NFL 2015: Week 17

Playoff thread? Final pick em records? Playoff predictions?

It's Sat. Games start in 4.5 hours.

Stele wrote:

Playoff thread? Final pick em records? Playoff predictions?

It's Sat. Games start in 4.5 hours. :?

Here you go.

Adam Gase expected to announced as Dolphins coach this afternoon per Ian Rapoport.

Gumbie wrote:

Adam Gase expected to announced as Dolphins coach this afternoon per Ian Rapoport.

Gase seems like a guy who could have had his pick of coaching jobs, and Miami doesn't seem like an ideal spot. Tannehill is in year whatever of still not deciding if he's good or not, the roster's not exactly stacked, and Ross has not been a particularly great owner. I would think Philadelphia would be more appealing to most people, just because Lurie has traditionally been pretty patient.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:
Gumbie wrote:

Adam Gase expected to announced as Dolphins coach this afternoon per Ian Rapoport.

Gase seems like a guy who could have had his pick of coaching jobs, and Miami doesn't seem like an ideal spot. Tannehill is in year whatever of still not deciding if he's good or not, the roster's not exactly stacked, and Ross has not been a particularly great owner. I would think Philadelphia would be more appealing to most people, just because Lurie has traditionally been pretty patient.

I would have thought he'd want to land in Tennessee because of Mariota but so far the Titans haven't even interviewed for coach. Which means A. They are keeping Mularky (dear god no) or B. They really want to get the new GM in first so he has input on the new coach.

Also Bears promote Dowel Loggins aka Patton Oswalt aka Bilbo Baggins to OC. I would say he sucked in TN but he had Locker so...kinda hard to pass judgement on that.

Gruden is a very smart man.

Jayhawker wrote:

Gruden is a very smart man.

I'm rooting hard for KC in these playoffs. It would be nice to see someone besides NE/GB/SEA/PITT rise up and make it to the superbowl. Plus over my years as a Titans fan I have to say KC has some of the nicest, respectful fans that I've interacted with in person and I can't say that about 90% of other teams fans.

I'd say Green Bay has the nicest fans I've met in any sport. When I saw the Chiefs beat Green Bay in OT at Lambeau, Packers fans were literally patting me on the pack and saying good game. It was bizarre, but the fans there generally wanted fans from other teams to leave feeling they had a great time.

KC is a generally a nice city, in terms of how folks treat each other and strangers. When my family moved form St. Louis to KC in the early 80's, it was odd how noticeably nicer people were.

But I will say that when I brought a friend that a was Bills fan to see the Chiefs play Buffalo on Monday Night, Chiefs fans cut him off and would not let him get to a urinal in the bathroom. He ended up peeing in a trash can. So your mileage may vary. I'll just assume they were from Missouri and were Mizzou fans.

As for today, I'm hopeful, but really worried that I'm about to watch the wheels fall off on another Chiefs playoff team. I knew, once they started winning, that they had a shot at the playoffs because the schedule really played in their favor. Now they have to put up or shut up against better teams.

I have a bad feeling that the Texans' defense are going to be on fire. At the same time, I think the Chiefs defense will really pummel Houston. Turnovers will probably be the key. And while that has been the key to the Chiefs success, it just takes one bad day when the breaks go the other way for everything to fall apart.

But if the Chiefs get by Houston and their defense, I like their chances a lot more.