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Around The NFL (News) - 2012 and 2013 - 8/24/2012 7:52:46 AM   
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Archived the NFL News thread to start anew.

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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 8/25/2012 12:29:19 AM   
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While I agree that Denver made a GREAT signing with Manning, I disagree and think the Jets made a good signing with Tebow.

While you can say Tebow was lucky with one pass against Pittsburgh, there were many passes where it was more a good throw than luck involved in them scoring. While I hate the idea that God might prefer one team or player over another, and someone like Tebow is saying that God picked him when he acts out, I still believe Tebow can be clutch and is good at getting the most out of his teammates.

Unless Sanchez's fire has been lit, I expect Tebow to be starting in NY by midseason, and will have them in the playoffs, possibly making a playoff run.
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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 8/25/2012 10:38:37 AM   
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A fine start to the new thread.
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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 8/26/2012 2:32:10 AM   
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Very cool to see Luck and RGIII both doing well today.
Both looked like vets.
Really good vets. 
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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 8/26/2012 9:28:00 PM   
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Congratulations to former Packers' backup quarterback Matt Flynn for moving on to greener pastures. . .as the backup quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks.

Didn't really think that one through, eh?

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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 8/26/2012 10:05:31 PM   
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Congratulations to former Packers' backup quarterback Matt Flynn for moving on to greener pastures. . .as the backup quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks.

Didn't really think that one through, eh?


Seattle certainly didn't. Just one of many Seattle gaffs Chuckles Whitehurst, TJack, Sid Rice, Flynn.
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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 8/26/2012 10:49:26 PM   
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Flynn is another backup QB with all the hype.

If he can't beat out a 3rd rd pick Carroll effed up again.

Flynn, Kolb, and Cassell can all break bread with Scott Mitchell

The guy whom actually looks like he could turn out to be good once given the chance is Ryan Mallett
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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 8/26/2012 10:53:14 PM   
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Congratulations to former Packers' backup quarterback Matt Flynn for moving on to greener pastures. . .as the backup quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks.

Didn't really think that one through, eh?


Seattle certainly didn't. Just one of many Seattle gaffs Chuckles Whitehurst, TJack, Sid Rice, Flynn.


One thing I'll give Seattle credit for is for trying to find their guy.

They've effed up alot but they are dumping them and moving on despite the money they are throwing at guys like Whitehurst.

You need to cut bait with guys who don't get it despite what their paid or where they were drafted. Holds the team back.
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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 8/26/2012 11:15:04 PM   
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ORIGINAL: thebigo

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Congratulations to former Packers' backup quarterback Matt Flynn for moving on to greener pastures. . .as the backup quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks.

Didn't really think that one through, eh?


Seattle certainly didn't. Just one of many Seattle gaffs Chuckles Whitehurst, TJack, Sid Rice, Flynn.


One thing I'll give Seattle credit for is for trying to find their guy.

They've effed up alot but they are dumping them and moving on despite the money they are throwing at guys like Whitehurst.

You need to cut bait with guys who don't get it despite what their paid or where they were drafted. Holds the team back.


Particularly with Whitehurst though, there was absolutely no indication in his early San Diego years that he would be, in the words of David Letterman, anything.
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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 8/27/2012 11:26:05 AM   
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Alright.  Let's not go overboard on Flynn not winning the starting job.  When they acquired him and signed him to the big quarterback, there is no way they could have expected the third round rookie to play this well.  But all through OTAs minicamp and preseason, he's shown poise, a strong arm, accurate arm, and mobility.  He works hard.

Flynn probably expected to be handed the job. 

And give the kid a few games against top defenses and they start figuring him out and he probably wont play that well and Flynn will be there ready to take the reins.

It should be noted that most scouts state the only reason Wilson fell to the third round was his height.  A shade under 5'11".  If he were 6'1" or so he probably would have been drafted top ten. 

Seattle didn't make a mistake in signing Flynn. and he didn't make a mistake signing there.  Seattle may have just gotten lucky and plucked up the steal of the draft.  But it's really too early to tell that yet.



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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 8/27/2012 11:32:49 AM   
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Alright.  Let's not go overboard on Flynn not winning the starting job.  When they acquired him and signed him to the big quarterback, there is no way they could have expected the third round rookie to play this well.  But all through OTAs minicamp and preseason, he's shown poise, a strong arm, accurate arm, and mobility.  He works hard.

