NFL 2012 Week 10 Thread

Saints
Vikings
Cowboys Might be the first time in this series history where both fans are rooting for the opposing team to win! LOL
Texans
Buccaneers

karmajay wrote:
*Legion* wrote:

Not even a snicker at Marcus. See if I try and entertain you assholes ever again. :)

I applaud you for following Marcus Vick on Twitter. :)

While I suspect that Legion doesnt actually follow Marcus Vick... I did wonder WHO on earth even did to capture it at all for the media.

TheGameguru wrote:
karmajay wrote:
*Legion* wrote:

Not even a snicker at Marcus. See if I try and entertain you assholes ever again. :)

I applaud you for following Marcus Vick on Twitter. :)

While I suspect that Legion doesnt actually follow Marcus Vick... I did wonder WHO on earth even did to capture it at all for the media.

I think it was PFT that tipped me off, but I have no idea if they were the ones who saw the feed as it happened.

The trade-us tweet was deleted by the time I got there, so I had to snip that one out of somebody else's screen cap.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2012/11/08/buccaneers-doug-martin-nicknames-twitter-suggestions/1693579/

Dougernaut: "Hey, that's not bad. Yeah."

lol... THE Dougernaut would be pretty damn good.

the meme of bitch I'm the DOUGERNAUT would be amazing also.

Falcons
Lions
Cowboys
Bears
Buccaneers

jowner wrote:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2012/11/08/buccaneers-doug-martin-nicknames-twitter-suggestions/1693579/

Dougernaut: "Hey, that's not bad. Yeah."

lol... THE Dougernaut would be pretty damn good.

the meme of bitch I'm the DOUGERNAUT would be amazing also.

My preferred choice I've heard so far is Cannonball; fits the pirate theme, plus he's kind of a squat guy who can bounce off people.

That being said, Muscle Hamster is too damn funny to let go.

Falcons at Saints

Lions at Vikings

Cowboys at Eagles

Texans at Bears

Chargers at Buccaneers

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Start f*cking Henne already.

boogle wrote:

Start f*cking Henne already.

From what I saw yesterday he wasn't the problem and more importantly Henne isn't a solution.

The Jags are bad enough they don't need the refs and really bad penalties stacking up against them also.

jowner wrote:
boogle wrote:

Start f*cking Henne already.

From what I saw yesterday he wasn't the problem and more importantly Henne isn't a solution.

The Jags are bad enough they don't need the refs and really bad penalties stacking up against them also.

There's a grantland article about how bad the Jags GM has been.

Saints
Lions
Cowboys
Texans
Buccaneers

I'm willing to accept some competence over a failed pet GM qb who somehow keeps getting starts.

jowner wrote:
boogle wrote:

Start f*cking Henne already.

From what I saw yesterday he wasn't the problem and more importantly Henne isn't a solution.

The Jags are bad enough they don't need the refs and really bad penalties stacking up against them also.

This. Gabbert has gone from being the team's boat anchor in 2011 to one of the few players not dragging the team town.

He's still a young QB making some young QB mistakes, but he's throwing the ball fairly well, and better each week.

Deion had it right last night when he said he felt sorry for Gabbert and that the offense was doing him no favors. Indy moved the DBs in so tight, every throw was in tight coverage, and yet there were no playcalls to challenge them over the top and back them off. Mayock was exclaiming the same thing too all game, pointing out how Indy was repeatedly jumping the routes. Gabbert has not once in his career had what Luck had with Reggie Wayne scampering free down the field.

By the time Henne came in, Indy was backed off into cushy go-ahead-and-take-5-minutes-to-score prevent defense.

Blackmon got bumped down to slot receiver. He "started" because with Greg Jones inactive, the team started 3 WRs and no fullback, but he has essentially been taken out of the starting lineup.

Honestly, he looks like Reggie Williams with half the effort out there so far. It's unbelievable how bad he's been out there. Robinson was better last night, and Shorts is clearly still a starter. The offensive gameplanning needs to push the ball downfield to those guys and challenge a defense. What was clear is that all these short passes were called - they were first and second reads. It wasn't Gabbert checking down to a 3rd option.

S0LIDARITY wrote:
jowner wrote:
boogle wrote:

Start f*cking Henne already.

From what I saw yesterday he wasn't the problem and more importantly Henne isn't a solution.

The Jags are bad enough they don't need the refs and really bad penalties stacking up against them also.

There's a grantland article about how bad the Jags GM has been.

This is not a very good article. Not because it's critical, but because it gets the criticism wrong.

One of the core criticisms in that article is the amount of money the Jaguars have spent on free agents in comparison to the returns.

