoot him.

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As a Ravens fan, who do I root for? Cincy or.... shudder... Pittsburgh?

Saints at Falcons: Close game but the Falcons yank it out in the end.

Steelers at Bengals: I haven't seen enough from the Ben-gals to believe in them. As up and down as Pittsburgh is, I still think they can take care of Cincy.

Lions at Bears: This was hard for me to pick because I like what the Lions have done this year, but I think the Bears get it done at home.

Giants at 49ers: An east coast team going to the west coast is hard enough, but the Niners look like they are for real.

Wildcard - Vikings at Packers: About time for those assholes from the 72 Dolphins to start running their mouths again, right?

Saints at Falcons: Difference maker, Turner and Gonzalez.

Steelers at Bengals:Fcuk em both, but the Steelers are still legit. LeBeau is still a great d coord.

Lions at Bears: I believe in Megatron.

Giants at 49ers: Harbaugh, he's got moxie.

Wildcard - Vikings at Packers: Go pack.

Saints
Steelers
Lions
49ers

Wild Card: Packers over Vikings

Paleocon wrote:

As a Ravens fan, who do I root for? Cincy or.... shudder... Pittsburgh?

Cincy. Always root against Pittsburgh.

garion333 wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

As a Ravens fan, who do I root for? Cincy or.... shudder... Pittsburgh?

Cincy. Always root against Pittsburgh.

This 100%

MilkmanDanimal wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

EDIT: Nm, I see that MMD is a Bucs fan who happens to live in Minnesota.

How about: Save your trash talk until after Houston beats you; you'll be wanting to talk the Texans up then. :razz:

I picked the Texans over the Bucs this week; they're a better team. I said at the start of the year Tampa would win 7-8 games; it's not their year yet. It's also not the Texans year. However, if Matt Ryan and Drew Brees both suffer season-ending neck injuries which allow me to get inflated numbers of wins based on dumb luck rather than actual talent, I promise you, I will trash talk like the wind.

Shoot, I was hoping you hadn't realized that the Texans play the Colts every week this year except this one. All of their wins are thanks to neck injuries!

By the way, Houston beat Indianapolis in Houston last year, too.

To get serious for a minute, it's not fair to basically say that nothing Houston can do this year will have anything to do with their quality. Virtually every expert observer thinks they are much improved. Andre and Arian are not Peyton's neck injury. And speaking of injuries, Andre and Mario have missed the last several games, and Mario is out for the season. Those guys have been our two biggest stars (you could argue Arian knocked one out last year), and the Texans have gone right on winning without them.

It's sour grapes to say that the Texans' success has nothing to do with them. And the game hasn't even been played yet - why are your grapes sour already?

Saints at Falcons

Steelers at Bengals

Lions at Bears

Giants at 49ers

Wild card: Titans at Panthers. I'll probably be wrong, but I'd rather be right.

To be fair, Fed, our Texans have found ways to lose games they could have won. With consistent play that carried over into the second half, we could have beat N'awlins, Baltimore, and Oakland. We've been chanting "Just run the ball, Gary!" for half the season, now, and they are finally listening. Lo and behold, we become consistent in the second half!

The Texans have a lot of talent, but they still have to prove they can make everything work together for four quarters consistently and in the playoffs.

The good news is we'll have Dre and Manning back for the last half of the season, and the way Foster, Tate, and the O-line and crushing people I think we have a great chance to not only get into the playoffs, but win a game or two. Superbowl in 2013 maybe? Only if we get some real receiving help.

There's no sour grapes; I wasn't expecting much from Tampa this year. Still the youngest team in the league (Haynesworth is the third player on the entire team 30 or older), tough schedule. It's just . . . well, the Texans don't look "good" to me this year. Granted, you can make an argument that their two best players (Mario Williams and AJ) haven't even been playing, but the only "real" win this team has is Pittsburgh. They remind me of Tampa last year in some ways, in that a weak schedule allows for more wins, and you can expect slide-back next year.

As for trash-talking, I believe we need to enact a sports-fan rule; until your team has actually been good for two years out of the last ten, you are not allow to trash talk. We could just call this the "Lions Fan" rule.

