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HavePityPlease

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  1. Lou already kind of gave us a reason why these kind of DBs are needed now - we're going to be facing elite running QBs no less than FOUR TIMES per season for the foreseeable future (Watson and Jackson), so letting those guys get easy yards just because they can outrun everybody isn't going to work. At the same time I'd imagine having burners all over the field simply allows Lou to do a little less heavy scheming just to take that one aspect out of the game and allow a little more react/recover and plain disguising going into these kinds of matchups.
  2. For anyone watching the coaches' presser, the camera is still going and you've got Rypien letting the expletives fly with the other reporters as they discuss Dax and other picks... hiliarious
  3. I wouldn't be surprised to see a WR pick either, in no small part because we both a) could use an heir apparent to Boyd, who probably doesn't get another contract from us b) Simmons said a key want for him this offseason is a game-changing returner. That of course can come from WR, RB, DB so it will partially at least come down to roster layout, but if we got a proven returner who also happens to be a good receiver then great.
  4. This is the only draft I'm willing to accept, make it happen Duke.
  5. Yeah Keiwan Ratliff, I remember Marvin telling us in a presser that he was "the smartest" and "would be a coach some day"... I was like... but can he play football now?
  6. I've felt all season that the writing was on the wall with them keeping Chrisman around.
  7. I mean, I assumed Mixon was hurt - is that not true? I mean, if not that's just insane.
  8. That is all true, the refs get off scot free this way. As others have said, if we have a better OL today we win.
  9. Yeah that was confusing, they must have expected a run or at least not a fade. I'd have had someone in the slot to try and coax it away from Kupp.
  10. Eh, for me makeup "calls" have to come soon after the original miss and typically aren't equally egregious *calls* - they're usually a big purposeful "miss" the other direction. LOTS of shit was let go, especially on that last drive. If the refs actually "saved" the make-up until the last two minutes, well that's just rigging it.
  11. That's the thing though, they didn't. They let shit go all *second* half as well, many times on that drive included.
  12. Agreed here as well, but the perhaps poignant but fitting situation was, they had Perine open but Hopkins failed to slide and help just one last time, which ended it.
  13. No doubt about it, no excuses now. We know they'll do *something*, it's just a matter of how much (and whether they do their old fashioned "we like the guys in the building" act).
  14. Very shitty way to end the game with all those penalties (especially the Wilson one). The Wilson penalty was cheap and those saying it "makes up for" the bad miss on the Higgins TD... I don't know if I agree. The standard set by the refs all game was they were just going to let shit go. What about the time Hubbard was quite literally tackled early in the drive by the OT? They really can't have it both ways, if you're letting everything go you can't call a cheap one that effectively decides the game. Anyway, I'm excited about the future.
  15. Don't forget Adam Kieft, an OT from CM we took in the same draft, a guy who Hobknob pumped HAARRDDD... but he was never anything but injured.
  16. Yeah Sherman can suck it, this is what he said last year:
  17. I saw one video about it and it's what I suspected - he was annoyed it came out when it did because it overshadowed the playoff games. He wanted to announce it at this time to avoid that, and likely in this fashion so it was on his own terms.
  18. I read his post it seems he... ignored the Pats completely. Doesn't bother me, just found it interesting. Waiting for NE heads to explode!
  19. The thing I'm enjoying is as I scroll through various sports websites - and even non-sports sites - the most beautiful uniform/helmet in sports keeps popping into view.
  20. I think everyone can go easy on themselves because what frame of reference did any of us have other than our eyes and Lou's history of mediocrity? We're not part of the team and we definitely didn't know what Lou's thought process or vision is/was, so as fans our only "job" is to demand a better standard. You have a choice whether to be diplomatic/fair/cruel but at the end of the day we all wanted the same thing, INCLUDING Lou. Now, the very rare and unique thing both Taylor and Lou got was not just three cracks (i.e. seasons) at it in this modern era, but the team actually went out and paid for/picked ALL the players Lou wanted for his quite unique vision. A 5-2 in today's NFL? Really? Well, he's done it and he's proven that if given time to dissect an opponent and the players running on all cylinders with discipline, it fuggin WORKS. The downside or risk factor seems to be if his careful plan gets any kind of unknown "wrench" thrown in (Mike White, etc) it can mess it up. This is what he can work on going forward, having a more effective opening strategy. Now we get to hope that Zac's insight into the Rams can help Lou dissect things one more time!
  21. You mean this one?: It's fine to post these, at least it gives people the direct link to watch it on Youtube. And yes, this is great. The best is Skip Bayless not only looked like the fool he is once, but TWICE during the game!
  22. Agreed, they did what they needed to do and also Joe admitted that the game plan (and his own mindset) was to read two then get out of the pocket or get rid of the ball, which obviously worked. What I would like to know is why Carman came in for large chunks, was it performance based or was Adeniji hurting?
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