Flynn probably expected to be handed the job. 

And give the kid a few games against top defenses and they start figuring him out and he probably wont play that well and Flynn will be there ready to take the reins.

It should be noted that most scouts state the only reason Wilson fell to the third round was his height.  A shade under 5'11".  If he were 6'1" or so he probably would have been drafted top ten. 

Seattle didn't make a mistake in signing Flynn. and he didn't make a mistake signing there.  Seattle may have just gotten lucky and plucked up the steal of the draft.  But it's really too early to tell that yet.




Considering the amount of game time that Flynn has, you could probably say the same thing about him.

It's also possible that Flynn has underwhelmed, and was just another one of those overvalued backups without a lot of game time that signed for big $, but then when it comes time to be the man, fades.

I agree HE didn't make a mistake signing there, he got his $. As much or more than he would have gotten anywhere else.

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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 8/27/2012 11:38:16 AM   
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I'm giddy about Wilson winning the spot ...for a sick and twisted reason ....
It hopefully grinds some Bucky Badger fans that they maybe should have had a better season last year.
(yeah, that's a pretty pathetic grab at feeling better about our miserable team, I know).
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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 8/29/2012 9:16:39 PM   
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So many first and second year QB's starting. And a few waiting in the wings could start for several teams. A true changing of the guard.

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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 9/5/2012 9:13:27 PM   
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Ryan Cook sighting

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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 9/5/2012 9:51:47 PM   
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The new NFL is for sissies. Seriously, 15 yard for THAT?!

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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 9/5/2012 11:14:49 PM   
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ORIGINAL: thebigo

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ORIGINAL: Trekgeekscott

Alright.  Let's not go overboard on Flynn not winning the starting job.  When they acquired him and signed him to the big quarterback, there is no way they could have expected the third round rookie to play this well.  But all through OTAs minicamp and preseason, he's shown poise, a strong arm, accurate arm, and mobility.  He works hard.

Flynn probably expected to be handed the job. 

And give the kid a few games against top defenses and they start figuring him out and he probably wont play that well and Flynn will be there ready to take the reins.

It should be noted that most scouts state the only reason Wilson fell to the third round was his height.  A shade under 5'11".  If he were 6'1" or so he probably would have been drafted top ten. 

Seattle didn't make a mistake in signing Flynn. and he didn't make a mistake signing there.  Seattle may have just gotten lucky and plucked up the steal of the draft.  But it's really too early to tell that yet.




Considering the amount of game time that Flynn has, you could probably say the same thing about him.

It's also possible that Flynn has underwhelmed, and was just another one of those overvalued backups without a lot of game time that signed for big $, but then when it comes time to be the man, fades.

I agree HE didn't make a mistake signing there, he got his $. As much or more than he would have gotten anywhere else.



when philbin didn'tsign him...the red flags really went up....IMO

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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 9/5/2012 11:47:08 PM   
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ORIGINAL: thebigo

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ORIGINAL: Trekgeekscott

Alright.  Let's not go overboard on Flynn not winning the starting job.  When they acquired him and signed him to the big quarterback, there is no way they could have expected the third round rookie to play this well.  But all through OTAs minicamp and preseason, he's shown poise, a strong arm, accurate arm, and mobility.  He works hard.

Flynn probably expected to be handed the job. 

And give the kid a few games against top defenses and they start figuring him out and he probably wont play that well and Flynn will be there ready to take the reins.

It should be noted that most scouts state the only reason Wilson fell to the third round was his height.  A shade under 5'11".  If he were 6'1" or so he probably would have been drafted top ten. 

Seattle didn't make a mistake in signing Flynn. and he didn't make a mistake signing there.  Seattle may have just gotten lucky and plucked up the steal of the draft.  But it's really too early to tell that yet.




Considering the amount of game time that Flynn has, you could probably say the same thing about him.

It's also possible that Flynn has underwhelmed, and was just another one of those overvalued backups without a lot of game time that signed for big $, but then when it comes time to be the man, fades.

I agree HE didn't make a mistake signing there, he got his $. As much or more than he would have gotten anywhere else.



when philbin didn'tsign him...the red flags really went up....IMO


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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 9/6/2012 3:28:40 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Trekgeekscott

Alright.  Let's not go overboard on Flynn not winning the starting job.  When they acquired him and signed him to the big quarterback, there is no way they could have expected the third round rookie to play this well.  But all through OTAs minicamp and preseason, he's shown poise, a strong arm, accurate arm, and mobility.  He works hard.

