NFL 2012 Super Bowl Thread

cube wrote:

Holding would result in a safety, no penalty on the kickoff. Holding+Personal foul would have resulted in a penalty on the kickoff.

If so, this sounds like something ripe for review by the Competition Committee. Teams should not be able to hold to extend a clock-killing safety play.

Stele wrote:

Triple post for Simms hate?

I'll allow it. ;)

PHIL SIMMS SAYS HE ONLY POSTED ONCE.

The thing is, I just can't get worked up about the job Phil Simms does in a world in which we still let Joe Buck call games.

Not that any complainer is wrong about Simms, but like almost all non-Mayocks, I successfully tune him out. Only Buck can worm his way past my dumb announcer filter and assault my brain.

*Legion* wrote:

Not that any complainer is wrong about Simms, but like almost all non-Mayocks, I successfully tune him out. Only Buck can worm his way past my dumb announcer filter and assault my brain.

Are you being positive about Mike Mayock? I've come to really like his style, depth, and directness.

firesloth wrote:
*Legion* wrote:

Not that any complainer is wrong about Simms, but like almost all non-Mayocks, I successfully tune him out. Only Buck can worm his way past my dumb announcer filter and assault my brain.

Are you being positive about Mike Mayock? I've come to really like his style, depth, and directness.

Yes. Mike Mayock is the only color commentator that I actually like, and I like him a lot. He has far more knowledge of the game than just about anyone else doing the same job.

I find him routinely calling out things in plays that I've missed. He's someone that knows the game better than I do, and makes me know the game better by highlighting things in an understandable way.

I like to imagine a world where one day I'll get stuck in an elevator with Mayock and Cris Collinsworth and we can just talk about football for a few hours. Those are the two guys I like to listen to consistently.

Phil Simms is worse than Joe Buck. Phil Simms is worse than everybody not named "Dan Dierdorf", who is the poster child for announcing stupidity now that Joe Theisman has finally been put down.

Former 49ers Bill Romanowski and Dwight Clark take to bashing Randy Moss for his inactivity on the interception throw.

The throw was not good - it was Kaepernick's one truly bad throw of the night - but even getting a hand on the ball could have prevented the easy interception.

This goes nicely into a discussion about San Francisco's biggest need moving forward: a deep threat receiver to line up on the opposite side of Crabtree.

Or, really, even just a capable receiver at this point. The team's WR2 spot has been a huge void on the team's offense. Mario Manningham was signed to fill that spot but realistically he is a WR3.

Yeah Manningham would have helped before he got hurt.

Kyle Williams after last year's NFCCG debacle may be ruined for playoff football.

Without Manningham, the backup TE Delanie Walker is the next best receiver behind Crabtree and Davis. Too heavy at TE, too light at WR right now.

Don't forget the 49ers lost Kendall Hunter to injury too.

Missing your #2 RB and #2 WR for the whole playoffs, and still make the Super Bowl and only come up 3 short? Not too bad.

Stele wrote:

Missing your #2 RB and #2 WR for the whole playoffs, and still make the Super Bowl and only come up 3 short? Not too bad.

Kinda. You can play the injury merry go round with most teams in the playoffs.

The Packers LB's and O line was dinged up. New England would of probably liked to have Gronk. Even after Lewis and Suggs came back people questioned if the Ravens D was good enough without Webb.

In other news. Titus Young is looking for a team. Detroit Lions lol!

If I have this right, it looks like...

Jayhawker wins!

So, ah, how much money is Flacco gonna get in his new contract?

Xeknos wrote:

If I have this right, it looks like...

Jayhawker wins!

Woohoo! What's my prize?

garion333 wrote:

So, ah, how much money is Flacco gonna get in his new contract?

The real question is how many days of camp will he miss getting it.

garion333 wrote:

So, ah, how much money is Flacco gonna get in his new contract?

Jayhawker wrote:

The real question is how many days of camp will he miss getting it.

The Packers are reportedly looking to extend Aaron Rodgers this offseason. I'm really wondering which deal is going to come first.

