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Thomkal 09-06-2018 07:33 AM

NFL 2018 Season Thread
 
Guess its time for this thread. :) Good luck to your team this season!

General Mike 09-06-2018 09:51 AM

Very worried about the Giants. I get why they drafted Barkley, but I really think Eli is done. Could be another long year, and just my luck that they open the season playing my favorite AFC team

Kodos 09-06-2018 10:20 AM

Go Falcons!

Thomkal 09-06-2018 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by General Mike (Post 3216731)
Very worried about the Giants. I get why they drafted Barkley, but I really think Eli is done. Could be another long year, and just my luck that they open the season playing my favorite AFC team



Yeah I agree with you on Eli, but then I have thought that for the past three seasons. :) I think they are a Eli/Barkley injury away from having a real horrible season (sorry Lathum :) )


As for my beloved Cards, they could be in for a long season too. Rams and 49ers look like they have the QB they need to become a powerhouse and Rams really built up in the off-season. Cards basically let all their receivers except Fitz go in the off-season, and who knows how long Bradford stays healthy, and we have to turn to Glennon and Rosen. Defense didn't resign Matthieu, and have a lot of unknowns there too, but they were pretty dominant in the preseason, and their head coach has a defensive background.



Luckily they play at home against a Kirk Cousins-less Washington in Week 1, so might be able to ease into the season at least.

Kodos 09-06-2018 02:46 PM

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...t-pass-enough/

albionmoonlight 09-06-2018 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by General Mike (Post 3216731)
Very worried about the Giants. I get why they drafted Barkley, but I really think Eli is done. Could be another long year, and just my luck that they open the season playing my favorite AFC team


Giants are my surprise good team this year.

I think that McAdoo was a horrible coach. Eli might still be good; we have no idea because the playcalling was so bad.

They have the most dynamic skill players in the league.

And I think that the Cowboys, Washington, and Eagles are all going to underperform.

I would take the Giants at +650 to win the division.

General Mike 09-06-2018 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by albionmoonlight (Post 3216789)
Giants are my surprise good team this year.

I think that McAdoo was a horrible coach. Eli might still be good; we have no idea because the playcalling was so bad.

They have the most dynamic skill players in the league.

And I think that the Cowboys, Washington, and Eagles are all going to underperform.

I would take the Giants at +650 to win the division.

Eli might still be good, but he also might still be same old inconsistent Eli. As a lifelong Giants fan, Eli can have that great game and follow it up with the 4 INT effort. If someone they told me they thought Eli was never good, I could understand the argument. As someone who was in HS in the post Simms era, and saw the carousel of Dave Brown, Danny Kanell, Kent Graham which finally ended with Kerry Collins, I'm definitely scared of the same thing happening again.

They definitely have weapons to work with though, and if Eli can get back to 2014-15 form, then they have a chance.

NobodyHere 09-06-2018 08:17 PM

Looks like the weather wasn't ready for football

Lathum 09-06-2018 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by General Mike (Post 3216824)
Eli might still be good, but he also might still be same old inconsistent Eli. As a lifelong Giants fan, Eli can have that great game and follow it up with the 4 INT effort. If someone they told me they thought Eli was never good, I could understand the argument. As someone who was in HS in the post Simms era, and saw the carousel of Dave Brown, Danny Kanell, Kent Graham which finally ended with Kerry Collins, I'm definitely scared of the same thing happening again.

They definitely have weapons to work with though, and if Eli can get back to 2014-15 form, then they have a chance.


This. So this.

People love to kill Eli and at times rightfully so. That being said there isnít a fan out there who wouldnt sign up right now for 15 years of stability at the position and 2 titles. Plus a trip to the hall of fame at the end of it.

bhlloy 09-06-2018 09:19 PM

Lol Sark. Everyone in the stadium knew where those two plays were going. You take Julio out of the game on third down, like up all those big TE and FB and then split them all out and run an obvious pass play. Nice to see he didn't learn anything over the summer with how their season ended.