I didn't really think my joke about the cheer was trash talking, but I can see where it could be seen that way. I haven't said one negative word about Tampa that I recall.

And what's the penalty for breaking your proposed rule? Can you trash talk in a year when your team isn't good, as long as they were good ten and nine years ago? Needs more details!

Saints at Falcons

Steelers at Bengals

Lions at Bears

Giants at 49ers

Wild card: Titans at Panthers

Gumbie wrote:
garion333 wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

As a Ravens fan, who do I root for? Cincy or.... shudder... Pittsburgh?

Cincy. Always root against Pittsburgh.

This 100%

Falcons
Bengals
Bears
49ers

Wildcard: Packers over the Vikings

Saints at Falcons
Steelers at Bengals
Lions at Bears
Giants at 49ers

Wildcard: Jaguars over Colts - homer!

Gumbie wrote:
garion333 wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

As a Ravens fan, who do I root for? Cincy or.... shudder... Pittsburgh?

Cincy. Always root against Pittsburgh.

This 100%

This is indeed the rule.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

In classic fanboy fashion, I'm managing to talk myself into this one a very little bit. Haynesworth was a terror in Tennessee when his job was to disrupt the middle and crush the QB.

And he was 30 pounds lighter.

In both Washington and New England, he was in different systems doing different things.

Mostly, eating.

I will readily admit I think the Haynesworth signing is a train wreck waiting to happen, but I'm trying to be optimistic. Also, to echo what I tweeted earlier, I haven't had the opportunity to root for a horrible, vicious, career-ending injury to happen to a Buc player since the team cut Jerramy Stevens. It will make things more exciting to be rooting for the Texans to block low on every snap.

I will readily admit I think the Haynesworth signing is a train wreck waiting to happen, but I'm trying to be optimistic

From ESPN.com

He said Thursday that he can be a mentor to the Bucs' younger defensive linemen.

"I'm an older guy and I think they brought me in here to play hard and also to teach some of the younger guys how to play," Haynesworth said. "I'll be somewhat of, I guess, a mentor . . . Get off the ball and disrupt and show them really how good it is that the grass ain't greener on the other side always."

Haynesworth to mentor the Bucs in his philosophy - no wonder Dan is grumpy!

Hey, like I said, I'm not happy, but this really is a pretty low-risk move, all things considered. They get eight games for him, he's in a system he'll probably like, and the current defensive linemen aren't morons; if he was "mentoring" the secondary (Talib and T-Jack) or the Mike Williams/LeGarrette Blount duo (with their histories, though they've been great workers/teammates in the pros), I'd be worried even more. If he's Fat Albert, they can always cut him and re-sign John McCargo again.

Oh God, did I really just type the words "John McCargo" as a positive?

I AM IN MY HAPPY PLACE YOU CAN'T TOUCH ME

Saints at Falcons

Steelers at Bengals

Lions at Bears

Giants at 49ers

Wild card: Packers over Vikings

Not a fan of Thursday night games.

garion333 wrote:

Not a fan of Thursday night games.

Why not? It's an opportunity to watch more football, to me. Tonight I'm passing on it, but I appreciate the opportunity.

I don't like it because NFL Network isn't part of standard cable and I'm not paying $10 more a month for the bonus package that does include it.

Stele wrote:

I don't like it because NFL Network isn't part of standard cable and I'm not paying $10 more a month for the bonus package that does include it.

There's always the horrible bullsh*t thing on nfl.com where you can watch 20 second snippets of the game in between 10 to 20 minute sessions of listening to people jabber uselessly.

Thin_J wrote:
Stele wrote:

I don't like it because NFL Network isn't part of standard cable and I'm not paying $10 more a month for the bonus package that does include it.

There's always the horrible bullsh*t thing on nfl.com where you can watch 20 second snippets of the game in between 10 to 20 minute sessions of listening to people jabber uselessly.

Yeah that's about as useless at the Sunday games that go past 4:30, where the guys sit in the studio watching the game and telling you about it. God forbid people want to watch a football game live.

Those of you who picked the Raaaaaaaaaaaaaiders better have gotten said picks in before kickoff. Just saying.

What are the odds on a Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh Superbowl?