Rodgers signing sets a ceiling for Flacco, whereas Flacco signing sets a floor for Rodgers.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Phil Simms is worse than Joe Buck. Phil Simms is worse than everybody not named "Dan Dierdorf", who is the poster child for announcing stupidity now that Joe Theisman has finally been put down.

Gruden comes close to Simms, because he. just. won't. shut. up. I think Tirico is going to be spending the entirety of the offseason trying to figure out if there's any way to signal Gruden that he wants to get in a word without resorting to physical violence.

*Legion* wrote:
garion333 wrote:

So, ah, how much money is Flacco gonna get in his new contract?

Jayhawker wrote:

The real question is how many days of camp will he miss getting it.

The Packers are reportedly looking to extend Aaron Rodgers this offseason. I'm really wondering which deal is going to come first.

Rodgers signing sets a ceiling for Flacco, whereas Flacco signing sets a floor for Rodgers.

In the NFL parity league its probably in the best interest of every other team for the Packers to go first and laugh it up when Flacco makes the Ravens eat it.

Rumor has it that Jennings is pretty much gone from GB. Not sure where he shakes out but yea... salary caps.

jowner wrote:

Rumor has it that Jennings is pretty much gone from GB. Not sure where he shakes out but yea... salary caps.

I think it's more than that. I think the team thinks he will go for more in the open market than he's worth to them. Especially because the team has Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Randall Cobb. They've become a WR platoon team, much like the New Orleans Saints. Jennings doesn't offer enough value for them to invest the price that he will likely cost on the open market.

The Packers likely figure they're better off with the other three guys and then maybe drafting another player to start to develop as the next man up (much like Cobb was). And they're probably right.

I think Joe Buck is worse, since we have to listen to him during football AND baseball and he knows little about either sport

don't think I've seen this here yet.

Via deadspin

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edit: and some game of thrones comics

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*Legion* wrote:
jowner wrote:

Rumor has it that Jennings is pretty much gone from GB. Not sure where he shakes out but yea... salary caps.

I think it's more than that. I think the team thinks he will go for more in the open market than he's worth to them. Especially because the team has Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Randall Cobb. They've become a WR platoon team, much like the New Orleans Saints. Jennings doesn't offer enough value for them to invest the price that he will likely cost on the open market.

The Packers likely figure they're better off with the other three guys and then maybe drafting another player to start to develop as the next man up (much like Cobb was). And they're probably right.

Come on, Jennings to Houston! And a new QB! And hookers and beer!

*Legion* wrote:
jowner wrote:

Rumor has it that Jennings is pretty much gone from GB. Not sure where he shakes out but yea... salary caps.

I think it's more than that. I think the team thinks he will go for more in the open market than he's worth to them. Especially because the team has Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Randall Cobb. They've become a WR platoon team, much like the New Orleans Saints. Jennings doesn't offer enough value for them to invest the price that he will likely cost on the open market.

The Packers likely figure they're better off with the other three guys and then maybe drafting another player to start to develop as the next man up (much like Cobb was). And they're probably right.

Pretty much exactly. My only worry is I feel hes clearly the best one out of that group. I would feel much more comfortable if say Jordy Nelson was the guy getting sniped by another team for silly amounts of money.

Kush15 wrote:

I think Joe Buck is worse, since we have to listen to him during football AND baseball and he knows little about either sport

I don't mind Buck. I'd rather have had him than Nantz, who always makes me think of the Masters, which is way worse than baseball, which is the worst sport ever after horse racing, bowling and ... that's pretty much it.

Throw in the CBS booth crew -- Shannon! Boomer! Coach Cowher (never mind he hasn't coached anything in six years and it took him forever to win a Super Bowl) -- and Sunday was excruciating.

To paraphrase Joe Flacco, it was the exact polar opposite of f****n' awesome.

Bah. Someone start the 2013 Draft thread. This year's Super Bowl is dead to me.

The same situation is going on with Welker for the Pats except they don't have the other great receiver options that GB has. Edelman is coming along but is injury prone.

Interesting stat I just found: The path to the Super Bowl has gone through Philadelphia the past 4 years, literally:

2012 Home Opener: Baltimore
2011 Home Opener: Giants
2010 Home Opener: Packers
2009 Home Opener: Saints

I hope it's either the Giants or the Chiefs next year