PilotMan 09-06-2018 10:28 PM

This game sux ballz.

Lathum 09-06-2018 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PilotMan (Post 3216856)
This game sux ballz.


Not if you bet the under

Galaril 09-06-2018 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PilotMan (Post 3216856)
This game sux ballz.


Yeah pretty abysmal so far. Great start to Thursday night football.

PilotMan 09-06-2018 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Galaril (Post 3216860)
Yeah pretty abysmal so far. Great start to Thursday night football.



Funny thing is, that even with 4 preseason games, week 1 games really do just look like preseason games. I know the Steelers perennially suck week 1. Some teams just are not ready for the start of the season.

bhlloy 09-06-2018 11:24 PM

Both these offenses look disjointed as hell. You can kind of give the Eagles a pass with the SB hangover and without their starting QB and #1 WR, but I’m not sure it’s as easy to explain the Falcons.

Abe Sargent 09-07-2018 12:01 AM

I have no idea what my Jags'll do this season!

jbergey22 09-07-2018 12:40 AM



Falcons red zone offense with a caveat that you can only throw to Julio Jones.

Logan 09-07-2018 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lathum (Post 3216841)
This. So this.

People love to kill Eli and at times rightfully so. That being said there isnít a fan out there who wouldnt sign up right now for 15 years of stability at the position and 2 titles. Plus a trip to the hall of fame at the end of it.


Not to mention how horrendous their OL was last season. Solder isn't the player he used to be but still a massive improvement over Flowers, and he and Hernandez should make for a solid left side.

But as for last year...only a few QBs would look anything close to decent with that combo of poor OL play and skill position injuries.

BYU 14 09-07-2018 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bhlloy (Post 3216863)
Both these offenses look disjointed as hell. You can kind of give the Eagles a pass with the SB hangover and without their starting QB and #1 WR, but Iím not sure itís as easy to explain the Falcons.


Allow me

Sarkisian

ISiddiqui 09-07-2018 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BYU 14 (Post 3216888)
Allow me

Sarkisian


Seriously. Kyle Shanahan would have had the Falcons put up 30+. Hell an average OC would have had the Falcons put up at least 20.

sabotai 09-07-2018 03:27 PM

I think the biggest factor in the Giants offense being so impotent the last two years was Mike Sullivan as OC (with Ben McAdoo being a terrible head coach a close second). After he was run out of Tampa Bay after 2 years there, the common complaint was predicable game plans and simplistic play design. In 2016, when the Giants were winning off of their defense, I remember Chris Simms ripping the Giants apart because of how simple their play design and play calling were. It's clear to me now that Mike Sullivan can't game plan for shit, and after being given a good defense, McAdoo became way too conservative in his play calling.

It's still unbelievable to me how the Giants went from 6th in the league in points scored (2015) to 26th (2016), without any major injuries or roster turnover. That's how much damage McAdoo as HC and Sullivan as OC did, just in offensive production.

I'm cautiously optimistic about this year. Shurmur thinks Eli can make all of the throws his system calls for. I'm hoping he's right. I'm not sure what to make of Mike Shula as OC, though.

molson 09-07-2018 03:33 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if the Giants finished with anything between 2 and 12 wins.

Thomkal 09-08-2018 10:05 PM

Cards sign RB David Johnson to a contract extension-3 years for 39 million. After letting several young players walk last season, glad they got him taken care of.


https://www.azcardinals.com/news/dav...ract-extension


Now just hope he can stay healthy for most of it.

Lathum 09-08-2018 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by molson (Post 3216916)
I wouldn't be surprised if the Giants finished with anything between 2 and 12 wins.


Same can be said about just about any NFL teams not led by Brady

NobodyHere 09-08-2018 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lathum (Post 3217010)
Same can be said about just about any NFL teams not led by Brady


And Hue Jackson

cuervo72 09-09-2018 01:06 PM

So the Fox graphics package indicates teal is still a Jags color, but...

