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  1. NoCalMike

    A New Beginning - Embrace The Noodle

    Watching the Colt McCoy vs Dallas highlights. Can we get the 2014 Jordan Reed back? Wow.
  2. NoCalMike

    A New Beginning - Embrace The Noodle

    He's got the touch...........he's got the poooooooooooooooooooowerrrrrrrrrr!
  3. I'd say more than even bad calls, the issue is more the inconsistency. The fact that officiating crews don't even seem to agree with each other on how penalties are. As a crew they should make a decision before the game how they want to call the game. If it is a heated rivalry, maybe they decide it is best to call a tighter ship to avoid emotions between teams. If it is two teams with a rep for playing physical, maybe keep the flags closer to the vest, but what you have to do is call the game consistently. In the game yesterday, there was just a flat out inconsistent basis for illegal contact/PI. You had Harris earlier in the game having his arm & hand pulled down, but no call. Ok fine, you are letting them play....but then Norman gets called for a foul on something happened on the other side of the field, well after the QB was pretty much conceding with the slide, and it had no bearing on the play at all. Oh now any kind of contact at all gets a flag? Cool......oh wait now Doctson gets absolutely mugged, on a ball that hits his call. So a clear inconsistency within the game has been established.
  4. NoCalMike

    Redskins Lead NFC East

    If the 'Skins beat Dallas Thursday, they will be 5-7 in another week because I think they play the Saints after.
  5. NoCalMike

    A New Beginning - Embrace The Noodle

    I think there is a good chance Colt is going to look better than Alex in the short term (increased turnover probability aside). He knows the offense, he has been in it since 2015. He is probably comfortable with all the terminology, the reads, the timing, where everyone is supposed to be. These are aspects that Alex Smith couldn't have become 100% on in a single offseason, especially with half the guys injured leading up to the season. Even from the what we saw on Sunday, Colt looked like he had more command of the offense. That doesn't make him a better QB, it more shows that learning a new offense fully & comfortably, with new players around you, is not as easy as a lot of us were assuming.
  6. Trump showed how much he respects the oval office as an institution by the way he pushed birtherism.
  7. The error Minnesota made with Cousins is that they paid him the amount of money that suggests Cousins could carry an overall team that is performing lesser in many areas than they did last season. The fact that the Vikings overall haven't been as good, is not Cousins' fault of course, but because of his historic contract that he and his agent lobbied for, it was going to lead to criticism if his performance wasn't up to par. The money he got paid, should have never gone to a "Win with, but not because of" caliber QB. As it stands now the Vikings aren't going to be anywhere as close to where they finished last season. It is hardly Cousins's fault. That narrative is silly, but at the same time has Cousins done anything much to justify his contract? I'd say the answer is no.
  8. NoCalMike

    Starting QB 2019???

    In a draft that is predicted to be poor for QBs, I still say that shouldn't prevent you from taking one with a late round pick and throwing them on the bench or practice squad and see what happens. You just don't know when it comes to college QB's.
  9. NoCalMike

    A New Beginning - Embrace The Noodle

    Don't see how they can, there is a game in 3 days from now. No matter who they sign, they aren't going to be "ready" should something happen to McCoy anyway, but they will be even less ready the longer it takes them to get the guy signed.
  10. NoCalMike

    Starting QB 2019???

    Yeah we should pump the brakes on the "career ending" stuff until we get further info. Honestly, if it is just the broken bones that is the best possible news, as bones heal and are just as strong as before and it doesn't require the same kind of rehab as torn ligaments. If this is just a matter of wearing a cast until the bones heal and meld back together and no weird setbacks happen? Smith will be the opening day starter in 2019. With that said, let's say for some reason the injury is worse and/or maybe at 33...Smith decides this injury is enough for him to want to hang it up..... What is the deal with Bridgewater? Is he still considered a viable starting QB? He was having the best year of his career before his injury. Are the Saints headstrong in wanting to keep him around in case Brees decides to retire after a possible Super Bowl curtain call?
  11. NoCalMike

