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Old 01-06-2013, 07:47 AM   #31
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It is a QB driven league and if your QB does not stay healthy you are screwed.
Unless you are San Fran. Then your backup comes in and ignites the team and becomes the starter.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:54 AM   #32
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Unless you are San Fran. Then your backup comes in and ignites the team and becomes the starter.
I'd argue that their defense has to have an A-game for that team to do anything. Mr. Tattoo (can't remember his name) still needs to be carried a little bit IMO - I do see him as that spark you mentioned though - I think some guys that otherwise lolly-gag (Crabtree) have shown up a lot more since he got under center
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Unless you are San Fran. Then your backup comes in and ignites the team and becomes the starter.
Jury is still out on whether that move will work or not - the fact Harbaugh was willing to dump Smith mid-season while the team was still winning supports the theory you cannot be a serious contender without a franchise QB - with the current rules the days of Trent Dilfer handing off to win a Lombardi are long gone - every Super Bowl champ since 2003 had a prime time QB
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... if Ben had NOT thrown that last end-game pick. !
ahh well, it happened.
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JJ Watt against Beachum and/or Malecki? No thanks. It's better that Ben isn't rehabbing a more serious injury this offseason.
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The Bengals and Vikings were some of the worst looking 6 seeds I've ever watched. I actually had it in my mind that 1 of those 2 was going to pull it out. Abysmal.

Both winners used a variety of weapons yesterday, running it, passing it, winning TOP. Arian Foster had a huge day and Rogers had 4 receivers with 50 plus yards and 9 different targets altogether. Their FB got 1 rushing and 1 receiving TD. Damn this small-ball!

I can't imagine why Haley and Artsy-fartsy would want to try and aim for efficiency over the long-ball?
I don't know keep calling a terrible running game is aim for efficiency.
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I don't know keep calling a terrible running game is aim for efficiency.
it def could have been more creative - yet, I'd stick with it if it was consistent enough - the line was starting to gel before the injuries IMO
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I disagree, I would have rather had the chance to beat the Texans than to not have had the opportunity at all.
And I would rather have had the chance to 'get with' Natalie Portman than to not have, but as reality would have it... no such luck.

If the Steelers wanted the chance to beat Houston (and others) then they should have closed out a few more games.
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And I would rather have had the chance to 'get with' Natalie Portman than to not have, but as reality would have it... no such luck.
that's unfortunate for you, Natalie Portman is amazing in bed...

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that's unfortunate for you, Natalie Portman is amazing in bed...


Well played.

Although, I wouldn't doubt it and nor would I care if she was.
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