(Also, would much rather have SF/MIN than JAX/NYG. Thanks, NFC East geography!)

sabotai 09-09-2018 01:18 PM

Giants have run 3 offensive plays. Ereck Flowers has 2 penalties.

EagleFan 09-09-2018 01:48 PM

Anyone having issues with DraftKings?

First my total points kept jumping up and down almost randomly though my players totals weren't changing. Now when I click on a contest it doesn't show the lineups.

PilotMan 09-09-2018 01:51 PM

These personal fouls for hits are just game killers.

PilotMan 09-09-2018 02:00 PM

Oh and I've got RedZone for the first time ever this year, so I'm enjoying that today instead of just flipping between the Bengals and Vikings games.

cuervo72 09-09-2018 02:04 PM

Challenge makes no sense here for the Giants - either he’s down or it’s a TD.

Atocep 09-09-2018 02:04 PM

Not sure Frank Gore ages

bhlloy 09-09-2018 02:05 PM

The Bills look they are going to be lolbad. You might as well throw in Allen and see if he can poop magic or something.

sabotai 09-09-2018 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cuervo72 (Post 3217036)
Challenge makes no sense here for the Giants - either heís down or itís a TD.


If he fumbled it before breaking the plane, it would have been Giants ball since the fumble went out of bounds in the endzone. That's what they were challenging.

NobodyHere 09-09-2018 02:30 PM

So a Brown's first round pick is actually looking like a first round pick. 2 picks for Denzel Ward

Thomkal 09-09-2018 02:37 PM

Miami/Tenn suspended for lightning.

EagleFan 09-09-2018 02:58 PM

So a receiver with the ball and diving for the endzone is now a defenseless receiver?

EagleFan 09-09-2018 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bhlloy (Post 3217038)
The Bills look they are going to be lolbad. You might as well throw in Allen and see if he can poop magic or something.


If this game is any indication they are on the clock.

bhlloy 09-09-2018 03:09 PM

Remember when Sean McDermott was on the cusp of taking the Bills back to the playoffs and decided to bench Tyrod Taylor for Peterman who then threw five INTs in a half? Good times.

I’m not sure I can remember a QB quite as bad as Peterman. Not sure what photos he has of the coach, but geez.

JPhillips 09-09-2018 03:23 PM

Peterman is impressive. Josh Allen is 0-1 and has a higher rating than Peterman.

Of course, Peterman has a 0.0 rating.

EagleFan 09-09-2018 03:29 PM

I think following the Bills in my survivor pool sounds like a good idea.

EagleFan 09-09-2018 03:30 PM

I thought Jimmy G was supposed to be the next coming of Brady...

MrBug708 09-09-2018 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EagleFan (Post 3217052)
I thought Jimmy G was supposed to be the next coming of Brady...


Playing that defense isn't easy

bronconick 09-09-2018 03:35 PM

Blake Bortles has more rushing yards then all-World Saquon Barkley

sabotai 09-09-2018 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bronconick (Post 3217055)
Blake Bortles has more rushing yards then all-World Saquon Barkley


LOL, literally right when you post that...

INDalltheway 09-09-2018 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bronconick (Post 3217055)
Blake Bortles has more rushing yards then all-World Saquon Barkley


Are you still watching? :p

bronconick 09-09-2018 03:41 PM

Off to get lotto tickets and put wrong numbers in.

NobodyHere 09-09-2018 04:10 PM

Josh Gordon ain't too shabby.

And the Colts bungle the Bengal's game.

PilotMan 09-09-2018 04:10 PM

This Steelers defense is exactly the same, with the same holes, and same problems that last year's team had. It's unreal how they fail to address obvious issues.

Vince, Pt. II 09-09-2018 04:23 PM

Some good things to take away from the 49ers game - they were able to move the ball (albeit only in spurts) against a very good defense on the road. An 8-point loss when you are -3 in turnovers is pretty damned close. The defense was much, much better than anticipated.

Now to just take care of the ball a little better.


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