    A New Beginning - Embrace The Noodle

    Of all the guys out there, Bradford's best seems to be better than anyone else. If he is truly done with football than I guess it isn't an option, however I'd still reach out to him and try to get him to at least come work out.
  12. NoCalMike

    The Conspiracy Thread

    Inconsistency > Conspiracy. I find the inconsistency to be the issue here. The officials have too much power of the pen so to speak. There is PI according to the rule book, but then PI according to how the officials choose to apply it on any given play. That is the issue. That is how you can have Norman called for the jersey grab after the play was over, on the opposite side of the field on a play where the QB was already scrambling beyond the LOS, and then turn around and watch Docston get mugged while the ball is in the air, eventually hitting him in the hands, and not throw the flag.
  13. NoCalMike

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Texans

    The problem with the run defense right now, which really started a few weeks ago, is that the linebackers have no ability to seal off the edge. Watch the replays on most big runs and you will see that the interior D-line is still plugging up the middle nicely, but the RB's keep bouncing to the outside and there is never a linebacker there to stop them. Mason Foster is slow, we all know this, but even Zach Brown is being caught up on this and not getting into position to seal the edge and force the RB to bounce back in. I wasn't worried when it happened in the first game against the Falcons because sometimes you just run into an O-coordinator who comes up with a plan and you are unable to adjust in game enough, but I guarantee after that game Manusky and his coaches saw the tape and saw most big runs were to the outside, and were on the players about it, yet it hasn't improved and it has gotten worse. I am fully expecting to see Zeke running the ball off the left and right sides on Thursday and not up the gut. I am not sure if there is a way for the LB's to cheat a little bit or even fake some other kind of coverage before going to the right position, but they need to figure out a way to lock down those outside runs. There was a run in the Houston game can't remember if it was Miller or Blue, but the initial running lane was inside-ish, but I think Smith or Allen sealed it off, and the RB simply bounced to the outside where Mason was, but he ran right around Mason even though if you freeze frame the play, Mason was in perfect position by NFL standards, to make the play for no gain or possibly the RB falls forward for a 1 yard gain. Instead he just runs right around Mason. It was awful.
  14. NoCalMike

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Texans

    Yesterday's game is the first one this season where a couple bad calls swung the game possibly. The Norman call was as ticky tacky as it gets because the actual jersey pull came at the very end of the play after the QB was scrambling & sliding, and it had zero effect on the play. On top of that, the officials had seemingly already established throughout the game that they were letting defenders play physical by ignoring the contact on Maurice Harris and Docston. Then to top it off they swallow their whistle on Doctson being dog-piled on, on a pass where he actually had the ball still hit his hands after all that, so there is zero argument to be made that it wasn't PI, especially under today's rules. It really bothers me because so many QB's use that deep ball prayer to try and draw a flag and it usually works anytime there is a tiny bit of contact, yet because McCoy-to-Doctson doesn't exactly light up the red zone channel's scoring alarm system, the officials just let the interference happen. Other than that, the game felt pretty typical. The offense definitely got a jump start with McCoy because he was willing to push the ball downfield even when guys weren't wide open. Pretty confident McCoy can lead the team over Dallas (not saying they can't lose for other reasons of course) but beyond that who knows. McCoy is a capable backup, but he is a backup and backups usually have a shelf life as far as starts go before their limitations become too much for their strengths to overcome. Best case scenario here is McCoy pulls a Todd Collins from 2007 and they steal the division!
  15. NoCalMike

    A New Beginning - Embrace The Noodle

    Colt is a QB who can be a short term upgrade, but not long term one. In the short term, him being comfortable in this offense, and knowing all the ins & outs can be an asset on the field. However, in the long term his limitations always eventually show through. 6 games left this season? Sounds about right for a Colt McCoy effort. Fortunately this team is 6-4, and in a division that is mediocre so far.