NFL 2019: Week 5

Chiefs fans already morphing into Patriots fans before the first ring is even won?

I haven’t predicted a thing for KC. And it was Joyner that made doubting Jackson have something to do with whether KC can beat a team they already thumped this season.

I would like a new weekly feature, "DeShaun Watson Explains Football"

Prederick wrote:

I would like a new weekly feature, "DeShaun Watson Explains Football"

I have a really bad feeling about the lesson he will teach the Chiefs defense next week.

Jayhawker wrote:

I haven’t predicted a thing for KC. And it was Joyner that made doubting Jackson have something to do with whether KC can beat a team they already thumped this season.

I dunno if 33-28 is a thumping at home in the NFL.

Time will tell on Lamar Jackson. I dunno about a postseason flop with 1 game so far.

jowner wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

I haven’t predicted a thing for KC. And it was Joyner that made doubting Jackson have something to do with whether KC can beat a team they already thumped this season.

I dunno if 33-28 is a thumping at home in the NFL.

Time will tell on Lamar Jackson. I dunno about a postseason flop with 1 game so far.

Garbage time scores made it look close. Going into the 4th, the Chiefs led 30-13, and LJ was still under 50% completion rate. So h had a great week for fantasy, but buried them early.

He will continue to feast on teams like Miami and Arizona, but I think he turns the ball over too much, and takes a lot of really dumb sacks. Feast or famine doesn’t win in the playoffs.

Because of the Chiefs defense, they run a similar risk of not being consistent against better teams.

I said when they went from Flacco to Jackson that it was a good time to move on, but Jackson won’t be a good long term answer. I’ve seen nothing to change my opinion, yet.

His terrible first drive of OT nearly cost them the game today, against a not very good Steelers team.

*Legion* wrote:

Kyle-Not-Josh infected Minshew with his baby hand fumbling

The Panthers radio guys commented that Kyle-Not-Josh managed not to fumble on a sack. Whee!

That was way too entertaining a game. Cardiac Cats are back, or maybe my heart health wasn't what it was in the early '00s.

PS, Legion: Who in the world is DJ Chark, and what is he* doing with a 8-164-2 stat line?

* I had no idea what Carolina was doing other than leaving him open.

Enix wrote:

PS, Legion: Who in the world is DJ Chark, and what is he* doing with a 8-164-2 stat line?

2nd round pick last year. He was a raw but super athletic: 6'3" and runs a 4.34 40.

I said before the season that he was a legit starting candidate for "X" receiver. He's by far the most physically gifted WR on th Jags, and he was drafted to do what he's doing. He just had a slow rookie year and so everyone forgot about him, apparently. (That, and no WR can be judged adequately when Bortles is the QB)

Huh. Just a couple of weeks ago I thought the Cowboys might be good.

Not only is Dallas getting humiliated at home, Jason Garrett just drew a flag.

Dallas losing is always fun.

I think this game is proof that the Packers D is legit and not an early season fluke. Absolutely menacing.

Every time I think I want to like the Chiefs more because of big Red their fans remind me that I won’t ever like them because of that stupid racist chop chant they always do.

I agree about the f*cking chop. I wish they would stop. It has no place in sports.

I would support the Chiefs changing the team name to The Monarchs, in honor of the KC Negro League baseball team.

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Mahomes is a f*cking wizard.

garion333 wrote:

Mahomes is a f*cking wizard.

He has at least one throw a game that's like "you're playing with all the QB sliders turned up."

I'm wondering if we should switch Pass Interference to half the distance of the throw instead of at the spot of the foul.

15 yards in some cases might be too much. 10 is too little. But 57 yards on a bomb seems nuts. So give em half the distance (or 15 yards, whichever is most).

garion333 wrote:

I'm wondering if we should switch Pass Interference to half the distance of the throw instead of at the spot of the foul.

15 yards in some cases might be too much. 10 is too little. But 57 yards on a bomb seems nuts. So give em half the distance (or 15 yards, whichever is most).

Then everyone is coached to pummel the receiver, on a likely catch, on any potential big play.

Edit: Not that I enjoy how it's ruled now, I just don't know how to make it better.

I’m usually more annoyed with the 10 yard penalty when watching college games. While that sucked, I like the spot of the foul rule.

Prederick wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Mahomes is a f*cking wizard.

He has at least one throw a drive that's like "you're playing with all the QB sliders turned up."

FTFY

I don't know how the salary is divided up but with Mahomes you could probably cut some cash from the O an put it into the D and still be OK.

Honestly, Mahomes should cut his team a break on salary. As long as his team is winning, he will make more annually than the Chiefs can pay him. That might be exaggerated, but it’s not in his interest to take up a large percentage of the salary cap.

And we are seeing the limits of his effectiveness with both Hill and Watkins out.

It doesn't help Kelce is having a rough game.

The Chiefs trying to bring back the Macarena is like trying to bring back the Hustle in the 90s.

Jayhawker wrote:

Honestly, Mahomes should cut his team a break on salary. As long as his team is winning, he will make more annually than the Chiefs can pay him. That might be exaggerated, but it’s not in his interest to take up a large percentage of the salary cap.

And we are seeing the limits of his effectiveness with both Hill and Watkins out.

Edit: I misread that initially. Totally agree, but I don't think it would be bad thing if the lions share of that money was put into the D.

EvilDead wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

Honestly, Mahomes should cut his team a break on salary. As long as his team is winning, he will make more annually than the Chiefs can pay him. That might be exaggerated, but it’s not in his interest to take up a large percentage of the salary cap.

And we are seeing the limits of his effectiveness with both Hill and Watkins out.

I was talking about O as a whole, not Mahomes. I feel he could still do his stuff with less. However some more talent on the D would help him get more time on the field. Again, just a quick thought. No idea how the salary is divided.

Edit: Ok, I see you are talking about future stuff when he gets his big deal. I was just thinking about how the team is built right now.

The Seahawks Russell Wilson model this is not.

Speaking of teams and salary cap construction. This Indy team has the most free cap space.

Andy Reid still hates to run the ball

EvilDead wrote:

I don't know how the salary is divided up but with Mahomes you could probably cut some cash from the O an put it into the D and still be OK.

Chiefs are dead last in defensive spending, but that's mostly because they have Frank Clark with an absurdly low cap number in 2019. His cap hit starts in 2020 and then they jump way up the list.

Trash PI against the Colts

This really feels like a Thursday Night game. Just a an ugly game all around.