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« on: Nov 24, 2013 at 21:05 »

Draft?  Eff it, I'm in for the wins at this point.   tt02

Hey, Flacco!   flipoff
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 26, 2013 at 09:04 »

OL has protected better, allowing 0 sacks versus a hungry Lions DL and a pretty solid Browneye DL.  Last matchup, the Ravens DL was dinged, now they are healthy.  Ray Rice is also back to being healthy now.  Always hate going to Balty, it's got bad mojo. 

That said, AB is playing lights out, and we're seeing good production from Sanders, Heat, and Cotchery.  On the flip, Flacco misses Boldin.  He's got some speed with Jones and Smith, but not a ton of diversity in his targets.

Steelers lose Curtis Brown for the season, and his time may be up here;  Mac will be out, so Woods and Fang will likely both see action; Woodley, he'll be watching for a while; Keisel will still be out; I think Shamarko is likely out too.  But I'm pleased overall with how the DL is stepping up, especially Heyward, but also Hood, and the OL as mentioned has been doing better and staying healthy; the skill guys are healthy; Pola has been playing with his assbeard on fire, and Will Allen has shown some spark.

This is the season for both teams.  Winner climbs ahead in the 6 seed running, loser has a losing divisional record.  It's gonna be chippy.  I think 20-16 still sounds about right, but who comes out on top remains a question.  Brain says Steelers, gut says Ravens.  Guess despite having the 3-game W streak, I still think the Steelers are a mediocre team, not playoff material, not top-10 in the draft.  But I'll be hoping for a kill shot.

Prior to the Lions game, I predicted:

@ Ravens 11/28:  Ravens 20, Steelers 16. 5-7.

I dunno.  Steelers are definitely upping their game, not sure the Ravens have.  But a short week on the road, I'm
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 26, 2013 at 09:06 »

Gots to have it.
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 26, 2013 at 13:44 »


I dunno.  Steelers are definitely upping their game, not sure the Ravens have.  But a short week on the road, I'm

Gagghh!!  Don't leave us hanging!  You're… pig-bitin' mad?  midget-hooker crazy?  What?
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 26, 2013 at 14:18 »


I dunno.  Steelers are definitely upping their game, not sure the Ravens have.  But a short week on the road, I'm

Gagghh!!  Don't leave us hanging!  You're… pig-bitin' mad?  midget-hooker crazy?  What?

I think I just Brinkered.

Brain:  Steelers.

Gut:  Ravens.
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 26, 2013 at 14:31 »

Steelers (+3)

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I'm not sure what to think about that yet.  Kinda feels like Vegas is trying to push the action towards Pittsburgh, but...

Man, it's fuckin' hard to pull off a season sweep of an intradivisional rival.
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 26, 2013 at 14:50 »

Steelers (+3)

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I'm not sure what to think about that yet.  Kinda feels like Vegas is trying to push the action towards Pittsburgh, but...

Man, it's fuckin' hard to pull off a season sweep of an intradivisional rival.

Gotta love the idea of keeping this rolling and putting a dagger in the Ravens at the same time.

Guess what I'm trying to say is, Fuck Baltimore.
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« Reply #7 on: Nov 26, 2013 at 21:56 »

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Guess what I'm trying to say is, Fuck Baltimore.

There is not a single conversation where that doesn't fit.

Queen Elizabeth:  So what are your feelings about the States?

Merman:  Fuck Baltimore, your Majesty.

QE:  Jolly good!
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 26, 2013 at 23:15 »

Draft?  Eff it, I'm in for the wins at this point.   tt02

Hey, Flacco!   flipoff

I'm so glad I got to say it to his face at Soldier Field...... Made my year
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 27, 2013 at 09:59 »

Looks like Keisel and Shamarko are going to play. Love getting Shamarko back out there as I'm assuming alot of nickel.

Also looks like Woodley is out again due to finally eating his calf muscle.
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« Reply #10 on: Nov 27, 2013 at 12:40 »

Polamalu AFC defensive player of the week and Ben AFC POM.
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« Reply #11 on: Nov 27, 2013 at 13:19 »

Polamalu AFC defensive player of the week and Ben AFC POM.


Assholes.  Doing their best to fuck with the team's draft position.
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 28, 2013 at 20:11 »

Such a mistake to let Keenan Lewis go.  Should have cut Ike
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« Reply #13 on: Nov 28, 2013 at 20:27 »

ike is beyond done.  What a mistake
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« Reply #14 on: Nov 28, 2013 at 22:29 »

Been a pretty darn good game.  If they take away this TD because his helmet came off that is crap.
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« Reply #15 on: Nov 28, 2013 at 22:31 »

Jeebus we have no one left.
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 28, 2013 at 22:35 »

Sanders...
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« Reply #17 on: Nov 28, 2013 at 22:40 »

Fuck you Sanders... You suck.

Gonna be tough to win out, which is going to have to happen to make the playoffs.
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« Reply #18 on: Nov 28, 2013 at 22:44 »

That was a weak onside attempt, but very little chance on any of them.

I thought it was a well played game on both sides.  Defense bent but only allowed the one TD.  Offense was solid, but took too long to start scoring.  No turnovers, no sacks allowed.

Main difference to me was a couple more big plays on Bmore end.  Both QBs had a few plays where they got lots of time in the pocket.  Bmore recievers were able to break loose for a big play, and we either got an incompletion or a short play.  And their kicker was solid.  

Suisam's wierd move on the FG cost an opportunity, but it was a 50 yarder - no guarantee of success and field position would have been similar on miss.

Division probably out of hand, WC now unlikely unless we win out.