The problem with those arguments is that there's an implication that the overspending had some sort of negative effect. That argument falls apart completely when you consider the fact that the Jaguars have had more free cap space to spend than any other team in the past few years. They have had a fat chunk of unspent cap money sitting there every year.

So, how exactly would the Jaguar situation be improved if they had not overspent? What would an additional $10 million in unused money do to benefit the team?

See, the criticism is entirely backwards. The Jaguars should not be bashed for spending too much. They should be bashed for spending too little. Overspending to land free agents isn't something that should be condemned, it is something that they should be criticized for not doing enough. They're still below the salary floor, which doesn't get enforced until next season.

Now, here's where directing all the criticism at the general manager needs to be brought into question. Who is the one deciding to not spend all their available cap space? It has been suggested that, leading up to the team's sale, the spending was kept down to help make the team a more attractive purchase. Now that the team has been sold, when is the spending going to happen?

The question you have to ask yourself if you want to bash the Jaguars front office is, is it really the GM who is deciding not to spend the money?

Trashing a team for spending when they're still 32nd in the league in spending, when they're below the salary floor, is asinine criticism. What is valid criticism are those things I just said, and I am not altogether convinced that it is Smith who is insisting on not using all available cap money.

The article is right in that the team needs to get more returns on its drafted players, although it is wrong for pinning Shack Harris's final draft busts on Smith.

Falcons
Lions
Cowboys
Bears
Buccaneers

Falcons
Lions
Eagles
Bears
Buccaneers

Falcons
Lions
Cowboys
Texans
Buccaneers

Falcons
Vikings
Eagles
Bears
Buccaneers

Falcons
Lions
Cowboys
Bears
Buccaneers

Falcons
Lions
Eagles
Bears
Buccaneers

Falcons at Saints

Lions at Vikings

Cowboys at Eagles

Texans at Bears

Chargers at Buccaneers

Atlanta at New Orleans
Detroit at Minnesota
Dallas at Philadelphia
Houston at Chicago
San Diego at Tampa Bay

*EDIT*
Changed from Vikings to Lions, so naturally the Vikes will win.

Saints
Vikings
Cowboys
Texans
Bucs

Dammit. I was wondering why this thread wasn't popping up while watching games. Apparently I missed it this week.

Can I still pick the two games that start at 4pm and 8pm?

Cowboys at Eagles
Texans at Bears

For reference, I would have picked:

Falcons at Saints
Lions at Vikings
Chargers at Buccaneers

But being that the first quarter is done, I'm sure they can't count.

When I just posted, TB and Atl were both losing 14-10, and Minn was only up 10-3.

Dammit. Why didn't I check this morning while I was checking fantasy stuff?

I really have to question why anybody ever runs the ball against Tampa. It's amazing how bad the secondary is. Rivers missed two passes in the first half.

As I Giants fan, I vote for a petition that no team from the NFC East is allowed to make the playoffs. Giants are ****ing horrible today. Living in PA, I wish I didn't get to watch them today. Might turn to the Red Zone.

Kush15 wrote:

As I Giants fan, I vote for a petition that no team from the NFC East is allowed to make the playoffs. Giants are ****ing horrible today. Living in PA, I wish I didn't get to watch them today. Might turn to the Red Zone.

The game is blacked out here so I can't watch and can't be bothered to listen on the radio. Is Cinci actually playing that well or are the Giants just self destructing?

Thin_J wrote:
Kush15 wrote:

As I Giants fan, I vote for a petition that no team from the NFC East is allowed to make the playoffs. Giants are ****ing horrible today. Living in PA, I wish I didn't get to watch them today. Might turn to the Red Zone.

The game is blacked out here so I can't watch and can't be bothered to listen on the radio. Is Cinci actually playing that well or are the Giants just self destructing?

I'd say both. Cincy has looked good but the Giants (Eli in particular) have played like crap too.

ukickmydog wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
Kush15 wrote:

As I Giants fan, I vote for a petition that no team from the NFC East is allowed to make the playoffs. Giants are ****ing horrible today. Living in PA, I wish I didn't get to watch them today. Might turn to the Red Zone.

The game is blacked out here so I can't watch and can't be bothered to listen on the radio. Is Cinci actually playing that well or are the Giants just self destructing?

I'd say both. Cincy has looked good but the Giants (Eli in particular) have played like crap too.

But wait, how can that be, [u]THE MANNINGS GET ALL THE CALLS!!!!! RIGHT GURU?!?!?![/u] Seriously, Eli looks like crap today, not sure what it is about playing in November. Only saving grace is that the Giants still don't look worse than the Eagles.

Fact: The Phillies have won a game more recently than the Eagles.