Flynn probably expected to be handed the job. 

And give the kid a few games against top defenses and they start figuring him out and he probably wont play that well and Flynn will be there ready to take the reins.

It should be noted that most scouts state the only reason Wilson fell to the third round was his height.  A shade under 5'11".  If he were 6'1" or so he probably would have been drafted top ten. 

Seattle didn't make a mistake in signing Flynn. and he didn't make a mistake signing there.  Seattle may have just gotten lucky and plucked up the steal of the draft.  But it's really too early to tell that yet.





Objectivity rarely is a good thing in here. It's okay to judge Flynn with 130+ career pass attempts. It's not okay to judge Ponder with 290+ career pass attempts.

Patience for Ponder. How dare you judge him now. Flynn? He sucks. I get it, but it reminds me of Fox News. Truth, objectivity, honest analysis isn't always welcome.

I can't hate on Seattle too much in terms of QB choices. After all, they gave up on TJack after one year. We worked that project for six.
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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 9/6/2012 7:11:24 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Trekgeekscott

Alright.  Let's not go overboard on Flynn not winning the starting job.  When they acquired him and signed him to the big quarterback, there is no way they could have expected the third round rookie to play this well.  But all through OTAs minicamp and preseason, he's shown poise, a strong arm, accurate arm, and mobility.  He works hard.

Flynn probably expected to be handed the job. 

And give the kid a few games against top defenses and they start figuring him out and he probably wont play that well and Flynn will be there ready to take the reins.

It should be noted that most scouts state the only reason Wilson fell to the third round was his height.  A shade under 5'11".  If he were 6'1" or so he probably would have been drafted top ten. 

Seattle didn't make a mistake in signing Flynn. and he didn't make a mistake signing there.  Seattle may have just gotten lucky and plucked up the steal of the draft.  But it's really too early to tell that yet.





Objectivity rarely is a good thing in here. It's okay to judge Flynn with 130+ career pass attempts. It's not okay to judge Ponder with 290+ career pass attempts.

Patience for Ponder. How dare you judge him now. Flynn? He sucks. I get it, but it reminds me of Fox News. Truth, objectivity, honest analysis isn't always welcome.

I can't hate on Seattle too much in terms of QB choices. After all, they gave up on TJack after one year. We worked that project for six.


True, honest, objective analysis would say we worked that project for 5 years.

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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 9/6/2012 8:25:01 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Trekgeekscott

Alright.  Let's not go overboard on Flynn not winning the starting job.  When they acquired him and signed him to the big quarterback, there is no way they could have expected the third round rookie to play this well.  But all through OTAs minicamp and preseason, he's shown poise, a strong arm, accurate arm, and mobility.  He works hard.

Flynn probably expected to be handed the job. 

And give the kid a few games against top defenses and they start figuring him out and he probably wont play that well and Flynn will be there ready to take the reins.

It should be noted that most scouts state the only reason Wilson fell to the third round was his height.  A shade under 5'11".  If he were 6'1" or so he probably would have been drafted top ten. 

Seattle didn't make a mistake in signing Flynn. and he didn't make a mistake signing there.  Seattle may have just gotten lucky and plucked up the steal of the draft.  But it's really too early to tell that yet.





Objectivity rarely is a good thing in here. It's okay to judge Flynn with 130+ career pass attempts. It's not okay to judge Ponder with 290+ career pass attempts.

Patience for Ponder. How dare you judge him now. Flynn? He sucks. I get it, but it reminds me of Fox News. Truth, objectivity, honest analysis isn't always welcome.

I can't hate on Seattle too much in terms of QB choices. After all, they gave up on TJack after one year. We worked that project for six.


Flynn has been in the league for 4 years, Ponder one abbreviated season. Truth? Honesty? Flynn was the much ballyhooed backup QB from Green Bay. Ponder is "our" QB. What's weird is how the subjectivity among many hereabouts trends so strongly against the home team.