It's a real shame that September was such a disaster.  I think the team is coming around a little, and wins vs. Tenn and Oakland and we'd still be in good shape.
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« Reply #19 on: Nov 28, 2013 at 23:11 »

U Disappointing end and a bs rule on the no-helmet td call. Wonky effing onsides kick, wtff? And Saunders, you bitch. Was that 3 drops in the end zone?
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U Disappointing end and a bs rule on the no-helmet td call. Wonky effing onsides kick, wtff? And Saunders, you bitch. Was that 3 drops in the end zone?

Totally agree. An as far as Ike Taylor goes; yea the old man is beginning to suck. But for fucking Christ sake, if I have to hear about that try hard ass bag Keenan fucking Lewis one more fucking time.  
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« Reply #21 on: Nov 29, 2013 at 10:16 »

Man there are a lot of players on this team I can't stand watching anymore.
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« Reply #22 on: Nov 30, 2013 at 09:28 »

We are who I thought we were. 

Come on, this game is our season in a nutshell:  get behind early, the valiant rally that falls maddeningly short, a list of injuries a mile long, giving up big plays that change the course of events; a mediocre team with flashes of brilliance and ineptitude in equal measure.

9-7 doesn't get us in.  Sorry, it may be mathematically possible, but it's not happening.  And 8-8 surely won't.

So, we need a playmaker opposite AB and Heat (Sanders, goodbye).  We need a LT (Beachum has done well, but we chew up OTs like Kashi).  We need a CB (I won't mention Ike, but... Ike).  And we need a NT, because without Mac in there we were even worse up front (and Mac isn't dominant).

If we come away with 4 guys, I want those positions.
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« Reply #23 on: Nov 30, 2013 at 11:35 »

I been crying for a NT for years now.  Dontari Poe, anyone?
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« Reply #24 on: Dec 01, 2013 at 06:33 »

ILB is missing from that list.  I can't see not taking one high this year.  Could be one reason the safeties have been so susceptible to looking into the backfield.

  V Williams sucks. Everyone knew he couldn't cover, but he also can't tackle, which is bad for a run only ILB. Spence, who knows?

Guess they could keep Troy at ILB... Ugh
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« Reply #25 on: Dec 01, 2013 at 08:15 »

ILB is missing from that list.  I can't see not taking one high this year.  Could be one reason the safeties have been so susceptible to looking into the backfield.

  V Williams sucks. Everyone knew he couldn't cover, but he also can't tackle, which is bad for a run only ILB. Spence, who knows?

Guess they could keep Troy at ILB... Ugh


I agree... but I think it's unreasonable to believe you can get 5 quality starters from any given draft.  Four is hoping for a damned-near perfect haul.  So which position do you bump for ILB?  IMO, scan the FAs for an ILB.  And hope Spence amounts to something.
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« Reply #26 on: Dec 01, 2013 at 09:35 »

I would pursue ILB over NT,  only because of where the pick likely falls.  Doubt we are value at round 1 or 2 for NT.  If it is indeed a crummy year for a NT, we will have to wait (again, I know).

Think we have the same recurring problem at WR.  The can't miss guys go top ten and we are always too low to get them.  Think we'd do better at TE later. 

Honestly, we have so many needs that this year the FO should be taking best available player for system in top three rounds. 

If we didn't have Ben,  this team would be in full out  rebuild mode.
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« Reply #27 on: Dec 01, 2013 at 10:58 »

My favorite part of this season is it is hopefully the last time I have to watch Manny Sanders, Ziggy Hood, and numerous other clowns play football for my team.
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« Reply #28 on: Dec 01, 2013 at 12:30 »

Not sure if it was mentioned elsewhere, but Velasco to IR.  Which sucks, because Ben's had decent protection for a few weeks as the IOL finally gelled.  Now you can be guaranteed an OL shitfest.  Best I can say is hope we sign Velasco to some deal to keep him here.
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« Reply #29 on: Dec 02, 2013 at 14:48 »

*sigh*

That was a weak onside attempt, but very little chance on any of them.

I thought it was a well played game on both sides.  Defense bent but only allowed the one TD.  Offense was solid, but took too long to start scoring.  No turnovers, no sacks allowed.

Main difference to me was a couple more big plays on Bmore end.  Both QBs had a few plays where they got lots of time in the pocket.  Bmore recievers were able to break loose for a big play, and we either got an incompletion or a short play.  And their kicker was solid.  

Suisam's wierd move on the FG cost an opportunity, but it was a 50 yarder - no guarantee of success and field position would have been similar on miss.

Division probably out of hand, WC now unlikely unless we win out.

It's a real shame that September was such a disaster.  I think the team is coming around a little, and wins vs. Tenn and Oakland and we'd still be in good shape.


Pretty much this.  Weird to say that a loss felt like one of their best played (minus Ike and maybe Sweezy) games of the season.  I know every team gets hit with the injury bug, but they can only overcome so many.

So, we need a playmaker opposite AB and Heat (Sanders, goodbye).  We need a LT (Beachum has done well, but we chew up OTs like Kashi).  We need a CB (I won't mention Ike, but... Ike).  And we need a NT, because without Mac in there we were even worse up front (and Mac isn't dominant).

If we come away with 4 guys, I want those positions.


ILB is missing from that list.  I can't see not taking one high this year.  Could be one reason the safeties have been so susceptible to looking into the backfield.


Just placed the order this afternoon.  Should arrive by COB tomorrow in time for this weekend's game.  You're all welcome.

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« Reply #30 on: Dec 02, 2013 at 14:54 »

Just our luck, next-day drone delivery of an ILB would get shot down by some Tea Party clown thinkin' it's Obammy spyin' on him.
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« Reply #31 on: Dec 06, 2013 at 08:37 »

Not so long ago, the Jax Jags were being called one of the worst teams ever.  FO highlighted their abysmal performances as being historically bad.

They now have 4 wins.

We have 5.

That is all.
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