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Everything posted by rajncajn

  1. Buccaneers vs Packers (NFC Championship)

    I honestly don't know what I would do. I just don't see it as a bad decision.
  2. Buccaneers vs Packers (NFC Championship)

    In any scenario you have to put the game in the hands of the defense. The defense failed. No reason to think the outcome would have been any different in any scenario.
  3. Buccaneers vs Packers (NFC Championship)

    This would have happened regardless. The kickoff only cost them 9 yards since they pinned them at the 17 on the kickoff. Tampa drives the field and instead of kneeling on the last 1st down they have time & timeouts enough to get the ball closer into field goal range & the game is won with a field goal. I know that's hindsight, but Green Bay needed a field goal if they wanted to win in regulation regardless. I think way too much is being made about this decision & I fail to see how that's giving up or any slight towards Rodgers. That's expecting to get the ball back and win it with a touchdown because you've cut the lead to 5 rather than 8 and you have Aaron Rodgers to drive you to a win. A tie still gets you nothing but possibly more time, which you would have lost anyway because Tampa would have scored again on a field goal. They were in field goal range when the game ended & they had a 1st down with over 40 seconds left on the clock. There's no reason at all to think they wouldn't have done the same if they were coming from the 8 or the 15, up 1 point or tied.
  4. Buccaneers vs Packers (NFC Championship)

    The downside is you're still down 8 and giving the ball back to Tampa if you don't score. Then you still have to hold Tampa, drive, score a TD & 2 point conversion just to tie vs kick the field goal, hold Tampa, drive & win with a touchdown. The field goal gives you a better chance to end it in regulation because in any scenario you're still giving the ball back to Tampa and have to stop them with enough time to score a touchdown/FG and, as I said, the results would have ended the same even if Green Bay had scored AND made the two point conversion since Green Bay couldn't stop Tampa from driving the field, running out the clock and closing the game out with a likely field goal. Even not knowing that Tampa would would drive and score it's still the right decision by Lefleur with the expectation that his defense is able to stop Tampa, which would have to happen in any scenario, and then he would be putting the ball back into Rodgers' hands to win the game.
  5. Buccaneers vs Packers (NFC Championship)

    It was the right decision because they needed to score again regardless and regardless, they were giving the ball back to Tampa who, thanks to penalties, drove the ball into field goal range. Had they given Rodgers a 4th chance, scored and converted the two point conversion they still would have likely lost by a field goal as time expired.
  6. Who is the Superbowl home team?

    I wonder, since it's a Superbowl and it's intended to be played on a neutral field, if they will fire the cannons for KC if they are allowed to score.
  7. Buccaneers vs Packers (NFC Championship)

    What's interesting is the defenses are "allowed to play" in the playoffs... At least until they're not. I get that in the playoffs the NFL wants the game to be more about what happens on the field & less about the refs, but it ends up having the opposite affect where the calls are much more subjective.
  8. NFL salary cap might drop to $180 million in 2021

    Honestly, I think for as many years as Loomis has been there I've been hearing about the Saints dire cap situation yet every single year he's somehow able to manage it as well as sign free agents.
  9. As suspected, Thomas was never healthy this season. Just like Kamara last year it's something he dealt with through the whole season.
  10. Phillip Rivers retires

    Colts already consider Brissett a step down from Rivers. I could see them wanting him to come back, but I doubt they see him as a starter. I can't see him walking in as a starter anywhere else either honestly though. Maybe they bring him back to be the temporary guy or insurance if they see enough in Eason or maybe bring in another short term guy like Rivers? Eason had arguably the best arm talent in the draft, but his decision-making was suspect. I think he's intriguing as a possible long-term solution, but I don't know if he's ready for the NFL yet.
  11. NFL salary cap might drop to $180 million in 2021

    I've come to believe that the salary cap is a lot of overblown drama. Good NFL GMs will restructure contracts, add signing bonuses etc to make the cap work.
  12. Divisional Round games chat

    Take this however you like, but apparently Brees was dealing with a lot more than just broken ribs. The Bears game he's referring to is the regular season game. Oh, and the reporter is quoting Brittany Brees' IG account so this is actually coming from a source.
  13. Divisional Round games chat

    Jesus dude, you really, really hate to be wrong about anything don't you? I'll hold any more reply on the subject until you're actually able to come back with anything whatsoever that says that Brees told him or anyone else for that matter, that he was in fact going to retire prior to Sunday's game.
  14. Divisional Round games chat

    So, exactly what I said. "Jay Glazer says" not Drew Brees says or Drew Brees has reported.
  15. Deshaun Watson trade rumor

    Come to New Orleans. We'll give you Winston. 😃
  16. Divisional Round games chat

    I expect that he will retire, but Glazer never said that Drew told him that and of course Buck and Aikman will take what Glazer said as Gospel. I really don't think that Drew, considering how mindful he is about every detail of his career, would announce his retirement thru Jay Glazer. But typical for those guys, they want to be the one who breaks the story or make themselves out to be the guy in the know. What Brees has said and has been saying all along is that he's not making any announcements because he doesn't want the game to be about him.
  17. Divisional Round games chat

    No he didn't. Drew has never said that he was retiring. Every time he's been asked he said that he doesn't want the game to be about him. I'm hardly crying about anything. They lost, Drew had a bad game, Tampa played better and they deserved to win. I'd much rather lose because we played a bad game than what we've dealt with in past playoff losses. The only thing that really bothers me is Drew possibly going out like that. As I said in the other thread, he deserves better than the criticism he faces now. He's dealt with criticism pretty much his entire career and very little of it deserved.
  18. Tampa's defense did more to win that game than Brady, but you're right, Brees played a bad game. Don't want to see him go out like that. He deserves better. Back on topic, the Steelers were busted doing literally the exact same thing as the Saints, it would be their second penalty, so why are the Saints losing draft pick and the Steelers aren't even getting a fine?
  19. The Brady/Belichick debate is over

    Dallas has been playing the "if" game for over two decades. As long as Jerry Jones remains in charge I think they will continue to struggle.
  20. Still waiting for the Steelers to be penalized the same as the Saints were for their second Covid violation. Meanwhile, C.J. Gardner-Johnson leading up to the Tampa game, is the first player EVER to be fined for trash talking.
  21. Wildcard games chat

    League office should have stopped play because it was inside two minutes.
  22. Wildcard games chat

    That didn't look like a first down. Spot absolutely should have been reviewed.
  23. OG Check-In

    He's asking how you missed the thread when it was originally posted & I think the answer is that you didn't frequent the Tailgate back then.