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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 9/14/2012 4:49:28 PM   
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Saundra thought her days of raising babies were over, and she certainly never thought she’d be feeding and changing a severely disabled boy for years, but instead of seeing Chancellor as a burden, she has seen him as a blessing. Instead of being angry that Carruth murdered her daughter in an attempt to ensure Chancellor would never be born, she says she is genuinely grateful for Carruth, because without Carruth there would be no Chancellor.

“I’m not gonna have anything negative to say about him,” Saundra says of Carruth. “I thank him for my grandson. I thank him for my grandson. . . . Like I say, you can focus on what you’ve lost or what you have left. So I didn’t lose. I have my grandson. I have my daughter with me in my heart, always.”



I just do NOT get how some people think.

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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 9/14/2012 8:02:44 PM   
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With the Packer win, I'm looking forward to seeing the Vikings alone at the top of the division on Monday.

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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 9/14/2012 11:02:18 PM   
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Detroit loses against SF, Vikes beat the Colts and are all alone atop the division. Entirely possible.

I think if the Vikes win at the Colts, looking at the schedule, they really COULD be 9-1 and leading the division at the bye.
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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 9/16/2012 12:31:48 AM   
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ORIGINAL: thebigo

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ORIGINAL: Trekgeekscott

Alright.  Let's not go overboard on Flynn not winning the starting job.  When they acquired him and signed him to the big quarterback, there is no way they could have expected the third round rookie to play this well.  But all through OTAs minicamp and preseason, he's shown poise, a strong arm, accurate arm, and mobility.  He works hard.

Flynn probably expected to be handed the job. 

And give the kid a few games against top defenses and they start figuring him out and he probably wont play that well and Flynn will be there ready to take the reins.

It should be noted that most scouts state the only reason Wilson fell to the third round was his height.  A shade under 5'11".  If he were 6'1" or so he probably would have been drafted top ten. 

Seattle didn't make a mistake in signing Flynn. and he didn't make a mistake signing there.  Seattle may have just gotten lucky and plucked up the steal of the draft.  But it's really too early to tell that yet.





Objectivity rarely is a good thing in here. It's okay to judge Flynn with 130+ career pass attempts. It's not okay to judge Ponder with 290+ career pass attempts.

Patience for Ponder. How dare you judge him now. Flynn? He sucks. I get it, but it reminds me of Fox News. Truth, objectivity, honest analysis isn't always welcome.

I can't hate on Seattle too much in terms of QB choices. After all, they gave up on TJack after one year. We worked that project for six.


Flynn has been in the league for 4 years, Ponder one abbreviated season. Truth? Honesty? Flynn was the much ballyhooed backup QB from Green Bay. Ponder is "our" QB. What's weird is how the subjectivity among many hereabouts trends so strongly against the home team.



Would you prefer a forum that refuses to be critical of any Viking?
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RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 - 9/16/2012 12:43:59 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Trekgeekscott

Alright.  Let's not go overboard on Flynn not winning the starting job.  When they acquired him and signed him to the big quarterback, there is no way they could have expected the third round rookie to play this well.  But all through OTAs minicamp and preseason, he's shown poise, a strong arm, accurate arm, and mobility.  He works hard.

Flynn probably expected to be handed the job. 

And give the kid a few games against top defenses and they start figuring him out and he probably wont play that well and Flynn will be there ready to take the reins.

It should be noted that most scouts state the only reason Wilson fell to the third round was his height.  A shade under 5'11".  If he were 6'1" or so he probably would have been drafted top ten. 

Seattle didn't make a mistake in signing Flynn. and he didn't make a mistake signing there.  Seattle may have just gotten lucky and plucked up the steal of the draft.  But it's really too early to tell that yet.





Objectivity rarely is a good thing in here. It's okay to judge Flynn with 130+ career pass attempts. It's not okay to judge Ponder with 290+ career pass attempts.

Patience for Ponder. How dare you judge him now. Flynn? He sucks. I get it, but it reminds me of Fox News. Truth, objectivity, honest analysis isn't always welcome.

I can't hate on Seattle too much in terms of QB choices. After all, they gave up on TJack after one year. We worked that project for six.


Flynn has been in the league for 4 years, Ponder one abbreviated season. Truth? Honesty? Flynn was the much ballyhooed backup QB from Green Bay. Ponder is "our" QB. What's weird is how the subjectivity among many hereabouts trends so strongly against the home team.



Would you prefer a forum that refuses to be critical of any Viking?


Of course not. Why would you ask that question?
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