NFL 2011 Week 13

Eagles at Seahawks

Titans at Bills

Bengals at Steelers (but I hope the Bengals win)

Falcons at Texans

Wild card: New England!

garion333 wrote:

Put Cecil Shorts in the starting lineup and see what he can do.

Shorts finally started appearing on the field again last week.

I don't like what JDR did with Shorts. They threw too much at him, sticking him on the field as punt returner day one, even though he only sparingly played in the return game as a senior in Mount Union. I would rather have seen him stuck at one WR position and focused solely on playing that position. It does rookies a disservice to move them around different WR spots and stick them in the return game too.

I'd like to see them rotate Shorts and Chastin West at "X", play Dillard as the slot, and Mike Thomas as the "Z". Eventually I'd like to see Thomas end up in the slot, but he's the only experienced guy in the group so they'll play him outside for now.

But it's time to find out who out of Shorts, West, and Dillard (and Brian Robiskie) are keepers.

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*Legion* wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Put Cecil Shorts in the starting lineup and see what he can do.

Shorts finally started appearing on the field again last week.

I don't like what JDR did with Shorts. They threw too much at him, sticking him on the field as punt returner day one, even though he only sparingly played in the return game as a senior in Mount Union. I would rather have seen him stuck at one WR position and focused solely on playing that position. It does rookies a disservice to move them around different WR spots and stick them in the return game too.

It seemed like he was trying to find him a role, but didn't trust him enough to just put him in as a receiver for 20 snaps a game. I get that since he's a rookie, but this entire year should've been about developing the young offensive guys so you can get your more experienced guys (a la Mike Thomas) back where they thrive.

That's my backseat coaching having watched very little of the Jags season.

Vince Young's career is officially dead and he's going to take Andy Reid with him.

Stupid iPad!

I love the hindsight stuff in football that you wish you knew....

Wait what Freeman had 5 stiches on his throwing thumb....

Wait what the Eagles new D coordinator is a Offensive line coach.... what a debacle for them this year.

Missed the Thursday night pick
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Duh, New England.

bighoppa wrote:

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Good man. Just keep believing one week at a time.

garion333 wrote:

It seemed like he was trying to find him a role, but didn't trust him enough to just put him in as a receiver for 20 snaps a game. I get that since he's a rookie, but this entire year should've been about developing the young offensive guys so you can get your more experienced guys (a la Mike Thomas) back where they thrive.

That's my backseat coaching having watched very little of the Jags season.

A big part of the problem was that the offense under Del Rio was 21 or 22 personnel in virtually every situation save 3rd-and-long. If you weren't the starting split end or flanker, you hardly played. And with the short offseason, Shorts seemed to not be able to get the playbook down fast enough to challenge Hill for that spot.

The anonymously-sourced stuff being reported after JDR's firing said that other coaches were frustrated with Del Rio's insistence on an antiquated offense. Hopefully, that means less I-formation and more of a receiver platoon. Like it or not, that's football today.

VINCE
YOUNG
JUST
WINS

Andy Reid is coaching like he has a job for life...

oh wait...

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

VINCE
YOUNG
JUST
WINS

It's true. He is always the MVP, for one team or the other.

Suh suspension upheld. He's out this week (NO) and next (Min).

William Middleton to IR

Seriously? It wasn't bad enough for both of Jacksonville's starting corners to end up on IR - now one of the good replacements is there too?

Along with Brian Robiskie getting put on IR, that puts the Jaguars up to 19. Three more and they'll have enough to man both sides of the ball.

*Legion* wrote:

William Middleton to IR

Seriously? It wasn't bad enough for both of Jacksonville's starting corners to end up on IR - now one of the good replacements is there too?

Along with Brian Robiskie getting put on IR, that puts the Jaguars up to 19. Three more and they'll have enough to man both sides of the ball.

Don't forget, you need special teams players. Stick an axe in the locker room and let Nick Harris go to town.

Well, it won't happen, as it turns out te Jags are now at the 80-man total for roster + IR.

The Jaguars have officially maxed out their IR. They now have to cut people to maintain their full roster if anyone else gets hurt.

Is deeply concerned that the Ravens are playing yet another losing team with a 4-3 defense.

Come on 49ers, clinch the division today!

I'm really thinking this could be the end of the streak for my Packers.
The Giants have a good QB and WR corps, and they can run the ball when they decide to. Tampa Bay showed us what a big RB can do against the GB defense, and the Packers will be without both starting inside linebackers today (AJ Hawk and team tackle leader Desmond Bishop).
The Giants are also adept at rushing the QB, and are likely a threat even with Osi Umenyiora out. The Packers are also missing Josh Sitton on the O-line. Evan Dietrich-Smith did admirable work in place of Sitton against Suh and Fairley on Thanksgiving, but I think the Giants will have had time to plan against a fairly inexperienced starter.
Keeping Aaron Rodgers off the field is the key to beating the Packers. The Giants D and running game seem to be in a good place to do that.

Josh Freeman inactive, Josh Johnson to start for the Bucs. My exact words when I read the headline:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Whoa, it's been ten years since Jim Mora yelled, "PLAYOFFS?!"

<---- believes that Rex Grossman + Darrelle Revis = Disaster for the Redskins

Rat Boy wrote:

Whoa, it's been ten years since Jim Mora yelled, "PLAYOFFS?!"

Yeah they were talking about it one or two days this week on NFL Live. I guess they're doing a special on it for Countdown too?

I think of that quote in my head all the time when talking about sports. Even in the BCS discussion: Playoffs!

Paleocon wrote:

<---- believes that Rex Grossman + Darrelle Revis = Disaster for the Redskins

You know, I'd probably just say this and save the time.

Oh god, oh god, oh god. My eyes! Why would Tampa Bay wear those again?

Forte is down and not getting up....I really really hope he is ok.

Texans have gotten two picks already. Our secondary is so much better this year! How many picks per game does the average team get? Feels like we get one every game.

We've only turned that into 3 points, but at least Yates doesn't look bad. He has hooked up with Andre Johnson a few times for decent yardage.

Orton is in!

and he is out...flea flicker to a dislocated finger in the first play

Secret Asian Man wrote:

Forte is down and not getting up....I really really hope he is ok.

Bet the Bears are happy they didn't pay him ... bastards.