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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Ethiaa » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:52 am

Yeah - bad week all round. Could be worse, neither of us has Odell Beckham Jr.

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Jim » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:01 pm

He’s hardly been setting the world alight this season anyway, I should know. Antonio Brown has been disappointing also.

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by theadore » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:07 pm

Ditto Julio Jones... early days though.

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Ethiaa » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:12 am

theadore wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:11 am
crossing my fingers that the Vikings defence has a monster game
So close :D

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:59 am

Bit annoying that when you make a transfer of a guy in your team it puts him on the bench rather than in your team..... ultimately wouldn't have made a difference as not having the time to log in meant I left a guy with a by in... but still annoying.

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by theadore » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:22 am

now that i've got the hang of it - the app is actually pretty good.

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Jim » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:45 pm

Rodgers out with a suspected broken collarbone. Ouch! There goes Green Bay’s season!

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Jim » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:16 pm

Must be a nightmare for the NFL bosses, Beckham Jr, Watt and Rodgers gone in a two-week span. Horrific.

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Gibbon » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:34 am

Jim wrote:
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Rodgers out with a suspected broken collarbone. Ouch! There goes Green Bay’s season!
Are the allowed to bring Colin Kaepernick in? :yeahright:

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Post by theadore » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:02 am

Seems like it... It was suggested by the commentators last night.

Would like to see it personally... Not really fair on hundley (number 2 who played last night), but I think in the absence of a genius like Rodgers, kaepernik could come in with his running game and offer something a bit different.

Main reason it won't happen is that green bay have lost so many players to injury that bringing in a 25 year old Joe Montana is unlikely to save their season, so why not give your young player a try?

Edit: I should say that I hope we sign him as an f. you to a certain president, but I figured my credentials as a bleeding heart liberal a well established at this point, but my grudging respect for kaepernik's ground game isn't.

It feels like we're entering a dodgy time for me and the Packers... The will inevitably be editorials galore about this in the next few days, which opens a window for someone at the club to say something distasteful.
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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Jim » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:11 am

Nobody is going to give Kaepernik a spot now he’s suing the league for collusion under the CBA (collective bargaining agreement).

He believes team owners have been conspiring to keep him out of the NFL and to be honest I can’t say they haven’t been. He’s better than at least 10-12 starting QBs in the league and far better than most backups. He even had a pretty good season for the 49ers last year (15th in QB rating).

Will be interesting to see if some emails or evidence has leaked that has forced his hand because I don’t think he’d do this without any.

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by theadore » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:35 am

although if the rest of the league colluded to make it attractive for Green Bay to sign him then it wouldn't look like there was collusion any more...

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Jim » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:42 am

Tony Romo is a decent shout although I have been really enjoying his brand of commentary, after years of the woeful Phil Simms.

He’s a Wisconsin native also but he’s had injury concerns and Green Bay’s line is going to get any QB killed the way they are playing.

I think even with Kaps mobility you’d struggle to keep him upright.

This really is a league wide problem this season. Offensive line play has been pretty woeful and I’ve had a few conversations with other fans about it. The Patriots are giving up more hits to Tom Brady than they have in two seasons and on red zone game after game I’m seeing terrible O-line play. Now I don’t know whether this is a talent problem, that defensive linemen and schemes have got so much better or whether it’s coaching? One thing that could be a factor is the distinct lack of physical contact in training now. It’s severely limited and its made me wonder whether this is a factor in the bad O-line play.

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:21 am

Breaking the duck, despite Rodgers' injury....

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Ethiaa » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:33 am

Gotta say I didn't think you'd get that many points from Succop last night.

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